Newborn Fuzzy Monster Hat

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 0-3 months old; Hat Circumference = 13″; Hat Height = 5″

Gauge: 5 rows x 6 stitches in hdc = 2 inches

Materials

Yarn:

Super bulky yarn James C Brett Flutterby Chunky (100% supersoft polyester; 192 yards [175 meters]/100 grams): #11 Apple (1 ball), #12 Fondant (1 ball)

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0 mm) hook
Notions: Tapestry/yarn needle, scissors

Pattern

Rnd 1: Using fondant yarn, ch 2. 8 hdc in 1st ch. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Starting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 hdc in the 1st st. 2 hdc in every st. Do not sl st in  1st st of this rnd. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: Starting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 hdc in 1st st. *1 hdc in next st. 2 hdc in nxt st. Repeat from the * all around. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: Starting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 hdc in 1st st. *1 hdc in next 2 sts. 2 hdc in  next st. Repeat from the * all around. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (32 sts)
Rnd 5: Starting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 2 hdc in 1st st. *1 hdc in next 3 sts. 2 hdc in  next st. Repeat from the * all around. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (40 sts)
Rnds 611: Starting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 hdc in next 40 sts. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd.
Rnd 12: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 sc in next 40 sts. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd.
Rnd 13: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd. 1 sc in next 40 sts. Sl st in 1st st of this rnd.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Pom Poms

Make 2 pom poms using both yarn colours (Make sure each pom pom measures 3.5″ in size). Taking the tapestry/wool needle, attach 1 pom pom to each top corner of the hat, making sure to space them out evenly.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Embellishments

Felt Eye: The white piece of felt measured 2.5″ in diameter (You might need to use 2 layers so it’s not see-through). The black piece of felt measured 1″ in diameter.
Sew the black piece of felt on top of the white piece of felt. Cut out a small piece of white felt, and sew it in the corner of the black felt.
Smile: Using some black yarn, stitch a smile beneath the eye. Cut out 2 small white felt triangles, and sew them onto the smile to create teeth.
Hair Bows: The hair bows measured 1″ in width, and 2.5″ in length. You’ll need to create 2 hair bows. Then sew 1 hair bow in front of each pom pom. yarn ball

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