This cute and silly monster hat knitting pattern has a thick cozy double brim and a silly monster face in duplicate stitch!
While the new Silly Monster Hat knitting pattern is part of my 2023 Halloween collection, I honestly think, if you have a little one who likes it, they could wear it all year.
I also think this cute monster would be really really cute in other colors. Maybe a pink silly monster? Or a orange or blue silly monster? Just make sure that if you choose to knit this in another color, that there is enough contrast between the background color and the white yarn for the face to stand out.
I also really love that this easy monster hat knitting pattern is knit in the round on circular knitting needles. You do need to use either double pointed knitting needles or the magic loop method to knit the decrease section (the top) of the hat. But otherwise it really is an easy hat knitting pattern.
After you have finished knitting the base hat with its ribbed folded brim, it’s time to add the silly monster face with duplicate stitch. Duplicate stitch is my current favorite knitting technique and it’s so easy. And I love that it lets you add fun designs to your knitting projects without juggling more than one strand of yarn at a time.
It may seem kind of intimidating but I think it’s great for advanced beginners. And if you already know how to do duplicate stitch, then I’m sure you love it just as much as I do. It’s like a fun relaxing combination of counted cross stitch, embroidery, and knitting.
I like to put a good show or movie on and just knock it out!
If you are interested in learning how to do duplicate stitch in knitting to knit my silly monster hat knitting pattern or any other duplicate stitch knitting pattern, check out my duplicate stitch in knitting tutorial for step by step instructions. Are you ready? Let’s knit!
Silly Monster Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
- Worsted weight yarn
- US 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ circular knitting needles
- US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles
- Yarn needle
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
This cute pattern is available for sale only. When you purchase this pattern, you’ll get an instant download PDF pattern in a few nicely formatted easy-to-print pages that includes written instructions and step by step photos. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry where it will also be permanently stored in your Ravelry pattern library.
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