Cat Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern

Welcome fall with an adorable dog or cat pumpkin hat!

When fall rolls around, a pumpkin hat is the perfect seasonal accessory for cats (or dogs)! And if you’re anything like me, you’ll take any excuse to put a hat on your cat. If you don’t have a cat, you can also crochet this pumpkin hat for your dog or other furry friend. This versatile fall accessory is designed to sit atop your cat or dog’s head or beret-style over one ear, but I also include directions for a chin strap. Scroll down for the free crochet pattern.

Cat wearing a crochet pumpkin hat.


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Pumpkin beret on a cat


This pumpkin cat hat is designed to sit between your cats ears or over one ear, so it should work for cats of all sizes! My finished pumpkin is 3 inches (8 cm) from top to bottom when using a 3.5 mm hook and worsted weight yarn. If you want to size up your hat for a dog or larger animal, use chunky yarn with a larger crochet hook!


ch – chain
inc – single crochet increase
inv dec – invisible decrease
rnd(s) – round(s)
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
[ ] – repeat steps between brackets for the specified number of times
( ) – the number of stitches you should have at the end of each round



  • All sections are worked in a continuous round unless otherwise specified.
  • Mark the beginning of each round with a stitch marker.
  • Demonstration photos are shown right-handed.



rnd 1: With color A, sc 7 into a magic ring (7 sts)
rnd 2: Inc 7 (14 sts)
rnd 3: [sc 1, inc 1] 7 times (21 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 1, inc 1, sc 1] 7 times (28 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, inc 1] 7 times (35 sts)
rnd 6: [sc 2, inc 1, sc 2] 7 times (42 sts)
rnd 7: [sc 5, inc 1] 7 times (49 sts)
rnds 8-15: Sc around (49 sts for 8 rnds)
rnd 16: [sc 5, inv dec 1] 7 times (49 sts)
rnd 17: [sc 4, inv dec 1] 7 times (42 sts)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off, leaving a 30 inch tail to create pumpkin’s creases.


rnd 1: With color B, sc 7 into a magic ring (7 sts)
rnd 2: In BLO, sc 7 (7 sts)
rnds 3-5: Sc around (7 sts for 3 rnds)
Sl st 1 into next st. Fasten off, leaving a 7 inch tail for attaching. Attach and secure stem over rnd 1 of pumpkin.


crochet pumpkin from above

In this step, we’ll make the lines you see on the sides and give our pumpkin hat a little more shape. When making the crease lines, make sure your yarn has enough tension so the lines don’t sag, but not so much that it warps the pumpkin. To start, thread your embroidery needle with the pumpkin’s long yarn tail.

showing how to make lines on side of crochet pumpkin
1. After finishing, bring your threaded tapestry needle through to the front of the pumpkin.
showing how to make lines on side of crochet pumpkin
2. Bring your needle under a st outside of stem, making a line with your yarn from the bottom of pumpkin to the top.
showing how to make lines on side of crochet pumpkin
3. Make a straight line down from top to bottom of pumpkin. Insert your needle into a stitch 5 stitches away from other line.
showing how to make lines on side of crochet pumpkin
4. Weave your yarn through 5 sts of last rnd of pumpkin to get to next crease line point.
showing how to make lines on side of crochet pumpkin
5. Bring needle and yarn to the right side of the pumpkin. Repeat steps 2-5 to create a total of 7 crease lines.
showing how to make lines on side of crochet pumpkin
6. Use your finger to define the creases. Weave in remaining yarn tail.


This step is totally optional and I’ll say that 2 out of 3 of my cats did NOT enjoy the chin strap. They preferred to just have the hat sit atop their little cat heads. I only use cat hats for photo ops and not for them to wear around the house, so I don’t need my hat to be super secure. But, if you want to have a chin strap, here are instructions for making one and customizing the length for your cat or dog!

To begin, cut a piece of color A yarn. The length will depend on how long you want the strap to be, but for a cat I cut a 30 inch piece of yarn.

Making a chin strap for pumpkin hat
1. Insert hook through a stitch from outside to inside. Drape center of cut yarn piece over hook.
Making a chin strap for pumpkin hat
2. Bring yarn through stitch. Using both sides of yarn strand at the same time, yarn over hook.
Making a chin strap for pumpkin hat
3. Make a total of 26 chain sts.
Making a chin strap for pumpkin hat
4. With yarn tail to the right of hook, insert hook into other side of hat from inside to outside. Slip stitch into stitch, fasten off and weave in ends.
Making a chin strap for pumpkin hat
5. The finished chin strap!

I hope you enjoyed this fun Pumpkin Hat for Cats crochet pattern! If you have any questions about this pattern, leave a comment below!

I’d love to see your pet wearing this adorable crochet Pumpkin hat – use #tinycurlpattern to share on Instagram or tag me @tinycurl, so I can see it and share it!

cat with pumpkin beanie on head

ヽ(゚ー゚*ヽ) This crochet pumpkin hat pattern is an original design by Kristina Turner of Tiny Curl. Please do not claim this crochet pumpkin hat for cats as your own. If you wish to share this free pattern, you may link to it, but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use, but please DO NOT sell the crochet pattern or distribute it. Thank you for your understanding.

You can sell items made from this free crochet pumpkin hat pattern, as long as they are handmade by you in a limited number and you give credit to me as the crochet designer. Please use the following line in the item description of any toy you are selling: • This item is handmade by (your name) from a design and pattern by Tiny Curl, Kristina Turner | • (ノ*゚ー゚)ノ

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2 thoughts on “Cat Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern

  1. This is so precious! I don’t think my cats would tolerate it, but I love the idea.

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