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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  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!

  2. Soooo cute! I'm doing the pictures for my new grandbaby...need one of these!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog when you get a chance :-)
    Shantel @

  3. thanks foe the great tip! too bad my baby is too old now :o)

  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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