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Grabby Monkey Cap

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Grabby Monkey Cap
Grabby Monkey Cap Grabby Monkey Cap: Infant Size
Grabby Monkey Cap Toddler Size: knit by Spookyfish
Grabby Monkey Cap Toddler Size; knit by Yarn Madness
Grabby Monkey Cap Grabby Monkey Cap: Infant Size
Grabby Monkey Cap Child Size: knit by Rebeccas Ravellings

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • k2tog: knit two together
  • p2tog: purl two together
  • pick up and knit
  • knit in the round
  • kfb: knit front and back

Pattern Description:

My husband's Aunt had been looking for a knitted monkey infant hat pattern for her soon-to-be-born grandson that featured little arms that hugged onto the infant's head. Having been unable to find anything I offered to design one for her instead. The outcome I have to admit is SUPER adorable, and so I'm so glad she brought it up, and I'm glad I was in a position to offer.

Infant through Child sizes are worked in Worsted/Aran weight yarns on 4mm/US6 needles. Adult sizes are worked in Bulky/Super Bulky weight yarn on 6mm/US10 needles.

Required Yardage spans from 100yards in Worsted/Aran for Infant size to 230 yards in Bulky/Super Bulky for Large Adult.

Pattern includes instructions on how to convert this hat to a Sock Monkey (including intarsia charts for the lips), a Brown Bear, a Panda and a Hippo.


For Infant, Toddler & Child sizes:
21sts x 28 rows = 10cm/4"
For Small/Medium & Large/X-Large Adult:
15sts x 19sts = 10cm/4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Infant: 35.5cm/14"
  • Toddler: 40.5cm/16"
  • Child: 45.5cm/18"
  • Small/Medium Adult: 50.5cm/20"
  • Large/X-Large Adult: 57cm/22.5"


  • 4mm/US6 Circulars or DPNs (Infant, Toddler & Child)
  • 6mm/US10 Circulars or DPNs (Small/Medium & Large/X-Large Adult)
  • 65m/72yd (MC) & 25m/28yd (CC) Worsted/Aran weight yarn (Infant)

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle
  • Velcro spots or Press studs
  • DPNs/Stitch Holder
  • 3 stitch markers
  • 2 buttons (for eyes)
  • black yarn

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220