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Kids shouldn't have all the fun at pumpkin time! So here's a pumpkin hat for grownups who enjoy being "in the spirit" of the season!

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Several years ago, I knit a super luxurious version of the popular pumpkin hat for my first grandchild, who is, of course, Grandma's "lil' punkin". It turned out so well that I made a few to sell on Etsy.

They were a big hit, and I was surprised at how many requests I received for adult-sized hats!

Some grown-ups told me they enjoyed wearing them to the office around Halloween time. Others said it was fun to keep their heads warm too, when taking their little ones to the pumpkin patch or out trick-or-treating. Some told me they wore their pumpkin hats to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving dinner. How fun is that!

It was a challenge keeping up with pumpkin-hat orders last year. (I don't knit full time or have helpers.) So, this year, I'm offering them earlier. That way, the wait list won't be so long, and those who order early will have their hats right at the beginning of the season.

WHAT MAKES THIS HAT UNIQUE: In a word, the quality.

I hand-knit every hat myself, with careful attention to every detail.

I also knit my hats "in the round", so there is no unsightly or uncomfortable seam in the back.

The yarns I use are high-end, natural yarns, not synthetics. The yarns are eco-friendly, as free of toxic chemical dyes and yarn "treatments" as possible.

The yarn color is rich but muted, not garish.

I take the extra time to carefully "finish" every item by hand washing, blocking, and air drying. Proper finishing is tedious and time consuming, taking at least one extra day, so most knitters and crocheters skip this step. However, careful finishing makes a big difference in the quality and appearance of the final product. Your hat will fit better, hold its shape better and look its absolute best now and for many years to come.

YARN: Yarn quality is as important to the final product as quality of design and craftsmanship. So I always use premium-quality yarns. Most are European imports. I use eco-friendly, natural fibers whenever possible and choose yarns that are free of the toxic chemicals required for color-fastness and machine washing. So this hat will not irritate even the most sensitive skin.

The body of this hat (the pumpkin part) is hand-knit in one of my favorite yarns, an "extra-fine" grade Merino wool, cashmere and microfiber blend, imported from Europe. The stem and leaf are hand-knit of top-quality, 100% pure, natural cotton, also imported from Europe.

For those of you who may not be familiar with Merino wool, it comes from a special breed of sheep (called Merino, of course!) Merino wool is considered by many to be the finest, softest wool in the world.

The wool from Merino sheep is lanolin free, so it's not “itchy” or irritating, even for those with sensitive skin or who are allergic to most other wools.

Merino wool also “breathes” better than most wools, so it’s more comfortable in a wider range of temperatures than other fibers, including most other wools. That means this hat will keep your head toasty warm and cozy in crisp fall temperatures, yet it doesn't get hot and clammy when you're indoors.

Cashmere adds extra softness and a luxurious feel to this yarn, and the microfiber adds soft strength and a touch of body.

The unique blend of fibers makes this yarn exceptionally resilient. So this hat will gently and comfortably hug your head while remaining soft and elastic enough that it will will minimize the dreaded "hat hair". Even people who normally don't like wearing hats seem to enjoy wearing this one!

The quality is so good that, with basic good care, your hat will look good-as-new for many years, even decades, to come.

STYLE: The hat itself has knit-in "ridges", like those on a real pumpkin. The orange body color is deep and rich but slightly muted, so it won't look garish.

The hat features a hand-knit taupe-colored pumpkin "stem" on top, along with a hand-knit green pumpkin "leaf". The stem and leaf are knit of pure cotton, to give them the body they need. I attach the leaf securely at its base, but allow it to move a little on the hat, like a real leaf would.

The hat has a soft, rolled hem, which you can roll up or down for exactly the fit you want.

CARE: For best results, hand wash and dry flat.

SIZE: This hat will fit most adults (head circumference 19-24").

These hats are sized generously, and Merino wool is very resilient. I think you'll find this hat very comfortable.

Please visit my shop for listings in other sizes, including newborns, infants, toddlers, children and teens. It's even available in preemie sizes.

READY TO SHIP: This hat is ready for immediate shipping.

PRIORITY-MAIL SHIPPING (in the USA): Priority Mail is usually delivered 2-3 days after date of shipping.

Shipments to Canada and all other countries will be First-Class (or equivalent), unless you'd like another method.

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: My goal is to create items you will be delighted to own and wear, and proud to give as gifts. I care about craftsmanship and attention to detail, and I use the very best yarns available. I have every confidence that you'll be happy with any item you order from my shop.

However, I also understand how difficult it can be to choose an item that you can't see, feel, and try on before purchasing. So, if you're not absolutely delighted with your purchase, for ANY reason at all, please let me know right away. I offer a 100%, no-hassle, satisfaction guarantee--and I stand by it!

Thanks for visiting my site, and thank you for supporting all the artisans on Etsy!

Pumpkin hat, luxury version, adult size, ready to ship


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: merino wool, cashmere, cotton, yarn
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 122 reviews