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Monkey Face and Tail

I improvised a monkey hat from a pattern I found on Ravelry.com for my granddaughter Atti.

The original monkey hat can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/monkey-hat-sizes-newborn-to-adult

I highly recommend this hat as a base for the monkey face, as it’s easy to follow and works up quick.   The pattern for it is also available in many different sizes.

Here are my directions:

Monkey Face

Color A: Dark Brown/Variegated        Color B:  Tan/Flesh        Color C:  Dark Brown

For the ears: Using color B
round 1. Magic circle 5 sc (5 sts)
round 2. 2 sc in each st around, join, ch 1 (10 sts)
round 3. sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around. join and finish off. (15 sts)
Using color A 
round 1. Magic circle 5 sc (5 sts)
round 2. 2 sc in each st around, join, ch 1 (10 sts)
round 3. sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, around. join and finish off. (15 sts)
round 4. sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st around, join, ch 1 (20 sts)
round 5. sc in the next 16 sts, tie off leaving a long tail for attaching the ear to the hat. Weave in remaining ends. Stitch pieces together.

For the pupils: Using color C
round 1. Magic circle 5 sc, join, ch 1 (5 sts)

For the eyes: Using color B
round 1. Magic circle 5 sc (5 sts)
round 2. sc 2 in each st, around (10 sts)
round 3. sc in next st, sc 2 in next st, around (15 sts)
round 4. sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, around (20 sts)

Attach pupils to eyes in any fashion you like. Once the individual eyes were made, I lined them up and put them together with the back sides facing out. I joined with a slip stitch in the middle stitch that would lay between the eyes and then did the following:

sl st through next sts, sc inthrough next sts, hdc through next 2 sts, dc through next sts, trb cr through next sts, fasten off leaving a very long tail for sewing to the hat. Your eyes should now be fastened together and have taken on an oval shape.

For the mouth: Using color B 
round 1. chain 11

round 2. sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st across (10 sts) 2 more sc in end space.

round 3. sc in each ch across (10 sts) 2 sc in end space.

round 4. sc in each sc across to end 2 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc across to end 2 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sts.

round 5. sc in each sc around entire piece.

round 6. sc in each sc across one side and around curved end, sl st in final st and fasten off

I centered the eyes and stitched them in place. Centered the mouth and stitched it in place, leaving a small gap. Lightly stuffed the mouth and
finished stitching.

I used a chain of 6 and stitched it in a v-shape for the nose. Hand stitched the mouth.

Followed finishing instructions for border/ties.

She’s planning on being a monkey for Halloween.

After thinking that I was all finished, I realize that a monkey needs a tail!  I couldn’t find a tail pattern, so I made my own.  Here are the instructions:

I crocheted in the round without joining for the entire piece, and used markers to mark my progress through out. You may want to stuff this as you go.

round 1. Magic circle 3 sc (3 sts)
round 2. sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc(4 sts)
round 3. (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)twice. (6 sts)
round 4. sc in each sc around (6 sts)
round 5. sc in each sc around (6 sts)
round 6. (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc)twice (8 sts)
round 7. sc in each sc around (8 sts)
round 8. (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc)twice (10sts)
round 9 – 13. sc in each st around (10 sts)
round 14 – 21. sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4sts, 2 sc in last st (10 sts) – This will create the curl or bend in the end of the tail… if you want more curl you can repeat his for as many rows as you see fit.
round 22 – ??. sc each sc around until desired length.

Once I got my desired lenth, I figured out how the tail should lay, and choosing the middle stitch on the side of the tail, I sc until I reached that
point and began chaining to creat a belt. This will be entirely variant on who the belt is for (size-wise).

I ch 61, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and sc across ch back to tail. Start sc around the tail in the next open sc for 5 sc. Repeat ch directions from other
side.

sc around to other tie, finish off and stitch shut.

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Materials: Yarn in color A and color B, size H hook, tapestry needle.

Stitches used:

ch(s) – chain(s)

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

wv cl – wave cluster

Special stitch instructions:

wv cl – ch 3, yo and insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, draw up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yo and insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yo, draw up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through remaining 3 loops.

Pattern is worked in the round without joining until written otherwise.

Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning and end of rounds.

Round 1: Work 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Round 3: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sc)

Round 4: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sc)

Round 5: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sc)

Round 6: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sc)

Round 7: *Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (42 sc)

Round 8: Work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, ext-sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ext-sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, ext-sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ext-sc in next 2 sts. (48 sts)

Round 9: Work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, ext-sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ext-sc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, ext-sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ext-sc in next 2 sts, sc in next st. (54 sts)

Round 10: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts. Repeat from * around. (60 sc)

Round 11: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts. Repeat from * around. (66 sc)

Round 12: *Work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts. Repeat from * around. (72 hdc)

Rounds 13 – 23: hdc in each st around. (72 hdc)

For the rest of the pattern, no longer work in the round. Join with a sl st where not otherwise indicated.

Round 24: Sl st to join rounds, *wv cl, ch 4, skip 3 sts, sl st in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in 1st sl st from beginning of round. (18 wave clusters)

Attach color B with sl st through same sl st as last join.

Round 25: Ch1, *sc around first ch of wv cl (Figure A), ch 1, dc around sc and wv cl and into 1st skipped st from round 24 (Figure B), sl st through any middle back bump on wv cl (Figure C), tr in 2nd skipped stitch from round 24 (Figure D), sl st through any side back bump on wv cl (Figure E), tr in same 2nd skipped stitch as last tr, dc in 3rd skipped st from round 24. Repeat from * around (18 wave cluster backings)

Round 26: Sl st in 1st sc of round 25, sl st in dc, ch 1, sc in same st, skip sl st, sc in tr, skip sl st, sc in tr. Sc in dc, skip sc, sc in dc, skip sl st, sc in tr, skip sl st, sc in tr, sc in dc, skip sc. Repeat from * around. Join. (72 sts)

Round 27: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around. Join. (72 sts)

Round 28: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in back bump of 3rd ch of ch-4 from wv cl in round 24 (Figure F), skip st behind dc. *Hdc in next 3 sts, dc in 3rd ch of ch-4 from wv cl in round 24, skip st behind dc. Repeat from * around. Join. (72 sts)

 

Round 29: Ch 2, hdc in back loops only in every st around. Join. (72 sts)

Round 30: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 9 sts, ch 16, sk 16 sts, sc next 20 sts, ch 16, sk 16 sts, sc next 10 sts. Join. (72 sts)

Round 31: Ch 2, hdc in same st and in every st around. (72 sts) Finish off and weave in all ends.

This pattern is my original creation and is posted here to share with others.

Please feel free use this pattern and keep, give or sell whatever you make.  All I ask is that you do not sell the actual pattern, and that you give me credit for my design. Thanks so much for the visit!

Materials: Yarn in color A and color B, size H hook, tapestry needle.

Stitches used:

ch(s) – chain(s)

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

ext-sc – extended single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

ext-sc instructions: insert hook through desired hole/space, yo, bring up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through both loops.

Pattern is worked in the round without joining until written otherwise.

Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning and end of rounds.

Round 1: work 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)

Round 2: work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Round 3: *work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (18 sc)

Round 4: *work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. (24 sc)

Round 5: *work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (30 sc)

Round 6: *work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. (36 sc)

Round 7: *work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. (42 sc)

Round 8: work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, ext-sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ext-sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, ext-sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ext-sc in next 2 sts. (48 sts)

Round 9: work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, ext-sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ext-sc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, ext-sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ext-sc in next 2 sts, sc in next st. (54 sts)

Round 10: *work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts. Repeat from * around. (60 sc)

Round 11: *work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts. Repeat from * around. (66 sc)

Round 12: *work 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts. Repeat from * around. (72 hdc)

Rounds 13 – 23: hdc in each st around. (72 hdc)

Round 24: *work sc in next st, ch 9, sk 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 ch-9 spaces w/ color A)

Finish off and weave in ends.

For the rest of the pattern, no longer work in the round. Join with a sl st where not otherwise indicated.

Attach color B with sl st to any middle hdc from round 23.

Round 25: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 9, sk 3 sts *sc in next st, ch 9, sk 3 sts. Repeat from * around. (18 ch-9 spaces w/ color B)

Work all sl sts in this round through the back bumps of chs.

Round 26: sl st in back bumps of next 6 chs of first color B ch-9 space. *Ch 1, sl st in middle ch of color A ch-9 space, ch 1, sl st in middle ch of color B ch-9 space. Repeat from * until all the way around piece. Ch 1.

Round 27: Sl st in 5th sl st from round 26. Ch 1, sc in same st. *Sc in next ch-1 space, sl st in same back bump sl st from round 26. Repeat from * around. Join. (72 sts)

Round 28 – 29: Ch 2, hdc in same st. Hdc in every st around. Join. (72 sts)

Round 30: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, ch 16, sk 16 sts, sc next 20 sts, ch 16, sk 16 sts, sc next 15 sts. Join. (72 sts)

Round 31: Ch 2, hdc in every st around. (72 sts) Finish off and weave in all ends.

This pattern is my original creation and is posted here to share with others.

Please feel free use this pattern and keep, give or sell whatever you make.  All I ask is that you do not sell the actual pattern, and that you give me credit for my design. Thanks so much for the visit!