Mama and baby Octopus "Poulpy" hat by Sylvie Damey

Mama and baby Octopus "Poulpy" hat

November 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet in back loop
5.0 mm (H)
5.5 mm (I)
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I first designed this hat for our friend whose totem animal is an octopus… so an octopus themed hat was in order for his birthday of course !! (In french poulpe=octopus so “Poulpy” is now his nickname)
You can see his brown and orange “Poulpy” hat in the last pictures, but the pattern does NOT include instructions in such superbuky yarn. I though worsted weight yarn would be common, and easier to wear on an everyday basis ;-)

The mama or baby octopus appliqué can easily be buttoned on or off, for that CRAZY look or a more casual everyday hat. Look at those dangly tentacles ! :-)

Worked in super comfy Malabrigo Merino worsted yarn, this hat is a dream to wear and stretches easily to fit virtually any size. It even fits my 5-year-old daughter ! :-)

You’ll need:

  • about 50 g of worsted weight yarn in the main color
  • plus remnants of a contrasting color yarn in similar weight (bouclé yarn works great for a funky look)
  • 5 mm (H8) and 5.5 mm (I9) hooks
  • 2 buttons

Perfect for an OPADOO in each year’s Giftalong ;-)

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