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Crochet Tutorial: Gorilla Hat

Whether it’s for a costume, a winter hat, or giving this for a gift, you will go bananas over this fun character hat and find it very a-peel-ing!! There’s a new musical animation film coming out in December. One of the characters from the movie inspired this cute earflap hat. I made this cutie patootie Gorilla Hat just in time for Halloween and the holidays! My nephew is a lil’ gorilla and makes the best model!!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this hat:

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn in Edwardian (Specifics on yardage is in the intro of the video tutorial)
-Lion Brand Hometown USA in Black
-Red Heart Super Saver  yarn in Black, Gray, White (mainly scraps, less than 50 yards)
-Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
-Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
-Stitch Marker
-Poly-fil for stuffing

NOTES:
-I do not have smaller sizes for this hat, it is made for a Child size.
-You can easily adjust this size to make it bigger by adding increase rounds and more rows to make it longer. Check out this page for tips on hat sizes.

Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
BLO: Work in the Back Loop Only

Hat
With Homespun and Bulky yarn together
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring (or start with Magic Ring)
Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 8 DC into ring, sl st to ch up 3. (9)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 DC in each sp between sts around. sl st to ch up 3. (18)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, DC in same sp as ch up 3, DC in next sp, * 2 DC in next, DC in next, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch up 3. (27)
Rnd 4: Ch up 3, DC in same sp as ch up 3, DC in next sp, * 2 DC in next, DC in next 2 sps, repeat from * around, Sl st to ch up 3. (36)
Rnd 5-9: Ch up 3, DC in each st around, Sl st to ch up 3. (36)

Earflaps:
First earflap:
Row 1: Ch up 3, (Counts as DC), DC in next 4. (5)

Row 2: Ch up 3, Turn, DC in between each st. (5)

Row 3: Ch up 3, Turn, DC2TOG, DC in last 2 sps. (4)

Row 4: Ch up 3, Turn, DC3TOG.
Fasten off, weave in end.

Second Earflap
See video tutorial for specific location
Repeat as 1st earflap.

Snout: Use Red Heart Yarn in Gray and H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 st) 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)
Rnds 8 & 9: Sc in each st around. (42)
Fasten of with long tail for sewing.
Embroider Mouth to snout.
See video tutorial for visual instructions

Stuff snout and sew to hat.

Behind the Eyes:

Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)
Fasten off with long tail.
Sew to hat

Eyes: Make 2
With White
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)
Rnds 4-6: Sc in each st around. (18)

Pupil: Make 2
With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Assembly step:
Sew pupils to eyeball, stuff eye, and sew to hat.

Nose:
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across (3)
Row 2-16: Ch 1, Turn, SC in each st across.
Fasten off with long tail.
See video tutorial for visual instructions to form nose and sew to snout.

Eyebrow:
In black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook (4)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (8)
Stuff a little as you go,
Rnds 3-18: SC in each st around. (8)
Rnd 19: SC2Tog 4 times, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
See video tutorial on how to stuff and sew to hat.

Ears: Make 2 in Gray
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc.
Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, sl st to ch up 3. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 SC in first 2 sts, 1 Sc in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts, 1 SC in last 4 sts, (16)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Cut a bunch of scrap yarn, tie to top of hat for hair, comb it out for fuzzy hair
Make braids on each earflap.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

 

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8 responses

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  2. I am making this adorable gat however after competing the hat before the face and add ons it seems really big for a child. Does this change once you add the face and add ons or should I attempt to adjust the pattern?

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    • If it is too big, you can stop at any increase round to make it smaller, just increase less. I hope that makes sense. Let me know if you need help. I hope it fits. Mine fit my 3 year old nephew. ~Nadia

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  3. Hi, Nadia. And a blessed New Year to you and yours. I am making the Minecraft creeper hat and am questioning the information about round six and around seven and round eight. Round six says that at the end you’ll have 54 stitches , and when you’re done round seven it says you’ll have 60 stitches but then on round eight it’s back to 54 stitches. I’m not sure how that happened.
    Secondly do you have any patterns for five nights at Freddy’s characters I would certainly appreciate any that you might have. Thank you very much. I have quite enjoyed making the Minecraft creeper hat

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