Monsters Inc. Mike Wazowski Inspired Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Whenever I see the name "Mike Wazowski" I always read it in Boo's adorable voice!
I honestly can't count the number of times I watched, and then re-watched Monster's Inc. while growing up. 
So you can only imagine HOW excited I was when I heard that there was a movie called  "Monster's University" coming out! From that day forward, I was determined that nothing was going to stand between and my beloved monster's... Not even the overpriced movie tickets!
I might have, however, taken my little sister along as an excuse to see it haha.
So, I'm happy to announce that I've created a, {drum-roll please} Mike Wazowski baby hat!



What You'll Need: 
  440yds DK (8ply) Yarn - Stylecraft Special DK
Tapestry Needle
Toy Stuffing

Finished Size
3 - 6 Months Old
{Head Circumference 16 inches, 40cm. Hat Height 6.5 inches, 16.5cm}


 ~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}

Round 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and green yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Round 6~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 53 half double crochets now.
Round 7 - 14~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 15~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet only into the next 35 stitches. {Note: This is starting to create the back of the hat as well as the ear-flaps.}
Round 16~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 35 stitches. Do NOT fasten off, as you will be crocheting the left ear-flap in the same place.


~ Ear Flaps ~

Left Ear-Flap
Round 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Right Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your yarn to the last stitch of Row 16.
Right across from where the left ear-flap is.
Round 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Eye ~

Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and black yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Change yarn colour to turquoise. Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Change yarn colour to white. Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
When you've completed all the rounds, take your tapestry needle and snow white yarn and stitch some detailing on your eye's pupil, in the upper left-hand corner. Then sew your eye onto your hat.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.


~ Horns ~

Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and white yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 5 Half Double Crochet into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 6 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 3~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.You should have 9 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 12 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Repeat horn pattern once more to make a pair.
Once you've completed both horns, take some toy stuffing, and fill both of your horns with the stuffing. Then, taking your tapestry needle, sew both horns to the top of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out.
Fasten off, and weave in ends. 


~ Braided Tassels ~

Taking your green, white and turquoise yarn, cut 6 strands of yarn (2 of each colour), each 25 inches long. Then make a simple knot into the bottom of the left ear-flap. Make a loose braid as short or long as you like, (Mine was 8 inches) then tie a knot at the end, and cut of any excess yarn.
Repeat for the right ear-flap.


Hope you all enjoyed this pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
 Have a lovely day crocheting!



20 comments:

  1. You are a very talented, thank you so much for sharing the pattern, looking forward to make it for my nephews.

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  2. Olivia ! What a beautiful, creative and smart girl! you are so talented at young age. I am amazed. Also you are kind and sincere to share your patterns.
    Wish you the best in 2014. Keep being creative.

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    1. Wow, thank you for being so incredibly kind and sweet Shana!
      Hope you have a wonderful 2014!
      Olivia

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  3. So adorable! You are very talented, lady!
    Danielle xo || Lilyofthevalley

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  4. Adorable! Just curious...what brand of yarn do you use and where can I buy it? I love these colors, as well as the colors of your other earflap hats. :)
    Thanks!

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    1. For 8ply yarn, I usually use an Australian brand called "Needles".
      Otherwise I buy my bulky and ruffle yarns from Lincraft.
      Olivia

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    2. Just wondering how you make hat a bigger size for 9-12 months or even toddler. Thanks

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  5. Thank you! This hat is just adorable.

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  6. I also was wondering how to make the hats bigger, for say a 2/3 year old toddler, you are so, so talented, I just love your designs, thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. hi miss Olivia! im loving your site. very nice work. please tell us how to make a larger hat. I have a 2 years old granddaughter who is in love with Minnie mouse. so you see my problem? thanks honey and God bless

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  8. I love these!! I am so glad I stumbled across your site. I just finished making your football hat, and I can't wait to make this one next. :)

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  9. Hi! I really like this cute hat.. i wanted to ask:
    Does the different size of hook effects the size of hat?
    Thanks and i am waiting for your reply :)

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  10. Hello,

    What type/brand of yarn did you use? We made one and it looks so much smaller than yours. I'm thinking we didn't use the right yarn. Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    Jess

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  11. I wouljd like to know how to make this for me!!! I love Monsters INC and Mike is soooo cute!!!

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  12. So cute! Can't wait to make one for my little niece who loves Monsters, Inc. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful patterns.

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  13. Just wanted to pop in and thank you for sharing your,patterns!! I made your Mike hat for my New 4 yr old son (we are adopting him and his 3 yr old sister!!) and I made one for my soon-to-be-born grandson, whose parents have made Monsters, Inc their theme.

    I also make hats for children in foster care--and a little bit if whimsy and fun goes a long way for a little one who comes from hard places!! Thanks for making these patterns free--it makes it possible for me to do what I do!!

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  14. How would I make this for a smaller baby for a 12 inch head. Thanks

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  15. I am having a problem understanding Round 15 & 16. Any help would be appreciated.

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