Saturday, October 06, 2012

googley eyed monster hat

After I made the pirate hat, I had a really fun idea for another one to make for my son. It's a googley eyed monster hat! It's so fun and perfect for this time of year. I used the Versatile Earflap Hat pattern again and attached some fun googley eyes. I even thought to write out how I made the eyes so I could share the pattern, so you can make your own too.

googley eyed monster hat

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!

monster hat

Wear the eyes tied together or loose, either way it's super cute!

monster hat

My son is really happy with his new hat, I am too!

12 comments:

  1. This is super cute and adorable, it's one my winter's crochet list!

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  2. Love the hat...great fun! And the last picture of your son is just adorable, it makes me smile just to look at it :)

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  3. Totally cute!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. This is so cute! :D Might have to make one for myself ;)
    xo,
    wink

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  5. Okay... so between this hat and the bats just makes me smile. I LOVE all things you make, Casey. SO cute!

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  6. OMG this is so cute! I was all set to make my nieces owl hats but now i'm totally thinking of changing my mind ;)

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  7. One of the best "creature" style hats I've ever seen. So cute.

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  8. Hello Casey,
    Your hat is fantastic!!! I can imagine your son is happy with it:)

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  9. So Adorable! I need to make my littel monster a crochet ed monster hat too. Pinning to my crochet board :)

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  10. Aw, I love it - how fun! I need some kids in my life!

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  11. What do you stuff the eyes with?

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