My SiL Kathy had her baby shower recently, and for the baby gift she requested a pumpkin hat for her baby girl, who is due any day now.
Although I was hoping to find something a bit softer than acrylic yarn, I couldn’t find anything local that was the precise “pumpkin” shade that was also merino wool. I ended up using Vanna’s Choice yarn from JoAnn fabrics. It’s not my favorite, but I’m happy with the finished result.
The hat pattern I used is the Berry Hat, which I modified to look more like a pumpkin by working a K3, P2 ribbing after I did the rolled brim.
Of course I couldn’t just stop with a hat. After all, Kathy’s expecting a girl, and everyone knows a truly fashionable girl has a matching hat and shoes!
For the booties I used a mish-mash of several patterns, which would most likely bore anyone but non-knitters, and probably the knitters as well. If you are really that interested, you can view the detailed changes I made on my ravelry page here.