I can’t believe it’s been years since I made the original pumpkin sweater hats! They are really easy & fun. Here is the original tutorial from 2010:
I made pumpkin sweater hats for the kids and I am in love with them! I can’t wait for them to wear these hats to pick pumpkins later this fall. It’s so adorable I can’t stand it.
Start with an orange sweater
Cut the band off the bottom. This will be the band of the hat. Cut it to match the circumference of the head of the person for whom you are making the hat. (Wrap it around his/her head and cut it to length)
Next, trace a plate to get a perfect circle. Use a dessert plate for small kids and a regular plate for bigger kids or adults.
Cut out the circle. Next, pin the strip to the circle, right sides together with the edge you cut toward the outside. (This will keep you from having to hem the bottom of the hat once it’s together.)
Sew along the outside edge.
There will be a small opening where the two ends of the band come together, sew that shut as well.
Now turn the hat right-side-out. There you have your basic sweater hat (the same one from my earlier tutorial), but we want to turn this one into a pumpkin.
Cut two pieces of green fabric (I used an old tee shirt) into the shape of leaves and a piece of brown fabric (I used a sweater) into a small rectangle.
Stitch around the edges to prevent unraveling and then sew these three pieces together.
Sew the stem and leaves onto the top of the hat and you have yourself a brand new pumpkin sweater hat.
You could pair it with an orange t-shirt for an easy DIY Halloween costume.
Hide your sweaters. These sweater hats are addictive. I’ve made 4 of them tonight.
And, as always, I like to see how much money I saved by making stuff myself. These pumpkin sweater hats retail at Gymboree for $15. (although they were on sale this weekend.) I just made 2 for free in less than half an hour. That’s $30 in my pocket. I’ll take it. 🙂
Baby photo credit: Deposit Photo