Monsters are coming out to play in celebration of the new Disney Pixar movie, Monsters University. Last week, I brought you an array of cute monsters that you can make. If you missed it, be sure to check out Monster Crafts: Cuddly Monster Patterns. These little guys are just waiting to be knit and crocheted and then loved!
I feel as time goes by, monsters are gaining more acceptance in today’s society. There’s been a flourish of cute monster movies and books throughout the years. Several years ago, Where the Wild Things (an excellent book from 1963) was turned into a live-action movie, which helped increase monster popularity. Crazy creatures don’t have to be feared. And more and more often, I’m noticing monsters pop up in children’s toys, decorations, and clothes. Let’s embrace these loveable creations by making some fun wearable accessories.
Check out fun and quirky monster hats through AllFreeCrochet and AllFreeKnitting. These beanies and caps are perfect for kids and those who are young at heart. Keep your noggin covered with the crazy knit Brainmonster Hat. And make an impression with the Crochet Monster Hat. This one even has horns! Try crafting a very simple monster hat with the Monster Beanie pattern. I think the little nubs on top are reminiscent of Shrek.
A little extra tip: A monster’s personality can be create just by your choice of eyes. Go goofy with googly eyes. Create a gentle or wild look with crocheted or knit to your liking. Or stitch eyes straight onto your monster.
Monster Booties and Slippers
Kids will love having monster feet! No, not stinky gigantic real monster feet. Give them warm fuzzy monster feet with these fun patterns. Designer Needly has created patterns for Knit Monster Baby Booties, as well as Crocheted Monster Baby Booties. Little ones can put their best (monster) foot forward when they are at home or out and about in the world. For babies and toddlers you can create Abominable Baby Slippers. These furry slippers will keep their feet warm as they run wild.