Silly Monkey Hat Knitting Pattern

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Knit up an adorable Silly Monkey Hat for your baby or toddler with this easy knitting pattern!

 

Adorable Silly Monkey Hat Knitting Pattern for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Oh my gosh, you guys, I can’t even with this monkey hat. Seriously. It makes me a little nostalgic because O’s Halloween costume when he was this exact same age was a monkey. We gave him a real banana to hold and he was so darn cute. And Baby V is rocking her monkey hat just as adorably.

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Although, now that I mention it, how did I not think to hand her a banana when I was taking these photos. Blogger fail. Oh well, she still looks awfully stinkin’ cute.  I think this one might be right up there with the Kitty Cat Hat as one of my faves! Adorable Silly Monkey Hat Knitting Pattern for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Anyway, it’s got a few more parts than some but none of them are complicated and it’s totally worth it when you’re finished. Imagine how cute this would be as a baby shower gift?!Adorable Silly Monkey Hat Knitting Pattern for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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Silly Monkey Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List

(12 mo. size, see PDF upgrade for other sizes)

This pattern is copyright Little Red Window Design 2017 and is intended for personal use. You may not not distribute, reproduce or sell this pattern either physically or digitally.

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

Worsted weight yarn in  tan and brown

US 7 16″ circular knitting needles

US 7  Straight needles 

US 7 double pointed needles

Yarn needle

(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

Silly Monkey Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the  brown yarn. Join to knit in the round and k1, p1 in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.

Knit all rows until the hat is about 5 inches long.

Decrease (divide your stitches evenly between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):

Round 1: (k6, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 2: Knit all stitches

Round 3: (k5, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 4: Knit all stitches

Round 5: (k4, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round

Round 6: Knit all stitches

Round 7: (k3, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 9: (k2, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 10: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 11: (k1, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 12: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 13: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round.

Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.

To make the face:

Using straight needles, cast on 12 stitches with the tan yarn, leave a long tail to stitch the face to the hat.

Purl all even rows unless otherwise noted

Row 1: kfb, kfb, k8, kfb, kfb

Row 3: kfb, k14, kfb

Row 5: kfb, k16, kfb

Row  6 – 10: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 11: k2tog, k16, ssk

Row 13: k2tog, k14, ssk

Row 15: kfb, k14, kfb

Row 17: kfb, k16, kfb

Rows 18-20: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 21: k2tog, k16,  ssk

Row 23: k2tog, k2tog, k10, ssk, ssk

Row 25: k2tog, k2tog, k6, ssk, ssk

Bind off and weave in that end.

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Outer Ear (make 2):

Using straight needles, cast on 12 stitches with brown yarn, leave a long to tail to stitch the ears to the hat.

Purl all even rows unless otherwise noted

Row 1: kfb, k10, kfb

Rows 2- 8: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 9: k2tog, k10, ssk

Row 11: k2tog, k8, ssk

Row 13: k2tog, k2tog, k2, ssk, ssk

Bind off and weave in that end.

Inner Ear (make 2):

Using straight needles, cast on 10 stitches with tan yarn, leave a long to tail to stitch the inner ear to the outer ear.

Purl all even rows unless otherwise noted

Row 1: kfb, k8, kfb

Rows 2- 8: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 9: k2tog, k8, ssk

Row 11: k2tog, k2tog, k2, ssk, ssk

Bind off and weave in that end.

Nose: 

Using straight needles, cast on 4 stitches with brown yarn, leave a long tail to stitch the nose to the hat.

Row 1: kfb 4 times

Row 2: purl all stitches

Row 3: k2tog, k2tog, ssk, ssk

Bind off and weave in that end.

To assemble the hat:

First use the long tail on one tan  inner ear to whipstitch it wrong (purl) sides together to one brown  outer ear. Make sure your stitches don’t show through to the other side of the outer ear. Knot the yarn and weave in the end. Repeat with the other ear parts. Use the long brown cast on tail from the outer ears to sew the assembled ears to the top of the hat as shown.

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Thread the long tan cast on tail from the face onto your yarn needle and use it to stitch the face to the front center of the hat. Use the long cast on tail from the nose to stitch it to the center of the face.

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To make the eyes and mouth, thread a length of brown yarn on your yarn needle,  make a horizontal stitch for each eye that is loose enough to pull upward into a U shape. Make one tiny stitch through the center of the U to anchor the shape. Repeat with the other eye.

Use a backstitch to make the slightly curved mouth below the nose. With all of these stitches make sure that they are loose enough that they won’t pull when the hat stretches.

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Finally take a length of brown yarn on your needle, knot it inside the top of the hat and sew three little loops for the hair, knot between each one to anchor the loops. Knot again on the inside and weave in all ends.

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And that’s it! If you want a super easy to print pdf silly monkey hat pattern that includes sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+:

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