Introduction: Shark Attack Bulky Knit Hat for Kids & Adults

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I love the accessories that look like a shark is attacking you, but could not find a pattern for a knit hat, so I designed one.

It is made with bulky yarn that is easy to knit and can be made very quickly.

I love fun, and I love this hat which can be made to fit a toddler, child or adult.

Step 1: Knit a Basic Bulky Hat - in 3 Sizes

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Instructions are for a toddles's size (1-3 years)

Child's hat ( 3-10 years) and Adult size are included

Gauge - 3.5 stitches = 1" on 5 mm needles (US size 8) (UK size 6)

TIP - Knit a 1-2" sample of 8 stitches and check your gauge. If you don't have the right number of stitches, either increase or decrease the size of you knitting needles to get the correct gauge.

Use a grey bulky yarn like Berocco Comfort Chunky from Webs Yarns

Using size 5mm needles, Cast on 8 sts

Purl 1 row

Knit row, increasing 1 in each stitch = 16 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 1, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 24 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 2, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 32 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 3, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 40 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 4, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 48 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 5, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 56 stitches

Purl 1 row

For Toddler size, stop increasing stitches and knit even rows for 4 1/2"

(For Child size, increase to 64 sts

Knit 6, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row= 64 stitches

Knit until piece measures 5 1/2" )

(For Adult size, increase to 72 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 7, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 72 stitches

Knit until piece measures to 6 1/2")

Next row, K1, P1 for 1"

Toddler finished length = 5 1/2"

Child finished length = 6 1/2"

Adult finished length = 7 1/2"

Bind off loosely

Cut yarn leaving 18" and sew up the back seam

Now comes the fun part - turning it into a shark...

Step 2: Tail Fin

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Make the back fin with using same size needles and gray bulky yarn

Cast on 4 sts

K2, put a marker on the needle, K 2

Next row - Knit to marker and slide it onto your needle, then Inc 1 st in next st, K to end of row

Repeat this row until you have 18 stitches

Cast off and leave a 12" tail of yarn

Sew the cast on edge to the top back seam of your hat as shown in the picture

Step 3: Front Fin

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Knit a triangle using same needles and bulky gray yarn

Cast on 2 sts

K 1 row

Inc in 1st stitch and knit to the end

K 1 row

Repeat until you have 6 sts on the needle

K 1 row

Cast off 4 sts - this completes the fin

Cast off leaving 12" of yarn to sew to the front of the hat as shown

Step 4: Eyes

Picture of Eyes

You can make eyes from 4 ply yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook

or you can use buttons for eyes

Make a magic ring (or ch 2)

Sc 8 stitches in the magic ring

Join to make a circle

Cut off yarn leaving 12" of yarn

Sew the eyes to the hat as shown

Step 5: Make the Shark Teeth

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Make a series of triangles using 4 ply white and 4 mm needles (US size 6) (UK size 8)

Cast on 2 sts

K 1 row

Inc in 1st stitch and knit to the end

K 1 row

Repeat until you have 6 sts on the needle

K 1 row

Cast off 4 sts - this completes the first tooth

Continue until you have enough teeth to go around the brim of the hat

Sew on as shown

Comments

DIY-with-MOON (author)2016-12-03

soo cutee

Cherzer (author)2016-11-18

Thank you for including multiple sizes for this fun hat.

sherylpedersen (author)Cherzer2016-11-28

You are welcome

parisusa (author)2016-11-14

It looks so much more complicated but once you break it down it's easier than it looks (for people who can knit!). This is awesome! Thank you for sharing your work!

sherylpedersen (author)parisusa2016-11-14

Thanks for the feedback. I was trying to make it as simple as possible.

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