A few days ago I discovered the free “Pumpkin Harvest” hat (written by Cathy Kurtz) through a round up on Moogly. This hat is so beautiful that I had no choice but to make it right away. The fact that the pattern said it was designed for babies 6-12 months made it even more irresistible because I have two babies in the family that are currently in that size.
I do have complaints on the pattern… so I will start with those.
1. On ravelry, the designer listed 5 mm crochet hook as the correct hook to use, but when I loaded the free PDF pattern the actual PDF calls for 4.25 mm crochet hook. I went with my gut and used the 5 mm crochet hook and I am so glad I did!!!
2. The pattern says it is for 6-12 month old babies.. but the hat turned out to be the exact measurements for NEWBORN! But, I am ok with it because my husbands cousin had a baby just a couple weeks ago.
3. The vine ended up looking really thin and LONG… longer than the hat! So I cut the amount of chains to make the vine in half and switch the 2 SC in the vine to rotating 2 and 3 HDC.
How many stars do I rate this hat? 4 silver stars. Yeah yeah, I know, I had so many complaints! BUT the hat turned out so beautiful and it really is the perfect NEWBORN pumpkin hat! And the fact that the designer says this was her first crochet hat pattern…. we gotta give her some credit for that!