Thursday, July 21, 2011

By Popular Demand: TARDIS Costume for Timmy, the Think Geek Monkey

A month or so ago, ThinkGeek put out a call for handmade cosplay costumes for Timmy, their Monkey Mascot. I signed up and decided to make them a TARDIS costume. Of course, when I started it, I had no idea how it would turn out...
As you can see, he turned out pretty awesomely :D After many requests, I have put together... I can't really call it a pattern, so we'll call it guidelines for making your own TARDIS costume for your Timmy Clone :D

How to Crochet your own TARDIS Timmy Costume:

Note: You can probably use these guidelines to knit a costume and if you do, please tweet a pic to LadyPaxieAmor. Also, I’m recalling this from memory and can’t guarantee it will turn out exactly right. Please let me know if you have any issues or have a suggestion!

Also, this pattern is free, but please take a moment to check out my Etsy Store and my Relay for Life page =D

You will need:
TARDIS Blue Yarn (Red Heart Super Saver in Royal or Lion Brand Fun in Blue are nice shades)
Light blue yarn
Crochet hook (somewhere in the f to h range)
Stitch marker
Black and White Puffy Paint
A Timmy Monkey for sizing purposes and to put your finished costume on

sc(s) = single crochet
st(s) = stitch
rnd = round
rep = Repeat
BLO = Back Loop Only
FLO = Front Loop Only
Dec = Decrease
(#) = Number of stitches you should have in your round (Beret only)

To make the body suit, I crocheted 4 rectangles:

2 large, about 13 sts tall. Keep adding rows until wide enough to fit across your Timmy’s chest and back When you finish off, leave a tail for sewing.

2 small, about 5 sts tall; again, add rows until it fits across the sides and leave a tail for sewing.

Once you have all of your rectangles made, stitch them together. This can be done with either single crochets or just a whip stitch with a needle and the yarn tails.

Now, the TARDIS beret is a bit more complicated than the rest, as it’s a modified version of a larger beret:

Rnd 1: sc 6 in a magic ring, place marker in first stitch, moving it to the first st of each row as you go along. (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in next two sts, 3 sc in next st—corner made; rep from * 3 times more (20)
Rnd 4: *sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st; rep from * 3 times more (28)
Rnd 5: *sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st; rep from * 3 times more (36)
Rnd 6: *sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st; rep from * 3 times more (44)
Rnd 7: Sc in BLO of each st around; this should create a little ridge. If not, try FLO. (44)
Rnd 8-9: sc around; if the hat looks too tall, subtract a row; too small, add one.
Rnd 10: *Dec over 2 sts, sc 6, dec over 2; sc in next st—corner made; rep from * 3 times more (36)

If you want to make the bottom of the hat smaller, rep rnd 10, substracting 2 scs for each rnd you make (6 scs to 4, etc)

From here, just use puffy paint to draw on the details. I used my TARDIS Cookie Jar (Available at ThinkGeek) as a reference and it turned out well!


  1. I can't see any pics on this page :( They just aren't loading. But, thanks a million for the pattern.

  2. Huh, that's weird... it's showing up okay for me. You can find the picture here: