I have come to learn how to crochet, and I have to say I am loving it! I started out slow, first with some dish scrubbies and wash clothes. Now I am working on making hats. I know I still need lots of practice so I have started to make the family some hats. What better way to practice then making hats for the family.
My first attempt was a fail. Made one for my husband, well I am only just learning how to read patterns, and let’s just say every time I went around the hat I managed to add another stitch. I have now completed four hats, the last three have been pretty awesome, two of which were monster high hats, the first one isn’t as good as the second…
Before I started I looked for a pattern. The only thing I could find was people selling them, so I decided to just pretend I knew what I was doing. I used the pattern at Happy in Red as a guide. However, the first time using this pattern it was a bust, so I made some changes to it, so it worked for me…
What you need:
Worst weight yarn in 100% Acrylic (white, black, and pink) I didn’t have pink, but the bow on the monster high skull is pink.
Hook H and I
Chain 3 and join with a slip stitch to make a circle.
Round 1. Chain 2 and crochet 10 double crochets into the ring… DON’T count the starter as one… you should have a total or 11 when you get to the end. Connect the ring with a slip stitch.
Round 2. Chain 2, 1 double crochet into the same stitch, then continue with 2 double crochets in each stitch of the last round, join to make a circle with a slip stich.
Round 3. Chain 2, 1 double crochet in the same stitch, 2 double crochet in the next stitch, *1 double crochet in the next stitch, 2 double crochet in the following stitch*, ** till the end of the round, join with a slip stitch. Make sure you are keeping track and alternating… if you skip one or do one to many you will end up with a smaller/bigger hat.
Round 4. Chain 2, 1 double crochet in the same stitch, 1 double crochet in the next, 2 double crochets in the following stitch, *1 double crochet in the next 2 stitches, 2 double crochet in the 3rd stitch*, ** till the end of the round, join with slip stitch.
Round 5. Chain 2, 1 double crochet in the same stitch, 1 double crochet in the next 2 stitches, 2 double crochet in the next, *1 in the next 3 stitches, 2 double crochets in the 4th*, ** untill the end of the round, join with a slip stitch.
Round 6. Chain 2, 1 double crochet in same stitch, 1 double crochet in the next 3 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch, *1 double crochet in the following 4 stitches, 2 double crochets in the 5th stitch*, ** untill the end of the round, join with a slip stitch.
If the hat needs to be larger, then increase by adding one single so round 7 would be… 5 singles, then the 6th a double crochet. The above will make a hat for a child/teen. My daughter is 11 and it fits her perfect.
If you don’t need to increase continue to round 7 as normal..
Round 7. Chain 2 and crochet 1 double crochet in every stitch. Join the circle with a slip stitch. Repeat this until you get the desired length, I went until row 16 then finish off with one last row with a half double stitch.
Don’t confuse the slip stitch with the single crochet, that’s where I went wrong with my first attempt to make my husband a hat following the directions from Happy in Red.
Bow: Monster High bow is pink but you can use what ever one you would like…
I used the bow pattern from Clare’s Addicted to Yarn. She has a nice video tutorial that will show you how it’s done. Make sure to subscribe to her channel she has some awesome work. I used Hook I for the bow, eyes, and nose.
Now the eyes… As you can tell from my first attempt at the eyes it was a fail. I Googled in an attempt to find what I was looking for with no luck, so I grabbed a picture of the Monster High Skull and guessed…
Using black and hook I…
Chain 7 Round 1 – 4. Skip first chain and half double crochet 6 then rotate and do again.
You will need two of these. I left the tails and used the tails to place on the hat, and sew on. The remaining was also used for the eyelashes, then I tied it off and weaved into the inside of the hat.
My nose needs some work, I just did a three chain, then did three half double crochets. Sewed it on and attempted to shape it. Good luck!