Pumpkin hat

For once, the timing worked out perfectly – fall is here for good!

Just a simple pumpkin hat knit using US 8 needles and Berroco Comfort in Kidz Orange/9731 and Gooseberry Heather/9791 (recycled from this project, which never came to fruition).

The fit is perfect – covers his ears, and isn’t too tight. It’s nice to have the model on hand at all times! The only interesting construction note is that I knit this hat in stockinette to the decreases, then dropped stitches and made neat, tight ribbing (per TECHknitter).

We’ve had quite a week over here – little Gregory had surgery on Wednesday. We were understandably nervous, but he is recovering well, and seems happy to have mom and dad fawning over him 24/7.

36 thoughts on “Pumpkin hat

  1. Amy J

    Cute lil’ pumpkin:) Surgery is always worse for the parents! Glad G (and you!) made it through well. Love those smiles!

  2. Lori in MI

    hey Cathy,

    hang in there as a parent! G is adorable! Love on him despite all around you! Hugz & love!

  3. Geri

    OMG! Gregory is ADORABLE and certainly wears a hat nicely. What a cute ‘li’l pumpkin’.

    Also, thanks for the tip about the dropped running stitch to create the ribbing. What a great idea!

  4. Kathy

    Glad all is well and Gregory is the perfect model for that pumpkin hat and outfit! Could he be any cuter??

  5. Shanna G

    Those big blue eyes are incredible!! I went through a couple surgeries with my little girl (now almost 5) and it seems like it was always a little harder on us than on her. Looks like Gregory made it through swimmingly! Nice to see you posting. :)

  6. mai

    cute little hat! i’m glad his surgery went well and that he’s recovering nicely. He seems to be very happy!

  7. sandi

    wow..what a cutie!! I’d been out of the hsbit of reading my favorite knitting blogs until just recently..what a surprise to come back and find out about Gregory!! love the hat on him..

  8. Seanna Lea

    I’m glad that he (and you) is recovering from surgery well.

    The hat is super cute! Is he at the stage where he is always trying to pull things like hats (and shoes and socks) off?

  9. N McInnis

    My son, also Gregory, :), had surgery when he was 2 months old too. One of the worst feelings in the world has got to be handing your child to the OR nurse. Very glad you’ve got that behind you and he’s doing well!

  10. N McInnis

    My son, also Gregory, :), had surgery when he was 2 months old too. One of the worst feelings in the world has got to be handing your child to the OR nurse. Very glad you’ve got that behind you and he’s doing well!

  11. Jo

    First, it’s Good to see little Gregory looking happy and healthy after surgery. I have made two pumpkin hats with Comfort — it’s a great yarn for that kind of project. Your model is especially cute!

  12. Jo

    First, it’s Good to see little Gregory looking happy and healthy after surgery. I have made two pumpkin hats with Comfort — it’s a great yarn for that kind of project. Your model is especially cute!

  13. Loel

    May the surgery be a minor one and the recovery quick!

    He is more adorable every day and is soooo cute in his Halloween outfit!

  14. Kathy Sue

    My baby used to have cheeks like that. I loved every second of pinching them!! Gregory is a beautiful baby. He is perfect for the pumpkin hat.

  15. duni

    that first picture is just the cutest- his expression is hilarious. i’m so glad to hear he is recovering nicely (and you, too)!

  16. Patti

    I just have to tell you, as a mother of two (now adult) children, it is clear you are doing a great job with your boy. He is such a happy guy, it is a joy to open this blog and see him grow. Working motherhood is hard but you are clearly making it work. Best, Patti

  17. Evangeline

    I second Deia’s question (days later…) Did you use a pattern? If you didn’t, could you be persuaded to write it out and share it?

    I’m new to your blog and am enjoying it very much! Your little one looks to be just a hair younger than my kiddo…

  18. Kathy

    I’m back. I so want to make a hat like that for a fellow teacher and friend who JUST had her baby!! Any chance of a pattern or at least number of stitches you cast on? :)

  19. Kathy

    The pumpkin hat is my favorite baby hat pattern! I don’t know why, but it seems so cute. I’m glad that G’s surgery went well.

  20. Kathy

    Wow, there are some really weird comments being posted here. Sad to see. I think you’re going to need to put a comment filter of some kind on your blog, to keep out the junk. :(

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