I used Spud and Chloe Organic Cotton in Sweater for the hats since she won't have time for fussy hand washing with two little ones running around.
Here is what I did to make the newborn hat:
Gauge: 5 sts/inch
Needles: size 7
Yarn: 1/2 skein of Spud and Chloe Organic Cotton in Orange and a small amount of Spud and Chloe Organic Cotton in Green
Cast on 64 stitches with your main color (orange) and join in the round. Knit 9 rows of stockinette. On the 10th row, knit into the back of each stitch (this keeps the brim from rolling too far). Continue in stockinette until your hat measures 4.5"
You will now add in the contrasting yarn (green). Follow the chart for rounds 1-5.
Start decreasing on round 6.
*K2tog, K6*, repeat around
*K2tog, K5*, repeat around
*K2tog, K4*, repeat around
*K2tog, K3*, repeat around
*K2tog, K2*, repeat around
*K2tog, K1*, repeat around
*K2tog*, repeat around
You will have 9 stitches left. Knit an i-cord for approximately an 1 and a half to form the pumpkin stem. Bind off and secure yarn ends. Take your kids to the pumpkin patch and take lots of photos of them!
Now I need to go and make a hat for Molly Pop!