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Free Halloween Crochet Pattern: The Toddler Jack-o-Lantern Hat

Hi Crochet Friend!

Halloween is fast approaching. Soon we’ll be seeing Jack-o-Lanterns on almost every stoop in town. And that’s why I decided to make an adorable Jack-o-Lantern beanie for my toddler.

Last month, I designed a fun crochet baby pullover for the Fall into Autumn Blog Hop. But I’m at it again this month with the Halloween Delights Blog Hop hosted by Raelynn from Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’. And I think this Jack-o-Lantern hat is the perfectly fun beanie to put a smile on your toddler’s face. It sure did put one on mine!

Until October 28, 2022, you’ll be able to get a new free PDF pattern download every day that is fully Halloween inspired. So here is how it works:

Now, don’t feel bad if you forget to download a few patterns you really love. This whole blog hop is actually compiled into a limited time only Bundle, too! You can see all 31 fun and spooky patterns in the graphic below:

This bundle is only available until November 4th, 2022, though, before it disappears FOREVER! So be sure to buy it now for $12.99 (that’s 80% off) by clicking on the image below:

If you’d rather just download the Toddler Jack-o-Lantern Hat for free, though, make sure you head over to Itchin’ for Some Stitchin’s Round up Post here and get the coupon code. you can scroll down to the end of this post for the free pattern!

Then once you’re back here, you can click below and download the Toddler Jack-o-Lantern Hat in my Ravelry shop. Remember, it is only free as a PDF TODAY (October 2, 2022) until midnight EST, so get it now!

You can still buy the PDF on Ravelry here or Etsy here.

Have a fun time making all of your Halloween projects! And if you need more ideas, here are a few Halloween and Fall themed patterns by Cute & Cozy Crochet!

Happy Crocheting!

Toddler Jack-o-Lantern Hat

Materials:

1 skein WeCrochet Swish DK in Allspice

Small amount of WeCrochet Swish DK in Forest Heather

Small amount of medium weight black yarn for face

4mm (G) crochet hook

Small amount of poly-fil for stem

Yarn needle for sewing in ends & stem onto hat

Gauge:

18dc x 12 rows = 4” square

Toddler ages 2-4 size only!

Stitches:

Magic circle 

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

dcfp – double crochet in front post

dcbp – double crochet in back post

st(s) – stitch(s)

sl st – slip stitch

f/o – finish off

Pattern Notes:

  • Neither chain 1 nor chain 2 will count as a stitch.
  • The bottom of the hat will be textured using the front and back post double crochet stitches. See diagrams in pattern.
  • Yarn is easily swapped out for this pattern. Just make sure you have the proper gauge, or the hat may not fit.
  • Use the following guide for how the number of stitches is communicated:
    • The number before the stitch is the amount of times worked in one stitch
    • The number after the stitch is the number of stitches you are to work that specific stitch into.
    • When stitches are surrounded by asterisks (*), you are to repeat what is between the asterisks the amount of times stated.
    • Number in parentheses is the number of stitches in each round. 
    • Eg.  “*2dc, dc 3* around, sl st in first st in round to join, ch 2. (55)” means “*work two double crochet stitches in the first stitch, double crochet in next 3 stitches* continue working pattern between the asterisks (*) around, slip stitch into the first double crochet in the round to join circle, chain two. (there are 55 stitches in this round)”

Pattern:

Hat (Allspice yarn): 

Round 1: Work 11 dc into magic circle, pull tight, sl st to join, ch 2. (11)

Round 2: 2dc in each st around, sl st in first st in round to join, ch 2. (22)

Round 3: *2dc, dc* around, sl st in first st in round to join, ch 2. (33)

Round 4: *2dc, dc 2* around, sl st in first st in round to join, ch 2. (44)

Round 5: *2dc, dc 3* around, sl st in first st in round to join, ch 2. (55)

Round 6: *2dc, dc 4* around, sl st in first st in round to join, ch 2. (66)

Round 7: *2dc, dc 5* around, sl st in first st in round to join, ch 2. (77)

Rounds 8-18: dc in each st around, sl st in first st in round to join, ch 2. (77)

Round 19: *dcfp, dcbp* around, sl st in first st in round to join. (77)

F/O and sew in ends.

See diagrams below for how to start Front & Back Post DC Stitches:

FRONT POST DC
BACK POST DC

Both stitches are completed as double crochets after yarn has been pulled around post.

Stem (Forest Heather yarn)(worked in continuous rounds):

Round 1: Work 6 sc in magic circle, pull tight. DO NOT JOIN.

Round 2: *2sc, sc* 3 times (9)

Rounds 3-6: sc in each st around (9)

Round 7: *2sc, sc* 4 times, 2sc in last st (13)

Round 8: *2sc, sc 2* 4 times, 2sc, sc (17)

Round 9: *2sc, hdc, dc, hdc* 4 times, 2sc, hdc, dc, sl st in 1st st of round to join.

F/O and sew on top of hat, stuffing lightly with poly-fil while you sew.

Eyes & Nose (black yarn) (make 3- 2 for eyes, 1 for nose):

Ch 2,

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (1)

Row 2: 3sc, ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 3: sc across, ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 4: 2sc, sc, 2sc, ch 1, turn. (5)

Row 5: sc across (5)

F/O, leaving a long tail for sewing onto head.

Mouth (black yarn):

Ch 16,

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn. (15)

Row 2: 2sc, sc 13, 2sc, ch 1, turn. (17)

Row 3: 2sc, sc 6, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 4: sc 3, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: sc 3, ch 1, turn to work in sides of rows 4 and 5,

sc in each of the 2 rows, continue with Row 3 as seen below:

Row 3 (continued): sc 5, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: sc 3, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: sc 3, ch 1, turn to work in sides of rows 4 and 5,

Sc in each of the 2 rows, continue with Row 3 as seen below:

Row 3 (continued): sc 3, 2sc in last st.

F/O, leaving a long tail for sewing onto head.

Line up eyes and mouth wherever you’d like, pin into place and sew onto hat.

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