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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sock Monkey Hat


You know I have a thing for sock monkeys.  There are lots of different patterns for sock monkey hats on ravelry.  I decided to write my own... I know I'm biased, but I think it is darn cute!


I worked on these on the way to Arizona and on the way home.  Knitting the hat takes about the same amount of time as finishing them.  It is very fun to make... kind of addictive!


I ised cascade 220 scraps to knit these... and a size 6 needle.
Here is the pattern...
Cast on 84
Knit 2 purl 2 rib for 5 rows.
I used a rag wool as a nod to the original sock monkey.
Use your first color for stripes.
The stripes are each 5 rows.  You will knit 5 rows of stripes (25 rows) before you start decreasing.
Decrease rows
Knit 8, k2 tog
knit
knit 7, k2 tog
knit
knit 6, k2 tog
Change colors, knit
knit 5, k2 tog
knit
knit 4, k2tog
knit
Change colors  knit 3, k2 tog
knit
knit 2, k2 tog
knit
k 1, k2tog
k2 tog, run a needle through the remaining stitches
Pick up 10 stitches on each side of the hat.  Knit 4 rows of garter stitch.
Knit 1, k2 tog, knit 6, ssk, knit 1
Knit 1, k2 tog, knit 4, ssk, knit 1
Knit 1, k2 tog, knit 2, ssk, knit 1
Cast off.
For the earflap, pick up 10 stitches on each side of the hat.
Garter stitch 4 rows
Decrease as you did for the ears until you have 4 stitches left.  Use the remaining 4 stitches for i cord.  Knit 4 inches of i cord.
Make 3 pompoms.  Attach them to the top of the hat, and the 2 icords.
You are almost done.  Add a mouth with red and white felt using a running stitch.  (refer to the picture)
Add 2 black stitches for the nose and 2 buttons for eyes.  Enjoy!





I'm going to post this pattern on Ravelry too.  Make sure you add your pictures of your finished hats!

25 comments:

  1. Oh, how cute!!!!

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  2. I'm so in love! This would totally fit my little ones personality. I wish you would start selling your knits!

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  3. What needle size did you use? 8? What is your Rav user name so I can find the pattern and add it to my endless queue?

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    1. it said size 6 but im using 9 with less co stiches

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  4. I love it!! What type and brand yarn did you use?

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  5. Thanks for sharing...I have shared your tutorial on Freebies for Crafters.
    Hugs Khris

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  6. LOVE Them. Your models are just so darn cute.
    I have not knitted for years but I am definately going to have a go at making these for the grandies.
    What size needle and yarn. I am an Aussie so would that be different?????

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  7. Those are darling. What size needle did you use to make them?

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  8. Thank-you so much everyone for your comments... can someone tell me which facebook page is featuring this pattern?! I'm getting a ton of hits and i want to thank them!

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    1. I saw it on Knitting Corner's facebook page :o) thanks for the pattern! Now I just need to learn how to change colors!

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knitting-Corner/508278309230569

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  9. Jenni - I found this on freebiesforcrafters.blogspot.com - which I check daily! It's absolutely adorable. I bet even my 27 year old daughter would wear this! (if I could figure out how to resize it for an adult...)
    - sunshdws at yahoo dot com

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  10. Adorable! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  12. i LOVE these little hats. i was wondering if you had a pattern to crochet it instead of knit. if you do, or anyone else on here happens to know of a crochet pattern for this, please message me on facebook :)
    www.facebook.com/tori.ash

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  13. There were no directions for the ears on the monkey, just earflaps to be made as the ears. Did you forget to include the ears.

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    1. The ears are the same pattern as the ear flaps, just sewed on the sides!

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  14. So gorgeous, my daughter will love this One Christmas present thought of Thank you Thank you Thank you

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  15. Is this knit in the round or flat? Thanks!

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  16. Thanks Jenni, for sharing this pattern, very, very cut. I was also wondering if this was knit flat or in the round, not clear from the instructions.

    Anonymous, the ears are in the instructions, when you pick up the first set of stitches (10 stitches) that is for the ears.

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    1. I did round and it turned out great! Super cute pattern:)

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  17. Hi, I love this pattern! I don't think you ever mentioned if you used 6 DPN's or size 6 circular. If so, how long are your circulars? Thank you!

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  18. I saw it in Go Girl Knitting's facebook page.

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  19. Are the needle uk or u s size needles

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