Silly Monster Beanie Crochet Pattern in 5 Sizes

I’m kicking off this year’s Halloween Crochet Along with CAL Central Crochet with the Silly Monster Beanie in five sizes. This monster crochet hat pattern is not scary at all, so it’s perfect for kids of all ages. Read on for the pattern and details on how you can join the CAL!

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I don’t know about you, but 2020 has been a bit challenging for me. When I was trying to decide on my pattern for this year’s Halloween Crochet Along, I knew that I wanted to make something lighthearted.

I picked these pretty pastels in King Cole Paradise Beaches DK yarn. If your local yarn shop doesn’t stock it, you can find Paradise Beaches DK online at Deramores, LoveCrafts, or Wool Warehouse UK. It’s a very soft light weight (#3) acrylic blend that’s perfect for a cozy hat. The colors kept me happy the whole time I was crocheting!

The pattern is available in five sizes from newborn through adult large. This pattern uses two hook sizes, but the large size is the one that’s important to use when checking your gauge since that’s the one the beanie itself is crocheted with. I used a smaller hook size for the Eyes and Smile so that the beanie yarn color wouldn’t show through when I seamed them to the hat.

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Silly Monster Beanie in 5 Sizes

Monster Crochet Hat Pattern by Underground Crafter

This playful monster adds a bit of handmade fun to a basic beanie pattern in light weight yarn. This pattern is part of the second annual Halloween Crochet Along with CAL Central.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (Infant/Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Teen/Adult.
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) hat circumference x 5” (13 cm) length.
    • Infant/Toddler: 16” (40.5 cm) hat circumference x 6.75” (17 cm) length.
    • Child: 19” (48.5 cm) hat circumference x 7” (18 cm) length.
    • Teen/Adult: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) length.
    • Adult Large: 26” (66 cm) hat circumference x 8.5” (21.5cm) length.

Materials

  • King Cole Paradise Beaches DK yarn (70% acrylic/30% polyamide, 3.5 oz/100 g, 278 yd/255 m) – 1 skein each in 3006 Electric Lemonade (CA), 3002 White Russian (CB), and 3008 Strawberry Daquiri (CC), or approximately 60 yd (100 yd, 120 yd, 150 yd, 200 yd)/55 m (91.5 m, 110 m, 137 m, 183 m) in CA, 15 yd (14 m) CB, and 6 yd (5.5 m) CC in any light weight acrylic or acrylic blend yarn.
  • Nelsonwood Walnut Shell US Size G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Nelsonwood Black Cat US Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker set.
  • Clover Chibi yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 4 with larger hook in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. For best fit, always check your gauge. Gauge for pieces crocheted with smaller hook is not critical.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bob – 5-repeat bobble – [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 5 times in same st, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated

Pattern Notes

  • Beanie is crocheted in one piece from crown to brim in the round with Monster Arms crocheted in the final Round. Monster Hands are joined to Monster Arms. Eyes are crocheted in a combination of Rounds and Rows and are sewn onto the Beanie. Smile is crocheted flat in Rows and sewn onto the Beanie.
  • Inner Eyes are crocheted in the round in unjoined spirals. Place stitch marker in last st of Rnd and move up each Rnd to mark position.
  • When choosing colors, note that CA is the Beanie and Monster Arms color. CB is the Monster Hands, Outer Eye, and Smile color. CC is the Inner Eye (Iris) color.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rounds does not count as a stitch. Sl st at end of Rounds does not count as a stitch.
  • Oombawka Design has a helpful magic adjustable ring tutorial here.

Pattern Instructions

Beanie – All Sizes

  • Starting at crown with larger hook and CA, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring. 
  • Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: (RS) Ch 1, 2 dc in same st and in each st around, join with sl st to first dc. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: (RS) Ch 1, starting in same st *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: (RS) Ch 1, starting in same st *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (48 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 5: (RS) Ch 1, starting in same st *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (60 sts) INFANT/TODDLER SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 6: (RS) Ch 1, starting in same st *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (72 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 7: (RS) Ch 1, starting in same st *2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (84 sts) TEEN/ADULT SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 8: (RS) Ch 1, starting in same st *2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (96 sts) ADULT LARGE SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.

Working Even – All Sizes

  • Working Even Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 1, dc in same st and in each st around, join with sl st to first dc. – 48 (60, 72, 84, 96) sts
  • Rep Working Even Rnd 1 until Beanie measures approximately 4.75” (6.5”, 6.75”, 7.25”, 8.25”)/12 cm (16.5 cm, 17 cm, 18.5 cm, 21 cm), or approximately .25” (.5 cm) shorter than desired finished length.

Monster Arms – All Sizes

  • Final Rnd: (RS) Ch 1, sc in first 12 (15, 18, 21, 24) sts, *ch 12 (12, 27, 52, 52), turn to work into ch, skip 3 ch (counts as dc/ch-3 sp), dc in next 9 (9, 24, 49, 49) ch to form Arm, sc in next st on Beanie,** sc in next 23 (29, 35, 41, 47) sts, rep from * to ** once, sc in next 11 (14, 17, 20, 23) sts, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. – 48 (60, 72, 84, 96) sts + 2 Monster Arms with 10 (10, 25, 50, 50) sts each

Monster Hands – Newborn, Infant/Toddler, and Child Sizes ONLY

  • With larger hook and RS facing, join CB with sl st to ch-3 sp at end of first Monster Arm.
  • Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, 5 sc in ch-3 sp. (5 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. (7 sts)
  • Row 3: (RS) Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st. (9 sts)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [bob in next st, sc in next st] 4 times. Fasten off. (9 sts)
  • Rep on second Monster Arm.

Monster Hands – Teen/Adult and Adult Large Sizes ONLY

  • With larger hook and RS facing, join CB with sl st to ch-3 sp at end of first Monster Arm.
  • Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, 5 sc in ch-3 sp. (5 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. (7 sts)
  • Row 3: (RS) Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in last st. (9 sts)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in last st. (11 sts)
  • Row 5: (RS) Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in last st. (13 sts)
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [bob in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. Fasten off. (13 sts)
  • Rep on second Monster Arm.

Eyes – All Sizes – Make 2

  • Starting at the Inner Eye (Iris) with smaller hook and CC, form magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: (RS) Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, place stitch marker in last st to mark position (see Pattern Notes), tighten ring to close.
  • Rnd 2: (RS) 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: (RS) *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to next st. Fasten off CC. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: (RS) With smaller hook, join CB with sl st to any st on Rnd 3, ch 1, starting in same st *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts) NEWBORN, INFANT/TODDLER, AND CHILD SIZES ONLY: FASTEN OFF AND CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR SMILE.
  • Rnd 5: (RS) [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts] twice, sl st to next st, skip next 14 sts. (10 sts)

Begin working in Rows

  • Row 6: Turn, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, join with sl st to next st on Rnd 4. (11 sts)
  • Row 7: (RS) Turn, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts. (12 sts)

Return to crocheting in the Round

  • Rnd 8: (RS) Do not turn, sc in side of each of next 2 rows, continue working on unworked sts from Rnd 4, sc in next 2 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 3 times, sc in side of next 2 rows. Fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming (approximately 12”/30.5 cm). (32 sts)

Smile – All Sizes

  • With smaller hook and CB, ch 13.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next 12 ch. (12 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sl st in first 4 sts, sc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next 4 sts. (14 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sl st in first 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 4 sts. Fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming (approximately 12”/30.5 cm). (16 sts)

Assembly and Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails at beginning and end of Beanie, Monster Arms, and Monster Hands. Weave in yarn tails at beginning of Eyes and Smile.
  • Thread yarn needle with tail from first Eye. Position Eyes on front of Beanie.
  • When satisfied with position, pin Eyes to Beanie using locking stitch markers. With yarn needle, sew first Eye to Beanie (being careful to only sew on front of Beanie and not through both layers). Check position of second Eye then sew to Beanie using yarn tail. Weave in ends on inside of Beanie.
  • Position Smile on Beanie. When satisfied with position, pin Smile to Beanie using locking stitch markers. With yarn needle, sew Smile to Beanie (being careful to only sew on front of Beanie and not through both layers).
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of Beanie.
  • (Optional) Spray block if necessary.
© 2020 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/08/17/silly-monster-beanie-crochet-pattern-in-5-sizes/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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