RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 334 Buff A, 313 Aran B, 319 Cherry Red C, and 312 Black D. Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6].
Yarn needle, stuffing material, split-lock stitch marker, PC Big Clasp (Darice Jewelry Designer™ #1957-0).
GAUGE: 16 sts = 4”; 16 rounds = 4” in sc rounds. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
s-inc (sc increase) = 2 sc in next st.
dec (decrease) = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
h-inc (hdc increase) = 2 hdc in next st.
MONKEY Head Round 1: With A, make a loop over your fingers, insert hook into the loop and draw up 1 ch; 6 sc into loop; draw up end to tighten loop – 6 sc. Do not join but work in continuous rounds. Mark last sc of round. Move marker up each round. Round 2: [S-inc] 6 times – 12 sc. Round 3: [S-inc, sc in next sc] 6 times – 18 sc. Rounds 4-7: Sc in each sc around. Round 8: [Dec, sc in next 4 sc] 3 times – 15 sc. Round 9: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off.Muzzle Rounds 1-2: With B, work as for Head through Round 2. Round 3: [S-inc, sc in next 3 sc] 3 times – 15 sc. Fasten off.
Ears (Make 2) Row 1: With A, ch 3; 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Fasten off.
Hat Round 1: With B, make a loop over your fingers, insert hook into the loop and draw up 1 ch; 9 hdc into loop; join with a slip st in first hdc; draw up end to tighten loop – 9 hdc. Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st as joining, [h-inc] 8 times; join with a slip st in top of ch-2 – 18 sts. Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, hdc in next 5 hdc, [h-inc, hdc in next 5 hdc] twice – 21 sts. Round 4: Ch 1, slip st in each st around. Fasten off.
– Stuff Head and Muzzle. Sew Muzzle and Ears to Head.
– Run yarn through each slip stitch of last round of Head and pull tight to close up hole. Fasten off.
– Embroider eyes with D French knots. Embroider mouth with C and make 6 satin sts across Muzzle. For topknot, cut six (6) 10” strands of C; thread strands through a st at top of hat. Knot strands together with an overhand knot at base. Trim to ½”. Sew Hat to Head. With C sew PC Big clasp to the top of hat.
ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, etc.= color A, B, etc.; ch = chain;
dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm =
millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); yo =
yarn over;  = work directions in brackets the number of