First, make the hat in whatever size you need using this pattern (it's free!). I made mine striped, alternating color every round. Next, make two eyes:
You'll need the same colors you used for your hat, a small amount of white yarn, a stitch marker and a couple buttons.
Round 1: ch 3, join to form circle
Round 2: sc 6 times into circle
Round 3: sc in each st, join to first sc.
Repeat round 3 twice for each color to make stripes, or just repeat with one color for 22 rounds.
Round 23: join white yarn, sc twice in each st ; do not join, use a stitch marker to mark your beginning st for the remaining rounds
**working in the back loops for the remaining rounds**
Round 24: sc twice in next st, sc in next st.
Round 25: sc twice in next st, sc in next 2 st
Round 26-29: sc in each st
Round 30: sc2tog, sc in next 2 st (you can stuff your eye now)
Round 31: sc2tog, sc next st
Round 32: sc2tog
Fasten off your yarn and weave in the ends. To finish the eyes, I used buttons for the pupils.
Now take both eyes and sew them to the top of your hat. I sewed mine close together. And now you have a fun googely eyed monster hat!
Wear the eyes tied together or loose, either way it's super cute!
My son is really happy with his new hat, I am too!