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Sock Monkey Crochet Baby Hat Pattern

Sock Monkey Crochet Baby Hat Pattern

There's no monkeying around with this adorable pattern. This Sock Monkey Crochet Baby Hat Patterns is instantly recognizable and so adorable. In fact, this is one of the cutest baby hat patterns around. While the hat itself is super cute and fun, the braided tassels that really stand out. You won't find any other crochet baby hat patterns like this one at a store, so don't even bother looking. Instead, stay home, grab your hook and get to work. This is a great baby shower gift ideas - new mommies will love dressing up their bundle of joy during the cold winter months.

Primary TechniqueCrochet

Intermediate

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook, J/10 or 6 mm hook

Materials:

  • 6.00mm Crochet Hook
  • 4.50mm Crochet Hook
  • 50g 8ply Yarn - 3 Different Colours
  • 2 Black Buttons {0.8 inches x 0.8 inches}
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
3 - 6 Months Old {Head Circumference 16 inches, 40cm. Hat Height 6.5 inches, 16.5cm}

Yarn Colours

  • Ash Grey
  • Velvet Red
  • Snow White

 

Instructions:

Note: Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round

Round 1 Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and snow white DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2 Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Round 3 Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4 Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5 Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Round 6 Change yarn colour to velvet red. Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 48 half double crochets now.
Round 7 - 14 Change yarn colour to ash grey. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.  
Round 15 Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet only into the next 29 stitches. {Note: This is starting to create the back of the hat as well as the ear-flaps.}
Round 16 Chain 2, and turn. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 29 stitches. Do NOT fasten off, as you will be crocheting the left ear-flap in the same place.


Ear Flaps

Left Ear-Flap
Round 1 Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 2 Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 3 Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 4 Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Right Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your ash grey yarn to the last stitch of Row 16.
Right across from where the left ear-flap is.
Round 1 Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 2 Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 3 Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 4 Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Border
Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and ash grey yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the back of the hat, right in the middle.
Then Single Crochet all along the edge of your hat. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Braided Tassels
Taking your ash grey, velvet red, and snow white yarn, cut 15 strands of yarn (5 of every colour), each 32 inches long. Then make a simple knot into the bottom of the left ear-flap. Make a loose braid as short or long as you like, (Mine was 8 inches) then tie a knot at the end, and cut of any excess yarn.
Repeat for the right ear-flap.


Ears
Round 1 Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and ash grey DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2 Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Round 3 Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4 Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 5 Chain 2. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat ear pattern once more to make a pair.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both ears to the side of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out.


Mouth
Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and velvet red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 9 Chains.
Round 1 Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 6 chains. Crochet 5 Single Crochets into the last chain. {Note: The extra 4 single crochets will turn your work around, and upside down.} Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 7 chains. Crochet 5 Single Crochets into the last stitch. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 24 single crochets now.
Round 2 Change yarn colour to snow white. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 9 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 3 stitches. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 30 single crochets now.
Round 3 Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 9 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 5 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 10 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 5 stitches. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 40 single crochets now.
When you've completed all the rounds, take your tapestry needle and sew your mouth onto your hat, right in the middle, towards the bottom.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.

 

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