Newborn-Adult Sesame Street Hats!
I have a pattern to share! I am going to attempt to share with you how to make these OH! So CUTE! Sesame Street Hats.
I had a brain storm one day watching my son play with his favorite Elmo doll. As a beginner crocheter...I was sooo pleased with the outcome of the first ELMO hat, that I moved on to other characters.
I know these hats 'look' hard but trust me YOU can make these. The internet is full of FREE patterns and video's to help a beginner along. I found YouTube to be the best place to search for answers to all my questions.
In this tutorial I'm gonna share with you the patterns I found and TRY to explain how to do the other stuff I kinda just made up:0
You might have a better way but this is how and what I used to make these.
I used Sugar'n Cream 100% cotton yarn. But I'm sure ANY yarn would work..so use your favorite:-)
You'll need 1 skein of each color and a H/8-5.00mm hook.
This pattern is for an average baby's head 6-12 months.
If you need a smaller or larger size, make the necessary adjustments.
In round 1 of the hat pattern I just changed the number of DC's for a smaller or bigger hat.
Then just adjusted the # of rounds for the right length. (For a newborn I used 12 rounds)
These measurements fit most:
Head Circumference 13" - 14 "
Hat height = 5.5 to 6"
Baby - 3 to 6 months (6DC)
Head Circumference: 14" - 17 "
Hat height= 6.5 - 7"
Baby - 6 to 12 months (7DC)
Head Circumference: 16" - 19 "
Hat height = 7.5"
Toddler -12 months - 3 years (8DC)
Head Circumference: 18" to 20 "
Hat height = 8"
Child - 3 - 10 years (9DC)
Head Circumference: 19" - 20 1/2"
Hat height =8.5"
Head Circumference: 20 1/2" - 22"
Hat height 9-10"
Adult Woman (11DC)
Head Circumference: 21.5" - 22.5"
Hat height 9-10"
Adult Man (12DC)
Head Circumference: 23" - 24"
Hat height 9-10"
Oscar in his trash can
Big Bird catch in the children's net
Elmo riding an Elephant at the Zoo
Use the color yarn of your favorite character:
1. Cookie Monster~Hot Blue or Light Blue, White, Black, Warm Brown & Tan
2. Elmo~Red, Orange, White & Black
3. Grover~Bright Navy, Pink, Red, White & Black
4. Oscar~Sage Green, Warm Brown, White & Black
5. Big Bird~ Yellow, Dark Yellow, Pink, Lt Blue, White & Black
For the Hats:
CH 3, join with a sl st to first CH to form a ring
Round 1: CH 3 (counts as first DC), 7 DC in ring, Join with sl st to top of begining DC (8DC)
Round 2: CH 3, DC in same st, 2 DC in every st around. Join (16DC)
Round 3: CH 3, 2DC in next st , *DC in next st, 2 DC in next st * Repeat * to * around. Join (24DC)
Round 4: CH 3, DC in in next st, 2 DC in next st *DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next st* Repeat * to * around. (32DC)
Round 5: CH 3, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next st *DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next st* Repeat * to * around. (40DC)
Round 6: CH 3, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next st *DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next st* Repeat * to * around. Join (48 DC)
Round 7-14: DC in each DC
Round 15: 1 SC in each DC around
So to sum it up and make it sound a little easier it's just
1. CH 3, join
2. CH 3, 7 DC or make adjustment
3. 2 DC in each around
4. 1 DC & 2 DC around
5. 2 DC & 2 DC
6. 3 DC & 2 DC
7. 4 DC & 2 DC
8. 1 DC around til you get it long enough
9. Finish off with a SC around...
For the eyes:
There are lots of videos on YouTube that show how to make a round ball....it helped me to understand the directions a little better...
You will want to start with White for all eyes except Big Bird...who has Pink eyelids so the first 4 rows are pink then a row of Blue and finishing with White.
Round 1: 3 SC in 2nd CH from hk. DO NOT JOIN. Work in one continual round.
Round 2: 2 SC in ea SC around. (6 SC)
Place contrasting marker at beginning to mark first stitch.
Round 3: 2 SC in ea SC around. (12 SC)
Round 4-6: SC in eac SC around. (12 SC)
Round 7: SC DEC over two SC, 6 times. (6 SC DEC)
Stuff head with polyester fiber fill or stuffing for shape
Round 8: Join Black and continue to DEC around until closed, tied off.
For the Nose:
Elmo: Same pattern as the eye but with the orange color.
Grover: Same pattern as the eye but increase Rounds in center to 10 instead of 6 and use pink.
Big Bird: Start pattern like eye but at Round 4: 2 SC in ea SC around until (24SC). Then Round 5-10: SC in each SC around. DO NOT stuff...I used a slightly darker yellow for contrast.
Elmo: Different pictures of Elmo have different mouths. I used the one that my son's doll had. I just tied Black on one end bought the yarn straight out to the center, SC 6 in a circle and bought the yarn straight out the other side and tied off.
Grover: Use Red, CH 20, turn and SC in each CH across, tied off.
Oscar: Use Black CH 20.
Cookie Monster: Use Black, CH 20, turn skip first CH, SC across, DEC at end..Repeat 6 times. For Cookie: Use Tan, CH 2, Then first 3 Rounds of eye pattern. Tie knots using Warm Brown for chips.
Oscar: Eyebrows use Warm Brown. CH 30. Turn CH 4 and SC in each CH across.
Big Bird: For 'feathers' use darker yellow. CH 10. Turn CH 6, SC in CH, CH 5, SC in CH all the way across.
Lay out items for placement. Pin in place and use a yarn needle and coordinating yarn to whip stitch everything in place.
Placement of the different eyes and mouth really MAKE the character. Cookie Monsters eyes are 'Wacky' , Oscar is a tad bit crossed eyed, Grover's eyes are pinched and more wide set with his mouth right under is nose. (See photos above)
Just use your imagnation and HAVE FUN!
Be sure to follow my blog for more tutorials....I'm working on Shrek, Thomas the Train, Abby the Fairy and MORE.
Just a side note: I make these hats to donate to my area hospital's pediatric and ER wards. I believe these hats would bring comfort to a sick and scared child. I am in the process of recruiting some of the elderly ladies at a local center to help with making hats to donate. Maybe together we will be able to send hats State wide! I am selling a few of these, just to cover material costs for donating. I hope you too will make some to donate :-)
ENJOY YOUR HAT!!!
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