Since making the Mouse Ears Hat, I’ve felt inspired to make more cute little hats. I’ve always found it difficult to make hats the right size when the hat’s not being made for a specific person in general, since everyone’s head is shaped and sized differently. A generic pattern doesn’t always work for me, so most of the hats I make will generally be made to fit my daughter as she grows, give or take an inch or two.
I think the same can be said about mittens. Some people have long fingers, some (like myself) have short and stubby fingers. And I know from experience how difficult it can be to fit a baby’s thumb into a thumb hole, so I’ve omitted the thumb on this mitten pattern altogether.
Please note that I did NOT write the patterns down as I created them, so I apologize if there are any mistakes here.
Pumpkin Hat & Thumbless Mittens- Free Pattern!
© Amanda Bryant 2015
Red Heart Super Saver yarn- MC- Pumpkin and CC- Hunter Green
5.5 mm hook
tiny amount of polyester fiberfill (for stem on top of hat)
Notes: fits infant, size 6-9 months old. The hat is worked in the round, no joining unless otherwise specified. Mark the end/beginning of each round with your stitch marker, and move it up with each consecutive round worked.
MC- main color
CC- contrasting color
sl st- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
With MC, starting at crown of hat-
Rnd 1- make a magic ring, hdc 6x’s in magic ring (6 hdc)
Rnd 2- make 2 hdc in ea hdc around (12 hdc)
Rnd 3- (make 1 hdc in 1st hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) repeat around (18 hdc)
Rnd 4- (make 1 hdc in ea of 1st 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) repeat around (24 hdc)
Rnd 5- (make 1 hdc in ea of 1st 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) repeat around (30 hdc)
Rnd 6- (make 1 hdc in ea of 1st 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) repeat around (36 hdc)
Rnd 7- (make 1 hdc in ea of 1st 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) repeat around (42 hdc)
Rnd 8- (make 1 hdc in ea of 1st 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) repeat around (48 hdc)
Rnd 9- (make 1 hdc in ea of 1st 7 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) repeat around (54 hdc)
Rnd 10- hdc in ea hdc around (54 hdc)
*Repeat Rnd 10 until hat is roughly 5 1/2 inches long from crown to brim. After last stitch of last round made, sl st in next st and fasten off.
Next Rnd/Brim- Attach CC in any hdc from previous round. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining. (Make 3 dc in next st, sc in next st) repeat around to end of round. Join with sl st and fasten off.
Rnd 1- make a magic ring, 8 sc in magic ring (8 sc)
Rnd 2- sc in ea sc around (8 sc)
Repeat Rnd 2 until stem is desired length
Next Rnd- <sc in 1st sc, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next sc> repeat around, join with sl st, fasten off.
Tie in all loose ends, lightly stuff stem with polyester fiberfill, sew stem to top of hat.
Thumbless Mittens Instructions (make 2):
With CC and starting at cuff, ch 9
Row 1- sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across, ch 1, turn (8 sc)
Row 2- in back loops only, sc in ea sc across, ch 1, turn (8 sc)
Row 3-9 repeat Row 2
Next- fold piece in half and sl st the beginning ch and last row together, through both thicknesses to form the cuff. Fasten off.
Attach MC to outer edge of cuff, ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc around edge of cuff 17 more times, join with sl st to beg sc (18 sc)
Next Rnd- ch 1, (sc in ea of 1st 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat around, join with sl st (24 sc)
Next- ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with sl st (24 sc)
*Repeat this last rnd for another 2 inches.
Next- ch 1, (sc in ea of 1st 2 sc, sc2tog) repeat around, join with sl st (18 sc)
Next- ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with sl st (18 sc)
Next- ch 1, (sc in 1st sc, sc2tog) repeat around, join with sl st (12 sc)
Next- ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with sl st (12 sc)
Next- ch 1, sc2tog around, join with sl st, fasten off leaving a long tail (6 sc)
With yarn needle, weave long yarn tail through remaining 6 sc and pull closed. Weave in all ends.