Yeah, his hat turned out a bit too tall, but other than that, I'm pretty happy! I used a pattern that actually had been available during my previous attempt (but I had poo-pooed it for dumb reasons that were easily fixable).
I love the Octocompass that hangs on his belt.
Here he is, standing next to the Octocompass that comes with the toy Octopod (the ship that the Octonauts use as transportation and a home).
Compared to a picture from the cartoon (which is based on the hilarious books by Meomi), I think my Barnacles turned out much better this time!
official one sold on Amazon isn't all that accurate. So, I should probably stop being so hard on myself!
Stay tuned for more Octonaut crochet projects in the next few months because I accepted the challenge to crochet all 8. I'm pretty darn happy with how my original Tweak, Dashi, and Shellington turned out last year, but of course I had freehanded most of them and didn't write anything down. Smooth move, Erin.