Jack Skellington Hat Tutorial

As seen on Caron Connections!

My little Rains I mean my Jack Skellington Hat
was Featured in Caron Connections!
WOW!! Check it out!^^^^^^^^^^^
So......I guess I NEED to write up a tutorial on 
HOW to make this CUTE hat.....

Just a little side note.....I am just a basic crocheter....
I can barely read a pattern. I know a few stitches and 
I have no clue about gauges even though nice ladies in the 
craft stores have tried to explain them to me many times! LOL
 BUT 
I don't let that stop me from being creative.
I know you too can make these hats and 
for the more advanced crocheter PLEASE bare with me 
on my pattern writing abilities:)

You can see all the wonderful colors and 
styles of yarn and other FREE patterns at 

MATERIALS:
Worsted Weight Yarn 
Caron Simply Soft
Black and White
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook 
A yarn needle 

I made 2 versions of this hat....
One in Black 
and one in White



Use your favorite beanie hat pattern 

Or 

This one:

I recently learned how to start each hat with a Magic Circle...this allows you to make your starting hole as tight as possible....you can learn this too.....HERE

This pattern is for sizes: 
Newborn: 16 inch & Toddler: 18 inch

Round 1 Make a Magic Circle or Ch 3 12 dc in 3rd chain from hook. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc [12 dc]
Round 2 Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [24 dc]
Round 3 Ch 2, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [36 dc]
Round 4 Ch 2, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [48 dc]
For 16 inch hat, skip to Round 7.
Round 5 Ch 2, *dc in 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc. [54 dc]
Round 6 Ch 2, dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc [54 dc]
Round 7-12 Ch 2, dc in each dc around. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc.
 Round 13 you can do a sc in each stitch around 
OR 
You can use a front/back dc post stitch 
for a nice ribbed finished look and fitted feel.
Trust me the front/back post is easier than it sounds.
 With a front or back post stitch, instead of inserting your hook through the top of the dc to pull up a loop, you insert it around the post of the stitch, either in front or back of the work. I watched to few YouTube 
video's to get a better understanding
 Round 13 Ch 3, dc around the front side of a post then dc around the back side of a post all the way around. Fasten off
See the nice finish with a front/back post!

Make 2 Eyes: 
Round 1: Ch 2, 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)
 Round 3: 2 sc in ea sc around. (12 sc)
Stop here for the newborn size
Round 4: 2 sc in ea sc around (24 sc)

 For the Black hat 
Make a white face
Make a Magic Circle or Ch 3 12 dc in 3rd chain from hook. Join with slipstitch in top of first dc 
Then Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around
continue around to the desired size
(about 4 to 5 rounds)
I whipped stitched the face on the hat after
I attached eyes and made nostrils and mouth.
With black, stitch eyes to face
 Nostrils and Mouth
Use yarn needle
Thread needle with about 2 ft of Black yarn
or enough to stitch 2 nostrils and a mouth.
Have FUN with the mouth....
it can be scary or smiley 
Most stitches are slanted in different directions.


I hope you enjoy your hat as much as we do!

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17 comments:

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Congrats! How fun.

That little cutie at the top is an excellent model...

MommaHensCoop said...

you are uber talented! Soooo cute!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The hats are so cute! What a great Halloween accessory.

Judie said...

OMG!I'll take one of those hats, but only if that cute little kid comes with it!!

Jackie said...

what a cute hat ! even though I don't know how to knit . I'm sure you could make those on slippers too . I love knitted slippers .

Glenys said...

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Jaimee said...

Super cute! Good job : )

Melissa said...

OMG how cute! I used to crochet but it has been a very long time.

Beth said...

Love them!!

I'd love if you linked this to my Fibers on Friday party. A linky party dedicated to knitters and crocheters!

http://plumslife.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

This is totally adorable. I've never seen anything like this before.

Congratulations on your feature...although I have to say I'm not surprised. This is really different and fun!

Thanks for sharing it with us, too, today on Alphabe-Thursday!

Really neat!

A+

the cape on the corner said...

love it! so cute!

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Oh Jack! Too bad yo can't sell those at Disneyland...you could retire!

MJ said...

I love this! Am a big NBC fan so this is right up my alley :)

kate said...

so cute!

Aysha said...

You are talented and that looks like a nice hat

The Rheinlander's said...

These are too cute!! I really want to learn how to crochet and sew!!

I also wanted to give you the Stylish Blog Award...

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1. Thank & link back to the person who awarded you this.

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You can get the award off of my post, just save it as a pic ; )

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
~Melissa
http://mnmrheinlander.blogspot.com

618mom22boys said...

This is cute! Sending some love from Family and Life in Las Vegas!

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