Gorilla 0-3 month hat pattern
So I had a custom order from a family member to make any jungle animal hat I like. She was going to a baby shower, and the theme is jungle animals. So with some pondering, looks of browsing I went through a couple of ideas and thought a gorilla wound be such a cute idea. Not make gorilla hats. So I went and checked my yarn stash to see if I had the yarn I wanted and started crocheting away. I then thought what have I got myself in too! Fun fur can be a little tricky to work with but I managed and look I created a beautiful piece. I hope you enjoy making him as much as I did.
A tip to working with Fun Fur is to add a single strand of yarn so you can see your stitches when working. Also, light up hooks are fantastic (affiliate link here) to use as well.
Yarn – any plain black yarn and black fun fur yarn.
Yarn needle and sewing needle
Stuffing (note scrap yarn can work great to stuff your work.)
Sc- Single Crochet
Hhc- Half Double Crochet
Dc- Double crochet
Slst- Slip Stitch
Hdcdec- Half Double Crochet Decrease
(Using both the black yarn and fun fur together)
(Work in the round do not slst unless told to.)
Round 1: work 10 hdc into your magic circle. (10)
Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (20)
Round3: hdc in the first st, then add 2 hdc in the next st, repeat around. (30)
Round 4: hdc in the nest 2 sts, then 2hdc in the nest st, repeat around (40)
Round 5: hdc in the next 9 sts, then add 2hdc in the next st, repeat around (44)
Round 6: hdc in each st till you reach the measurements of 5.25 (44)
Round 7: Adding 1 row of hdc in each st around in just the black yarn. (44)
Your end hat measurements should be 5.75 when done
(Using only black yarn) (make 2)
Note fold your hat and use stitch markers to figure out where you will place your ear flaps. I crochet right on to the hat, so there is not need to sew it on latter.
Round 1: hdc 8 across. ch 1 and turn
Round 2: Hdcdec, hdc the next 4 then hdcdec.
Round 3: Hdcdec, hdc the next 2 then hdcdec.
Round 4: 2 Hdcdec
Round 5: 1 Hdcdec
After adding your ear flaps to your hat sc in each stitch around.
Tassels – 8 pieces of yarn measuring 20in. Fold your yarn in half and pull part of it through your hat creating a loop now pull the rest of your yarn through the loop and pull tight and then braid.
Magic circle 11 hdc ch1, turn. DO NOT SLST
Round 1: 1 hdc in first st, then 2 hdc in next repeat till end
(Stuff your mouth when sewing on) (Stitch a smile on your mouth if you like)
Round 1: 2 hdc in the 2nd st from the hook, hdc across, 3 hdc in last st. Now your working on other side hdc in each st until end.
Round 2: 2hdc in First st, hdc in the next 8 sts, 2hdc in the next, hdc 1, 2hdc in the next, work 1 hdc in the next 7 sts, then add 2hdc and working 1 hdc in last st.
Round 3-4: work 1 hdc in each stitch around.
Round 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook. Then work another hdc in the last. ch 1 turn.
Round 2: Hdc in each st. Cut off
Round 1: In the 2nd ch from the hook 1 hdc in the next 3 sts. Dc the next 3 sts. 6 dc in the last. Working on the other side dc 3. hdc 3 ch 1 turn.
Round 2: 1 sc in the next 6 sts, then 2 hdc in the next, 1 hdc, then 2 hdc the next st, 1hd, then 2 hdc in the next, 1 hdc, 6 sc. Cut off.
Now just sew all your pieces on your hat. Happy Crocheting!
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