Let’s get into the tropical mood with a Hawaiian monkey amigurumi!
Are we in a tropical mood yet? Let’s just drop everything and go to Hawaii!!! A little late with the monthly posting but here we go!
Exactly one year ago, we took a family trip to Hawaii for a week, so to remember the fun times I decided to make a Hawaiian monkey amigurumi. When I got to thinking of what to do for the month of August, nothing came to mind but summery things and warm beachy places….like Hawaii!
And our 360 degree view looks like this:
Ah, now I’m dizzy.
Like the coconut + plumeria + leafy headdress? The coconut was crocheted with a thinner yarn and took a very long time to make. Lots of work just for one tiny little coconut halve. Even though it’s small, it doesn’t mean that it’ll be less work. The plumerias next to the coconut are actually earrings. The last time we went to Hawaii, we bought them from ABCmart (very cheap and nice by the way).
The plumerias on the grass skirt also came from that store and are actually one bracelet. I just crocheted the grass skirt and slid the bracelet on afterwards. Looks nice and festively Hawaiian right? Mm…a luau sounds really good right now. :)
And of course my Hawaiian monkey amigurumi needs some friends! Say hello to coconut amigurumi! It’s so smiley and happy in the background. Now I could really use a pina colada.
Ah yes and before I forget, I also crocheted a small coconut palm to go with the Hawaiian monkey. Such a happy little tropical family~
For this particular monkey, I tried to make it look tanned. Did you catch on to that? Well anyway, I used a darker felt for the face, chest, and ears, instead of the usual light colored one. I figured that if it’s going to be a Hawaiian monkey, why not make it look like it came straight from Hawaii? Exposed to all the sunlight and warm weather! It’d be weird if it were a pale monkey right? It just wouldn’t be genuinely Hawaiian.
Happy summer! Hope you all enjoyed my take on a Hawaiian monkey amigurumi!