Thursday, April 1, 2010

Little Monster Hat

I wanted to make a hat to match some really cute monster booties I made from a pattern I found on ravelry. I knit them with 8mm/US11 needles so it went really fast and is so simple, two things that I am a fan of. I fell in love with the yarn I used for the booties, it's so cute and soft and fuzzy. It is also a little stretchy so if you wanted to make a hat like this with a different yarn you may have to modify the pattern to make it a little bigger. Also I made the pattern to fit a newborn so if you are knitting for an older baby or maybe one with a big head you may want to up the cast on to 40. Have fun!

1 ball Moda Dea Dream Solid yarn in leaf

Scrap yarn in alternate colour, you won't need very much
1pair Size 8mm/US 11 dpn needles or  Size 8/US 11circulars,
if you are brave enough to try the double magic loop method that I love so much
1 pair Size 3.5mm/US 4 douple pointed needles
Yarn needle


Loosely cast on 35

Knit rows 1 - 23

Row 24:  K3, K2tog, repeat all around

Row 25:  knit all around

Row 26:  K2, K2tog , repeat all around

Row 27:  K2tog all around

weave through remaining stitches


Cast on 10 onto 3.5mm/US4 dpns

Knit rows 1 - 6

Row 7:  K1, K2tog repeat, (7 stitches remaining)

Row 8: Knit all around

Row 9:  K2tog, K2tog, K1, K2tog  (4 stitches remaining)

thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight, leave a really long tail and use that to stuff inside the horn.

Cut another piece of thread and attach the horns onto the hat.



  1. Is the monster booties pattern available??

    1. Yes it is a free pattern from ravelry. I linked it in the post but here it is again: