I have a Minecraft obsessed 9 year old boy who requested I make him a creeper hat so this is what I came up with: In order to get the different green tones, I used two strands of stylecraft special dk in different shades of green. For these hats it was “Lime” and “Green”. I’m planning on using “meadow” and “khaki” next :-). Alternatively you could use a chunky green yarn. You need:
- DK yarn in two shades of green (Approx 35g of each)
- Black chunky yarn
- 5mm hook (for face)
- 6mm hook (for hat)
- 5.5mm hook (for hat edge)
I use US crochet terms.
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each around, join (20 DC)
Round 3: ch 2, 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join (30 DC)
Round 4: ch 2, 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join (40 DC)
Round 5: ch 2, 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join (50 DC)
Round 6: ch 2, 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 9, join (55 DC)
Round 7-14: ch 2, DC in each stitch around, join (55 DC)
Round 15-16 change to 5.5mm hook: ch1, SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (55 SC)
This pattern was adapted from Repeat Crafter Me’s polar bear hat with some changes to make it a beanie rather than an earflap hat.
I came up with the creeper face myself! This is the first time I have written my own instructions so any feedback would be appreciated.
Use chunky black yarn and a 5mm hook. Turn at the end of each row. The Ch 1 at the start of each row is your turning chain and is not included in stitch counts.
Creeper eyes (make two):
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, ch1 turn (6 sc).
Rows 2-5: sc in each stitch across, ch1, turn (6 sc)
Row 6: sc across, finish off (6 sc)
Ch 8 Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 6, ch1, turn (7 sc)
Row 2-3 : sc in each stitch across, ch1, turn (7 sc)
Row 4: sc in 7 stitches, ch4, turn (7sc, 4ch)
Row 5: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next two chains. Sc across the next 4 stitches, ch1, turn (7 sc)
Row 6-7: sc across, ch1, turn (7 sc)
Row 8: ch1, sc in 7 stitches then ch4, turn (7 sc, 4 ch)
Row 9: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 chains, Sc in next 4 stitches, ch1, turn (7 sc)
Row 10-12 : sc across (7 sc) Finish off.
This is what you should have at the end of row 4.
This is the end of row 8.
When you’ve turned your work and completed row 9, this is what you should have.
I pinned the pieces into place and sewed on with a needle and thread. Hope you enjoyed making your creeper hat!