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Free Crochet Pattern – Monkey Hat

Free pdf dowload for this hat here
Make this adorable monkey hat in any size (newborn to adult) 
Basic Needs for Pattern: Worsted weight Cotton and I hook
Here is the pattern (below) just in-case the free pdf download isn’t working for you
Copyright Notice: You have permission to sell the finished products from this pattern but re-writing, re-selling, distributing, or copying this pattern itself is prohibited. If you decide to sell this hat please give Mamachee credit for the pattern with a link back to this pattern. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation 

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Materials:
*Worsted Weight Cotton
in two colors: MC and CC
*I hook
*Yarn Needle
*Scissors

Gauge: 7 hdc’s and 5 rows = 2” square

Notes: Do not count your turning chains as a stitch throughout pattern, always join in
first stitch of row and always start your first stitch in the same stitch your joined into. Do
not turn your work unless told to do so.

 0-3 mo.
With MC Ch 2
Rnd 1 – Work 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (8)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, Work 2hdc into each st around, join. (16)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, (hdc in next, 2hdc in next) around, join (24)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 2, 2hdc in next) around, join. (32)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 3, 2hdc in next) around, join. (40)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 9, 2hdc in next) around, join. (44)
Rnd 7 through Rnd 13 – Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join. (44)
Start on first earflap
Earflap:
Row 1 – Ch 2, hdc in next 10
Row 2 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6, hdc2tog. (8)
Row 3 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog. (6)
Row 4 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog. (4)
Row 5 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat earflap instructions for second earflap. The space across forehead
should be 18 st’s wide.
Fasten off and weave in ends
With CC
Join in the back of hat and work sc’s evenly around the whole hat. When you reach the
top 2 st’s from the last row of your earflap follow these instructions:
*Work 3sc’s into the first st of Row 5, Ch 36, sl st into 2nd ch and in remaining 34 Ch’s,
Work 3sc in last stitch of Row 5 of the earflap, continue with sc’s around hat* until your
reach the top of next earflap, repeat from * to * one more time.
Fasten off and weave in ends. See below for ear pattern.

3-6 mo.
With MC Ch 2
Rnd 1 – Work 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (8)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, Work 2hdc into each st around, join. (16)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, (hdc in next, 2hdc in next) around, join (24)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 2, 2hdc in next) around, join. (32)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 3, 2hdc in next) around, join. (40)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 4, 2hdc in next) around, join. (48)
Rnd 7 through Rnd 14 – Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join. (48)
Start on first earflap
Earflap:
Row 1 – Ch 2, hdc in next 12
Row 2 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 8, hdc2tog. (10)
Row 3 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6, hdc2tog. (8)
Row 4 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog. (6)
Row 5 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog. (4)
Row 6 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat earflap instructions for second earflap. The space across forehead
should be 19 st’s wide.
Fasten off and weave in ends
With CC
Join in the back of hat and work sc’s evenly around the whole hat. When you reach the
top 2 st’s from the last row of your earflap follow these instructions:
*Work 3sc’s into the first st of Row 6, ch 41, sl st into 2nd ch and in remaining 39 ch’s,
Work 3sc in last stitch of Row 6 of the earflap, continue with sc’s around hat* until your
reach the top of next earflap, repeat from * to * one more time.
Fasten off and weave in ends. See below for ear pattern.

6-12 mo.
With MC Ch 2
Rnd 1 – Work 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (8)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, Work 2hdc into each st around, join. (16)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, (hdc in next, 2hdc in next) around, join (24)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 2, 2hdc in next) around, join. (32)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 3, 2hdc in next) around, join. (40)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 4, 2hdc in next) around, join. (48)
Rnd 7 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 11, 2hdc in next) around, join (52)
Rnd 8 through Rnd 15 – Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join. (52)
Start on first earflap
Earflap:
Row 1 – Ch 2, hdc in next 14
Row 2 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 10, hdc2tog. (12)
Row 3 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 8, hdc2tog. (10)
Row 4 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6, hdc2tog. (8)
Row 5 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog. (6)
Row 6 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog. (4)
Row 7 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat earflap instructions for second earflap. The space across forehead
should be 20 st’s wide.
Fasten off and weave in ends
With CC
Join in the back of hat and work sc’s evenly around the whole hat. When you reach the
top 2 st’s from the last row of your earflap follow these instructions:
*Work 3sc’s into the first st of Row 7, ch 41, sl st into 2nd ch and in remaining 39 ch’s,
Work 3sc in last stitch of Row 7 of the earflap, continue with sc’s around hat* until your
reach the top of next earflap, repeat from * to * one more time.
Fasten off and weave in ends. See below for ear pattern.

Toddler
With MC Ch 2
Rnd 1 – Work 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (8)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, Work 2hdc into each st around, join. (16)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, (hdc in next, 2hdc in next) around, join (24)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 2, 2hdc in next) around, join. (32)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 3, 2hdc in next) around, join. (40)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 4, 2hdc in next) around, join. (48)
Rnd 7 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 5, 2hdc in next) around, join (56)
Rnd 8 through Rnd 16 – Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join. (56)
Start on first earflap
Earflap:
Row 1 – Ch 2, hdc in next 14
Row 2 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 10, hdc2tog. (12)
Row 3 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 8, hdc2tog. (10)
Row 4 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6, hdc2tog. (8)
Row 5 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog. (6)
Row 6 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog. (4)
Row 7 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat earflap instructions for second earflap. The space across forehead
should be 21 st’s wide.
Fasten off and weave in ends
With CC
Join in the back of hat and work sc’s evenly around the whole hat. When you reach the
top 2 st’s from the last row of your earflap follow these instructions:
*Work 3sc’s into the first st of Row 7, ch 41, sl st into 2nd ch and in remaining 39 ch’s,
Work 3sc in last stitch of Row 7 of the earflap, continue with sc’s around hat* until your
reach the top of next earflap, repeat from * to * one more time.
Fasten off and weave in ends. See below for ear pattern.

Child
With MC Ch 2
Rnd 1 – Work 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (8)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, Work 2hdc into each st around, join. (16)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, (hdc in next, 2hdc in next) around, join (24)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 2, 2hdc in next) around, join. (32)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 3, 2hdc in next) around, join. (40)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 4, 2hdc in next) around, join. (48)
Rnd 7 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 5, 2hdc in next) around, join (56)
Rnd 8 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 13, 2hdc in next) around, join (60)
Rnd 9 through Rnd 18 – Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join. (60)
Start on first earflap
Earflap:
Row 1 – Ch 2, hdc in next 14
Row 2– Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 10, hdc2tog. (12)
Row 3– Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 8, hdc2tog. (10)
Row 4– Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6, hdc2tog. (8)
Row 5– Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog. (6)
Row 6– Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog. (4)
Row 7– Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat earflap instructions for second earflap. The space across forehead
should be 24 st’s wide.
Fasten off and weave in ends
With CC
Join in the back of hat and work sc’s evenly around the whole hat. When you reach the
top 2 st’s from the last row of your earflap follow these instructions:
*Work 3sc’s into the first st of Row 7, ch 41, sl st into 2nd ch and in remaining 39 ch’s,
Work 3sc in last stitch of Row 7 of the earflap, continue with sc’s around hat* until your
reach the top of next earflap, repeat from * to * one more time.
Fasten off and weave in ends. See below for ear pattern.

Teen/Adult
With MC Ch 2
Rnd 1 – Work 8hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (8)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, Work 2hdc into each st around, join. (16)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, (hdc in next, 2hdc in next) around, join (24)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 2, 2hdc in next) around, join. (32)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 3, 2hdc in next) around, join. (40)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 4, 2hdc in next) around, join. (48)
Rnd 7 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 5, 2hdc in next) around, join (56)
Rnd 8 – Ch 2, (hdc in next 6, 2hdc in next) around, join (64)
Rnd 9 through Rnd 20 – Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join. (64)
Start on first earflap
Earflap:
Row 1 – Ch 2, hdc in next 16
Row 2 – Ch 2, and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 12, hdc2tog. (14)
Row 3 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 10, hdc2tog. (12)
Row 4 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 8, hdc2tog. (10)
Row 5 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6, hdc2tog. (8)
Row 6 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog. (6)
Row 7 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog. (4)
Row 8 – Ch 2 and turn, hdc2tog twice. (2)
Fasten off and repeat earflap instructions for second earflap. The space across forehead
should be 25 st’s wide.
Fasten off and weave in ends
With CC
Join in the back of hat and work sc’s evenly around the whole hat. When you reach the
top 2 st’s from the last row of your earflap follow these instructions:
*Work 3sc’s into the first st of Row 8, ch 41, sl st into 2nd ch and in remaining 39 ch’s,
Work 3sc in last stitch of Row 8 of the earflap, continue with sc’s around hat* until your
reach the top of next earflap, repeat from * to * one more time.
Fasten off and weave in ends. See below for ear pattern.

EARS for: 0-3 mo, 3-6 mo. 6-12 mo, and Toddler
With MC Ch 2
Rnd 1 – Work 8hdc’s into 2nd ch from hk, join. (8)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, work 2dc’s in each st around. join. (16)
Rnd 3 – Ch1, sc in each st around. join. (16)
Fasten off and leave a tail long enough to sew ear to hat.
Sew ear to hat and weave in all ends.
See photo’s for help with placement of ears.

EARS for: Child and Adult
With MC Ch 3
Rnd 1 – Work 12dc’s into 3rd ch from hk, join. (12)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, (dc in next, 2dc in next) around, join. (18)
Rnd 3 – Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. (18)
Fasten off and leave a tail long enough to sew ear to hat.
Sew ear to hat and weave in all ends.
See photo’s for help with placement of ears.

  1. I loved your patterns.Thank you for sharing…

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  2. Lovely little hat, thank you for sharing your talent :)

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  3. I am so happy I came across this pattern. I’ve used it quite a bit.

    Do you have any tips for attaching the monkey ears?

    If you are interested, my latest hat from this pattern: http://craftsparklepop.blogspot.com/2011/12/birthday-hat.html

    Thank you again!
    Ashlee

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  4. hola, me encanto este gorro, pero no entiendo muy bien en ingles, lo tendras en español.?? muchas gracias

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  5. This pattern is adorable!
    Im glad I found it, since my cousin is having her first baby and wished for a baby beenie with ears!

    Thank you from Sweden! :)

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  6. Hooray, you understand copyright law! And, beyond that, you have a delightful pattern. Making it for my new baby girl directly :)

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  7. What size does the 0-3 month pattern fit. The head circumference?

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  8. Thank you so much for this pattern! It was very easy to follow! I used just the hat pattern to make my soon-to-be-born nephew, Remy, an elephant hat. I posted the hat on my blog, if you would like to see it: http://allthemorningsstilltolive.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/for-the-cool-kid/
    I put in a link back to your hat pattern and made sure to note that I followed your pattern for the hat part.

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  9. Thanks so much for this pattern. I just made it for my god daughter. She’s going to be curious george for Halloween! Thanks again!

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  10. I use this pattern as a base for all sorts of different hats! Thanks so much for coming up with it and letting us all use it for free!

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  11. Thank you for this pattern. It worked up really easily and quickly. I just know I will be using this one again soon.

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  12. Do i fasten off the hat before i start on the first earflap?

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  13. I don’t finish it off first.

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  14. Tara, i just wanted to let you know how much i love this pattern!!! I found it a year or so ago and made one for my son. Since that hat I’ve easily made 20-30 others based off of your pattern. It truly is EASY and so adaptable! I like it better than any other base pattern I have found and so I tend to make your base no matter what embellishments I put on. (In fact – I’m here right now to look at your toddler pattern so that I can make a minniei mouse hat for a friend’s daughter… :D) I’m here so often and so I thought I should say Thank you!

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  15. I’ve made several of these for friends and family members. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern with us! They are precious!

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  16. Thank you soooo much for sharing the pattern..Mine turned out to be lovely. The instructions are super easy to follow and loved doing every bit of it. Are you on Facebook?

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  17. Thank you for sharing this pattern! I keep finding myself coming back here to use the pattern, although I adjust it because I don’t like a seam and can’t seem to avoid it whenever I join rounds, so I just work in the round. But it’s so simple, I use it for the base of most of my hats :) thank you for offering for free for us frugal (or broke) people!

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  18. Thanks for nice sharing. Awesome pictures in your blog.
    Elephant Hatte til voksne
    Thanks.

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