Monsters Inc. Sulley Inspired Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Mike Wazowski might have been my favourite monster, but Sulley will always hold a very special and dear place in my heart! I've always loved how he fulfilled that old saying of "Don't judge a book by it's cover". To put it simply, in spite of how scary he looked, a warm and kind heart dwelled happily on the inside. I think that's what I'm loving most about recent Disney movies, is their gradual acceptance of people who are different and unique!
Who are some of your favourite animated characters, and why?


What You'll Need: 
6.00mm Crochet Hook
5.00mm Crochet Hook
  4 Colours of 50g 8ply Yarn
Small Handful Of Toy Stuffing
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

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

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used.}
Ash Grey
Jet Black
Snow White 
Turquoise
Violet 


 ~ 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 turquoise 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.


~ Border ~

Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and turquoise yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the back of the hat, right in the middle.
Then Single Crochet all along the edge of your hat. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Horns ~

Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and ash grey 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, 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 15 half double crochets now.
Round 6~ 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.


~ Eyes ~

Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and jet 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~ Change yarn colour to violet, 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 3~ Change yarn colour to snow white, 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 24 half double crochets now.
Eyebrows
Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and turquoise yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the upper right hand corner. Then crochet 11 Single Crochets all along the edge of your eye. 
Round 2~ Chain 1, then crochet Single Crochets into the next 11 stitches.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Repeat eye and eyebrow pattern once more to make a pair.
When you've completed all the rounds, take your tapestry needle and snow white yarn and stitch some detailing on both your eyes pupil's, in the upper left-hand corner. Then sew your eyes onto your hat.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.


~ Nose ~
 
Row 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and violet yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 7 Chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch, all across. You should have 5 half double crochets now.
Row 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the following stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Then sew your nose onto your hat, below the eyes. Fasten off, and weave in ends.


~ Smile ~

Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and snow white yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 4 Chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the third chain from your hook. Then crochet a Double Crochet into the next stitch.
Fasten off, and weave in ends. Repeat tooth pattern once more to make a pair.
Then stitch a smile onto you hat below the nose with some jet black yarn, before sewing the teeth onto your smile. 


~ Braided Tassels ~

Taking your violet, snow white and turquoise yarn, cut 12 strands of yarn (4 of every colour), each 30 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 Disney inspired 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!




5 comments:

  1. All of your hats are so cute that I don't know which I like the best...I love them all! Thank you very much!! :)

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  2. Is there a gauge for this pattern? Thanks.

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  3. I love this pattern and want to make it for my 3 year old grandson. Can you help with instructions on how to increase the size? Thank you!

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  4. Katlyn Polito11 July 2014 20:32

    What brand yarn did you use? I love the colors.

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  5. I just completed Olaf!!! Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. They are very 'user friendly'!!!

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