Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Flounder Hat

I made this hat for one of my best friends for Christmas. I'll admit that I'm awful at making/getting presents for all of my friends by the actual holiday, but I'm also going to point out that I finished the hat quite awhile ago now (though I only recently gave it to her, which has helped explain the delay in posting).

Her name is Ariel and The Little Mermaid is a big thing for her. She has tons of stuff with it on it, so that's kind of always a safe bet as a gift. Plus, foreverrrrrr ago I knit her a hat as my first foray from scarves when I first learned how to knit. Only recently I learned that the hat is actually a bit too big for her. Instead of fixing it, I decided to make a new one because I know I can do a much better job now and also because crochet is waaaaaaaaaaay preferred over knitting for me and I wanted to crochet her an awesome hat. Cue pictures of said awesome hat:

I can't believe how perfectly the hat came out. The only thing I'm not 100% happy with is the tail fin, but that's just me nit-picking. I am 110% happy with how the dorsal fin turned out. With the first part of the fin curving forward and the other two aiming backward along with the majority of the fin....ahhh. It is such a great feeling when your vision for a craft translates perfectly to real life. Even down to the detail that the tail can stand up or slouch down!

The hat also fits perfectly and she loves it. Could I ask for more? Maybe, but I'm sure not going to try, haha


  1. Very cute design! My fav of yours is your R2D2!!! I gave you an award!

  2. Hi I saw your hat and I think its adorable! My daughter is going to be flounder for halloween this year and I was wondering if you had a pattern for this or if you could give me an idea of how to do it? I would really love it. my email is

  3. Wow, I love this. My friend is a huge Little Mermaid fan and I was wondering if you still had the pattern for this or had another TLM gift idea for her. My email address is
    Thanks so much!

  4. awesome flounder hat - hope you're still knitting. Keep up the great work, and keep 'hookin'.

  5. Hi this is such a fab hat could you please email me the pattern as I don't think I would manage this without a pattern to work from thanks if you can. Sara

  6. I had a dream last night that my mom, my husband, and I traveled to Wisconsin. For what, I do not know. Anyways, we were at a mall and I found this Flounder hat and I was sold. I woke up this morning desperate to search for a Flounder hat and I came across your blog. I love your design as it does look like Flounder. If you have a pattern for this, please e-mail at I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you!


  7. This hat is amazing. Do you sell/give the pattern? If possible, could you email me at