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Frankenstein Hat Crochet Pattern


It feels like Fall here in Central PA! Mid-50 mornings warming up to high-60s are my kind of days. 

With Fall comes, Halloween and I'm a big fan! Years ago, I made my son a frankenstein hat and I even sold a couple when I was selling my finished items.  I came across a picture and I thought - I should write up a pattern for that!


The green I used this time around is Spring Green from Red Heart Super Saver.  As you can tell in the picture of my son modeling it years ago, I used a different green. I can't tell you the exact color name off the top of my head - but I can tell you it is the brand "I Love This Yarn!" from Hobby Lobby. I think it's more of a true "Frankenstein green", but I picked up the Red Heart out of convenience, plus I think it looks just as good! It also isn't an EXACT replica, because I never wrote down the pattern but I did the best I could from what I had ;)


The pattern comes in the following sizes: 6-12 months, toddler, child, and adult. Be sure to look at the circumference in parenthesis to help you chose what size you will need.

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in green, black, white, gray
(I used Red Heart Super Saver Spring Green)
Small amount of poly-fill for bolts
H hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Notes: 
Chain 2 does not count as a stitch in the beginning of the rounds

2DC -  two double crochet in same stitch

spike stitch - double crochet one row below making a ‘spike’

HDC2tog - YO, insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all loops on hook

You can change up the look of the 'hair' by using more/ess spike stitches or making them randomly. I tried to keep it easy as possible by repeating a sequence for pattern purposes.

Abbreviations:
YO - yarn over
DC - double crochet
HDC - half double crochet
SC - single crochet
HDC2tog - half double crochet 2 together

Hat

6-12 months (16” circumference)

Starting with black

Round 1: Magic ring, Chain 2, 12 DC into ring, join to first DC (12)
Round 2: Chain 2, 2 DC in each stitch around, join to first DC (24)
Round 3: Chain 2, *DC, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (36)
Round 4: Chain 2, *DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (48)
Round 5: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join to first DC (48)
Change to green
Round 6: Chain 2, DC in next 14 stitches, *spike stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, spike stitch in next 2 stitches, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat from * 2 more times, DC into remaining stitches, join to first DC
Round 7-11: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join to first DC
Fasten off and weave in tail

Toddler size (18” circumference)

Starting with black

Round 1: Magic ring, Chain 2, 12 DC into ring, join to first DC (12)
Round 2: Chain 2, 2 DC in each stitch around, join to first DC (24)
Round 3: Chain 2, *DC, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (36)
Round 4: Chain 2, *DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (48)
Round 5: Chain 2, *DC in next 7 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (54)
Change to green
Round 6: Chain 2, DC in next 17 spaces, *spike stitch, DC in next 2 spaces, spike stitch in next two spaces, DC in next two spaces, repeat from * two more times, DC in remaining 16 stitches, join to first DC
Round 7-12: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join to first DC
Fasten off and weave in tail

Child size (20” circumference)

Starting with black

Round 1: Magic ring, Chain 2, 12 DC into ring, join to first DC (12)
Round 2: Chain 2, 2 DC in each stitch around, join to first DC (24)
Round 3: Chain 2, *DC, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (36)
Round 4: Chain 2, *DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (48)
Round 5: Chain 2, *DC in next 3 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (60)
Round 6: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join to first DC (63)
Change to green
Round 7: Chain 2, DC in next 20 stitches, *spike stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, spike stitch in next 2 stitches, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat from * 2 more times, DC into remaining stitches, join to first DC
Round 8-13: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join to first DC
Fasten off and weave in tail

Adult size (21” circumference)

Starting with black

Round 1: Magic ring, Chain 2, 12 DC into ring, join to first DC (12)
Round 2: Chain 2, 2 DC in each stitch around, join to first DC (24)
Round 3: Chain 2, *DC, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (36)
Round 4: Chain 2, *DC in next 2 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (48)
Round 5: Chain 2, *DC in next 3 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (60)
Round 6: Chain 2, *DC in next 19 stitches, 2DC, repeat from * around, join to first DC (63)
Change to green
Round 7: Chain 2, DC in next 22 stitches, *spike stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, spike stitch in next 2 stitches, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat from * 2 more times, DC into remaining stitches, join to first DC
Round 8-13: Chain 2, DC in each stitch around, join to first DC
Fasten off and weave in tail

Ear flaps for 6-12 months

Fold the hat in half twice to find the middle of each side for the ear flaps. Each ear flap is worked as follows:

Chain 2, HDC in same space and into next 7 stitches, turn
Chain 2, HDC2tog, HDC in next 4 stitches, HDC2tog, turn
Chain 2, HDC2tog, HDC in next 2 stitches, HDC2tog, turn
Chain 2, HDC2tog, HCD2tog, turn
Chain 2, HDC2tog, fasten off

Ear flaps for toddler, child, and adult

Fold the hat in half twice to find the middle of each side for the ear flaps. Each ear flap is worked as follows:

Attach green yarn, Chain 2, HDC in same space and next 9 stitches, turn
Chain 2, HDC2tog, HDC in next 6 stitches, HDC2tog, turn
Chain 2, HDC2tog, HDC in next 4 stitches, HDC2tog, turn
Chain 2, HDC2tog, HDC in next 2 stitches, HDC2tog, turn
Chain 2, HDC2tog, HCD2tog, turn
Chain 2, HDC2tog, fasten off

Eyes

Small eye

Starting with Black
Magic ring, Chain 1, 10 SC in magic ring, join to first SC
Change to white
Chain 1, 2SC in each stitch around, join to first SC
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing onto hat

Large eye

Starting with Black
Magic ring, Chain 1, 10 SC in magic ring, join to first SC
Change to white
Chain 1, 2DC in each stitch around, join to first SC
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing onto hat

Eye stitch

Using black yarn and tapestry needle, sew ‘stitches’ diagonally to the left of the small eye

Bolts - Make 2 - stuff poly with poly-fil as you go

Using gray

Magic ring, Chain 1, 10 SC into the ring, join to first SC
Chain 1, *2SC, SC, repeat from * around, join to first SC
Chain 1, SC into back loops only, join to first SC
Chain 1, *SC, SC2tog, repeat from * around, join to first SC
Start stuffing with polyfil
Chain 1, SC2tog around, join to first SC
Chain 1, SC into each stitch around, join to first SC
Fasten off and leave tail to sew onto side of hat
Finish stuffing bolt, use end of crochet hook if necessary

Tassels

Cut 24” piece strands of yarn: 3 in green, 3 in white, 3 in black 
Fold in half and knot onto the ends of earflap
Braid together and knot the ends.
Repeat on other earflap

Enjoy your hats! 

1 comment

  1. Hi there! What a cute hat! Would you have an idea how to modify your pattern to fit a newborn? Your guidance would be incredibly appreciated!

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