Sock Monkey Hat

Who doesn’t love Sock Monkeys? Who doesn’t love free patterns? Everyone loves these fun hats! This size is perfect for 0-3 month babies.  With a simple color change you can create such a variety of styles and looks. Add a Mohawk or a beautiful flower to personalize your creation.  Please look for alternatives for buttons on the hats for teething babies though. Better to be safe!

Also check out my 6 monthToddler Sock Monkey Pattern and Child size!

Supplies:

5mm hook
Yarn Needle
2 buttons
Medium weight/4 ply “I Love this Yarn”

Abbreviations:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet

CH 3 does not count as a double crochet

Instructions:

Starting with white yarn
Round 1: Magic Ring, CH 3, DC 10, pull ring tight, join to top ch of  CH 3
Round 2: CH 3, 2 dc each CH around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (20 DC)
Round 3: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (30 DC)
Round 4: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 2 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (40 DC)
Round 5: CH 3. *2 dc in next DC, dc in next 7 DC, repeat from * around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (45 DC)

Change colors to green

Round 6: CH 3, DC in each DC around. Join to top CH of CH 3.

Change colors gray

Round 7-10: CH 3, DC in each DC around. Join to top CH of CH 3.
Do not finish off.

First Earflap:

Ch 1
Row 1: SC in next 11 stitches
Row2: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 10 stitches
Row 3: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 9 stitches
Row 4: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 8 stitches
Row 5: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 7 stitches
Row 6: Turn, skip first stitch, SC in next 6 stitches
Row 7: Turn, skip first stitch, SC in next 5 stitches
Row 8: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 4 stitches
Row 9: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 3 stitches
Row 10: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 2 stitches
Row 11: Turn, skip stitch, SC in next stitch, CH 1, finish off
Attach yarn (counting from the seam of the hat, to the right) into
the 20th stitch.

Second Earflap:

Ch 1
Row 1: SC in next 11 stitches
Row2: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 10 stitches
Row 3: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 9 stitches
Row 4: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 8 stitches
Row 5: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 7 stitches
Row 6: Turn, skip first stitch, SC in next 6 stitches
Row 7: Turn, skip first stitch, SC in next 5 stitches
Row 8: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 4 stitches
Row 9: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 3 stitches
Row 10: Turn, Skip first stitch, SC in next 2 stitches
Row 11: Turn, skip stitch, SC in next stitch, CH 1, Do not finish off

SC around the edge of the hat, Join to CH 1. Finish off

 

Mouth:

With green yarn, CH 13
Skip CH and SC down CH (12 SC)
Change to white yarn, CH 2, HDC around (3 HDC on both ends), Connect to CH 12
Finish off and attach to  face with yarn needle

Eyes:

Attach two buttons for eyes

Ears:

Magic circle, CH 3, 10 DC inside ring, connect to top of CH 3
CH 2, 2 HDC in each DC, connect to top of CH 2
CH 1, 1 sc in each HDC,  connect to CH 1

Finish off and repeat. Attach with yarn needle

Braids:

Cut 30 three foot long strands of yarn
Fold yarn in half (15 strands for each braid)
Put your hook into the bottom of the earflap from the inside to the outside of the earflap. hook onto all 15 stands, pull loop through,
open loop and pull the strands of yarn through the loop, tug on all strands to make sure its nice and tight. Braid down, and tie at the bottom of braids. Cut the bottom to make look nice and clean.

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Hello! I came across this pattern just love it! I am the editor of AllFreeCrochet.com and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It’s really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Jenny

    • CorinaCorina says

      Wow! Thank you!! I would love to! I sent you an email. Let me know if you need me to send you a picture. :)

  2. Jackie says

    Hello!! Have you ever made this in larger sizes? I am new to crocheting and not sure how to figure out different sizing. I LOVE this hat, it is adorable and would love to make it for my daughter (will be 1 yr this winter)
    Thanks!

      • Jackie says

        perfect! Let me know how that works out, if you have time, I would love some instructions on how to make it. I crochet pretty tightly, so it is always difficult to follow sizing on patterns :(

        • CorinaCorina says

          I haven’t started the monkey hat yet but I will be starting it this weekend. I bet with the way this hat comes together you will be just fine… Sometimes when people crochet tight, if the pattern calls for red heart or ILTY you could always use peaches and creme since it comes out a little loser and stretchier.

          • Jackie says

            I made the newborn size to send to a photographer friend as a photo prop. I LOVE it!! It turned out so well!. I put a pom pom on the top. I will have to make one with a flower for the toddler size :) Thank you so much for offering your pattern and your hard work! Buying patterns really adds up!

      • Wendy says

        Thanks for the awesome pattrns. I just LOVE this pattern and have made several for gifts. I would like to make this hat to fit a child head circumference 20.5 inches. I have tried several times to adjust this pattern for larger head circumference but have had no luck. I noticed you were going to be working on a larger size ad wonered if you had had the opportunity to do so.

        any assistance that you can offer me would be greatly appreciated.

        Thanks
        Wendy

  3. Penny Dupont says

    One of my friends would like to know if any of these patterns are available in knit (She really likes the Panda)
    I also found another site like this called Insoniamic for crocheting but can’t get patterns there like here.

  4. says

    Hello,
    Does anyone tried this pattern for 0-3months? I followed the pattern but when i tried it on my baby (1 month old), It was way to big… I don’t know what i’ve done wrong.
    (sorry for the bad english :-) )

    Fiona

    • CorinaCorina says

      Everyones gauge is a little different. And all baby heads are a little different too. Your baby might still be in Newborn size. I must admit, this hat will probably fit your baby a lot better in another month. If you need one for right now, you could try using a smaller hook <3 Sorry for your troubles!

    • CorinaCorina says

      I do not currently have the copy and paste option. But you can print the patterns with print option located at the bottom of each post/pattern. Hope that helps!

  5. Laura says

    Hi….I’m confused. There doesn’t seem to be any difference in this pattern (as far as the number of stitches) than that of the 6 month old one. They look the same to me. Is there something I’m missing? I made the six month one….just wanted to make another one that was smaller.

    • CorinaCorina says

      The stitch count is the same but the 6 month size has another row. A 3 month doesn’t have that much smaller of a head than a 6 month old. When testing this pattern on the heads of babies, I found that the extra row was all that was needed to make the perfect fit.

  6. Brittany says

    Love the pattern! Was wondering if you minded if I sold the finished product of your awesome pattern (not the actual pattern)? I just wanted to check before doing anything. Thanks!

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