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Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern
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 Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Cookie Monster will always remain one of my favorite Sesame Street characters of all time. I never could get enough of him and Elmo.. oh and then Count.  When I found out that one of my little heroes with Juvenile Arthritis was a big fan of Cookie Monster I just had to try to make him up into a hat.  I love his googly crazy eyes. :)  This is actually a pretty good hat project for beginners and advanced beginners to crochet up.  It was definitely a fun project and I plan on make more of the Sesame Street characters in the near future to make up a set of patterns, for free of course.

Cookie Monster Character Hat Easy Crochet Pattern

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Bright to Medium Blue Yarn for Beanie Hat main color
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black Yarn for eye pupils and mouth
White Yarn for eye whites
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
sctog – single crochet two st together
dc– double crochet
hdc – half double crochet (smaller sizes only)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3) Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy  Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Cookie Monster character hat! :)

Eye backs (*optional step – Make 2): using white yarn
Note: This step is optional but I highly recommend it to prevent stuffing in eyeballs to seep out of hat when worn and itch foreheads. It helps keep the stuffing where you want when stitches are spread when worn. 
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before making 2 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Fasten off and put to side until needed during assembly steps.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before making 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 7 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)

Eye White Fronts (Make 2): Using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before making 2 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st to the top of 1st st. (20 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st st and each of the following 9 st around. (20 sc)
Make sure you leave a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to secure your eye back (*optional) to your eye white and then sew your assembled eye on to your beanie hat securely in place before you cut the yarn. Pull yarn through and put to side until needed during assembly steps.
Repeat process for second eye.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before making 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 7 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 3-4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st to the top of 1st st. (16 sc)

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Make sure you leave a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to secure your eye pupil in to desired place on eye whites before you cut the yarn, pull it through and place to side until needed in finishing off steps.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (3 sc)

Mouth: using black yarn
Row 1: Ch 12. Place 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the following 8 ch, and 2 dc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 10 ch, and 2 dc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 3: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 12 ch, and 2 dc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn.. (16 dc)
Row 4: Skipping 1st st, place 1 sc in second st, make 1 sc in the next 4 st, sctog next 2 st, sctog next 2 st,  now continue working around perimeter of mouth placing 1 sc in each st and 2 sc in each of the mouth’s upper corners until you reach back to start of round. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Before you cut your yarn, leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your Cookie Monster’s mouth on securely, before pulling yarn through and moving on to assembly.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Row 1: Ch 6. Place 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the following 8 ch, and 2 hdc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following  ch, and 2 hdc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (10 hdc)
Row 3: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 12 ch, and 2 hdc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn.. (12 hdc)
Row 4: Skipping 1st st, place 1 sc in second st, make 1 sc in the next 3 st, sctog next 2 st, now continue working around perimeter of mouth placing 1 sc in each st and 2 sc in each of the mouth’s upper corners until you reach back to start of round. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.

Finishing off:
I like to start working from the bottom up on my hats so I don’t mismanage my space and end up with features all scrunched together. This way if you misjudge your space you can always move the next feature up the hat a little further than you planned. :) I often will use a wig model Styrofoam head and straight pins to place my features before I sew them to get a feel for how they will turn out. I know I’m a little OCD about my crochet. Too bad I’m not about my house being organized…
Taking your yarn tail from your mouth you completed in last steps and your yarn needle, sew his open mouth in desired location on the hat. I normally start features just above the last round of dc on my hat bases but feel free to play around and find what you like the best. I find that if I stitch around the perimeter and then place a few stitched into the middle of the smile it will keep it from bubbling up in the center.  Once you have sewn Cookie Monster’s mouth in to place, pull your leftover yarn tail to the inside of the beanie hat before fastening off.
Next we will assemble the eyes prior to attaching them to the beanie hat. Taking the tail from one black eye pupil and your yarn needle, sew it in desired location on one eye white front. I placed mine in oddball positions like in picture of Cookie Monster near top of blog so he would look more silly. You can reference my pictures as well to get an idea of how it looks. Once secure, pull your yarn to the inside of the eye white front before fastening off. Repeat this process for second eye pupil.

*Attaching the eye back. This is an optional step for those that opted to make the eye backs to keep the stuffing from falling out. Again I highly recommend this step and it really doesn’t take much more time. It’s appreciated in the long run. Taking the tail from one eye front, line up an eye back with back side facing in and use your yarn needle to sew the two pieces together so that the eye back will close the bottom up of the eye front. You want to stop about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to add your fiberfill stuffing (or desired stuffing) to the eyes before you close them up. You want to add enough stuffing that the eyes keep an nice rounded appearance for the 3D eyes but not so much that your eye back bulges out. This over stuffing will make make your area around the eye when attached bunch up and sometimes the eyes sag. Once you have stuffed it with desired amount, sew up the rest of the way around. Do not fasten off the remainder tail as this will be used next. Now you will use your assembled eye and tail with your yarn needle to sew the assembled eye directly on to your beanie hat. You can reference my pictures to see where I placed the eyes on my Cookie Monster character hat but again, feel free to play around to find what you like the best. Once secure, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat process with second eye.

If you skipped the optional eye back steps, now you will take your yarn needle and the tail left on one eye front to sew it into place directly on to your beanie hat in desired place. You will want to stop about 2/3 to 3/4 around to stuff it until you reach the rounded appearance of the eye you are looking for. Once you have stuffed it with desired amount, sew up the rest of the way around. Once securely in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat process with second eye.
Now take a minute to double check your Cookie Monster beanie hat to check for any tails or yarns ends you might of missed during assembly. If you find any, fasten them off now.
All done! One super easy and cute Cookie Monster crocheted character hat sure to pass along a few smiles. I hope you like my hat. I’m working on making each of the Sesame Street characters come alive in crochet hats. I can’t just make one right? ;)

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how the completed Cookie Monster character hat looks once you finish:
Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)
Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

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