5 Little Monsters: Free Crochet Pattern- Crochet Mannequin Heads

Free Crochet Pattern- Crochet Mannequin Heads


One thing that I like to crochet is hats, especially baby hats. I don't always have a baby the right size to try the hats on to to take pictures so I thought it would be nice to have some kind of mannequin head to use. I decided to try crocheting one, first I looked on Ravelry to see if someone had already made a pattern for them but I didn't find anything there so I decided to make up my own. I thought I would share the patterns that I came up with in case anyone else would like to try making one fro themselves. I was trying to make a newborn size but my first attempt was a little bit to big. It is more like a 3-6 month size. I then made a slightly smaller one to get a newborn size. I will share both sizes today. I will most likely eventually make other sizes but for now these are the sizes that I have




The hats used in the pictures were both made using the owl hat pattern from Repeat Crafter Me.

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn (I believe the color is called Buff but it was some that I had laying around, the label missing, in fact on the newborn head if you look closely you can see that I accidentally used two different colors) but any similar size worsted weight yarn will work. I wouldn't recommend something like Caron Simply Soft because it is quite a bit thinner and the size does matter on these. You may want to measure as you go to make sure you are getting the right size.


Now for the patterns.
3-6 month with hat

You will need:

worsted weight yarn
H hook
small piece of thin cardboard (I used a cereal box)
yarn needle
stuffing

3-6 month Mannequin Head

crochet in the round

round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle                              (6 sc)
round 2: 2 sc in each sc                                         (12 sc)
round 3: (sc, 2 sc in next) x6                                 (18 sc)
round 4: (sc in the next 2, 2 sc in the next) x6      (24 sc)
round 5: (sc in the next 3, 2 sc in the next) x6      (30 sc)
round 6: (sc in the next 4, 2 sc in the next) x6      (36 sc)
round 7: (sc in the next 5, 2 sc in the next) x6      (42 sc)
round 8: (sc in the next 6, 2 sc in the next) x6      (48 sc)
round 9: (sc in the next 7, 2 sc in the next) x6      (54 sc)
round 10: (sc in the next 8, 2 sc in the next) x6    (60 sc)
round 11-26: sc in each stitch around                   (60 sc)
round 27: (sc in next 8, sc2tog) x6                        (54 sc)
round 28: (sc in next 7, sc2tog) x6                        (48 sc)
round 29: sc in each stitch around                         (48 sc)
round 30: (sc in next 6, sc2tog) x6                        (42sc)
round 31: (sc in next 5, sc2tog) x6                        (36sc)
round 32: (sc in next 4, sc2tog) x6                        (30 sc)
round 33: (sc in next 3, sc2tog) x6                        (24 sc)

Stuff head firmly, but not so full that you stretch it. The 3-6 month head should be between 14-17 inches around. Mine is about 16 inches around.


round 34-36: sc around                                         (24 sc)
round 37: (sc in next 7, 2 sc in next) x3               (27 sc)
round 38: (sc in next 8, 2 sc in next) x3               (30 sc)
round 39: sc around                                              (30 sc)
round 40: (sc in the next 4, 2 sc in the next) x6    (36 sc)
round 41: sc around                                               (36 sc)
round 42: (sc in the next 5, 2 sc in the next) x6    (42 sc)
round 43-44: sc around                                          (42 sc)

Finish off and stuff completely


Base:

round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle                              (6 sc)
round 2: 2 sc in each sc                                         (12 sc)
round 3: (sc, 2 sc in next) x6                                 (18 sc)
round 4: (sc in the next 2, 2 sc in the next) x6      (24 sc)
round 5: (sc in the next 3, 2 sc in the next) x6      (30 sc)
round 6: (sc in the next 4, 2 sc in the next) x6      (36 sc)
round 7: (sc in the next 5, 2 sc in the next) x6      (42 sc)

Cut a circle from the cardboard to fit in the base of the head. Attach the base to the head by turning and single crocheting around. I turned it so that the nicer side of the single crochet would be on the top. Finish off, weave in ends and you have a mannequin head.

3-6 month without hat

Now for the newborn size-

Newborn size in front
3-6 month in back
Newborn Mannequin Head

crochet in the round

round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle                              (6 sc)
round 2: 2 sc in each sc                                         (12 sc)
round 3: (sc, 2 sc in next) x6                                 (18 sc)
round 4: (sc in the next 2, 2 sc in the next) x6      (24 sc)
round 5: (sc in the next 3, 2 sc in the next) x6      (30 sc)
round 6: (sc in the next 4, 2 sc in the next) x6      (36 sc)
round 7: (sc in the next 5, 2 sc in the next) x6      (42 sc)
round 8: (sc in the next 6, 2 sc in the next) x6      (48 sc)
round 9: (sc in the next 7, 2 sc in the next) x6      (54 sc)
round 10-25: sc in each stitch around                   (54 sc)
round 26: (sc in next 7, sc2tog) x6                        (48 sc)
round 27: (sc in next 6, sc2tog) x6                        (42sc)
round 28: sc around                                               (42 sc)
round 29: (sc in next 5, sc2tog) x6                        (36sc)
round 30: (sc in next 4, sc2tog) x6                        (30 sc)
round 31: (sc in next 3, sc2tog) x6                        (24 sc)

Stuff head firmly, but not so full that you stretch it. The newborn head should be between 12-14 inches around. Mine is about 13 inches around.

round 32-34: sc around                                         (24 sc)
round 35: (sc in next 7, 2 sc in next) x3               (27 sc)
round 36: (sc in next 8, 2 sc in next) x3               (30 sc)
round 37: (sc in the next 4, 2 sc in the next) x6    (36 sc)
round 38: (sc in the next 5, 2 sc in the next) x6    (42 sc)
round 39: sc around                                               (42 sc)

Finish off.  Make base and finish using the directions listed above with the 3-6 month pattern. 

                                 

Well, that's it for my first pattern. Hope it all makes sense. Enjoy.