My son, Ben (9), loves the game, Minecraft. He plays every single day. He begged me to make him a Creeper Hat for the winter and this is what I came up with.
I used Ann Budd’s Basic Hat pattern (with 1x1 ribbing) as a foundation and added my own personal style to it.
It was quick and fun to make and the only change I would make would be to use a smaller needle size (maybe US 4 or 5) for the ribbing section.
My son has a 22”. My gauge (using the US 6 needle) was 5.5 sts and 7 rows per inch. Since there were no directions to follow for a 5.5 sts/inch gauge, I followed the 6 sts per inch gauge for the pattern, but went down to the Adult Small size to balance things out.
Here are some general directions:
CO the required number of stitches for the Adult Small size of this pattern, 1x1 ribbing for 2.5”. Do a purl round. Knit in stockinette until hat measures 7.5” (including ribbing section). Purl 1 round. Knit 1 round. Purl 1 round. Start decreases as per the directions. Follow the rest of the pattern as directed.
For the Minecraft Creeper face, I cut out (2) 1” squares out of dark blue felt and 1 other piece, which I will try to describe:
On a piece of graph paper, mark out a 1” tall x 2” wide rectangle. In the exact center on top of the rectangle, draw a 1/2” tall x 1” wide rectangle…there should be 3/4” on each side…this is the nose section. Then, finally, add on a 3/4” x 3/4” square on each left and right bottom edge of the main rectangle…there should be a 1” opening in the center. Once you have this drawn out, cut it out of the paper, pin carefully to a piece of felt and cut it out.
Center and pin the nose/mouth section onto the hat, about 3 rows up from the purl row that’s above the ribbing. Take one of the 1” squares and pin that to each corner of the nose section of the Creeper. The square should touch the nose/mouth section. Sew pieces carefully in place using a matching thread.
Then, you’re done!
Hope this helps and good luck :D