Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Free Sock Monkey hat pattern!

Isn't he seriously cute?? Thanks Megan M. for providing such a beautiful model!


So, for those who love this little monkey as much as I do, I am attempting to do this as my first free pattern available on my blog. I saw a picture of this adorable hat and had to try it. So thats what I did. I didn't have a pattern for this I just kind of "eyeballed" it. So sorry, if it doesn't make sense, post if you have a comment or question!

SOCK MONKEY HAT

Materials used
worsted weight yarn. I used pattons "canadiana"
in grey, cream and red.
Black buttons (2)
g hook

guage?? I will have to make a guage swatch and come back to this. The finished hat fits a 3 month old baby, but the pattern will be anywhere from newborn to 3 months.

Start with cream color by ch 4, join to first ch to form ring (or use magic ring).

1.ch2 6dc in ring. Join to top of ch 29 (UPDATE: OMIT THIS ROUND, THIS SEEMS TO MAKE THE HAT TOO POINTY. START INSTEAD ON ROW 2 WITH 12 DC FOR THE FIRST ROUND AFTER THE MAGIC RING. NOTE THAT CH2 COUNTS AS FIRST DC.)

2.ch2 2dc in each dc (12 st) join every round unless otherwise noted

3.ch 2 (2dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 6 times (18 sts)

4.ch2 (2dc in next st, dc in next two sts) 6 times (24 sts)

5.ch2 (2dc in next st, dc in next three sts) 6 times (30 sts)
change to red yarn ch 1

6.ch 1 (sc in each st around) 2 times ( you will have 2 rows of red in sc)

7.change color to grey ch 2
dc in same st, dc all the way around. Continue in pattern until 6 rows of dc are done.
break off yarn

earflap: (make two)
start by attaching grey yarn to hat

1.dc 11, ch 2 turn

2.dc2tog, dc in next 7 st dc2tog ch 2 turn

3.dc2tog, dc in next 5 st, dc2 tog ch 2 turn

4.dc2tog, dc in nex 3 st, dc2tog ch 2 turn

5.dc2tog,  dc in nex st, dc2tog ch 2 turn

6.dc2tog twice. break off yarn.

Monkey ear:
 use grey. ch 2

1. 6sc in second ch from hook
do not join

2. 2sc in each of the 6 previous sc. (12 sts)

3. (2sc in next st, sc in next two sts) 6 times (18 sts)

4. 18 sc around (2 times). Break yarn leaving 12" at least for sewing on. attach using darning needle.

Monkey mouth
with red ch 15
1. sc in second ch from hook, and in each stitch across. sc a second time in last st.

2. working on the under side of initial chain sc all the way sc twice in last st.

3. change to cream yarn. sc all the way around twice, doing two sc in each of the "corner" stitches. Leave a long tail for sewing to hat.

Attach black buttons for eyes using cream colored yarn, or thread.

I used four strands of each color to attach tie strings on to the earflaps and braided them, then trimmed the ends.

Here are some more variations of color that you could do....the sky is the limit!








Sorry about the deer in the headlights look, this
is just how our little Willie is, always putting a smile
on our face!


Hope you have fun with this pattern! If you would like to purchase a pre made hat, please visit us on facebook at Knotty Knotty crochet


For a list of crochet stitches and how to make them go here.

**You may use this pattern to sell items, but I request that a link or credit be given back to this site** This is a ©Knotty Knotty Crochet pattern, and may not under any circumstances be sold in whole or in part. Duplication is by written permission only.

46 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!! This is the cutest hat ever. I love the one for a girl with the pink instead of red! I am going to try and make these for my 3 yr old twin boys. They are adorable. Thank you so much for the free pattern!!!!

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  2. Your welcome, Please let me know if there are any issues with the pattern as it was the first one I have ever written :)

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  3. I love this pattern! very easy to follow! the only thing is, is, I am trying to make this for a 1 year old and I am not sure how to up the pattern so it would fit her! :) Would you be able to tell me this pattern but for a 1 year old?

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  4. katehergott: After row five add a row or two more of the cream color yarn. Increasing by 6 sts evenly. so row 6 would be 2dc in first sts then four dc over next 4 sts. if you need it bigger then row seven would increase 6 sts again. 2dc in first st then 5 dc over the next 5 sts. then continue with red yarn and on to grey. You might need to do some more rows of the greay to make it longer. The earflaps would stay the same. I have made this for an adult and just made the cream part bigger. It is based on simple multiplication. If you on row 6 you would have 36 sts. (row 7 = 42 sts, row 8=48 sts etc....)
    Let me know how it works out!

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  5. I made this pattern for my 3 year old twin boys and it worked out great!! I also made one for a 6 - 12 month old baby girl. I increased the amount of double crochets you do at the very beginning in the ring. I did 11dc for my 3 year old twin boys and 9dc for the sweet little girl one that has pink instead of red!!! I am so in love with this pattern and want to say thanks so much for posting it for free!!!! Thank you!!!!

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  6. I am so excited to make this you have no idea! thank you so much for posting this.. I am getting my sons one year pictures taken and I think it would be just awesome to have matching hats for mommy daddy and baby. I saw the changes to make for a 1 yr old but how many rows did you make for an adult size? i am curious... Thanks!!

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  7. I just found a basic beanie patten online and adjusted the colors and added earflaps.

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  8. ahh I see! thanks I will do that. why wasn't I smart enough to think of that! haha

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  9. Hi, I am a beginner in the crochet world, and I was wondering if you could maybe tell me what, "ch, dc, and tog mean?" It all looks like algebra to me! Thank you very much. : )

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  10. Thank you SO SO much for posting this pattern! It is exactly what I was looking for! I'm going to make it for my sister in law's baby shower so her newborn son can wear it for their baby announcement photos :)

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  11. I am just starting my monkey hat! If you are on Ravelry, I added it as a pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/anyagirl/knottyknottys-sock-monkey-hat

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  12. Just made this hat! Super cute. I made with a size G hook and followed the pattern exactly and mine came out at 10.5 inches. Next time I am gonna use a bigger hook and see what happens.

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  13. And thanks for such an awesome free pattern!!

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  14. Thank you for this pattern! So cute! I wish I could just "eyeball" things... one day lol Look forward to making this. P.S. How much of each colour did you use?

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  15. I got it done, thank you!! check it out at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.228278910554267.53422.228131453902346

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  16. I saw a account of this ambrosial hat and had to try it. So thats what I did. I didn't accept a arrangement for this I just affectionate of "eyeballed" it.

    Hats

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  17. I would like to make one for myself and have no idea how to make it bigger!! Any ideas??

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  18. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  19. Thank you SO much....I have a great grandson who is going to be even cuter than he already is!

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  20. I just made a hat this weekend for a friends baby, I used OPs adjustments to make a 6month size hat. the hat fits perfectly and is super cute. thanks so much for the pattern, it was hugely appreciated (and flying baby turned into a flying monkey ;) )

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  21. Very Cute!! Can't wait to try and make it!!!

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  22. Whether by accident or elegant outfit proper installation of the hat will go a long way.

    Powdered Drain Maintainer

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  23. I had a question about the hat. I started making it but it seems like it is way to pointy at the top, just wondering what I may be doing wrong.

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  24. yes I recently tried to follow the pattern too and found the same thing. I updated the pattern so hopefully now it will work better for you. Note the updates in all capital letters in round one. Thanks Kellie!

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  25. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=201851363243608&set=a.201450996616978.44059.176385052456906&type=3&theater
    this is a link to my finished product.

    Thanks for the pattern!

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  26. I an kind of confused on the adjustments it say in round one to di the sub as round two but 1 say sc and two says dc so do we use sc or dc?

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  27. Kayla if your talking about the rounds with the cream coloured yarn then its DC. I will check that and make the proper corrections.

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  28. Thanks Kayla, I found the mistake, hopefully it will work out well for you now. Don't forget to head over to the Knotty Knotty page on facebook and post a photo when you are done.

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  29. Will do thanks so much for the clear up! Cant wait to finish this hat up for the kids!

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  30. Is there ny way i can get a link to the knotty knotty page on face book? When i searched for it there were a lot.

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  31. yes, if you look at the top of this page there is a facebook button that will take you there

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  32. I need help! I have crocheted for years and find that I crochet loose. However, I have difficulty with this pattern. I have used the G, and the I hook and both are making this pattern way to small for a newborn. I am using the worsted weight yarn. I even added a row at row 5. Has anyone else had this problem? Can anyone give me any tips?

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  33. Your flat circle diameter should be 4 inches for a 0-6 month hat. Then you should have the correct size.

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  34. Ok, dumb question, but how did you tie off the braids?

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    1. not a dumb question....I make sure my braids start with nice long strings. When they are braided long enough how I like them, I tie a knot using all the strands held together. I do both THEN I trim them. It is easier to get them the same length this way, or at least I find that it is. Hope that helps

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  35. Just wanted to say thanks for the pattern. My mom gave my older son a sock monkey, and it is his prized possession. (I even wrote a blog post about it a few months ago.) Anyway, when I saw this pattern pop up on Pinterest I knew I would have to make it. And then it dawned on me that both my boys could be sock monkeys for Halloween. I'll be sure to blog about it and link to your original post!

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  36. Wonderful Tutorial! Such a cute Sock Monkey Hat! I love it!

    I linked to it on my blog post on the best baby tutorials, here:

    http://welivedhappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2012/11/35-baby-sewing-tutorials-ideas-found.html

    <3 Hannah

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  37. Kristi,

    Thank you so much for supplying this pattern free! We have a lot in common. I'm a SAHM who LOVES crocheting. I have 3 children and we are in our 8th yr of homeschooling. How about that? I'm your latest follower. I would like to link you site to my blog as well, if you don't mind.

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  38. Love your hat pattern. Thank you for sharing. I was making the ears and have a question about row 3

    3. (2sc in next st, sc in next two sts) 6 times (18 sts)

    I worked it several times and could not get 18 stitches. But when I did 2scin next stitch, sc in next stitch , around I got the 18 stitches.

    Please let me know if I an doing something incorrectly.

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  39. I don't understand where to start the ear flaps..you don't say how many stitches in it should be

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  40. Trying to make the monkey ears and everything i try is not working. Do you turn after each row?

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    1. You don't turn. You keep working in rounds. You may have to count your stitches and mark you row ends to keep track. It made it easier for me to mark my rows.

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  41. I found that the ears have a mistake on row 3. It should be (2 Sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times to get 18 sts
    I love those little ears and to answer Kerrisa: you do not turn on the ears. You work in rounds.

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