Thursday, March 1, 2012

Crochet Monster Hats



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:
Chain 6.
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.



*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photo's as your own.***

26 comments:

  1. These hats are so cute and cool!

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  2. These hats are so fun! I wish I knew how to crochet to make them for my boys!

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  3. Those are adorable! They make me want to learn to crochet. I'm visiting from the Frugal Girls.

    Your blog name is great!

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  4. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this...http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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  5. These are so cute! I will be featuring them on my blog tonight.

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  6. Adorable! Thanks for the pattern links & idea. I'm gonna pin this one to remember it :) Mama Lusco

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  7. So, so cute! These turned out great!

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  8. I love these!! I wonder if I could get my third grader to wear one! :) Thanks for finding me, I'm a new follower of yours! :)

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  9. I didn't read your comment about hiding the seam until after I finished my first hat. I'll have to try your method for my next one! So cute, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Round 2, MUCH better with your seam tip, thanks so much!

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    1. Cynthia, I am so happy to hear you made your own monster hats! Yes, you definitely have to alter the pattern to hide the seam and glad it worked for you the second time around :)

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  11. made your owl hat this weekend. my family went nuts over it. i've been crocheting hats for awhile now, and i have to tell ya, your hidden seam tip is PRICELESS!!! thanks for posting for free!

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  12. love this hat but when i tried the pattern it came out flat like a pancake. Is this normal I did up to round 9 hoping this would correct the problem but it didnt. would like to make this for my grandson (he is 2) could you please let me know what i did wrong. I used the same hook and counted all my stitches so I am truly stumped.

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    1. not sure if you figured this out yet or not but I thought the same thing when I started making hats like this one, I'm new to crocheting and was a little confused as well when I started but the rows 8-13 is where it starts becoming more of a hat up to this point it should be relatively flat and than these rows are where you are building down your hat. Hope this makes sense

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  13. I am new to crocheting. And since I have learned I have been doing project after project making things for my 10 month old son. I have been looking for a good Monster hat pattern and I love this one. Thank you so much for posting. I also love your site by the way. I have actually done other patterns off your site. My fav so far has been the owl hat one. I will deffiently tell my crochet friend about you. She will love your site more. :] thanks again for taking your time to post this stuff. Its great!

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  14. Super! Made the first one today, exactly the bleu-red one because my three year old son wanted it just like yours. This evening I'll make another one for my (almost) two-year-old!

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  15. Thanks for sharing your Monster hats. I made one for my son Uriel. I just post about it in my new blog:
    http://tremenducrochet.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/tremendu-monster-hat/
    I will feel very happy if you take a look!
    Happy holidays from Catalunya

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  16. Thank you for sharing the monster hat pattern with the links to the other blogs.I made one for my grandson, and it turned out so cute!

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  17. These are great! Do you have a trick to making the additions seem less bulky? My husband says my eyes on my other hats stick out too much. Any suggestions?

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  18. These are great! Do you have a trick to making the additions seem less bulky? My husband says my eyes on my other hats stick out too much. Any suggestions?

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  19. Love this hat. I want to make the green and yellow for my friends baby who is due in September. I was wondering what yarn you used for that particular hat?

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  20. Love your patterns, thanks for sharing. How do you add the chain for the mouth?

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  21. Can anyone tell me how to increase the size for a 6-year-old?

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  22. How do I do the spikes at the top of the hat?
    Thanks!

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