This is a crochet pattern review of the Pumpkin Hat and Diaper Cover from Crochet by Jennifer.
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During the Back-to-School sale that Jennifer of Crochet by Jennifer had running about two months ago, I purchased 10 of her crochet patterns. This super cute Pumpkin Hat and Diaper Cover happen to be two of them.
The front post and back post stitches have always been intimidating to me. I was a little hesitant to purchase the patterns for this set but the five-star reviews and great feedback made me say, “What the heck?” And I’m so glad I did because they are some of the easiest (and cutest) patterns I’ve worked! The patterns are written so well – very clear and easy to understand.
The set would make a great baby shower gift or fall photo prop! It would even work as a cute little pumpkin outfit for Halloween with a decorated onesie underneath.
The hat by itself is perfect for fall family outings in which you want to match or as a mommy/daddy and me set. It’s also great for parents (or stubborn, older children) looking to fit in during trick or treating or at a Halloween party without needing to fully dress up.
Materials I Used:
- Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton Yarn in Glowing and Bright Green
- J10/6mm Crochet Hook (recommended size)
- #18 Tapestry Needle
- Pumpkin Hat pattern (for purchase)
- Diaper Cover pattern (for purchase)
- 22mm Orange Button by Sewology (button not mentioned in pattern)
- Silamide Sewing Thread & Sewing Needle
The pattern is written for the use of a heavier worsted weight cotton yarn, like Lily Sugar n Cream or Bernat Handicrafter but I was able to meet the gauge using the I Love This Cotton Yarn. I like that this yarn is a lighter worsted weight yarn, still 100% cotton, and soft! It still feels towel-like but much less than other cotton yarns. It also has a little more wiggle room with the stretch (seems more flexible) but keep in mind that it does not have any other fiber within it for elasticity. Consider using Berroco’s Modern Cotton or Bernat’s Softee Baby Cotton, which are both cotton/acrylic blend.
Silamide thread is my favorite thread for sewing projects because it is very strong and durable. For a project like this, you would typically thread three pieces into your needle, fold over, and double knot, but with silamide thread, you only need two pieces [folded over and double knotted].
I was able to work each one up in about an hour and 45 minutes.
That hat is available in newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/child, and teen/adult.
The diaper cover is available in newborn, 0-6 months, 6-12 months and 12-24 months.
I worked the 3-6 month size hat, and 0-6 month size diaper cover.
The vine, flower, and leaf are sewn on after completing the hat – they can easily be left off, bigger or include more of.
The stem can also be omitted. Simply work the beginning circle as any other!
I made my diaper cover with one center button, but for extra security, you could also add buttons to either side of the cover as well.
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