Sunday, January 23, 2011

Crocheted Sock Monkey Hat and Baby Cocoons Anyone Can Make

I found a free pattern for this adorable sock monkey hat at Do Ah Diddy through Sarah at The Harrigan Howdy (who added the ear flaps and gives a pattern for that).


That got me thinking about these newborn cocoons I make:



Anyone can make these!  Many of you probably already know the trick, but if you don't you'll be shocked to hear how easily they can be made. 

Pick up a Knifty Knitter from JoAnns or Micheals and follow the instructions for a hat, just make it WAY longer.  That's it!  You'll want to get the size meant to make adult hats, I believe it's the green one. 

Then use a bulky weight yarn and follow the easy instructions in the pamphlet that comes with your Knifty Knitter.  I kept going until mine was about 21 inches long because you loose some length when you gather the bottom and it's better too long than too short in my opinion.

I love these things because babies are normally so happy and cozy inside them, you can get lots of great shots.  And if you've got a baby who can't seem to sleep through the commotion of the session, this always does the trick!

Happy Sunday :)
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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up on the knifty knitter, I guess you could just knit it on regular needs now couldn't you?

    Very cute design, even though I felt bad for that crying baby!

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  2. Soooo cute! I'm doing the pictures for my new grandbaby...need one of these!! Thanks for the inspiration!
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    Shantel @
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  3. thanks foe the great tip! too bad my baby is too old now :o)

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  4. Sounds super easy, but I don't know I've never knitted before! Thanks for sharing though - maybe one day I'll try it. Thanks for linking this up to my Crafty Mommy Diva Baby Shower Event!

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