Free lunch, Halloween style

Shortly after I started knitting, I saw some knitted “fruit hats”–you know, the ones that make babies’ heads look like strawberries or blueberries or whatever. I bought the pattern and realized that I didn’t know any babies. So I knit adult-sized hats as several gifts. (This was my first experiment with modifying patterns.) I knit one orange hat with green leaves and a green stem–I called it the Pumpkin Hat, and I wear it proudly every Halloween.

Apparently, some other knitters out there agree with me that pumpkin hats aren’t just for kids. Crazy Aunt Purl just created her own pattern for a knitted pumpkin hat–and a reversible one, at that. There’s another knitted pumpkin hat pattern at Crafty Crafty.

If you’re not keen on wearing pumpkins but still want them around, try knitting up some seasonal decor: felted pumpkins. The best part is that they’ll never rot.

If pumpkins really aren’t your thing but you want to keep warm while trick-or-treating, a knitted skull illusion scarf may be more up your alley.

Of course you need a bag to haul all that candy loot, right? This candy corn-shaped felted bag should do nicely!

8 Responses to “Free lunch, Halloween style”

  1. Ginaon 11 Oct 2007 at 11:01 am

    I fully intend to knit fruit hats and wear them, too. But I actually DO have a baby to knit for now (my niece)….

  2. Ginaon 11 Oct 2007 at 11:03 am

    That skull illusion scarf would be COOL in black & white, too. Especially for talk-like-a-pirate day! Hmmm…something else to add to the list! :-)

  3. Katie Jon 11 Oct 2007 at 2:13 pm

    Hmmm, maybe I can whip that up before Saturday’s Halloween party?

  4. Pixieon 12 Oct 2007 at 5:19 pm

    I am SO making myself a pumpkin hat. My friend Kristina just made a candy corn bag and it’s adorable!

  5. Chrison 13 Oct 2007 at 7:17 pm

    Did you see the knitty surprise?

  6. Marshaon 13 Oct 2007 at 11:46 pm

    I did see that one but completely forgot about it when putting together the Halloween list. Balaclavas–knitted or not–aren’t really my cup of tea, but that pattern would be a good one to add to the list.

  7. Bedeon 15 Oct 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Fruit and veggie hats are the best way to get 5-a-day. I LOVE my smokin’ eggplant hat that you made me, Marsha! I wear it and others weep with jealousy!

  8. MACon 17 Oct 2007 at 12:22 am

    Bede told me she wants a squirrel hat next …