Nothing brightens up a dreary day like a sock monkey hat! Make it for warmth or just for fun - you're sure to bring a smile to yourself and everyone who sees you!
***But don't say you haven't been warned....once people find out you made this hat, you will have many requests that you make one for them (or their kids!)****
Give a newborn hat as a baby shower gift....you'll surprise mom-to-be with something that isn't on her registry list, and you'll be almost guaranteed that no one else will show up with the same gift!
Send one to your jokester at college - he will enjoy the attention it will get from all his friends!
Pair this hat with a gray jogging suit and a stuffed tail for an instant sock monkey Halloween costume -an adorable costume for a low cost!
This pattern truly can be done successfully by any adventurous beginner. The assumed knowledge is very basic (knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing & changing colors of yarn). The more advanced techniques (Wrap & Turn, Working in Wrapped Stitches, and Crochet Slip Stitch) all have video links provided in the pattern to walk you through each technique that may not be familiar to a beginning knitter.
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch