So after looking at lots of pictures of different hats and the original sock monkey dolls, I came up with my own design and have fallen in love with this little guy. I sell a lot of these hats and have had them requested at several craft fairs or farmer's markets -- I just can't get enough of them done to do something like that.
I have to say, I have become very attached to this design. I know it may seem silly, but when something is truly YOURS it's hard to share in some ways. I didn't have any problem making and selling them, but any time someone requested a pattern, I shut down. I just couldn't give away my little design secrets!
But we grow, thankfully, and we learn. And I have finally decided to sell my pattern, so that others can enjoy making this little guy as much as I do.
I am selling the pattern in a PDF file that I will email you once the transaction goes through paypal. The pattern is $8. Now, before you go on and tell me that there are cheaper Sock Monkeys out there, I want you do two things: First, if you want a cheaper one, go for it. Second, this pattern includes 2 different sizes of ear flaps, 6 different mouths, and few other ideas so that you are able to customize your hat just the way you want it!
Note: As of today, 11/12/11, only the newborn/baby/toddler pattern is available to buy. I am still working on the children/ Adult sized one. The reason they are not all bundled together in one pattern is because they are, in fact, totally different hats and so I will sell them as such.
Cat's Sock Monkey Hat Pattern
Pattern is $8.00