Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Zombie Brain Hat

Just a few days too early... I expected my completion date to be this coming weekend.  Well, here is my version of a Zombie Brain hat.  Honestly, I don't like Zombies but I like wearing this hat.

For my tester hat, I used peach yarn for the brains and gray yarn for the face but didn't like it that much.  Luckily I had some pink yarn and after searching my yarn bins, found some green.

The hat pattern is intended for an adult.  The second version came out to fit me perfectly which is probably a medium.  To increase the size, I would suggest using a bigger hook or making more rounds for the brain larger.

As with all of the patterns I write, please do not copy or claim this pattern as your own but you are more than welcome to sell the finished product.  This pattern was tested by me. If you find any errors, please let me know. Thank you. 

Supplies Needed
1 Skein of Green Yarn (for this project, I used Vanna’s Choice Dusty Green 1 skein = 170 yds)
1 Skein of Pink Yarn (for this project, I used I Love This Yarn Hobby Lobby 1 skein=355 yds)
A small amount of black, white, yellow, and red yarns
J Hook or larger
G Hook
A small amount of Polyfil
Yarn needle
Stitch Markers

            MC: Magic Circle
            BL: Back Loop (optional)
To start, you can either:
Rnd 1:    Ch 4, join with a sl st in 1st ch.
Rnd 2:    Ch 1, 6 sc in loop (6)
Rnd 1:    MC
Rnd 2:    6 sc in MC (you will be working in a continuous round. Use a stitch marker to help keep count). (6)

NOTE: Make sure the stitches are chained loose because you will be working into the hat when you make the brains.

Rnd 3:    2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Rnd 4:    1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next around (18)
Rnd 5:    2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts around (24)
Rnd 6:    1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next around (30)
Rnd 7:    2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts around (36)
Rnd 8:    1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next around (42)
Rnd 9:    2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts (48)
Rnd 10: 1 sc in next7 sts, 2 sc in next st around (54)
Rnd 11: 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 8 sts around (60)
Rnd 12: 1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st around (66)
Rnd 13: 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 10 sts around (72)
Rnd 14-16:  1 sc in each stitch around, fasten off (72)
Rnd 17:   Join green yarn with a sl st, ch 1, work 1 sc in each stitch in the BL only (72) (optional)
Rnd 18-35:    Working in both loops, sc in each stitch around (72)
Rnd 36:   sl st in next stitch, ch 1, work a singe crochet back stitch in each stitch around, fasten off (72)

This hat shows the Back Loop round. It was added because I was planning to add something onto the hat but near the end of completion, I decided not to do so. 

Flatten the hat and use a different color to separate the hat in two halves.  

Rnd 1:      Join pink yarn with a sl st into the hat. You will randomly work stitches into hat using a squiggly pattern.
Rnd 2:      Ch 2 (this will count as your first double crochet), work 3 dc in same st. Work 4 dc in the next stitch. Continue working 4 dc in the next stitch until the entire half of hat is covered – resembling a brain.  To finish, sl st in the next st and fasten off.  Sew in ends.  Repeat the Brain instructions to complete the other side.

Each stitch will have 4 double crochet stitches

Using the G Hook and starting with black

Rnd 1:  MC 6, join with a sl st. fasten off.
Rnd 2:  Join yellow with a sl st, ch 1, work 2 sc in the next st and in the remaining sts (12).  Do not join. Continue in the round.
Rnd 3: 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in the next around (18), fasten off.
Rnd 4:  Join white with a sl st, ch 1, work a sc in each stitch around (18)
Rnd 5-7:  Continue working 1 sc in each st around (18)
Rnd 8:  sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts around, fasten off (14)
Rnd 9:  With yarn needle, weave the yarn in and out at the top opening, stuff with fluff, sew to close.  Fluff and shape.  Leave long strand.  Insert the hook near the end of the white strand.  Grab the yarn and sc to desired length.

With Red, create a star pattern on the eye. Sew in red strands.

Weave the yarn needle in and out.  When you reach to the beginning, you will stuff with Polyfil and then pull on the yarn to close the hole. Sew to close.

Put your hook in a stitch near the long strand of yarn. Grab yarn and pull through. Wrap yarn around hook to make your single crochet.

Add accessories to hat before attaching the eye so you know where to place the eye.

With yellow,
Rnd 1:  Ch 5
Rnd 2:  Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn (do not ch 1)
Rnd 3-5:  Work 1 sc in ea st, fasten off. Sew to face near mouth.


  1. Just shared your pattern on my Ravelry group site Freaky Amigurumi, Come check it out! :)

    Here's where I shared:

  2. OMG thank you for the wonderful pattern!

  3. @CuriousTiff... Thanks for sharing.
    @Unknown... You're welcome :-) Enjoy.

  4. hi maam! :D can you please make an adventure time: Jake earflap hat? :DD Pleeeeeeeease T.T

  5. @ Anging Bin... I will have to research him. I don't know who or what is Adventure time Jake. At the moment, I have a few project ahead of this one but I will definitely give it a shot.

  6. Replies
    1. Kidquotes... I'm so happy you like the pattern.

  7. I made a really cool hat from this pattern!!! :D You can see it here if you like:

    1. Your hat turned out amazing! The eye sockets are so bloody-gory... they almost look real! Great job.