Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monster Crochet Hat

Monster Crochet Hat Child size small (6-8)

For this hat I used Vanna's Choice Yarns in the following colors:
Yellow (Duckie)
Lime
Colonial Blue
White
Black
Goldfish
You can change the colors though and use up some of your leftover yarn from other projects.  For the main part of the hat though you will need 1 ball of yarn.
2 7/8 inch black buttons
Pom-pom maker 1 3/8 size
Size I 5.5mm hook

To start make either a magic loop or a chain 4 loop using Yellow.
Round 1:  ch 2 and make 12 DC in the loop, sl st to the top of the first DC and ch 2.
Round 2:  2 DC in each stitch around, sl st to the top of the first DC and ch 2. (24 DC)
Round 3:  2 DC in the first st 1 DC in the next st, repeat around, sl st to the top of the first DC ch 2.  (36 DC)
Round 4:  2 DC in the first st 1 DC in the next two sts, repeat around, sl st to the top of the first DC, ch 2 (48 DC)
Round 5:  1 DC in each st around, sl st to the top of the first DC, ch 2. (48 DC)
Round 6:  2 DC in the first st 1 DC in the next 3 sts, repeat around, join at the top of the first DC, ch 2.  (60 DC)
Rounds 7-16: 1 DC in each st around, sl st to the top of the first DC, ch 2. (60 DC each round) at the end of round 16 begin the first ear flap if you want an ear flap.  This hat can be finished without earflaps by making the 17th round in SC and 1 SC in each st around.

*if you want to make the hat for a smaller child end the main body of the hat at row 14, to make it just a bit smaller in circumference just change Round 6 to 2 DC in the first stitch and 1 DC in the next 5 sts.

Ear flaps are done in HDC: make sure to chain 1 to start Row 1.
Row 1:  1 HDC in the next 12 sts, chain 1 and turn.
Row 2:  sk the first st, 1 HDC in the next 9 sts, HDCD in the last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.
Row 3:  sk the first st, 1 HDC in the next 7 sts, HDCD in the last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.
Row 4: sk the first st, 1 HDC in the next 5 sts, HDCD in the last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.
Row 5: sk the first st, 1 HDC in the next 3 sts, HDCD in the last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.
Row 6:  sk the first st, 1 HDC in the next st, HDCD in the last 2 sts, ch 1 and turn.
Row 7:  HDCD in the next 2 sts.  Tie off and weave in the end.

Place the other ear flap so there are slightly more stitches across the front of the hat than the back.
and repeat the above instructions for the second ear flap.
Round 17:  To finish the main body of the hat start at the tip of one of the ear flaps and single crochet evenly around putting two stitches at the tips of the ear flap and 1 SC in each st along the bottom of the hat.

Eyes: (make 2)
With white make a magic loop or chain 4 loop and ch 2.
Round 1:  10 DC in the loop, join at the top of the first DC and ch 2.
Round 2:  2 DC in each st around, join at the top of the first DC and tie off leaving enough yarn to sew the eye to the hat.

Nose:  With Goldfish or Orange make a magic chain, it really works best on this since it is small, ch 2 then do 3 DC, 3 SC, 3 DC, 3SC and sl st to the top of the first DC, tie off leaving enough yarn to sew the nose on.

Large Horns: Using Colonial Blue and Lime. (make 2)
Start with the blue and make a magic loop or ch 4 loop and ch 2.
Round 1:  make 6 DC in the loop, sl st to the top of the first DC, ch 2.
Round 2:  2 DC in the first st, 1 DC in the next st  repeat around, sl st to the top of the first DC (9 DC)  Change to Lime and ch 2.
Round 3:  1 DC in each st around, sl st to the top of the first DC, ch 2 (9 DC)
Round 4:  2 DC in the first st, 1 DC in the next st repeat around, sl st to the top of the first DC,  (14 DC) Change to Colonial Blue.
Round 5:  1 DC in each st around, sl st to the top of the first DC, ch 2 (14 DC)
Round 6:  2 DC in the first st, 1 DC in the next st, repeat around, sl st to the top of the first DC and tie off leaving enough yarn to sew the horn on.

Pom Poms are made in Colonial Blue and tie to the end of the Large Horns before you sew them on.

Small Horns:  make 3, 2 in Colonial Blue and 1 in Lime.
Start with a magic loop or a ch 4 loop and ch 2.
Round 1:  make 6 DC in the loop, sl st to the top of the first DC,  ch 2.
Round 2:  2 DC in the first st, 1 DC in the next st repeat around, sl st to the top of the first DC, ch 2 (9 DC)
Round 3:  1 DC in each st around, sl st to the top of the first DC, tie off leaving enough yarn to sew on the horn.

Mouth:  using Black
chain 16
Row 1:  1 DC in the 2 ch from the hook and then 1 DC in the next 3 sts, 1 SC in the next 6 sts, 1 DC in the last 4 sts, ch 2 and turn.
Row 2:  sk the first st, 1 DC in the next 10 sts, DCD in the last 2 sts, ch 2 and turn.
Row 3:  sk the first st, 1 DC in the next 8 sts, DCD in the last 2 sts and tie off leaving enough yarn to sew the mouth on.

Teeth:  using white make 3
Chain 5,
Row 1: 1 DC in the second ch from the hook, and 1 DC in the next 2 sts. ch 2
Row 2:  DCD in the next 2 sts. and tie off leaving enough yarn to sew the teeth to the mouth.

Sew the horns on first then work your way down leaving enough room for the mouth.

Braids are made with 12 strands of yarn for each braid, 32 inches long.

My hat model is also modeling some very cool fake glasses that her Auntie gave her to use for Dress-Up.

You may make and sell products from my patterns, but if you do I ask that you please link back to my original post.  Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.  Please do not re-publish photos as your own.  Thanks and I hope you like it!!


5 comments:

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    1. You are welcome, this one was lots of fun!!

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  2. Way too cute! Love it. Thank you!

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  3. I'm not sure if my previous post posted so if it did just delete one of these. ;) I love your pattern! Thank you for sharing it! I'm actually making it for my nephew. I wanted to ask you what your advice is for adding the horns? It seems like it's hard to keep their shape when I try to attach them. Is there a trick it?

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing your free pattern!

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