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This Spider Pumpkin Hat is a free crochet pattern and ideal for a quick costume idea for Halloween. It’s fun and easy to make too including several video tutorials to help along the way.
Do you like Halloween, but don’t really want to dress up? I’m a home sweet home girl and rather be in my PJ’s than dress up for Halloween or a party. So crocheting a quick and fun Halloween Hatis my go-to decision.
The spider pom poms on each corner of the hat plus the Jack-o-lantern face make the whole costume complete.
In fact, you could even use glow in the dark yarn, glitter foam or googly eyes to make the Spider Pumpkin Hat extra special and spooky for Halloween.
But now I’m curious, who will you make this cute and fun Halloween hat for? Yourself? You child? Your spouse? Or as a gag gift for a friend?
I will wear mine on Halloween if my hubby doesn’t steal it for me. In the end, it was his idea for me to make it.
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So let me now give you the list of information you need in order to do this cute Spider Pumpkin Hat.
This pattern is also available as an ad-free printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below at a small fee.
How to crochet the Spider Pumpkin Hat
You will need:
- Loops & Thread (4.5oz/127.5g) in colors:
- Orange Crush – color A
- Black – color B
- 5.0mm Crochet hook
- tapestry needle
- Wiggly Eyes
- Hot Glue Gun and glue
- Pipe Cleaners
- Glitter Foam Sheet in black
3 hdc x 3 rows = 1 square inch
8 (height without pom pom) x 9 inches
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- hdc 3rd loop behind V
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- Pom Pom using Pom Pom Maker
- Mattress Stitch
Instructions for Spider Pumpkin Hat:
First, it is important to know that the pattern is written for an adult size head. But if you would like to change the pattern for a different head size it is actually easily done using this tutorial.
First, you’ll crochet the ribbing. This pattern can be crocheted with a fold-over ribbing. If you prefer to make it fold over, crochet double the amount of chains.
Measure out the head circumference of the person you are making the hat for, so you know how long the ribbing needs to be before making it into a circle. You can find a reference table here for head circumferences for different head sizes. If you need help with the ribbing, I have a video tutorial here.
With color A, ch 8
R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, turn
R2: 1 sc in blo in each st, turn
Repeat R2 until you reach the size of the head circumference you’re making the hat for. For an adult hat, that is 56 rows.
Fold the ribbing in half and sl st the first and last row together.
R1: Now you are crocheting around the edge of the ribbing to make the hat evenly using half double crochet stitches. For an adult hat you would crochet 60 hdc’s.
R2: 1 hdc in 3rd loop behind the V in each stitch (tutorial is here)
You now crochet in continues rounds for 18 rounds.
Remember to use this reference table for different head sizes.
Once you are finished, use your tapestry needle to sew the top together using the mattress stitch to make the hat square.
Now you can add a Jack-O-Lantern face on using the glitter foam.
To make the Spider Pom Poms, please follow this easy tutorial to add the googly eyes and the pipe cleaners.
Once you are finished you can wear the hat, scare people doing Halloween or just have fun on dress-up day.
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