Woo hoo! Autumn has arrived!
And today I want to share something with you that is sure to become a fall favorite!
It’s a crochet pumpkin baby sleep set – including hat, mittens, and sleep sack.
And it’s super special…
Because it’s a pattern that I designed for my brand new grand-baby, lil’ Miss. Ella Margaret Rose – born just last week!
It’s the perfect for stash buster project because you only need one skein of yarn to do it and can be whipped up in a few steady hours!
Plus, it makes a fantastic holiday gift!
If you have a newborn or even a small infant in your life this holiday season, you’ve gotta make him/her these crochet pumpkin baby hat, mittens, and sleep sack ensembles!
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I designed all of it with one of my favorite stitches – I call it the “knit-like” or “knit-look” stitch, but have seen it as the camel stitches in several other places.
The reason I love it so much, is that not only does it look close to a knitting knit stitch, but it also creates an amazing ribbing effect that looks very similar to the ribs on a pumpkin.
So, it’s absolutely perfect for this project!
Note: The My Lil’ Pumpkin Pie Sleep Set pictured above was crocheted by one of my wonderful pattern testers, Christine Coffey.
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I chose Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek yarn in Pumpkin Spice for the main parts because it’s super soft and pliable.
Thus, not only will it be gentle on a baby’s delicate skin, but it will also stretch nicely when putting babies in the sack and then return to its original snuggly shape.
For the stem of the hat and the curly vines I simply used some lovely dark green I found in my scrap stash!
Crochet Pumpkin Baby Hat, Mittens and Sleep Sack Patterns.
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This little pumpkin newborn sleep set is absolutely the perfect ensemble for your lil’ pumpkin pie! It is quick to whip up and super easy too. Complete with hat, mittens, and sack your little one will be the cutest pumpkin in the patch this year. Perfect for baby’s first photo shoot!
Difficulty level: Level 2 – Advanced Beginner
*All pieces of the sleep set will fit a newborn, mittens should fit 0-6 months.
Hat – Head circumference 13-15 inches, Hat circumference 12 inches, Hat length 5 inches.
Sleep Sack – Approx. between 17-18 inches (unrolled) in length and approx. 8.5 inches in width.
Mittens – Approx. 4 inches in length (from top to bottom of wrist) and 3 inches in width (at widest part).
Gauge: 17 stitches and 12 rows = 4-inches (10cm) in knit-like stitch (See description below under INSTRUCTIONS)
- Yarn: YarnBee Soft & Sleek Low-pill fiber, medium 4 worsted weight, in color Pumpkin Spice – Get it HERE (affiliate link).
- Red Heart Super Saver, medium 4 worsted weight, in color Medium Thyme – Get it HERE (affiliate link).
- Crochet Hook: size I/9 5.5mm or whatever hook is necessary to obtain the correct gauge for hat, sleep sack, & mittens. Get hooks HERE (affiliate link).
- Crochet Hook: size 3.5mm for part of hat, curly cues, & wrist ties.
- One 1- inch diameter button (cream, brown, green – “pumpkin” colors) & coordinating color yarn – Get buttons HERE (affiliate link).
- Large tapestry needle (affiliate link).
~ Total yardage: 1 skein of YarnBee Soft & Sleek, 232y/212m (5oz/142g) & less than 100 yards of Red Heart = max of 332 yards.
Pattern is written in US terms. *Click on abbreviation names for tutorials
Double crochet (dc)
3rd loop (aka. diagonal loop or front loop) – see tutorial in pattern.
Sc2tog – single crochet two stitches together -insert hook into the first stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook (should be 3). This creates a decrease.
- Read all pattern notes, instructions, and other provided details carefully before starting the project to make sure you understand everything. It could save you hours & a lot of headaches!
- Make a swatch that measures at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch provide under the Gauge Section. If your swatch matches the gauge, then you are all set to start the project. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your crochet hook – increase your hook size if your stitches are smaller & decrease your hook size if your stitches are larger.
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- Provided measurements are as exact as possible, but are given as approximates. This is because yarn variances, crochet tension, & individual technique might give variations in the result, which changes from person to person.
This pattern uses the “knit-like” stitch – a two row repeat in which one row you hdc in the 3rd loop and in the other row you hdc into the blo. This creates a ribbing effect.
With Pumpkin Spice & using 5.5mm hook — Ch 82
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as your first hdc st) and in each ch across (80 sts).
Row 2: Ch2 (does not count as a st), turn work, hdc in the 3rd loop (see Reference & photos below) across to last st, hdc in last stitch as normal (ie. under front & back loops) (this should be the first hdc of row 1 that counted as a st) (80 sts).
Reference: How to Work in the 3rd Loop
Row 3: Ch2 (does not count as a st), turn work, hdc in blo across to the last st, hdc (as normal, ie. under both front & back loops) (80 sts.)
Row 4: Ch2 (does not count as a st), turn work, hdc in the 3rd loop across to last st, hdc (as normal, ie. under both front & back loops) (80 sts).
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until fabric measures 18-inches long.
Do not bind off.
NOTE: Due to the nature of the pattern, fabric may look crooked, but as long as you have not lost track of your stitch count, it is not & just requires some reshaping.
- Turn the fabric so that it is now vertical – the ribbing should be up & down and no longer side to side.
- Fold in half along the long edge – you should be folding from left to right & the ribbing should be on the INSIDE.
- Seam edges together using the slp-st.
- Bind off leaving a 12-inch tail.
- Thread the tail into a tapestry needle.
- Slip the needle through the edge of the crochet piece that will become the top (this should be the left edge) – push it all the way around the edge until the needle and thread come out the end back where you originally pushed in the needle. You may need to push the needle out & then back in at various points to make it all the way around the top of the sack.
- Pull the long tail tight so that the top edges of the crochet piece cinch together.
- Use remaining tail to sew the cinched areas together even more. Try to do this in a way so that the bottom looks like that of a pumpkin.
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- Bind Off & Weave in ends.
- Turn the sack inside out – the ribbing should now be on the outside and run up & down NOT side to side.
- Sew button to bottom at the center of the join with coordinating yarn.
- Roll the top of the sack down (this may occur naturally due to the nature of the pattern).
With Pumpkin Spice & using 5.5mm hook — Ch 24
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as your first hdc st) and in each ch across (22 sts).
Row 2: Ch2 (does not count as a st), turn work, hdc in the 3rd loop across to last st, hdc under the top two loops of the last st (this should be the first hdc of row 1 that counted as a st) (22 sts).
Row 3: Ch2 (does not count as a st), turn work, hdc in blo across to the last st, hdc (as normal, ie. under both front & back loops) (22 sts.)
Row 4: Ch2 (does not count as a st), turn work, hdc in the 3rd loop across to last st, hdc (as normal, ie. under both front & back loops) (22 sts).
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until fabric measures 12-inches long.
Do not bind off.
- Fold in half lengthwise & seam edges together using the slp-st.
- Bind Off & Weave in ends.
On the end that will become the top, attach Medium Thyme color yarn using a slip st – starting at the seam.
Round 1: Ch 3 [does not count as a stitch], hdc around the top making a total of 21 sts all the way back to the seam, slp-st into the top ch of the ch 3 to close (21 sts).
Round 2: Ch 3 [does not count as a stitch], hdc into the 1st st, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, hdc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * to end, work 1 hdc into the last st (14 sts).
Round 3: Repeat round 2 (9 sts).
Round 4: Ch 1[does not count as a stitch], sc in each st around, slp-st into the ch 1 to close (9 sts).
Round 5: Switch to 3.5mm hook – Ch 1 [does not count as a stitch], sc into the first st, *sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * to the last 2 sts, sc2tog the last 2 sts (6 sts).
Rounds 6-7: Repeat round 4 (6 sts).
Round 8: Repeat round 5 (4 sts).
Round 9: Ch1 [does not count as a stitch], sc2tog the next two sts, sctog the next two sts (2 sts).
Close by slip stitching the last 2 sts together.
Roll up the bottom of the hat (it may roll up on it’s own due to the nature of the pattern)
Curly Cues – Make 2 – 1 long & 1 short
Use 3.5mm hook & Medium Thyme.
Long – Ch 30, Short – Ch 20
Row 1: Turn work, work 3 hdc into the 3rd ch from hook and in each stitch to the end.
Bind Off – use tails to attach to top of hat.
Mittens – Make 2
With Pumpkin Spice & using 5.5mm hook.
Round 1: Use the magic circle to make a ring, ch 3 (does not count as a st), work 8 dc into the circle, slp-st to the top ch of the ch 3 to close. (8 sts)
Round 2: Ch3, work 2 dc in each st around (16 sts).
Round 3: Ch 3, *work 1 dc in the next st, work 2 dc into the next st*. Repeat from * to * around, slp-st to top ch of ch3 to close (24 sts).
Rounds 4 -7: Ch3, work 1 dc in each st around, slp-st to top ch of the ch 3 to close (24 sts).
Round 8: Ch 2 (counts as a stitch), * work 1 hdc in the next st, skip the next st, work 1 hdc in the next st*. Repeat from * to * around, skip the last stitch & slp-st into the top ch of the ch 2 to close (16 sts).
Rounds 9-13: Ch 1, sc in each st around, slp-st into the ch 1 to close (17 sts).
Wrist Ties – Make 2
Use 3.5mm hook & Medium Thyme.
Row 1: Work 3 sc into the 2nd ch from hook [counts as a stitch] and in each of the next 15 chs, slp-st in the next 27 chs, work 3 sc in each of the next 16 chs (123 sts).
Weave the ties through the holes on the wrist area of the mittens & tie at the front of each mitten.
Don’t you just love it? I do!
I’d love to see your Lil’ Pumpkin Pie Sleep Sets!
Other Patterns I know you’ll LOVE!
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