Rasta Colors
Fun Sock Monkey Rastafarian Hats

How to knit a reggae hat using Rasta colors. You can knit Rastafarian hats for kids and adults or make a sock monkey toy hat.

Sock monkey hat patterns are our specialty.

The patterns are really simple and it takes no time at all to knit up a hat, especially when you make a teeny tiny one to fit a small sock monkey head.


How to make a Roll Brim Rasta Colors Beanie

Following the basic roll brim hat pattern , you can place the Rasta colors of red, gold, green and black in a variety of ways.



How to make this sock monkey toy hat

Materials: Size 8 needles, worsted yarn in red, gold, green and black.

Cast on 40 stitches with black yarn.

sock monkey rasta hat

Stockinette 10 rows. Change to red yarn for rows 11-12, then gold for rows 13-14, and green for rows 15-16. Change back to black yarn stockinette rows 17-18.
Knit with black yarn for the remainder of the pattern.

Row 19: *K2, K2tog... repeat from * to end (30 stitches)
Row 20: Purl
Row 21: *K1, K2tog... repeat from * to end (20 stitches)
Row 22: Purl
Row 23: K2tog along entire row (10 stitches)

Pull thread through remaining 10 stitches.


sock monkey rasta hat

The Rasta colors layout can be altered in many ways. By following the basic patterns you can create many different styles.

1: Stockinette 2 rows in red, 2 rows in gold, 2 rows in green. Continue alternating the colors throughout the pattern.

2: Stockinette 6 rows in black, 6 rows in red, 6 rows in gold, 5 rows in green.

3: Stockinette 10 rows in black, 2 rows in red, 2 rows in gold, 2 rows in green, 7 rows in black.


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Child Size Reggae Hat

rasta colors sock monkey hat

Materials: Size 8 needles. You can use either double pointed needles, circular or straight knitting needles. Black, red, gold and green worsted yarn.

Cast on 80 stitches with black yarn.

Stockinette 16 rows. Change to red yarn for rows 17-22, then gold for rows 23-28, and green for rows 29-34.

Change back to black yarn stockinette until your Rastafarian hat reaches approx 6 inches form the cast on row. Then...

K Row: *K2tog, K8... repeat from * to end of row (72 stitches)
Purl row.
K Row: *K2tog, k7... repeat from * to end of row (64 stitches)
Purl row.
K row: *K2tog, k6... repeat from * to end of row (56 stitches)

Continue decreasing every second row until 16 stitches remain and pull thread through remaining stitches.



Adult Size Rasta Colors Beanie

sock monkey rasta colors hat

Cast on 100 stitches with black yarn.

Stockinette 16 rows. Change to red yarn for rows 17-22, then gold for rows 23-28, and green for rows 29-34.

Change back to black yarn stockinette until your Rastafarian hat reaches approx 6 inches form the cast on row. Then...

K Row: *K2tog, K8... repeat from * to end of row (72 stitches)
Purl row
K Row: *K2tog, k7... repeat from * to end of row (64 stitches)
Purl row
K row: *K2tog, k6... repeat from * to end of row (56 stitches)

Continue decreasing every second row until 16 stitches remain and pull thread through remaining stitches.




How To Make Dreadlocks

sock monkey doll dreadlocks

Use thick black or dark brown yarn, or a light yarn if you want blonde dreads. Use thin yarn if you are wanting thin style dreads.

You can either sew the dread-lock yarn to the inside of a knitted Rastafarian hat or sew the yarn directly onto the head (sock toys only, no people). Depends if you want a full time Rasta sock doll or a dress up outfit for one.

Once the hair is in place, either on a hat or toy, trim each dread-lock to the desired length. Beads can be added.

I have made a sock monkey doll with dreadlocks but you can apply this method to any sock animal. A dog with dreadlocks would be pretty cool.

Other gear to use when clothing in a rasta style - tie dyed t shirts, cap, bracelets, bag, belt, dresses, hoodies, tams.

Rasta colours meaning:
Red is to signify blood
Green the land of Africa
Gold the wealth of Africa
Black the beautiful people of Africa.



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