Octopuses are captivating creatures. They are sneaky and extremely smart. If you are fascinated by these marine animals as much as I am, you will love this list of octopus knitting patterns. I have included a mix of products, from stuffed toys to knitted octopus hats.
Below are 8 fantastic, knitted octopus patterns. I hope you find one that you will want to work on.
1. Octopus in the Shallows Beanie Pattern by JoansGarden
Here is a unique gift idea for anyone obsessed with octopi. The marine life beanie is whimsical and fun to wear. It would make a great accessory for chilly evenings on the beach.
This knitted octopus hat pattern includes instructions for 3 sizes. The hat is knitted in the round. The octopus is knitted in one piece and sewn onto the hat. It is an intermediate level knitting pattern.
2. The OLLIE Octopus Hat Knitting Pattern by FiddlestyxStudios
The Ollie hat will be oceans of fun for your little one. They will want to wear it everywhere they go. This fun knitted octopus hat pattern is knit in the round in a simple textured wave stitch. The bright fishies are knit separately and sewn on. Included are 6 sizes from newborn to adult.
3. Kraken Octopus Knit Hat Pattern by HuntHandKnits
Get kraken working on this knitted octopus hat pattern. The nautical beanie will add a unique style to your winter wardrobe. This knitted octopus pattern is suitable for intermediate level knitters.
You will need to know single-sided stranded colourwork. The cowl is worked in the round using 2 colours. Included are three sizes and four decorative border options.
4. Free Knitted Octopus Hat Pattern from Little Red Wondow
Your little one will enjoy wearing this sweet octopus hat. The hat will look cute knit in any colour. The free knitted octopus hat is for one size; 6 months. You will need size US 7 16” circular knitting needles, US 7 double pointed needles, worsted weight yarn, and a yarn needle.
5. Effervscent Octopus Knitting Pattern by LuckyRoseKnits
How awesome is this amazing effervescent octopus cowl? It would be a fun pattern to work on and wear. You can use the suggested green and grey or create your own colour combination.
The effervescent octopus cowl is double knit and completely reversible. It was created to be worn as a single loop around your neck. The pattern is suitable for an intermediate level knitter.
6. Octopus Hat Knitting Pattern Inspired by Ursula from The Little Mermaid by KellySpenhoffKnits
The two-toned hat was inspired by Ursula from The Little Mermaid. It would make a great gift for a Disney fan who loves Disney Villains. The knitted octopus hat pattern is written in one size and two gauges.
You can make either a child size or small adult size hat. The skills required include cast on, knit, purl, k2tog, and stranded color knitting from a chart.
7. Stranded Beanie Octopus Knitting Pattern by JoansGarden
This knitted octopus hat features 2 octopuses. The hat is knit in the round. It is an easy pattern if you know how to knit stranded colourwork.
You can adjust the size of the hat by changing the number of rows in the crown. However, the octopus height cannot be adjusted. Instructions are given for head sizes 18” (46 cm), 21” (53 cm), and 23” (58 cm).
8. Knitted Octopus Hat Pattern from LadyLilliput
Have you ever thought about wearing an octopus on your head? Well, now you can show off your quirky side with this octopus hat. It will definitely turn heads.
This knitted octopus hat works up fast using bulky yarn. It is designed to fit most average adult sized heads. The pattern is suitable for intermediate level knitter who knows knitting in the round, basic increases and decreases, and short rows (w&t).
If you are looking for a fun and whimsical project, work on a knitted octopus hat.
Want more ocean crafts? Do check out these patterns like fish, penguins, seal, jellyfish, turtles, and more octopus patterns here! When you make your own, please do share your finished works on our Facebook Page. We’d love to see what you came up with!
The octopus may not be the first animal you think about when it comes to knitting, but they are fun to make. I hope you found a knitting pattern you will want to try. And if you are brave enough, work up one of the knitted octopus hats and wear it out.