Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Heartwarming Headache: HeadCrab Hat (PATTERN)

My brother-in-law's fantastic post about his hat.

I posted a few months ago about my brother-in-law's birthday gift from last year - cow slippers.  As you can imagine, I had trouble again this year, until my husband sent me this link.  Apparently, headcrab hats are all the rage this year, and he was convinced that Whitsun would love one.

The only problem was that I couldn't find a pattern.

And so, lo and behold,  bring you...the Headcrab Hat Pattern!

Materials:

  • about 150 yards of a bulky, crab colored yarn (subject to change)
  • scrap yarn for your leg-ends
  • size 9 needles
Hat:
(note: this was made to go over dreadlocks)
  • Cast on 66 stitches, join in round
  • Knit in a (k2, p2) rib for one inch
  • Knit stockinette stitch until hat measures 6-7"
  • K2tog every 11 stitches for 9 rows.  12 stitches remain.
  • Cut yarn, thread through, and bind off.
Short Legs:
(make 4)
  • Cast on 5 stitches, join in round
  • Knit for 10 rows
  • Switch to contrasting color, knit 2 rows
  • K2tog twice, knit 1
  • Cut yarn, thread through, and bind off.
Medium Legs:
(make 2)
My hubby in the hat before we sent it out.
  • Cast on 5 stitches, join in round
  • Knit for 15 rows
  • Switch to contrasting color, knit 2 rows
  • K2tog twice, knit 1
  • Cut yarn, thread through, and bind off.
Long Legs:
(make 4)
  • Cast on 10 stitches, join in the round
  • Knit for 15 rows
  • K2tog 5 times
  • Knit 20 roww
  • Switch to contrasting color, knit 2 rows
  • K2tog twice, knit 1
  • Cut yarn, thread through, and bind off.
Finishing:
  • Attach the four short legs across the "forehead" of the hat
  • Attach the two medium legs on either side of the stretch of short legs
  • Attach two long legs on the outside of the front stretch of legs
  • Attach the other two long legs about 4 inches apart in the back
  • Weave in the ends and be consumed!