Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cthulhu Beanie


SL= Slip Stitch
SC= Single Crochet
DC= Double Crochet

Worst weight yarn in Green. I used Caron’s Simply Soft in Limelight
Felt in Red and Black
Hook size H also G

For this pattern you will need basic knowledge in Crocheting. In this pattern you will be working in rounds. Making Magic rings later and for the basic beanie, creating a Ring with DC (double crochet) stitches. For more information, I found websites like and youtube a big help.
This hat was inspired by The Dreaded Cthulhu . This particular monstrosity came from the famous Horror author, H.P Lovecraft . Now those in gaming would know that this creature appears in games like Dungeons and Dragons and “Call of Cthulhu.” He has sort of been Kidified and there is a toy line out, but for all his fame, I have made him into a beanie for those nutty enough to wear it.

Basic Beanie

Use H Hook
Create Ring
1. Chain 3, SL to join
2. DC 10 in the ring, SL to join

Rest of the Beanie you will be working with rounds in the ring you created.
Round 1: 2 DC in each stitch. Around. SL to Join (20 stitches)
Round 2: 1 DC then 2 DC in the next stitch. Around. SL to join (30 stitches)
Round 3: 2 DC then 2 DC in the next stitch. Around. SL to join (40 stitches)
Round 4: 3 DC then 2 DC in the next stitch. Around. SL to join (50 stitches)
Round 5: 4 DC then 2 DC in the next stitch. Around. SL to join (60 stitches)
**Round 6: 5 DC then 2 DC in the next stitch. Around. SL to join (70 stitches)
**If making for a smaller head then skip round 6. If making for a larger head then proceed with round 6 and if you need to make it larger, add another round (ex 6 DC then 2DC in next stitch, 7 DC then 2 in next stitch….etc) until the hat is wide enough for the intended head. On the ones I have made for people, I haven’t gone over 5 DC then 2. Who knows… you might have someone who has a big ego, in that case, you may need more yarn :’)
Round 7- 16 or more: 1 DC in each stitch around. Continue making rounds until the beanie is of a desired length for the wearer.


Use size G hook
Those more experienced in this would make the tentacles right on the hat by creating a round of single crochet stitches then creating this next part right on the hat. Mine I like lining things up as a separate piece then sewing it into place with yarn and a yarn needle. Your choice.

Chain 8 then single crochet into 2nd CH from hook. You are going to do 6 SC then Chain 9. Single Crochet into 2nd CH from the hook then 6 SC then chain 9 again. Its going to start to look like tentacles.

Repeat (the Chain 9 SC into 2nd CH and then 6 SC) until you have 7 Tentacles (yes yes I know we shouldn’t be making a monster with lucky number 7 :’P)
Position on front of hat and sew on using yarn and a needle.


Cut out Catlike eyes out of felt then sew on hat using sewing thread.


This crochet pattern is copyright of Tattiana Talahandra (August 2010). DO NOT reprint this pattern, or post it on any other website. You may make a copy of this pattern for your own personal use, but do not include it in any collections, website, or cds. You are welcome to link to this pattern and if you post your own pictures of what you create, please credit accordingly and include a link to this original pattern.

1 comment:

  1. This hat officially makes you the most awesome person I've never met!!