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Sock Monkey Hat :: Free Crochet Pattern

crochet patternKaty McKinleyComment

I have friends and family members having new babies and it's making me itch to get back into crocheting again.  And I might as well share my love of crocheted cute hats with you too, right?

***As always, you’re more than welcome to sell finished products from this pattern.  I only ask that you give me credit and link back to this pattern.  Please play nice and don’t claim the pattern or photos as your own.  If you do end up making a hat from my pattern, I’d love to see the results!  Link me to your blog, email me a photo (katy@handmadeescapade) or post it to my Facebook page.  I want to see what you can do!!

Sock Monkey Crochet Hat Pattern

Materials:

- Grey Worsted Weight Yarn
- Cream / Off-White Worsted Weight Yarn
- Purple Worsted Weight Yarn
- 2 buttons for eyes
- Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)
- Tapestry needle
- Fabric glue (if desired)

Abbreviations:

ch - chain
st - stitch
sl st- slip stitch
DC - Double Crochet
DC Decrease - Double Crochet Decrease
DC3TOG - Double Crochet Three Together
Magic Ring - Find a great tutorial including video

Size 0-6 Months

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)
(change color to purple)
Round 6: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (50 DC)
(change color to grey)
Round 7-11: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (50 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


Size 6-12 Months

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)
Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
(change color to purple)
Round 7: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
(change color to grey)
Round 8-13: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


Size Toddler (1-3 Years)

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)
Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
(change color to purple)
Round 7: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
(change color to grey)
Round 8-14: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


Size Youth (3-10 Years)

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)|
Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)
Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
Round 7: Ch 2, DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 5 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)
(change color to purple)
Round 8: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)
(change color to grey)
Round 9-15: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


Size Adult

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)
Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
Round 7: Ch 2, DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 5 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)
(change color to purple)
Round 8: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)
(change color to grey)
Round 9-18: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


Earflaps for 0-6 Months

Earflap 1:

**Ch 2 at beginning of each row counts as first DC.
Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 10.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.|
Row 3: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 4: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Earflap 2:

Leave 14 stitches in front.
Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 10.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 4: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.
Fasten off, weave in ends.


Earflaps for 6-12 Months, Toddler, Youth & Adult

Earflap 1:

**Ch 2 at beginning of each row counts as first DC.
Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 14.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: DC3TOG, DC in next 9, DC3TOG. Ch2, turn.
Row 3: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 4: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 5: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.
asten off, weave in ends.

Earflap 2:

6-12 Months & Toddler: Leave 15 stitches in front.  Youth/Adult: Leave 20 stitches in front.
Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 14.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: DC3TOG, DC in next 9, DC3TOG. Ch2, turn.
Row 3: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 4: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 5: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.
asten off, weave in ends.


Ears, make 2 (for all sizes):

Magic ring.  Ch 2 (counts as 1 DC), DC 5 into magic ring.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: SC in each stitch.
Fasten off, weave in ends.


Mouth (for all sizes):

Row 1: Chain 15, turn.
Row 2: SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC 13 across.
(change color to off-white)
Row 3: Ch 2, DC 13 across. 4 DC in the SC.  Continuing on the other side of the row, DC 13 across.  4 DC in the last chain.  
Fasten off, weave in ends.


Earflap Braids (for all sizes):

-- For each braid, I cut 9 pieces of yarn at around 30" each. I say "around" because I just eyeball how long I'd want them to be.  You can make them longer/shorter to your liking.

-- Fold that group of yarn in half and at the top (the loop end), pull the loop through one of the ear flaps of the hat in the middle, just enough to string the cut ends of that group through. Now your strings should be secured on your ear flap.

-- Divide the hanging strings into three sections of 6 strings and braid away. Knot near the bottom and clean up your ends with scissors.

--Repeat on the other ear flap.

Good luck!  I hope you love your new hat and please let me know if you have any questions!  Happy crocheting!

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