With the Monsters Inc. prequel movie about to be released and because of the inventory I have of this green yarn that just screams Mike Wazoski, we had to make more monster hats. Using most of my green Mike yarn from my yarn stash, I made 2 more Mike hats. Since we made about 5 Mike Wazoski hats recently, I ran to the store to pick up a blue yarn for Sully. Sully’s horns were very tricky and after several attempts, Vanessa did a remarkable job, wouldn’t you agree?
Though I don’t follow a pattern (I generally just eyeball my work), I am trying to document a how-to for those that are interested.
Mike Wazoski hat
I made this hat on a 36 peg loom for a child
To create a this brim
Row 1: e-wrap the pegs (for this type of brim-garter stitch- I don’t use the peg on the side. I typically begin with the 1st peg and have my slip know part of the brim)
Row 2: purl stitch
Row 3: e-wrap stitch
Row 4: purl stitch
Row 5: e-wrap stitch
Row 6: purl stitch
For the rest of the hat
e-wrap until the hat is 6 inches long (from bottom of brim to top)
My row count is 24 (not including the brim)
To close the hat
I use Jeannie Phillips method of closing for Mike as it creates a rounded, less bunchy top. You knit 2 pegs, then purl 2 pegs for 3 rows.
Go around the loom twice and then cut off the yarn
With a threaded tapestry needle, you remove all the purl stitched pegs and pull as tight as you progress
You can find Jeannie’s video tutorial link on our Tutorials Page under “Binding Off (or Finishing the Hat)” – Flat Drawstring Cast Off
Go around and remove all the knit stitches from the loom and close by making a cross (sew the yarn in a + at the top of the stitches) and then go in through the top of the hat.
Make a knot inside the hat and cut off the excess yarn.
You may have a tail near the brim. You can make sure to secure it with a knot, very close to the brim and cut off the excess yarn.
Loom Knit the 2 Antennae on a Loom Spooler
Row 1: e-wrap the peg
Row 2 & 3: Purl stitch
Row 4-8: E-wrap stitch
Row 9: Bind off or take off the loom spooler
You can then bring the thread into the antennae to the bottom
Make a second antennae
Crochet the Eye
Need: Black yarn, blue yarn, and white yarn; an appropriate sized crochet hook
DC- Double Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Using Black Yarn
Chain 5 single crochets
Slip stitch together
Single Crochet into circle 8 sc (make sure the tail is in the single crochets)
Pull the tail tight, to close the circle.
Change to the blue yarn
Slip stitch to join to black
SC 8 (around the circle)
HDC around the circle
End with a slip knot to secure all stitches
Change to the white yarn
Slip stitch to join to blue
SC around the circle
DC into each stitch around the circle
SC around the circle
To Finish the Hat
Sew all embellishments (2 antennae and 1 eyeball) onto the hat using a tapestry needle
I do not claim to be an expert pattern writer, if you have any questions, please comment below. I hope to help if you are confused.
We will include these in May’s shipment of hats to a local pediatric cancer organization. I hope that these will bring hope and happiness to these brave children fighting cancer.
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