Sock Monkey is a doll traditionally made from a sock. There is no hard and fast rule on how one has to look. I used yarns in my stash though any colors will do. This baby hat is made with two strands held double and crocheted at the same time. The eyes, mouth, ears and pom pom are all made with one strand. The Ragg color is a grey/white blend. The yarn was made that way but it is not necessary to use bi-colored yarn. A similar effect can be achieved by using one strand of grey and one strand of white when crocheting. An alternate color is a brown and white. For that matter, any colors can be used. A pink and white held together would make for an adorable girl monkey hat (see picture). These hats were made for the local Army hospital neonatal unit.
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Solid Burgundy (red)
Red Heart Super Saver Solid White
Red Heart Ragg (grey/white)
Hook: L11/8.00mm for the hat
J/10/6.00mm for the eyes, ears, mouth
Stuffing for mouth
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Inc = increase, crochet two stitches in the same space
Sl st = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet
St = stitch
Sock Monkey Hat
White yarn held double
Ch 2 (or magic loop)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Hdc inc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, *dc inc, dc* five times, dc inc. Join with a sl st. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in ends. (18)
Attach two strands of burgundy to any st of rnd 3.Crochet with yarn held double.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, *dc inc, 2 dc* five times, dc inc, dc. Join with a sl st. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in ends. (24)
Attach two strands of ragg to any st of rnd 4. Crochet with yarn held double.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, *dc inc, 3 dc* five times, dc inc, 2 dc. Join with a sl st. (30)
Rnd 6-7: Ch 3, dc around. Join with a sl st. (30)
Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc around alternating between crocheting in the front loop and the back loop. (Dc in the front loop, dc in the back loop… around.) Join with a sl st. (30)
Red (one strand)
Row 1: Sl st in second ch from hook, sl st, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 sl st. Continue working around on the other side of the ch. 2 sl st, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 sl st. Sl st into next st. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in end. (20)
Attach white to same st as last sl st of row 1.(one strand)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 space, dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, dc, dc inc, dc inc, dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, dc, dc inc. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2. (24)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew mouth to face. (24)
Stuff the mouth and sew to the front of the hat along the bottom of the brim of the hat.
Eyes (make 2)
Black (one strand)
Rnd 1: 9 hdc in third ch from hook. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew to face. (8)
Sew eyes above the mouth as desired. If there is enough yarn left, make a couple nostril stitches on the mouth. See picture for placement.
Ears (make 2)
Ragg (one strand)
Row 1: 6 hdc in third ch from hook. (7)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in third st from hook, 6 hdc inc. (14)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. (14)
Sew ears to the sides of the hat.
Make a pom pom and sew it to the top center of hat. For directions on how to make a pom pom without a pom pom maker, click on How to Make a Pom Pom.