"Lil" pumpkin hat. I used Vanna's choice yarn, terracotta.
To be honest, I only used the pattern as a guide. I knit the K1 P1 ribbed portion with smaller needles and joined in a round. (The pattern called for knitting the hat on straight needles and seaming up the back. Ummm... that's NOT going to happen. Too much work for my taste.) I also decided to throw in cables (because, why not? I like knitting cables.). The pattern called for knitting 5, purling 3. I kept that pattern. When it came time for the cables, I held 3 stitches in front, knit 2, then knit the stitches off the cable needle. (If I were to knit this again, I'd probably make a knit 6, purl 2 pattern.)
When it came time to knitting the leaf at the top, I abandoned the pattern all together and used the just a leaf pattern, but did not follow this one entirely. The pattern tells you to knit every row. Instead, I knit the yarn over and SSK rows and purled the opposite rows. Overall, I am pleased with how this hat turned out and look forward to meeting my nephew this coming fall.
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