Alsace Le Monstre Hat by Marnie MacLean

Alsace Le Monstre Hat

July 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
250 yards (229 m)
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Alsace Le Monstre makes a perfect shower gift, or a gift for a friend or family member. And for those times when you aren’t sure who you’ll be knitting for, it is equally suited to a little boy or girl. Knit up at a tight gauge in superwash merino, this piece is easy to care for and will be a delight for the baby (of any age) who receives it. For optimal ease of care, choose a fiberfill that’s washable.

Alsace is shown in purple and green, my favorite monstery color combination, but you could work him in any other colors you wish. Maroon and gold, blue and yellow, red and black—all would be equally charming.

The hat instructions come in three sizes—Small, Medium, and Large to fit a baby, toddler, and child, respectively—but you can scale the size up or down by changing the gauge or casting on more or fewer stitches.

If you enjoy this pattern, you may also wish to purchase the matching doll pattern. A full ball of the main and contrasting color yarn will allow you to make two hats with the opposite color combination. Or you can buy 2 balls of the main color and make one hat and one doll in the same colors.

NOTE: Hat and doll may be purchased together at a reduced rate of $9.50

Size Circumference Height (not counting horns)
S - Baby: 14”/36 cm 6.25”/16 cm
M - Toddler: 16”/40 cm 7.25”/18.5 cm
L - Child 18”/46 cm 8.25”/21 cm


  • US 4 (3.5 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns), set of 4 or 5

  • (Optional) US 4 (3.5 mm) 12-inch (30 cm) circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

  • US E (3.5 mm) crochet hook

  • Debbie Bliss Rialto 100% superwash merino, 115 yd/105m:

    <dd> - 1 balls MC (Purple) <dd> - 1 ball CC (Moss) <dd> - Less than 1 ball black <dd> - Less than 1 ball white

  • A small amount of washable fiberfill to stuff eye and horns

  • Tapestry needle

23 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on US #4 (3.5 mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.

What you get:
You are purchasing a PDF download. You will need a free copy of Adobe Acrobat to open and print the file. I accept Pay Pal payments only. This pattern is 3 pages plus a cover and is provided in color that should print well in black and white.

To knit this pattern, you must be able to:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Knit in the round
  • Cast on
  • Bind off
  • Work simple crochet