Thursday, September 30, 2010
Is it a Felted Pumpkin Hat?
You have no idea how many people see this pumpkin in the store, and ask "Is it a Hat?" I usually tell them it’s just a decorative felted pumpkin. But then I ask … "If it was a hat, would you wear it?". I have found only one person who said she would ... to a Halloween party. Must be some party!
Anyway, the felted Connecticut Pumpkin is an inexpensive knitting kit, just in time for Halloween. If you have never done felting, this is a perfect project to give it a try … easy to knit, and if you slip a stitch, or miss gauge, the felting will hide the mistakes and it's JUST A PUNKIN!
The finished pumpkin is about 8" tall (including the stem), and 12" in diameter. Knit on US 10.5 circulars and double point needles, it is an intermediate skill level pattern. The kit has just the right amount of orange (pumpkin) colored yarn, and green yarn for the stem.
For those of you who must have a pumpkin hat, or think it would be a hoot at your Halloween party, the pattern can be easily modified to fit your 'noggin. Maybe your significant other would wear it?!! Take a look and make one for the party!