My kids are requesting hats like crazy for Halloween. I have one little boy who really wants an Elmo hat. I searched Google, and search Pintrest until I got a couple ideas for hats. I decided to wing the pattern and see what happened. Well, I really liked the idea of doing a 3D type eyes and nose. I found this great pattern that had a pattern for eyes. However, after making the eyes, and figuring out the nose, my husband and I decided that for Elmo it’d be better to have bigger eyes. I also changed up the color change in her pattern.
Crochet Eye and/or Ball:
*Chain 6, join, and pull tight.
Round 1: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc). Don’t join
Round 2: 1 sc, 2 sc in next st, around (18)
Round 3: sc 2, 2 sc in next st, around (24)
Rounds 4-6: sc in each stitch around
Round 7: decrease around (12)
Round 8: decrease around (6)
*Cut yarn with a LONG tail.
*Sew around decrease stitches (see pictures below)
*Pull tight, knot, and finish off.
*Leave long tail for sewing it attaching to something.
** To make an oval just repeat rounds 4-6
until desired length of oval is reached.
For Elmo’s nose I did 2 extra rounds.
This pattern is easily adaptable. If you want smaller eye balls. Just do the chain 6 black, and then start doing white for Round 1. Stop at 18 and repeat that for a couple rounds. You could easily make it bigger as well. If you have any questions about this pattern feel free to contact me. I’d love to help.