While I was at the beach this weekend with my girlfriend Rachel and her little girl (and my god daughter!) Bella, Rachel mentioned she wanted to dress Bella up as a monkey for Halloween. More specifically, Curious George. And Rachel would go as The Man in the Yellow Hat!
I loved the idea.
And I jumped on the chance to make a monkey hat for Bella!
I love this little girl. I'm not close to becoming a mama (not sure I'll ever really feel ready) but being able to make cute baby crocheted projects makes me silly happy! I already made a pair of crocheted Mary Janes for Bella (they still need buttons) and was eager to make this monkey hat.
I found the pattern originally on Ravelry (love-so many inspiring projects) but then I followed the links to the cute blog it was originally posted on. I followed the 3-6 month pattern, since Bella is 4 months old right now, but will be 6 months by the time Halloween rolls around.
The pattern was easy to follow, although I will admit that I had to google half double crochet and half double crochet decrease :) And I always have to google slip stitch. I never remember slip stitch, mainly because I rarely use it.