Crochet Monster Hat Pattern

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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!


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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

Yarn and Hook
I used Vanna’s Choice yarn because it is super soft and a 5.5 mm hook.

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.

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This is a finished hat for Cameron.  I chose colors of yarn to match his spring jacket but really the possibilities are endless!


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And here is Isaiah in his new hat.

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Adding a few more horns or eyes would be totally fun too!

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