Crafty Critterz: Zangoz Winter Hat

Wacky Zingoz Celebration may be over, but you can show off your love of all things Zingoz by crocheting yourself a Zangoz toque! This fabulous hat craft was submitted by 13c with Bluebell. Congrats 13c, and enjoy your Crafty Critterz Trophy!

 

 

What you need:

  • Size U.S. H/8 or 5mm hook
  • 1 big ball of orange yarn
  • 1 ball of yellow yarn
  • 1 ball of dark blue yarn
  • 1 ball of white yarn
  • Stitch marker or different color of cut yarn
  • Scissors
  • 1 blunt yarn needle
  • 4 safety pins

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Hdc = half double crochet
  • St(s) = stitch(es)
  • Yo = yarn over
  • Mm = millimeters
  • Rnd(s) = round(s)
  • Beg = beginning
  • Rep = repeat
  • Sl st = slip stitch

How to make a chain:

Begin with a slip knot on the hook. Bring the yarn over the hook catching the yarn and turning the hook part towards you so it doesn’t slip off. Then draw the yarn through the slip knot.

How to make a single crochet:

Put hook in st as instructed, yo and pull loop out from st, then yo and draw through both loops on the hook.

How to make a half double crochet:

Yo, then put hook in st as instructed, yo and pull loop out from st, yo and put it through first loop then yo and draw through all three loops on the hook.

How to make a slip stitch:

Put hook in st as instructed, yo and draw through st and through loop on hook.

How to change colors:

Work the last st to within one step of completion, hook new yarn and draw through all loops on hook.

How to finish off:

Make big loop the cut yarn and pull end of yarn through the loop and tighten.

 

What you do:

Zangoz Toque

With orange, ch 2, sc 4 sts in first ch, put marker through last st to mark beg of rnd (continue doing this)

Rnd 1) ch 1 (ch does not count as st) 2 hdc in each st (8)

Rnd 2) skip ch, 2 hdc in each st (16)

Rnd 3) 1 hdc then 2 hdc in next st, rep (24)

Rnd 4) 1 hdc in next 2 sts then 2 hdc in next st, rep (32)

Rnd 5) 1 hdc in next 3 sts then 2 hdc in next st, rep (40)

Rnd 6) 1 hdc in next 4 sts then 2 hdc in next st, rep (48)

Rnd 7) 1 hdc in each st for 1 rnd

Rnd 8) 1 hdc in next 5 sts then 2 hdc in next st, rep (56)

Rnd 9) 1 hdc in each st for 1 rnd

Rnd 10) 1 hdc in next 6 sts then 2 hdc in next st, rep (64)

Rnd 11-21) 1 hdc in each st for 11 rnds then sl st in last st, then finish off and weave rest of yarn through sts and cut off excess

Zangoz Hair

 

With yellow, cut around 40 4 ½ inch (11 centimeters) pieces of yarn. Fold in half evenly, put hook in wanted st, and pull the loop of the folded yarn. Pull it half way, take out hook and pull both ends through loop and tug. Do this around top of toque.

 

Zangoz Eyes

 

Big Eye: With dark blue, ch 2, sc 6 sts in first ch, put marker through last st to mark beg of rnd (continue doing this)

Rnd 1) 2 sc in each st, change to white in last st (12)

Rnd 2) 2 sc in each st (24)

Rnd 3) 1 sc in each st, then finish off and make sure you have a long enough tail for sewing. Cut other strings.

Little Eye: With dark blue, ch 2, sc 6 sts in first ch, change to white in last st

Rnd 1) 2 sc in each st (12)

Rnd 2) 1 sc in each st, finish the same as the big eye.

To sew eyes, put toque on head (or someone else’s) attach eyes in wanted spot with safety pins. Sew with needle and cut excess yarn.

 

Zangoz Mouth And Teeth

 

With dark blue, sew a crooked smile.

 

Teeth: With white ch 2, sc 4 sts in first ch

Rnd 1) 2 sc in first 2 sts, finish off like eyes. Make 4.

 

To sew on teeth put on head (or someone else’s) and safety pin them on as wanted. Sew them on, and tie the strings in the inside, cut off excess yarn.

This toque is perfect for keeping you toasty this fall! Do you have a great idea for a craft, recipe or party game? We’d love to hear them!

35 Responses to Crafty Critterz: Zangoz Winter Hat

  1. BWG19 says:

    that is adorable

  2. Blue57Star says:

    This post was really inspirational for me, i’ve been doing crochet for a couple of years now and seeing a Zangoz hat inspired me to try and make all of the Zingoz & Zangoz as amigurumis (stuffed crocheted creatures). I started making Zangoz yesterday and have almost finished him (he is just missing a mouth) next up is either Wacky or the Zingoz in a ball from Zingoz Bounce. thanks so much 13c for the inspiration!

  3. clairnicbear says:

    I can do this and my mom can help me! Thanks..Thanks…Thanks!!!!!!!!

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