My boys are turning 1 and 3 on the same weekend in March. This means we are having one BIG party for the both of them! I decided on a monster theme so get ready for a slew of monster related crafts this month :o) But the first order of business was to crochet them monster hats! I want to share with you the pattern I followed, but to tell you the truth, I kind of pieced this together from a bunch of different patterns so bear with me while I explain what I did.
I started by following Alli Crafts Earflap Hat pattern. This is one of my go-to patterns because it works up quickly and ranges from preemie-toddler sizes. The blue hat is toddler size and the green hat is 9-12 month size. I left off the earflaps on the blue toddler hat and ended with two rows of red. One thing I always change when following her directions is instead of chaining 3 at the beginning of each round, I chain 2 (do not count it as a dc), start my round in the same stitch as my ch 2 and then join my round to the first dc. It hides the seam much better this way.
For the spikes and the eye I followed The Boy Trifecta’s Monster Hat Pattern. For the eye I added in a 3rd color and made it larger. And the spikes I made shorter.
The mouth is just a series of chains. Just stop at desired length.
And the Tooth pattern is as follows:
Sl st into second chain from hook then sc, hdc, dc, dc.
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on.
I hope you were able to follow all of that. Let me know if you have any questions!
Here are my two little monsters trying on their new hats.