For the Goomba hat, I used a modified version of Mark Thrailkill’s London Beanie Hat. I casted on fewer stitches and made it shorter because my friend’s head is very small. Note: Feel free to use any beanie hat pattern you prefer! If you have one that you like better than the London Beanie, use that one instead!
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino Wool (Chestnut Brown) and some scrap worsted weight white and black
Needles: One pair US 7 DPN’s and a US 7 16″ circular (optional)
Also, a tapestry needle and a stitch marker.
Follow your pattern of choice so that you have casted on and knitted 2×2 rib for 1.5-2″.
Knit 1 row.
Now, you can choose to knit the chart or knit the rest of the hat in brown and go back and do duplicate stitch. It’s up to you!
If you choose to knit the chart, it doesn’t really matter where you begin it (as long as the hat is knitted on DPN’s or circular needles). If you choose to knit the hat with a hat pattern that is knitted flat, you’ll need to knit the chart or duplicate stitch somewhere in the middle.
For the mouth, I simply attached a piece of black yarn to the inside of the hat and poked it through with a tapestry needle pulled it over and back down inside of the hat and attached it. SO IMPORTANT: Leave enough slack on the mouth string that when it is being worn, it is taut but not so tight that it is pulling.
If you do choose to knit this hat, send me a link! I would like to see other ones. I made the chart, so don’t steal it. At least link to me. And don’t knit this hat and try to sell it. If you knit it for yourself or a friend, fine. Just don’t try to make any money off of it. Also, no copyright infringement intended to Mr. Mark Thrailkill.