So... I'm not the best knitter or crocheter... not sure how to spell that one... Anyways, I cheated and started with a Knifty Knitter Loom!
Ok.. if you have one of these they come with instructions. They are SUPER easy. I like the Knifty Knitters cause they help me keep everything uniform and straight! Just in case I will give a few instructions on what I did.
For this, I wanted it thick, I doubled up my yarn and then tripled weaved it around the loom. I would fold over the bottom row, then add another to make three, then fold over the bottom row, then add another.... Blah blah... I kept going until it was tall enough to make a hat. Then I cut the yarn, about 6 inches extra, and instead of looping over I pulled it all the way through the loops and pulled tight at the end!
The I crocheted a single braid (with 2 strands of yarn) I made it triple the length that I wanted the... antennae? Not sure what to call them...
I then started a loop at the end of this braid... I'm going to braid the braid, but I wanted to hook it onto the hat...
I pulled the straight side through the top of the hat until the loop was touching the hat... then I braided the braid.
Towards the end I tied doubled white yard to the end of the green.
There really is no great way to describe how I did the eyeball parts. Pretty much I just crocheted a small square and then went back and looped and attached it to the tip of the green over and over until it looked like a square. (Can you tell I'm not a croqueter? (Again... Not even sure if that is the right word! lol)
I repeated this 3 times so that I had 3 eyeballs on tips of antennae on top of the hat!
I then used needle and thread to sew black buttons to the eyeballs!
My son was out playing with a friend for the morning so... my daughter modeled. Looks good on her too! I have pink yarn and we decided she needed a girl alien.