“The Great Sage, Son Oh-gong, protect me until the very end,” she says. He answers, “I will. Even if the world crumbles, I will protect you.”
This week, let’s learn how to make the geum gang go (gold headband) for your monkey. It should take you about 2h to complete.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 2mm crochet hook (Note the change in hook size)
- Thread-like yarn in gold
- Polyester stuffing
- Scissors and yarn needle
*Please see reference guide before starting your project.
Using gold yarn,
Rnd 1: 6sc in MR
Rnd 2: (sc, inc) around
Rnd 3-22: sc around [Note: adjust the number of rounds depending on your preference for the loop curvature]
Rnd 23: (sc, dec) around
Rnd 24-XX: sc around [Note: Crochet until the length is about the circumference of the head]
Repeat earlier rounds in the reverse sequence i.e. Rnd 23, Rnd 3-22, Rnd 2, Insert a pipe cleaner into the headband if you want it as a removable feature, Stuff the two front loops of the headband lightly, and Rnd 1.
FO. Leave a long tail for sewing if you want it to be a permanent feature.
If you would like to secure the headband permanently, you can ladder stitch the inner rim of the headband to his head. I didn’t bother to sew it all around his head; just once at the back, two at the sides, and four at the front (includes 2 at the loops).
Otherwise, I think it’s better to leave it as a removable feature. I couldn’t find my packet of pipe cleaners hence I had to sew the headband permanently onto his head, which was also fine by me since I want him to love me and only me forever (evil laughs).
Time to seal it with a kiss, hang him up and show him off to your family and friends! I hope you had fun making him ^_^
Listening to: Always You by LeeSA