Sock Monkey Ear Flap Hats for the Whole Family
Please note: The yarn used for this hat is listed as Aran only because that’s what has been listed as by the manufacturer. I think is is much more of a light worsted weight yarn, definitely thinner than your typical “red heart super saver worsted” that most people (at least in the United States) would be familiar with.
I published a new version of this pattern on October 25, 2011. So if you are coming back to this page after marking it a while ago, don’t be confused. You’re in the right spot! If you are a customer who purchased the original version of my sock monkey pattern prior to October 26, 2011, you can message me through Etsy to request a free version of the new & improved version of this pattern. Make sure you include your e-mail address in your Etsy message because I can not send pdf files through the Etsy messaging system.
Improvements to the original pattern include two adult/teen sizes and five video links to help you through parts that other knitters have prompted other knitters to contact me with questions. Other changes from the original include a minor edit on the muzzle so it isn’t quite as prominent and use of a yarn with more stretch and a different gauge.
Sizes: Newborn (Baby/Toddler, Toddler/Preschooler, Child, Small Adult/Teen, Large Adult/Teen)
To fit: 14”-24” head circumference (measure around the head right above the eyebrows)
Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease, Worsted Yarn
Oxford Gray 60 -119 yds
Cranberry 50 - 62 yds
Fisherman 25 - 52 yds
16” US Size 5 metal circular needle I only specify metal needles because this is what I used to get gauge. Bamboo needles give me a much looser knit.
Size 5 dpn, set of 4
Size F/5 Crochet Hook
Fiberfill stuffing (for muzzle)
Black Buttons or Felt (for eyes)
Black Thread & a Sewing needle
Very small amount of black yarn (could substitute gray) for nostrils
Abbreviations and Skills Used:
dpn: double-pointed needles
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together
Kfb: Knit into the front and back legs of the same stitch (+1 stitch increase)
Knitting the Round
RS / WS: Right side of work, wrong side of work
Wrap & Turn: Video link provided
Working in Wrapped Stitches: Video link provided
Crochet Slip Stitch: Video link provided