One of my absolute favorite games of all time (I still play it even to this day) is Donkey Kong 64. If I can remember correctly I got it shortly after I got my Nintendo 64 for Christmas. I’m pretty sure that was when I was about seven years old? Anyway, I was OBSESSED with this game. I distinctly remember dressing up as Tiny Kong in second grade (before I knew that cosplay was a thing hahaha), but the only thing I was missing was her beanie.
Can you guess what one of the first things I created after learning crochet was? 🙂 🙂 🙂
I wrote this pattern down a long long time ago, and then rewrote it after feeling more comfortable with what hook sizes I typically use for hats and learning my stitch gauge. So here it is! Hopefully there is some nerd out there that loves DK64 as much as I do <3
Worsted weight (#4) yarn in red, purple and green
Embroidery scissors (I love these ones from OfMars on Etsy)
Finishing needles (these things are amazing!)
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
rnd – round
st – stitch
sc- single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
The chain at beginning of each round counts as first st.
Join at the end of each round with a sl st to the top of the ch at the beginning of the round.
Rnd 1 – With red yarn, magic ring, ch 2, 7 dc in magic ring. (8 dcs)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, dc in the same st, 2 dc in each stitch around. (16 dcs)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* around (24 dcs). Break off yarn .
Rnd 4 – With purple yarn, ch 2, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* around. Sl st to top of ch 2 (32 dcs)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, dc in next 2 st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts* around. (40 dcs)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, hdc in next 3 st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* around. (48 hdcs)
Rnd 7 – Ch 1, hdc in next 4 st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts* around. (54 hdcs)
Rnd 8 – Ch 1, hdc in next st and each st around (54 hdcs). Break off yarn.
Rnd 9 – With green yarn, ch 1 hdc in next st and in each st around. (54 hdcs).
Rnd 10 – Ch 2, dc in next st and each st around. (54 dcs)
Rnds 11-14 – Repeat ends 9 and 10 twice. Break off yarn after rnd 14
Rnd 15 – with purple yarn, repeat rnd 9
Rnd 16 – repeat rnd 10
Rnd 17 – repeat rnd 9. Break off yarn.
Rnd 18 – With red yarn, ch 1 and sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.
And there you have it! Pretty simple, right?
I like to think of patterns as “recipes” more than “patterns”, where you can change the colors or stitches to suit your personal preferences. That’s what I love so much about crochet 🙂
This free pattern can be shared freely and products made from this pattern can be sold and shared, but please give pattern credit to CrochetByStephK and/or LittleFamilyontheMountain. Thank you so much!