I had a Capuchin monkey as pet when I was a child. This is the monkey that you typically see with the old timey Italian Organ Grinders. His name was Shem and he was retired from show business. For an old guy, he still had his antics and would show-off if he felt like it. Later on in my life, I worked in an animal lab and made friends with a science monkey. When I joined the circus, more monkeys! Now stop monkeying around and go make this Monkey Brain Hat!
Materials: Knitting worsted weight yarn, (#4), such as Red Heart Super Saver, Caron Pounder, or Bernat
2 oz Black.
2 oz White
Or other highly contrasting colors of your choice.
Crochet hook, size I/5.5mm
Rnd 1: With Black, ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 3 and work
17 d c in ring, join in 3rd st of ch. (18)
2nd Round: Ch 3 (counts as 1 d c), * 2 d c in next d c, 1 d c in next d c, repeat from * all around ending with 2 d c in last st, join in 3rd st of ch.
3rd Round: Work in same manner as 2nd round but ending with 1 dc in last st, join in 3rd st of ch.
4th Round: Ch 3, * 2 d c in next d c, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, repeat from * all around, join in 3rd st of ch.
5th Round: Ch 3, 1 d c in each d c, join in 3rd st of ch.
6th Round: Ch 3, * 2 d c in next d c, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, repeat from * all around, join in 3rd st of ch.
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Rounds: Same as 5th round, cut yarn.
TRIM: Measure and cut the White Yarn into 1 ½ yard lengths, tie securely at one end.( Use a rubber band to help you.) Divide into three parts and braid the entire length, tie securely.
Sew to hat as illustrated with matching thread.