Crocheted Spider-Man Hat
This crocheted Spider-Man hat was another Pinterest inspired hat. The pattern came from lovingoutloud.net and she had the full pattern and great instructions. However, it is no longer there. Every single link I try takes you to a health website. No google search turned up anything either. I always like to give credit where credit is due, but cannot in this case. The pictures of her hat are still circulating on Pinterest so here is a snapshot of what it looks like.
There is also another photo of her son wearing the hat. The hat was easy enough to make up to the point of embroidering on all those cobwebs. At that point it was time-consuming and frustrating to get them looking cobwebby. I wasn’t sure the hat had turned out so good. However, it looked cute on my grandson and he loved it, so that’s what mattered.
Improvising a Pattern
Since it isn’t my pattern I will help you improvise a pattern. I used an H hook and made a basic earflap hat like this one over at Craft Chic. She has patterns for all sizes of hat. I did mine in a double crochet, like her pattern, but I think for embroidering on the webs it would be easier with a half double crochet for a more solid hat. You can use this HDC pattern by Oombawka Design.
Do this by attaching a chain stitch to the end of the earflap and chain the length you want. Then single crochet on both sides of the chain.
Black edging would look great around it, too. I would do this in a single crochet.
The eyes are easy to improvise. I started out with a circle: do about 8 HDC into your starting loop (either a chain 2 or a magic loop). Then do 2 HDC in each stitch. Next do (I think) 2 HDC in the first stitch and 1 HDC in the next stitch, repeat. Just use your good judgement on if it needs to be increased (or not) to get a flat circle, but only go half-way on the circle, then chain 2 and turn. Go around again til you get the crescent shape in the size you need. But remember you will do an outline stitch with black which will increase the size. I did the outline stitch in a single crochet. Then sew them on.
The picture of this eye came off an adult hat so stitch will vary, but it gives you an idea of how the half circle works. You want it to be slightly crescent-shaped.
If you search on Pinterest for crocheted Spider-Man hats you will find a couple people that are selling patterns on etsy, or the hat pre-made. I liked the idea of the one using puff paints to put the cobwebs on. That would be so much easier. However, I’m not sure how the puff paint would hold up over time, in my experience with puff paint. It eventually breaks and peels off in spots. Washing the hat would make this worse. Stretching the hat on your head might also cause it to break and peel. So, it’s an idea if you don’t want to tackle stitching that on.
I’m not sure if the Loving Out Loud creator used long stitches on hers to make them so straight. I decided to go with smaller stitches to prevent them getting hooked on everything, stitching to the back of the hat. On her pattern I believe she went half-way back.