Here you will find another of the Nixneedles Novelty Knitting patterns an adults bobble hat with a twist for that cold night trick or treating with the kids. The twist is there is no bobble instead a knitted pumpkin decorates the top of the hat. This requires some skills both knitting and sewing as the pattern can be a little fiddly in places.
1x 100g double knitting yarn (Black)
1x 50g double knitting yarn (Bright Orange)
1x 25g double knitting yarn (Green)
1 pair of 5.5 mm knitting needles.
1 pair of 4 mm knitting needles.
Needle for embroidering features and sewing up.
A small amount of polyester stuffing.
Break off the strand of orange yarn and replace it with a second strand of black wool. Continue working the pattern until work measures 23 cm.
To make Pumpkin (make 1):
Using 4mm needles and a single strand of orange yarn cast on 6 stitches
Row 1: [M1] repeat to end (12 sts)
Row 2: Purl to end
Row 3: [M1] repeat to end (24 sts)
Row 4: Purl to end
Row 5: [M2] repeat to end (72 sts)
Row 6: Purl to end
Row 7: Knit to end
Row 8: Purl to end
Row 9: [K2tog] repeat to end (36 sts)
Work 9 rows in stocking stitch then shape the top.
Row 1: [M1] repeat to end (72 sts)
Row 3: Knit to end
Row 5: [K3 tog] repeat to end (24 sts)
Row 7: [K2tog] repeat to end (12 sts)
Row 9: [K2tog] repeat to end (6 sts)
To make Stalk (make 1):
Using 4mm needles and a single strand of green yarn cast on 8 stitches
Row 1: Purl to end
Row 2: [M1] repeat to end (16 sts)
Row 3: Purl to end
Row 4: [M1] repeat to end (32 sts)
Row 5: Purl to end
Row 6: Knit to end
Row 7: Purl to end
Row 8: [K2, K2tog] repeat to end (24 sts)
Row 9: Purl to end
Row 10: [K1, K2tog] repeat to end (16 sts)
Row 11: Purl to end
Row 12: [K2tog] repeat to end (8 sts)
Break yarn and slip remaining stitches onto thread. Pull tight and secure
Carefully sew down back of hat ensuring that the seam cannot be seen on the outside of the hat. Remember that the inside of the hat will fold over to form a rim when on the head. Carefully sew features onto the centre of the Pumpkin using the black yarn. With right sides facing, sew up the main body of the pumpkin leaving a small hole. Turn the pumpkin the right way out and attach the pumpkin to top of the hat with the face pointing to the front of the hat. Add the stuffing and carefully sew up the remaining hole in the seam.
Sew along the cast on edge of the stalk and secure to the top of the pumpkin. Lightly stuff the stalk and carefully sew up the open edge. For effect, I have passed a length of thread secured on the inside of the hat crown, up through the top of the hat and through the center of the pumpkin and the stalk and then as a single running stitch back down through the stalk and the pumpkin into the hat. This tread can then be pulled to give the desired level of compression on the pumpkin before securing firmly on the inside of the hat.