An oldie but a goldie: Mohawk Beanie!

I don’t have time to make anything today, so I figured I’d show you guys one of my older crafts that I’m pretty proud of. Since I made a beanie last night, I’ll post another beanie today! I give you, the mohawk beanie. It’s inspired by the book from knit-head, Pretty in Punk. They offer knitting patterns, but at that time, I wasn’t confident with my knitting skills, so I decided to crochet it up!

Here are the results:

Myspace angled shot.

Closeup of the ‘hawk.

Detail of the string off of the ear warmers.

Here’s a blue one!

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  1. bm
    April 6, 2008 at 1:11 pm — Reply

    Take it to burningman

    • April 7, 2008 at 4:44 pm — Reply

      Haha, I would if I lived in Nevada. πŸ™‚

    • cruz
      October 21, 2008 at 1:52 pm — Reply

      heyy i like them mohawk hats u still make them whats the price range for them

  2. lance
    April 6, 2008 at 10:22 pm — Reply

    hmmm… i need one in a week and a half.

    • April 7, 2008 at 4:46 pm — Reply

      I don’t think I’d be able to make one and send it up to you that soon.. sorry πŸ™ they take a while to make.

  3. GW
    April 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm — Reply

    yeah, do you take orders?
    how much money would I have to give you to persuade you to make me one?

    • April 7, 2008 at 4:41 pm — Reply

      Shoot me a message using the “contact me” link under navigation on the top left side of my blog with more information (colors and such) and I’ll get back to you on it!

  4. Meme
    April 7, 2008 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    HOLY COW! this has to be one of the most amazingest things i’ve seen in a while. Great work :] i’d pay u to make me one, how much would u charge?

    • April 7, 2008 at 7:19 pm — Reply

      I probably wouldn’t be able to make one soon because of school and whatnot, though. But if that doesn’t bother you, send me a message using the “contact me” link under my navigation on the top left side of my blog, and I’ll talk to you about it on there.

  5. April 8, 2008 at 8:31 am — Reply

    That’s really cool. Too bad I can’t sew.

    • April 8, 2008 at 9:58 am — Reply

      Thanks πŸ™‚

      Actually, this project involved no sewing at all πŸ™‚ Just a lot of crocheting.

  6. Daisy
    April 8, 2008 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    how much would i have to pay for you to make me one thats black with a lime green mohawk? <(:D)

    • April 8, 2008 at 7:20 pm — Reply

      Send me a message using the “contact me” link in the top left corner of my navigation bar, and I will give you more info πŸ™‚

  7. Art
    April 8, 2008 at 11:09 pm — Reply

    Wow, I absolutely love this hat. Is it remotely possible to find the pattern online, you’d mentioned that it came in a knitting book, or would it just generally be easier to crochet it?

    • April 8, 2008 at 11:17 pm — Reply

      Thanks! Well, I was inspired by knit heads, but I didn’t know how to knit at the time, so I looked up a beanie crochet pattern.. crocheted that up, and then added the mohawk onto it by basically tying wool yarn down the center. πŸ™‚ If you end up making one, you should send me a picture!

  8. .
    April 9, 2008 at 9:22 am — Reply

    GOD but you look like a flaming idiot D=

    • April 9, 2008 at 10:18 am — Reply

      I’m sorry you think that way. Different strokes for different folks I guess?

      Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog πŸ™‚

      • Spak
        March 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm — Reply

        I think you look AWESOME. How gracious of you to even reply to such unnecessary rudeness, Ms. Chezlin.

        I’m a little late in commenting, I know… but I had to say it. πŸ™‚

        Rock on, Girl!

  9. m'leigh
    April 14, 2008 at 4:42 am — Reply

    Hi, that beanie is awesome, are you posting or selling the pattern? I would love to make one.

    • April 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm — Reply

      I just looked up a beanie tutorial online, and after making that I used pieces of wool yarn about 4 inches long (I think) and tied them onto the beanie in the shape of a mo hawk. After that I threw it in the washing machine and let it run for a while, checking it occasionally until the mo hawk was sticking together just right.
      I might make up a tutorial for all of you who want to make one for yourselves. πŸ™‚

      • m'leigh
        April 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm — Reply

        Thanx, that helps a lot, I think i’ll give it a go this weekend. Can you use acrylic yarn or does it have to be wool? cheers, m’leigh

        • April 17, 2008 at 8:47 pm — Reply

          If you want it to stand up and be point-like then you have to use wool for the mo hawk. It doesn’t matter for the actual beanie.. I think I used acrylic for that part. You need wool because you kind of sort of felt it.. but not really… you need to keep a close eye on it when it’s in the wash, so that it doesn’t clump together too much. And don’t put it through the dryer, you just roll it up in a towel to dry it. Hope that helps! πŸ™‚

      • April
        November 3, 2015 at 4:54 pm — Reply

        Did u brush the Mohawk after u ran it thru the wash? I live how it looks but can’t get mine to look like that!

  10. Nefri
    May 18, 2008 at 7:53 pm — Reply

    Hey! I want to make that cute weird beanie shape! How doyou do it? Please teach me!!

    • May 24, 2008 at 10:20 am — Reply

      I just crochetted a normal beanie and added the mohawk to it. I’ve been thinking about making a tutorial for them.. but I’m not sure when.

  11. Colleen
    October 6, 2008 at 8:44 pm — Reply

    Wow! This is great! I was looking at knitted versions of the mohawk beanie online, but I don’t really know how to knit very well yet! I do know how to crochet, though, and this site was one of the first to pop up on my search.

    So it looks like you crocheted the hat in the round, but how did you do the earflaps? It’s a bit hard to see, but it looks like there’s some braiding involved on the tail end of the flaps…what was your technique, exactly?

    I loveloveLOVE the colors you picked for the top one – that shade of green is my favorite color, and the cream and grey look fantastic with it. The green & cream detail on the strings are a really cute touch!

    Do you ever find you have problems with the whole mohawk flopping to the side at all? Or does it help having short yarn to avoid that?

    • January 8, 2009 at 9:37 pm — Reply

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ You’re right, I crocheted the hat in the round, but for the flaps I just kind of winged it, I made half circle things… I don’t really know how to explain it, haha. I did braid the tails, once I added the flaps, I just took left over yarn, but it to size and threaded it into the bottom of each flap, then braided them.

      Once you felt the mohawk part, it doesn’t flop to the sides. At least, mine didn’t. Even for the blue one, which has a much longer mohawk, it stays up πŸ™‚

      I hope that helps!

  12. Mallory
    October 28, 2008 at 6:07 am — Reply

    I’d like to contact you regarding a hat…the contact link doesn’t work, you still around?

    • January 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm — Reply

      Sorry, it should be working now!

    November 18, 2008 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    Hi!!! That beanie is simply AWESOME!!

    i’m about to make mine, but…. how the hell did you do the hank???

    • January 8, 2009 at 9:39 pm — Reply

      Thank you!! πŸ™‚ I’m not exactly sure what a hank is…

  14. Jeannette
    November 23, 2008 at 2:13 am — Reply

    I StumbleUpon-ed your website some time ago, and being the kind of person who loves to wear and carry random crazy things like a little kid’s frog umbrella with pop up eyes, even when it isn’t raining, I absolutely fell in love with this mohawk beanie. I decided to make one myself and it turned out amazing! Of course I forgot where I got the idea for a long time until I StumbleUpon-ed your website again. I just wanted to thank you for giving me the idea for my coolest winter hats.

    • January 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm — Reply

      Thank you!! πŸ™‚ I’m glad to have inspired you. I’d love to see any pictures of it if you had any!

  15. December 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    it’s so cool to know there are badass crafters all over the world! so glad i found your site. i’m working on learning to knit right now, but all i can manage are scarfs of verying lengths. i think i am going to try to find that knit head book. i showed all my friends your killer hat and they love it! i have to start making them for x-mas presents now πŸ˜‰ is the beanie tutorial on youtube?

    • January 8, 2009 at 9:42 pm — Reply

      Haha, Thanks! πŸ™‚ I’m a novice knitter as well.. I kind of taught myself, and have been trying to make some gloves.. but all I can manage to make so far has been fingerless gloves, because they’re essentially just a rectangle haha.

      There probably are beanie tutorials on youtube, I wouldn’t doubt it.. I don’t remember exactly where I got the pattern I used for these ones I made, but any standard pattern should work!

  16. Vic
    January 1, 2009 at 12:58 am — Reply

    I think you’re great. I’m getting all kinds of ideas for my first grandbaby (boy due in Feb) from you..don’t listen to anyone negative. GO GIRL…if you were my daughter i’d be so proud. btw..i want to make one of those mohawk hats πŸ™‚ i made a beanie with a long tail..of course my grown daughter’s laughed at it..until they saw one in a store. ha!

    • January 8, 2009 at 9:45 pm — Reply

      Why thank you!! πŸ™‚ I’m glad I’m inspiring you!! πŸ˜€

  17. karen
    January 30, 2009 at 12:14 am — Reply

    Hi, I came across your beanie while trying to find a pattern to make for my young boys. I LOVE what you’ve done. I’ve knitted a couple of earflap beanies, now I’m ready to make the mohawk and I have a question about the wool you used. Was it spun wool, or roping/roving (unspun wool used for spinning)? Do you remember the brand or type of wool it was? I’d have to order online because there’s nothing available in my area, but don’t want to order the wrong stuff. I’m new to knitting and, while I had no problem buying yarn for the beanie itself, I have no clue as to what would be best for the mohawk.


  18. Naida
    February 3, 2009 at 5:49 pm — Reply

    I love the mohawk beanie you crocheted.I’d love to make one for my snowboarder son. For the hawk, how long are the strips of yarn? How many across did you use to get that thickness? do you just slip it through the hat and tie each strip up in a knot?

  19. Caissy
    May 11, 2009 at 11:12 am — Reply

    This beanie makes me excited! I’m buying wool tomorrow. Living out the punk in South Africa. Thanx for the blog!

  20. August 15, 2009 at 10:30 am — Reply

    I’d just make a REAL mohawk!

    I’ve got the hair for it! πŸ˜€


    I like this though, nice work! πŸ˜€

  21. September 2, 2009 at 11:55 pm — Reply

    Good post, keep up the good work:οΌ‰

  22. masaciusasas
    November 6, 2009 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    amazing!!!! I want it

  23. Brynn
    November 29, 2009 at 9:37 am — Reply

    Just wondering if you ever got the tutorial for the mohawk hat and if so where would I find it . My daughter would LOVE a hat like this !!! Peace,Brynn

  24. December 16, 2009 at 12:51 am — Reply

    That one is a little more phat than the ones we sell. I have about 100 to choose from on my online store. Use discount code
    for 10% off at

    – James

  25. moni a.
    December 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm — Reply

    hello!!! i love your beanies!!!! i went to the etsy store but there wasnt anything there :(((( do you take orders? πŸ˜€

  26. joe
    December 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    hi can you still do it and how much it will cost

  27. joe
    December 23, 2009 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    how long and how much all black with the crest white

  28. joe
    December 23, 2009 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    really nice I would like one black and white or black/yelloy or black /orange
    it is hard to do it I am a guy did you think I can do it how hard it is?

  29. December 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    umm im just wondering if you do orders of any kind. i love wearing random wacky hats and i think this would be great to add to the collection.
    also, what would be the price range on thesse?
    let me know πŸ™‚

  30. December 25, 2009 at 11:51 am — Reply

    i was wondering if you would be able to make one for me. theres no rush for it. and what would the price be?

  31. darren
    December 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    can you tell me how to make one

  32. steezdaflee
    January 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm — Reply

    saw one very similar up on the mtns. neat stuff. beautiful work!

  33. January 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm — Reply

    If you post a tutorial, could you please let me know? I just started knitting on the loom and haven’t gotten very far with it but my little girl had a mohawk last year and now school won’t let her have an ACTUAL mohawk so she would be so happy she’d CRY if I could make her one like this. Thanks.

  34. April 17, 2010 at 2:00 am — Reply

    how did you make that because my grandson wanted that can u email me the insdructions and i have to say this when i ask an request wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh all those o’s thats how old i am πŸ™‚
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  35. May 13, 2010 at 8:46 am — Reply

    Do you have a pattern for sale?

  36. Jen
    May 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm — Reply

    I would really appriciate it if you would make a tutorial. but if u can’t could u please send me the pattern for the beanie hat with ear flaps. and also i was wondering how would it turn out if u didn’t felt it? cause i have seen some with the top not felted but idk if the base is or not.

  37. PUnk R0ck YouTH
    July 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm — Reply

    To the Retard who said this chick is flaming idiot.

    You SUCK! this is the maddest thing since rainbow socks!!!! i love mowhawk beanies!!! to bad i cant sew tho i just end up using them as chopsticks lawl anyway this is a KICKASS THREAD!!!

    Flaming Idiot person, yur a giant cup of SUCK!!. πŸ˜›

  38. HG
    September 1, 2010 at 7:54 am — Reply

    I love this! If you are sharing the pattern, could you please email it to me? Thanks and GREAT JOB!

  39. Joshua
    September 27, 2010 at 10:44 pm — Reply

    So, I’m a little behind in stumbling upon this. I was wondering if you could maybe e-mail me a link for the pattern that you used for the beanie. I can’t seem to find a decent on online. Btw, I LOVE your mohawks…I so badly want to make it!!!

  40. KC CASON
    November 1, 2010 at 1:27 am — Reply

    hey soooo i want to know if i could buy a mohawk beanie from you exactly like the one in the first picture. same colors and yarn. i really like it a lot. please get back to me

  41. heikki
    November 15, 2010 at 9:52 am — Reply

    hi, i’ve been looking for a pattern for a mohawk hat and yours is awesome, i love the ‘hawk and the fact that it sticks up. I’m going to attempt it because i need an unusual hat for my hubby for xmas… wish me luck!!! πŸ˜‰

  42. Bobbie
    November 16, 2010 at 6:27 am — Reply

    I would like to get the crochet pattern for the mohawk beanie. my 12 year old grandson would really love it if I made him one. How can I get this pattern? I would really appreciate it. thank you.
    Bobbie Anderson

  43. kim
    November 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm — Reply

    I would love to make this hat for my son…please tell me where i can get this pattern…or if sharing please send to email THANKS

  44. jamie
    December 3, 2010 at 11:10 am — Reply

    Hey! I also came across this page looking for the pattern for this particular hat, I must say yours is by far the best ive seen and that includes the ones in the stores. My son can never choose something off the shelf tho, hes 8 and he always wants custom made! πŸ™‚ fun for me tho! anyway…. I know how to crochet, but ive always done blankets, scarves etc…. would you email me your pattern? thanks, We just got our first snow in chicago and he is needing this thing done !! haha….

    you rock!

  45. AJ
    December 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm — Reply

    Hey i was wondering how much do you charge for these i was thinking i would love to by one in the lime green stream type color sort of like this

    if you could make in this color scheme for a reasonable price i am willing to pay. email me if you are interested please

  46. Samil
    January 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm — Reply

    Patterrrnnn, I dooo wannnnttt.
    I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make my own for my Etsy but I’m just not sure how to do the mohawk part. Any tips?

    • January 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm — Reply

      @Samil: For the mohawk part, the key is to use 100% wool yarn and just tie it on where you want the mohawk to be. When you felt it, the wool strands start to kind of stick together and start holding each other up. Whenever I made mine I didn’t let it felt too much though, just enough to get them to stand up.

      • Crystal
        January 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm — Reply

        So glad to see that you’re still active on this blog! You’re very creative! I’ve scoured the ‘net for a mohawk hat to make for my future son-in-law. I’m new at crochet & I thought he was kidding when he asked me to make one for him – then I saw them for sale at American Eagle. LOL Alrighty then! So….I also wonder if it’s possible to get your pattern? I’d truly appreciate at it.

  47. ZM
    January 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    Hi, I’ve been searching for a mohawk hat pattern like this one for a while now and yours is so nice. My son would love for me to make this one for him. Is it possible to get the pattern from you? Thanks!!

  48. ZM
    January 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    Hi, I’ve been searching for a mohawk hat pattern like this one for a while now and yours is so nice. My son would love for me to make this one for him. Is it possible to get the pattern from you? Thanks!!

  49. Judi
    February 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    Would you please share the pattern for this mohawk hat? I have been searching and I like yours best.

  50. Harmony
    March 9, 2011 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    Hi! I tried to make my very own, and it came out great until I attempted to felt it. It turned into one giant clump in the washer….this was the first thing I had ever felted though so I was wondering if you might be able to tell me what yarn you used, and if there are any tips on helping the spikes keep their shape when felting them. Tthanks!!

  51. Carol
    March 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm — Reply

    Stumbled across your blog after doing a search for mohawk beanies online. I must say yours is by far the best one I’ve seen! Love the tips and can’t wait to see what I turn out, also now going to look for the book that inspired you to crochet it πŸ™‚

    • May 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm — Reply

      Thanks for visiting! I’m planning on doing an actual knit mohawk beanie within the next few weeks and posting the in-progress photos. I just gotta give my poor fingers a break after spending a few days knitting some socks!

  52. November 3, 2011 at 11:45 am — Reply

    how did you do those?! i have tried 2 different ways and they both stink and the mohawk stinnks…help!

  53. Ldsgirl1992
    November 24, 2011 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    awesome mohawk hat

  54. H Quick
    December 1, 2011 at 9:30 am — Reply

    What weight yarn did you use for the beanie and mohawk?

  55. December 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm — Reply

    i wanna buy one!!! :0 lol and i already have a really big mohawk xD

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