Pokemon Amigurumi: Hitmontop

Hitmontop amigurumi, front view and upside down
Hitmontop amigurumi, front view

This week’s plush features hitmontop! If you saw on Instagram, it was a close vote between hitmontop and hitmonlee; eventually someone broke the tie for hitmontop.

This guy turned out a lot faster compared to the last few I recently made. I noticed that I have been making them larger, so with hitmontop, it is back to a smaller frame.

This pokemon is made up of a series of spheres and cones; the head, hands, and tail are all unmodified spheres. The horn and toes are pretty regular cones that I make, beginning with 3 single crochets and increasing by 3 per round.

Hitmontop amigurumi, front view of the head piece
Hitmontop amigurumi, front view of all pieces laid out
All cones and spheres with some cylinders

For the feet, I tried changing colours to get the bottom foot pad; the first attempt wasn’t as smooth, so I fixed it with some stitching. Whenever my colour changes come out jagged, I always end up fixing it with more yarn stitched in, like a loose embroidery.

Hitmontop amigurumi, front view with eyes and mouth
The belly was also corrected with some yarn stitching

The second foot I tried offsetting the colour change jog by single crocheting onto the outer edge, between the first and second layer of rounds. It made it a bit smoother, so I might use it again in the future.

Hitmontop amigurumi, foot pieces
Second foot on the left and first foot on the right

My favourite parts to make on hitmontop were the eyebrows. After the formation of the ears, I chained at the end to create strips. I stitched them on to create the 90-degree arches.

Hitmontop amigurumi, ear pieces
Hitmontop amigurumi, front view with eyebrows

Altogether, the body reminds me of bomberman; the limbs just fit the body, and it has enough room to look proportionate. Even upside down looks alright.

Here are the final results:

Hitmontop amigurumi, front view upside down
Hitmontop amigurumi, front view and upside down at an angle
Hitmontop amigurumi, front view and upside down at another angle
Hitmontop amigurumi, front view
Hitmontop amigurumi, front view and top down view
Hitmontop amigurumi, angled view
Hitmontop amigurumi, back view

Thanks for reading!

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