This is a very unique hat and all your strange friends and family will want one!
Paid pattern by Natalie Allen aka The Twisted Hatter is very well written and when she tells you to use tight tension on the tentacles do exactly that or you will be disappointed. I used3.5 mm (E), 5.0 mm (H) & 6.0 mm (J) hooks using Red Heart Comfort yarn in Peacock and White. Because I crochet so loosely I had to give each stitch around the tentacle a tug to be sure it was tight enough to achieve the spiral look I wanted. Very pleased. A+
Pattern can be found here: Ravelry: Twisted Kraken hat pattern by Natalie Allen