Free Sock Monkey Crochet Pattern {Toddler Size}

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Free Sock Monkey Crochet Pattern

Who's excited about a free sock monkey crochet pattern? I love all the crocheted sock monkey hats that kids are wearing these days. All the sizes of this adorable hat are available in my in my Etsy shop, but I wanted to share the toddler size with you today. It should fit kids with heads between 18" and 20".

Supplies:
-I Crochet Hook
-Worsted Weight Yarn
-Buttons
-Tapestry needle

1-3 Years:
Ch 2.
Round 1: 9 sc into the first chain. Sl st to the top of the first real sc (NOT into the slip stitch). Ch 2, turn. (9)
Round 2: 2 dc into each stitch. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (18)
Round 3: 2 dc into each stitch. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (36)
Round 4: *1 dc into the next stitch, 2 dc into the next stitch* around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 2. (54)
Round 5: dc in each stitch around. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Cut yarn and weave ends. (54)
Round 6: Join second color with a sl st. Ch 1, hdc in the same stitch (in other words, the ch 2 does not count as your stitch) and in each stitch around. Sl st to the top of the first hdc. Cut yarn and weave ends. (54)
Round 7: Join third color yarn with a sl st. Ch 2, dc in the same stitch and in each stitch around. Do not sl st or ch 2 at the end of this round. You are now working in spiral until you reach the earflaps. (54)
Rounds 8 – 12: dc in each stitch around. (54)
Round 13: dc in each stitch around. Sl st in the next stitch. (54)


Stop here and add one round of sc if you want a beanie. If you’d like an earflap hat, keep going without cutting yarn.

Earflap Directions:
Ch 1.
Row 1: hdc in the same stitch and in the next 12 stitches. Ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 2: hdc 2 together, hdc in the next 9 stitches, hdc 2 together. Ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 3: hdc 2 together, hdc in the next 7 stitches, hdc 2 together. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 4: hdc 2 together, hdc in the next 5 stitches, hdc 2 together. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 5: hdc 2 together, hdc in the next 3 stitches, hdc 2 together. Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 6: hdc in each stitch across. Ch1, turn. (5)
Row 7: hdc 2 together, hdc in the next stitch, hdc 2 together. Fasten off. (3)

You will now need to work the second earflap. On the front of the hat, skip 16 stitches and begin the second earflap by joining yarn with a sl st. You will work it exactly as you did the one above.

Border - Choose 1:
Final Row Same Color: Single crochet evenly around the entire hat working two stitches in the corners of the earflaps.
Final Row Different Color: Join your second color yarn and single crochet evenly around the entire hat. Work two sc into the corner stitches of the earflaps. Fasten off and weave all ends.

Ears (2):
Ch 3.
Round 1: 8 dc into the first ch. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 1. (8)
Round 2: 2 hdc into each st. Sl st to the top of the first dc. Ch 1. (16)
Round 3: 1 hdc into each of the next 13 stitches. Sl st in the final 3 stitches. Cut yarn and leave a long tail for sewing on the hat. (13 hdc, 3 sl st)

Mouth:
Using the first color, ch 12.
Row 1: hdc in the second chain from hook and in the next 10 stitches. Fasten off and weave your ends. (11)
Row 2: Join white yarn with a slip stitch into any stitch and hdc evenly around. Work 2 hdc in each corner stitch. (26)

Braids: 
For each side of the hat, cut 9 strands of yarn (I usually do 3 strands each of 3 different colors) approximately 30 inches long. Fold them in half and pull the “loop” through the hat. Pull the loose ends through the loop to attach the yarn to the hat.

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8 comments :

Emily Thompson said...

I love hats like this!! Adorable... love that you are sharing the pattern for free too :o) I came over from Ginger Snap... but I would love for you to link up to my party too! It will be open for another day :o)
Emily
www.nap-timecreations.com

Sara Mcmillon said...

Such a cute hat! Stopping by from TCB. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I can't wait to try it!

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

I love sock monkey hats, and this one is so cute! I love the colors!

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MamaT said...

I have a 18 month old granddaughter who would look precious in this hat. Thank you for the pattern!

cutekittypunk said...

I love it. I'm totally going to make it - minus the flower - it's for a little boy afterall :)

Susan Littlefield said...

I am going to make them for kids in the cancer center at our hospital. They would totally love this, and hopefully make them smile! How can I get a larger size pattern?

sweetpea family said...

thank you so much for the pattern x

Ana Lucia Salvador said...

Somebody help me out.... I need to know what sc, sl, st, dc, hdc mean, i know ... English its not my primary language so i need to know what those letters mean . Thank you

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