Friday, January 21, 2011

Mohawk Hat TUTORIAL


I'm not giving you the pattern for the base hat, but I do recommend using a SC pattern.  I highly recommend my "Pat Hat" Pattern, but you're free to use any pattern you like.

OK, so once you've made your SC base hat (ear flaps are optional), you'll need to mark the center of the hat where you'll attach the mohawk.  I just smash the hat flat & then thread a needle/yarn along the ridge.


Next, prepare your mohawk "hairs".  I've found that 4" hairs are just about perfect.  So I wrap the short side of a business card & then cut along the bottom to get a bunch of nice even hairs all at once.  You'll have to do this several times.


Now you're ready to start attaching the hairs to the hat.  I use a latch hook tool (got it for about $2 at Hobby Lobby).  If you don't have a latch hook tool, you can do it with a crochet hook.  I hold 2 pieces of yarn at a time & loop them between the SC stitches.  There's really no exact method to this part.  Just follow your center string & make the "rows" of hairs 3-4 stitches wide... or wider if you want.  It takes a little creativity near the top-center, but you really can't mess it up.  Pull the center string out as you go.


It's time consuming, but pretty simple.  And it looks AWESOME! :)  Enjoy!


 © 2012 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.

33 comments:

  1. So glad you posted this tutorial. Not sure when I will get to ever try this but atleast now I "can"! LOVE IT!

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    1. Everytime I click on the Free "Pat Hat" Pattern, it goes nowhere. Can you fix it? THANK YOU and THANK YOU for sharing this Tutorial!

      Conni

      ConniM1@hotmail.com

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    2. Conni... it's not a free pattern, but I did fix the link. Thanks. :)

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  2. i made a black and white one for my youngest son he loves and have a few in green and yellow to make for my older sons they love them. however i am greatful for the stitching a line down the center for the mohawlk thank you for the hint it will make it alot easier

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  3. I love it love it love it!!! My son will so want one of these. Thankyou for sharing :)

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  4. thanks for sharing yet another wonderful pattern. You are amazing. Keep up the great work!

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  5. My dad JUST asked me to make him one of these hats for the UofM football games. Thanks so much for this tutorial!

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to have to give this a try!

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  7. You know, I've been looking all night for a good how-to or pattern for a mohawk hat, and the mohawking on this is BETTER than patterns that people are charging $5 and up for.
    You are AWESOME.

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  8. Thank you all for your kind words & for visiting my blog! :)

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  9. I've found a faster way to do the mohawk part. Have you ever tried a loop-stitch? It isn't hard - and I just do a seperate peice and attach it with a needle and yarn. http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-crochet-the-loop-stitch.html

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  10. You're base hat looks amazing, I can't find a pattern like it, and I don't have the money to spend on the pattern.

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  11. Does the yarn of the mohawk fray? How can I avoid this happening?

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    1. I made one and frayed the yarn and it looks awesome!

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  12. As a former Mohawk-wearing punk who's now a slap-head I reckon this looks like fun... nice work! :-)

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  13. sooo fun... Not only warm but the boys will love it... :)

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  14. Can't wait to make these. Thanks so much!

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  15. Do you have to knot it or something once you pull the hairs through so they don't come out??

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  16. This is great thanx for sharing.

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  17. The mohawk will fray a little over time... but that also depends on the yarn you use.

    There are lots of SC hat patterns online... some are free, some are not.

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  18. Thanks for sharing! I am making one for my nephew who snowboards! It will look great on the slopes!

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  19. Awesome thanks! I just made a little bbay monkey hat with a mohawk on top, and I found your tutorial for making the mohawk part :) Although I have to admit, I was hoping there was some other way than tying them all on! :)

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  20. Here is a link back to my hat that I made from you tutorial. Thanks.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=193183027443775&set=a.193182157443862.42087.176385052456906&type=3&theater

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  21. Perfect!

    I am gonna try it! Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. This is the cute. I'm new to this blog stuff. I'm setting up a blog and facebook page now. Wish me luck and again I just love this hat. Do you make up all your patterns???

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  23. After you make the hat do you just make a running stitch down the center so you get it straight?

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    1. Sorry I didn't reply sooner... but I just use a needle & a scrap piece of yarn to mark the center line.

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  24. Finally finished mine and use the "Pat hat" pattern. Came out super cute. I'm glad you recommended the latch hook...would have taken me MUCH longer using the crochet hook. Thank you!

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  25. ladies an gentlemen ijust made a teenage mutant turtle hat an put a mohawk onitan is it so cute iam very proud of it my grandsons are going to love it

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  26. Just what I needed, thank you!

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