I’ve had a few balls of nice yarn sitting about for *ages*. I bought them for a crochet project and then changed my mind. Then I saw this sweet pattern on Little Cotton Rabbits site, and wondered if I was capable of making it… Then I thought I should quickly see if I could walk before I could run for a change, and make something easy with two colours first. (No, I haven’t finished my Guernsey wrap yet – it has doubled in size though!)
This is the Innocent Smoothies Big Knit Pattern, with a few adaptations. I wanted the rib to be a bit more obvious, so I knit 2 / purl 2 for 4 rows – which made each rib wider and longer than they suggested. Then because their language is a bit chatty I couldn’t work out how many rows I was actually supposed to do, so I made it 12 in total before the decreases (was that right?). The rest of the instructions I followed as suggested.
I’m actually away from a Post office between now and their 1st October deadline, and so Monkey gets a new hat, and I’ve learnt how to make them for next year. (I hope they wont mind). It’s a nice little pattern to learn stripes with. I looked at a few You Tube videos for help and this one seemed to do the trick.
Also HOW CUTE are these photos?! It’s my partners camera – which he says cannot fail to take a good photo. I think for once, monkey was the perfect model! (He can pull a slightly sarcastic expression at times.)
12 thoughts on “Monkey hat!”
That is a monkey with great character (and a great hat)!
Thank you! I am quite fond of him actually!
lovely!!! cute monkey and cool hat (photos are very good too!!). How do you manage such fiddly pompoms?
Well, I cut out two appalling not-very circular circles from a Gu pudding box, and stabbed them in the middle with a knife to make the hole – was very un scientific and slightly dangerous! I then wound the thread through using a needle – which I’ve never done before, but seems to be a good plan – and quite quick. I’d say if you have to make small ones, that’s the way to do it.
I can’t imagine him having a sarcastic expression – he has such a sweet face! =D
Well, he *looks* sweet, but don’t be fooled 🙂
The pouch pattern is super cute. As is monkey. His hat suits him 🙂
The pouch pattern has been purchased. I’ve read it, and already don’t understand it. I also don’t have the right size needles. I thought I’d start it with the wrong size needles on Wednesday. It could be that we never speak of it again!
Yay to buying the pattern.
Meh to not understanding it yet. I’m sure you’ll work it out – maybe with a bit of help from this Internet thing and the wonderful world of YouTube.
And if not. Then. What pouch? I never saw a pouch? I did see a cute monkey in a cute hat though 🙂
Love the monkey and you’ve got the beady eyes just perfect 🙂
Thank you! I made him quite a while ago, but couldn’t quite bring myself to give him away 🙂
Cute hat for a cute monkey! I love the fact that the pom-pom is almost as large as the hat:)