How to Crochet Sesame Street Hats


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:
Newborn (5DC)
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"
Teens (10DC)
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
Grover
Cookie Monster

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...
Easy right?


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.
CH 2

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.

For Mouths:
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.
Extras:
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.
Assembly:
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!!!

~Please see more crochet patterns HERE  ~

109 comments:

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh so cute!! Great job!

Kasey Hunt said...

Adorable!

Tanya said...

I love these! I love that you give the information for the adult sizes, too - I totally want one! I've only ever managed to crochet one long string of crochets (is that what they are called) but maybe I can talk my mom into making them for me and my girls!

Viki said...

Those are about the cutest hats I've ever seen. Great job in figuring out how to make them. I bet kids just love them. Great Z post.

Jennifer said...

I love these! I can't wait to try them. My 2 1/2 year old saw the picture and is excited for me to try them as well :)

Thank you!!

L.C. said...

I LOVE THESE! would rather just buy them to make them though :)

Amy said...

These are absolutely DARLING!!

Kara said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! These are totally cute. Cookie Monster is my favorite!

michelleml said...

I don't know how to make these i've tried to crochet before no luck. but would love to buy one will you be selling any?

Sue Sparks said...

These are adorable!!! You are so talented! Did I read it correctly, that you are selling some? I'd love to buy some! Love the last photo with the little(real) cookie monster! Elmo and Cookie M. are my faves:)

MICHELL said...

Thank you for all the wonderful comments! I must admit...I'm VERY proud of this tutorial:)
I didn't wanta make my post an advertisement... but yes I do sell these on Etsy, link to my shop in my sidebar or
http://www.etsy.com/shop/girlinair

TidyMom said...

These are ADORABLE!!! how cute!♥

Thanks for linking up today!! Have a GREAT weekend!

polwig said...

Those are so awesome. I saw this on Kojo Designs... great job.

Michelle said...

Oh my, these are just too adorable! What terrific fun!

Alison said...

These are SO cute!!! What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing!

~Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

Life in Rehab said...

AWESOME job! Where were you when my kids were little?

Your model is just edible by the way.

casey aubut said...

So cute!
Following you back from Friday Follow! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Heather said...

Those are some seriously cute hats! I'm always looking for a new pattern to crochet.

Stopping by from Friday Follow! I'm a new follower.

Brooke said...

TOO CUTE!!! I love to crochet and this such a FUN pattern---you are so sweet to share it! Thank you so much! :) Have a great day.

Stephani said...

Those are really awesome. Makes me wish I crocheted. I wonder if there's a knitted version somewhere?

Thanks for linking up today.

Ruth said...

Michell, thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog. i'm right back at ya!!

love love love these oh so cute hats....

Ruth
Underneath His Wrapping

Katie B. said...

These are just adorable! Nice job, and donating them is a fantastic idea.

Acting Balanced Mom said...

thanks for the follow - my 4 year old is an elmo nut.. looks like I have a project to work on when I get home from holidays... following you back

Leslie said...

these are too cute

Michelle said...

Too cute...love 'em!

Whitney said...

AMAZING! Thanks for sharing the pattern for free! So generous! Can't wait to try it!

Amy T said...

These hats are too cute! I can't wait to get started.

Housewife Eclectic said...

Oh my gosh these are so cute! I keep saying I am going to learn, I think now is the time to start!

Thanks for the follow! I am returning it now. Come over and add your blog to the Housewife Eclectic Blogshare Community, to find new blogs and get new readers!

http://www.housewifeeclectic.com/p/housewife-eclectic-blogshare-community.html

Delia said...

Amazing and thank you for sharing the pattern and how to with us. Wow. ;)

Miri said...

Too cute! Simply adorable!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Fabulous! Wish I could crochet well enough to make one of these. I'm bookmarking your site if I decide to attempt one. Love them! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing :o)

www.seamsinspired.com

liz taylor said...

Those hats are amazing! So glad I found you at The Girl Creative!

KBraden said...

Thanks for following me! I am following you back! those hats are too cute I will have to come back and get that pattern and try it out. I love crocheting and fixing to post the pictures of my current project when done!

Sluiter Nation said...

i LOVE how you "posed" all the hats! They are so dumb cute! I want one for my next bundle...whenever that is!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh! Those hats are so cute - you did a great job! I do not know how to crochet - it is on the list. I do know how to knot, but after 3 years of it still consider myself a beginner! Thanks for coming by and for linking up! I am a new follower here!

beth said...

wow! so cute. Looks like you had some fun photographing them! ;)

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

AHHHH!!! I love these! So stinkin' cute! Thanks for stopping by The Pumpkin Patch. I love the pictures. I love your layout. I love your blog. Thanks for finding me so I could find you. :) If you get some flowers made, send me some pics. I'm a follower too.

Ellie said...

You make me wish I could crochet! The hats are adorable. Just stopping by from New Friend Friday!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my goodness! These are all so cute and I love how you photographed them at the zoo :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

StressTheSeams said...

Those are so adorable!!! I've got to get on that for the twins! :) Thanks for sharing it!

The Muse said...

Hey, these are great...
Now, really, I would wear a couple of these myself... :)

Carla said...

Do you make these in adult sizes because these are just too cool!! The baby looks to adorable too. You make me want to crochet just to make these. Thanks for sharing!

amieggs said...

hahahahah these are incredibly cute!!!

Jenny said...

Good morning. Thank you for linking to Alphabe-Thursday. If you continue with this meme please put a link back to it at the end of your post. It makes it easier for readers to get to the rest of the entries quickly. Thank you!

Although I was totally lost by all the instructions these hats were really adorable. It made me wish we still had smaller Grands.

You are quite talented and creative.

Thank you for sharing it with us on this little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Z".

A+

PS. How do you get your comments to display numbers like this?

the momma (aka Shannon) said...

Okay, I seriously need to learn how to crochet now!!! Or you need to make a knit pattern for these :0)

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, these are so cute!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a good day!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

Nanny Dee said...

Hi Michell --

stopping by and following from Simply Follow at MBC!

These are so cute! The little boy I take care of loves Elmo and Cookie Monster. Wish I was talented enough to make one, but glad to know you sell them as well. I love Etsy and now I have something else to add to my favorite list for holiday presents!

take care -- Dee

http://newenglandnanny.blogspot.com

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Love love LOVE these hats! I'd love it if you'd join my tuesday link party (tomorrow)! http://imtopsyturvy.com

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Truly adorable, I just love them!

Ginger said...

OMGosh, those are so cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh how cute are those!?! I have a Sesame Street project in the wings I haven't gotten to yet. When I get it done and posted, I will link to this as well. so cute ;)

Kaysi said...

Those are just awesome!!! I love them, you are amazing and so talented!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

These are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. They look super cute on. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Michell, Just wanted to let you know I featured your hats today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

MICHELL said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments! I'm so glad they are a BIG hit:-)
I can't wait to get all the other characters I have in mind done....and get some mailed out to kids!

grace said...

These are really great. I know they will become very popular.

Richelle said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for showing the tutorial!

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

The Big Bird hat just kills me!! They are ALL cute!! Bravo!

Helena said...

I love these hats! Especially when they are exploring the zoo :)

Thank you for participating in the Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts!

Helena said...

I featured this today!

http://www.lifeinthepitts.com/2010/07/featuring-you_23.html

mommy2luke2008 said...

Love these!!! I'm definitely going to have to try my hand at crocheting in rounds and make one of these for my son! I featured this on my friday favorites!
http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-favorites_23.html

MessyMissy said...

Thank you so much for the patterns. This is so awesome!!!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

You are so talented! These are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing this at Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

*AMAZING* job! It makes me want to go grab my hooks and some yarn - and I love that you're making them to donate. I linked to this on my weekly roundup - thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I will be crocheting these for any place I can find who will know where they are most needed. Thank you so much for providing something I can turn into a mitzva to help the stranger.

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing :]

Amanda said...

I've been saving this post since I first saw it so I could link to it from my hats. Mine are painted http://www.craftsbyamanda.com/2010/07/cookie-monster-and-elmo-hats.html Just LOVE your crocheted hats, so CUTE!

KooKoo said...

wow, I love them, so cool :)

schmidt1016 said...

These are adorable! And they look simple to make. Love the eyes!
Leslie S. in MN

Daisha said...

Amazing! They are so so cute!

noolygirl said...

Good LORD!!!! these are so stinkin' cute!!!!!!

Crystal said...

Those are so so adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

Is there a way to print the directions for handy crocheting? Thanks, Cher

Anonymous said...

Eeeek! Too cute!
And congratulations on the many joys in your life. Thanks for sharing!
- Hana

Anonymous said...

My 2-1/2 year old boy/girl twins went nuts when they saw your hats. I had to buy the supplies to make all of them because I could decide which ones I liked best. I hope you do the pattern for the Abby one you mentioned. I make baby afghans for our church to donate to local hospitals and shelters, so I may make some of these too if I get the pattern down. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Jennifer said...

I finally finished 2 of them!! I can't thank you enough again for this pattern. We just love it. :)

http://perrilyncreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/two-completed-sesame-street-hats.html

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

love your hats, keep up the good works

Anonymous said...

Have you started on the shrek or thomas the train??? Cant wait to see those!! Love the ones you have cant wait to make them!!!

Anonymous said...

You have done some amazing things
Keep up the good work

P Lozinski, N.S., Ca.

Mae Belle Creations and Musings said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I had wanted to make the cookie monster and elmo hats for a long time but never knew how to go about making them... I have finally finished one of each of these hats and posted the results on my blog. Stop on by and check it out :D

Amanda said...

I've got a new blog and your hats are my first feature! I'd love for you to stop by and grab a button! todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

Emily said...

I. LOVE. THESE.

The end. :)

Anonymous said...

I crocheted your sock monkey hats for my son and his baby, as well as my great nephew. They turned out great! I also made the Elmo and Cookie monster hats for my grandson. I found matching socks and they are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your patterns. Lynn

Spirit said...

Thank you very much for sharing your patterns. I just found the link in my saved list. Glad I'll finish another project today so I can start on one of these. I found you on Etsy and placed you in my favorites. I just started there myself, Cape Cod Gift Shop. I'll whip a hat for you too so it can be donated either through you or I'll go to a local hospital. I donate handmade goods often.

craftedbymama said...

Thanks so much for the how to! I just finished a big bird for a Christmas gift.

maleahbliss said...

I am SOO glad you linked these up!! I LOVE them!! I don't know if you saw the hats on my site, but, I really enjoy making hats too.

Thanks again for linking up! I hope I'll see you again next week! :)

Connie Babe said...

I can't make these, but my stepmother LOVES making things and donating them to hospitals, fire and police stations...I will be sending this to her...she will be one happy old lady!!! THANKS!!!

Amy (naptimecrafters) said...

Darling- Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Love the cute hats! my lil man would love an elmo hat!
happy crafting!
Linda

Jessica Sorensen said...

Super Cute! Good Luck in American Crafter!

Jessica-Mommy Creations

Beth said...

OMG....you are CRAZY talented and creative! Thank you so much for sharing these ideas at Fibers on Friday!

Kristy said...

Just blogged about Hats for Hunger and your generosity of sharing free patterns! THANKS!!! :)

http://hopefulthreads.blogspot.com/2011/03/do-you-crochet.html

Sophie Mcfadden said...

Ohh! Your baby’s such a cutie! And I love those hats! How did you make those? Before, I was hooked on crocheting until a friend of mine bought me floor looms and drum carders, and she also taught me how to weave. And it’s as great as knitting you know. But, I’ll still do knitting and try to make that one also for my son.

Noha Abdelmegeed said...

This amazing post just has to be added to my blog :))))

laurajaden said...

So thankful to find this pattern! My Christmas shopping was cut by at least 1/4. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!

chefrw01 said...

Thankyou so much for this pattern, the hats work up fast and easy.
I have decided to make as many as I can and in October I will
take them to the Childrens orphanage and the shelter for women
and children. Chefrw01 Louisville Ky.

LindsayLou1870 said...

Hey, I was just wondering how to make this into the right size for a baby 3-6 months. So do you just do the 6 DC in the first circle of chain stitches (hopefully that makes sense)?

Val said...

i know this is odd but where do you start and end the height of the hat?

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Just pinned these! So cute!

Eileen said...

Now those hats are cute

Eileen said...

Now those hats are cute

sewingbreakdown said...

i LOVE how you "posed" all the hats! They are so dumb cute! I want one for my next bundle...whenever that is!

chris said...

Love love love these! Did you get Abby done? Thanks for sharing. :)

Grace Gaige said...

I have started crocheting and got stuck on the round 7-14. Do you still chain 3 first before you start doing the DC.

Grace Gaige said...

I am making one for a friend of mine from church whose's granddaughter is in the hospital. I am also making a hat for my 7 yr old daughter.

Tamara said...

Love this! So great how all the pieces are broken down. I linked to this page on my blog this morning! http://www.mooglyblog.com/2012/08/06/muppets-from-yarn-knitting-crochet-patterns/ if you want to check it out. :)

Hosneara Begum said...

Thank you, amazing job! This was the information I required.

tutoring online

Breanne Black said...

I did the Elmo hat and followed your directions for 12 months-3 years. It is way too wide for my two-year-old's head. I am wondering if the cotton yarn is supposed to shrink in the wash or what I can do at this point. Thanks, I'd appreciate your advice!

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