Pokemon Go – Free Mimikyu Hat Knitting Pattern

Pokemon Go is still one of my favourite ways to waste time… this morning I caught a Farfetch’d so that was awesome.  I also finally hatched a Porygon (and promptly evolved him to Porygon 2)…. so it has been a good few days.  I do have a whole swag of Pokemon themed hats ready to launch on this site, but when the Halloween release happened, I stopped….. and played Pokemon Go religiously…. then realised that the hat was a total thing that should be done.

So in the game, we can now have our avatar dressed in a Mimikyu hat (such a sad story behind this pokemon).  Why not have art imitate life and where the hat in the real world, while exploring the augmented reality?  This hat is knit circular, and it is a quick knit project.

Mimikyu Hat

You will need:

14ply Chunky yarn – white
Black yarn – DK is fine
Orange yarn – DK is fine
6.5mm needles – circular

Earflaps

Cast on 1 in white.

  1. Knit front, yarn over, knit back (3 stitches)
  2. Knit row
  3. Knit 1, knit 1 front, yarn over, knit back, knit 1 (5 stitches)
  4. Knit row
  5. Knit 1 front and back, knit 3, knit 1 front and back (7 stitches)
  6. Knit 3, purl 1, knit 3
  7. Knit 1 front and back, knit to last stitch, knit 1 front and back
  8. Knit 3, purl to the last 3 stitches, knit 3

Repeat rows 7-8 until you have 17 stitches.

  1. Knit the whole row
  2. Knit 3, purl 11, knit 3
  3. Knit the whole row
  4. Knit 3, purl 11, knit 3

Cast on 17 stitches at the end of the . Create your second ear flap section in the same way. Join both sections in the round.

Main hat

Knit 30 rotations.

Decreasing section

  1. K3, k2 together over the whole row (with the extra stitches at the end of the row, just knit them)
  2. Knit whole row
  3. K2, k2 together over the whole row (with the extra stitches at the end of the row, just knit them)
  4. Knit whole row
  5. K1, k2 together over the whole row
  6. Knit whole row
  7. K2 together over the whole row
  8. Knit whole row
  9. K2 together over the whole row
  10. Cut yarn, leaving 30cm, thread all stitches onto the yarn, pull to tighten

Ears – make 2

Cast on 11 in white.
Knit 14 rows
Change to black
Knit 8 rows
Knit 2 together, knit 7, knit 2 together (9 stitches)
Knit whole row
Knit 2 together, knit 5, knit 2 together (7 stitches)
Knit whole row
Knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together (5 stitches)
Knit whole row
Knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together (3 stitches)
Knit whole row

Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over. Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitch and pull tight.

Face

Because of the style of the hat in the Pokemon Go hat, it makes sense to overstitch the colours rather than knit in intarsia. Create 2 orange circles following the chart as cheeks. I started them on the 5th row of the main hat, centred in the section where the flaps meet the brim of the hat.

Do the same for the eyes in black. Raise one eye up higher by 2 rows to create the look. Backstitch the mouth. Use the photos as reference for placing the face.

Stitch the ears onto the hat. One ear should flop down, and one should point upwards.

Thread yarn lengths of about 40cm through the bottom of the flaps. Braid the yarn and tie at the end for the tassels.

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