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I won’t start a new craft, I won’t start a new craft….

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But, someone who reads our blog should make these, so I don’t have to!  I have no idea why I’m obsessing on sock monkeys.  How very cute!

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!

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!

Written by bevanddara

January 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Posted in Fashion

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  1. So cute! Make them! Make them!


    January 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm

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