Sock Monkey Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Like most people, I too like to monkey around.
I think in life we get so caught up in our careers or studies, that we forget to take the time to enjoy the silly little things. Thinking back, some of my favourite memories involved spontaneous trips that most people would deem a waste of time. But to those people I would merely say, that nothing is ever a waste of time, if it adds to the person you will become!



What You'll Need 
6.00mm Crochet Hook
4.50mm Crochet Hook
50g 8ply Yarn - 3 Different Colours
2 Black Buttons {0.8 inches x 0.8 inches}
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 
Velvet Red
Snow White


 ~ 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 snow white DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. 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 3~ 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 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~ Change yarn colour to velvet red. Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 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 48 half double crochets now.
Round 7 - 14~ Change yarn colour to ash grey. 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 29 stitches. {Note: This is starting to create the back of the hat as well as the ear-flaps.}
Round 16~ Chain 2, and turn. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 29 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 ash grey 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 ash grey 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.


~ Braided Tassels ~

Taking your ash grey, velvet red, and snow white yarn, cut 15 strands of yarn (5 of every colour), each 32 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.


~ Ears ~

Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and ash grey DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. 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 3~ 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 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. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 5~ Chain 2. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat ear pattern once more to make a pair.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both ears to the side of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out.


~ Mouth ~

Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and velvet red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 9 Chains.
Round 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 6 chains. Crochet 5 Single Crochets into the last chain. {Note: The extra 4 single crochets will turn your work around, and upside down.} Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 7 chains. Crochet 5 Single Crochets into the last stitch. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 24 single crochets now.
Round 2~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 9 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 3 stitches. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 30 single crochets now.
Round 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 9 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 5 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 10 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 5 stitches. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1. You should have 40 single crochets now.
When you've completed all the rounds, take your tapestry needle and sew your mouth onto your hat, right in the middle, towards the bottom.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Hope you all enjoyed this silly monkey 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,


7 comments:

  1. I made this yesterday and think it came out great. I think it should say rows instead of rounds for the ear flaps and indicate where to turn. Also, for the mouth it say to chain 9 to start then for round 1 it says chain 1....so is it chain 10? I was confused. :) In the end I figured it all out but those might help someone else. Thanks again for the pattern. People love it.

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  2. This little guy is adorable. Pinning! :)

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  3. alice_hays@yahoo.com25 September 2014 at 13:19

    do you have any patterns for children ages 2 years and older 10 girls mickey, monkey,ducky,and etc.
    thank you if you do. also I'm looking for a pattern to crochet for my great granddaughter it is a
    gingerbread man doll i made one years ago for my great grandson and he loved it with moving so much i cant find it he is 3 now and she is 1 so i hope you can help i would like to make it before x-mas thank you again GOD BLESS

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  4. I love this pattern, I've made a lot of these for my friends children. My little boy now insists that we wear hats whilst we chill on the sofa.

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  5. How can I make it a little larger?

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  6. Can I ask what brand of yarn you use? I've been looking all over for these specific colors. I haven't been able to find an ash grey.

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