For some reason, every part of me doesn't want to crochet when it's warm outside. I almost get to the point where I swear that I will never be in the mood again... then the weather cools down, my yarn starts calling my name and my fingers start itching to hold the crochet hooks again!
I have had this overwhelming desire to give back to my fellow crochet community this fall with some free patterns. Last night, I posted the free Newborn Pumpkin Hat. Today, I whipped together a fun little monster hat for my toddler. It turned out so dang cute, I thought I would post the pattern and share it as well.
Here is a basic, Monster Eye Ball skull cap. But the options are unlimited to personalize! Put some ears on, tufts on the top... I mean, come on, it's a monster... it can be ANYTHING!
Halloween Monster Eye Ball Hat Pattern
For 18-24 month Toddler
Black, lime green, blue, yellow, and white. (Or any colors you want!)
Hooks: I and H
With Black yarn Ch 3. ss with 1st ch to form loop.
Rnd 1: ch 1. work 7 hdc in loop. (7) ss to join.
Rnd 2: ch 1. work 2 hdc in each st around (14) ss to join.
Rnd 3: ch 1. work *2 hdc in nect st, hdc in next. * repeat. ss to join. (21)
Rnd 4: ch 1. work *2 hdc in nect st, hdc in next 2 st. * repeat. ss to join. (28)
Rnd 5: ch 1. work *2 hdc in nect st, hdc in next 3 st. * repeat. ss to join. (35)
Rnd 6: ch 1. work *2 hdc in nect st, hdc in next 4 st. * repeat. ss to join. (42)
Rnd 7: ch 1. work *2 hdc in nect st, hdc in next 5 st. * repeat. ss to join. (49)
Rnd 8-9: ch 1. hdc around (49)
Rnd 10: change to green yarn. Ch 1. hdc around (49)
Rnd 11-15: ch 1. hdc around (49)
Rnd 16-19: Change to blue yarn. ch 1. hdc around (49)
Rnd 20-21: Use H hook, sc around (49). Fasten off.
With black yarn, ch 3. ss with 1st ch 1 to loop. (Note: to make it tighter in the center, do a Magic circle instead).
Rnd 1: ch 2. work 12 dc into loop. ss to join (12)
Rnd 2: With yellow yarn, ch 2. work 2 dc in each st around (24)
Rnd 3: with white yarn, ch 2. work *2 dc in next st, work dc in next 2 st. Repeat * around. (36)
Rnd 4: ch 2. *work 2 dc in next st, work dc in next 4 st. repeat * Fasten off with long tail to stitch onto hat.
Attach eyeball to hat!