Monday, November 21, 2011

Sock Monkey hat

I happened across a cute pattern the other day for a sock monkey hat and knew I had to make one.
Now I think I've been roped into making 7 more for a family photo. At least they work up quickly.

I used this tutorial and made it my own.  I used a larger hook (K) since I tend to have a pretty tight crochet stitch.   I wanted to get the mottled monkey look, so I used a strand of brown and a strand of white yarn together.  I also used double strands for the top portion by pulling from both ends of the skein on the red and off-white.  My next task is to try adding ear flaps.  I'll add a tutorial if I can figure that out.

Linking up:

Happy Go Lucky


Becky said...

IT's very cute!

Amy said...

Oh. my. goodness. That is just adorable! We love sock monkeys around here. Thanks so much for linking at Shine On Fridays; hope you'll join us again! Have a great holiday!

Catie said...

Oh, so cute!!! Love the use of two colors of yarn for the monkey! Genius - and authentic! Much love!

Kadie said...

Oh Amy, this is so CUTE!!! I love sock monkeys. You did fantastic on yours. I am pinning it so I can remember it!