Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Frankenstein's Monster Hat Free Crochet Pattern



Halloween is around the corner and that means that my nephew's birthday is coming up too! Emery is so sweet and 3 years ago I made him a Frankenstein's Monster Hat for his birthday and he loved it so much that he has completely worn it out and he's wanting another one! That makes me feel so special and happy that he has enjoyed it so much and now wants another one to wear!



So, I looked back through my pattern notebooks from 3 years ago. There was a lot to go through lol and I finally found where I had put the notes to Emery's Frankenstein's Monster Hat and I was so disappointed that I really didn't write the pattern down, just some notes. Oh well, so I looked at the pics and the notes and this time I wrote down the pattern and now I'm sharing it with ya'll! Scroll down for the free pattern or click here to purchase the pdf.


 I think he's going to love it as much as his first hat! Emery's birthday isn't until later this month so my son, Isaac did some modeling for me and we had a bunch of fun.





And Isaac wanted to take a picture of me!


Frankenstein's Monster Hat

Materials

Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
Lion Brand Hometown USA in Black and Green (1 ball each)
Caron Simply Soft in Gray (1 ball) 
Darning needle
Measuring tape
Scissors

Fits

Youth (19-22 inches)

Gauge:

4 dc and 3 rows = 2 inches


Abbreviations

Ch: Chain
Sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
2dc: double crochet increase (Put 2 double crochets into the same stitch.)
cc: color change (Yarn over, insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through. You will have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook. Yarn over with the new color and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.
dc2tog: double crochet decrease (Yarn over. Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch in the row.Yarn over. Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have three stitches on your crochet hook.Yarn over. Pull the yarn through the first two stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have two stitches on your crochet hook. Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch on your row. Yarn over. Pull the yarn through the first stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have three stitches on your crochet hook.Yarn over. Pull the yarn through all three stitches on your crochet hook.)
lss: little spike stitch (Insert the hook into the bottom of the next stitch and continue making a double crochet.)
bss: big spike stitch (Insert the hook into the bottom of the previous row's stitch and continue making a double crochet.)
*For a video tutorial on how to make spike stitches, little spike stitches, and big spike stitches, click here or scroll down.*


The Pattern

The Hat

Start with black:

R1: Make a loose slip knot or a magic ring and chain 3 (does not count as a dc) Put 14 dc into the loose slip knot or the magic ring. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =14

R2: Chain 2 (does not count as dc here and throughout the pattern.) 2dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc of the round.=28

R3: Ch 2, 2dc into the same stitch, dc into the next stitch. *2dc into the next stitch, dc into the next stitch.* Repeat from the star until the end of the round. Sl st to the first dc of the round.=42

R4: Ch 2, dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc of the round.=42

R5: Repeat R4 and cc to green in the last stitch of R5. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =42

Spike Stitch Row For The Hair

R6: Ch 2 and make a lss into the same stitch. *lss, bss, lss, bss, bss* Repeat from the star all the way around. Sl st to the first lss of the round. =42
*If you need help with spike stitches, click here for my video tutorial or scroll down.*

Continuing The Hat

R7: Ch 2, dc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first dc of the round. =42

R8-R10: Repeat R7. =42

Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

The Ear Flaps 

(Make 2, spacing the ear flaps with a little bit more in the back then in the front. I have 12 stitches between the ear flaps in the front of the hat.)


With green yarn:

R1: Insert the hook into a stitch in the hat, ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in the next 10 stitches. Turn your work. =11
R2: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in the next 5 stitches, dc2tog, dc in the top of the chain 3. Turn your work. =9
R3: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in the next 3 stitches, dc2tog, dc in the top of the chain 3, Turn your work. =7
R4: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in the next stitch, dc2tog, dc in the top of the chain 3, =5
Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

The Border

Insert the hook into a stitch into the back of the hat. Ch 1 and sc into each stitch along the back, sc along the ear flap, sc into each stitch along the front of the hat, sc along the other ear flap, and sl st to the beginning sc or make an invisible join.
*For a video tutorial on how to make an invisible join, click here or scroll down.*

The Bolts




With 2 strands of Caron Simply Soft in gray:

R1: Make a loose slip knot or a magic ring and ch 1 (does not count as a sc) Put 10 sc into the loose slip knot or the magic ring. Sl st to the first sc of the round. =10
R2: Ch 1, sc into the same stitch and in each stitch around. Sl st to the first sc of the round. =10
R3-R5: Repeat R2.
Cut the yarn leaving a tail long enough to sew to the ear flap. Make 1 more bolt and sew them to the ear flaps.

The Braids




Cut strands of yarn in the green, black and gray yarns and thread through the ear flaps. Braid the strands and use another piece of yarn to secure the braid.

The End!

If you LOVE this pattern you can click here to purchase the pdf.

Copyright ©2016 Alexandra Halsey
You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern without permission.

I hope ya'll liked this free pattern and my video tutorials! If ya'll make your own Frankenstein's Monster Hat I would LOVE to see! Post pics on instagram with the #frankensteinhatwithalex or you can post pics on my facebook page.

I can't wait to give Emery his Frankenstein's Monster Hat on his birthday! Scroll down for the video tutorials on How To Crochet The Spike Stitch and How To Make An Invisible Join. If you need help with any other stitches, check out my youtube channelIf you haven't subscribed to my youtube channelsubscribe now so you won't miss anything!


Thanks a bunch!

How To Crochet The Spike Stitch


How To Make An Invisible Join


Soft hugs and


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