Crochet Monster Hat Pattern

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Crochet Monster Hat Pattern

Winter, for me, is the perfect time to crochet a few fabulous new projects!  If you are interested in learning how to crochet check out my series of complete, detailed learn to crochet posts with step-by-step instructions.  Whoop!


Crochet Monster Hat (1)
This monster hat 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 simple add an additional round of increases or for a smaller hat drop a round of increases.  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 loose yarn.

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 Cameron.  I chose colors of yarn to match his spring jacket but really the possibilities are endless!

Crochet Monster Hat (30)

And here is Isaiah in his new hat.
Crochet Monster Hat (35)
Adding a few more horns or eyes would be totally fun too!

Crochet Monster Hat (28)
Thanks for reading!

xo Heather
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3 comments:

  1. Oh that's just way too cute - adorable!!

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  2. Such a fun project! thanks for linking over at Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today, woot woot! And also pinned it for you - thanks!
    Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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