January 14, 2014

Crochet Monster Hat Pattern

Crochet Monster Hat Pattern
Hello fellow seven thirty three readers!  Have you been following Kim's crochet journey on Facebook or Instagram?  She has been crocheting like a Rock Star so I thought that this would be the perfect time to share my Monster Hat Pattern with you! 


Winter, for me, is the perfect time to crochet a few fabulous new projects!  If you are interested in learning how to crochet please join me at Twin Dragonfly Designs for a series of complete, detailed posts with step-by-step instructions.  Whoop!

Crochet Monster Hat (1)
This is a great beginner project!  All you need to know are a few basic crochet stitches and you are good to go.  Change the colours, add another eye or a few extra horns and you have a completely original, personalized hat for your little one.  If you would like to make a large hat simply add an additional round of increases or for a smaller hat drop a round of increases.  Remember if you are looking for a learn to crochet refresher be sure to follow along over at Twin Dragonfly Designs!  Here we go...

Abbreviations
st = stitch sl 
st = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

Hat Pattern
{child aged 4-8}

Round 1:  ch 5, sl st into the first ch to create a circle, ch 2
Round 2:  dc 10 into the circle, sl st to join, ch 2 {10}
Round 3:  dc 2 into each st around, sl st to join, ch 2 {20}
Round 4:  dc 2 into first st, dc into next st, repeat around, sl st to join, ch 2 {30}
Round 5:  dc 2 into first st, dc into next two st, repeat around, sl st to join, ch 2 {40}
Round 6:  dc 2 into first st, dc into next three st, repeat around, sl st to join, ch 2 {50}
Round 7 - 11: dc into each st around, sl st to join, ch 2 {50}
Round 12: sc into each st around, {tie off here or continue to add ear flaps} ch 1

Ear Flaps
{continue from ch 1}

Row 1:  sc 12, ch 1, turn
Row 2:  sc decrease, sc in next eight st, sc decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 3:  sc 10, turn
Row 4:  sc decrease, sc in next six st, sc decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 5:  sc 8, turn
Row 6:  sc decrease, sc in next four st, sc decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 7:  sc 6, turn
Row 8:  sc decrease, sc in next two st, sc decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 9:  sc 4, turn
Row 10:  sc decrease 2, ch 1, turn
Row 11:  sc decrease, fasten off
Count 18-20 stitches {along the bottom of the hat} from first ear flap, sl st to join and repeat row 1 - 11 {do not fasten off}.  When row 11 is complete on the second ear flap, sc around the entire hat until you reach the end of row 11 again, fasten off and sew in yarn ends.

Yarn braid
Cut 16 piece of yarn about 18" in length.  Fold 8 pieces of the yarn  in half to thread through the end of one ear flap and braid.  Tie off the braid at the end with a scrap piece of yarn.  Repeat for the second ear flap.

Eye
{black yarn}
Round 1:  ch 5, sl st into the first ch to create a circle, ch 2
Round 2:  dc 10 into the circle, sl st to join, tie off
{colored yarn}
Round 3:  sc 2 into each st around, sl st to join, tie off
{white yarn}
Round 4:  dc 2 into first st, dc into next stitch, repeat around, sl st to join, tie off
Sew to the front of the hat with yarn and a yarn needle.

Mouth
{white tooth}
Row 1:  ch 5, turn
Row 2:  sc 4, turn
Row 3:  sc decrease 2, ch 1, turn
Row 4:  sc decrease, turn sc around the shape and fasten off.
{black mouth}
Row 1:  ch 15
Sew to the front of the hat with yarn and a yarn needle.

Horns
{colored yarn}
Round 1:  ch 5, sl st into the first ch to create a circle, ch 1
Round 2:  sc 6 into the circle, sl st to join, ch 1 {6}
Round 3 - 4:  sc around, sl st to join, ch 1 {6}
Round 5:  sc 2 into first st, sc into next st, repeat, sl st to join, ch 1 {9}
Round 6 - 10:  sc around, sl st to join, ch 1 {9}
Fasten off, repeat for a second horn and sew to the top of the hat with yarn and a yarn needle.

Crochet Monster Hat (12)
This is a finished hat for my son, Cameron.  I chose colors of yarn to match his spring jacket but truly the possibilities are endless!  I made an orange and pink monster hat for my little niece too ;)

Crochet Monster Hat (30)
And here is my other son, Isaiah, in his new hat.

Crochet Monster Hat (35)
Adding a few more horns or eyes would be totally fun and give the hat a different look!

Crochet Monster Hat (28)
Thanks for reading!
I hope that you will join Kim and I in our crazy crochet journey!
hee hee
xo Heather
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3 comments:

  1. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing this. I am not very good at crocheting, but I think I want to try this.

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    1. Give it a go Michelle! I'm sure you can do it. :)

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  2. that is just fab! I wonder if this could be the way to get my nephew to wear a hat! Thanks for sharing the pattern

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