Dinosaur Hat

Like a lot of little boys, my son loves dinosaurs (he’s got his dino-roar down to a tee!).  I made him this hat last winter and it’s had it’s fair share of use this winter.

I used some leftover yarn from a hat that I made for him last winter that matched his coat.  It is Red Heart Comfort Yarn in the color Royal (which I later used as the dark blue in my Hexagon Blanket) and the trim is Loops & Threads Impeccable in Kelly Green.  I had never worked with the Red Heart Comfort yarn before this project and I found it to be a little thicker than the Super Saver.  Because of this, I had to remove stitches and alter the pattern a little to make it smaller.  This hat also has a lot of stretch so even though I made it smaller it still had room to grow into.

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For the hat base, I used the same pattern as the Pilot Hat I made from Sarah at RepeatCrafterMe.  I added the braids using 3 strands of each color about 3 feet long (36 inches).

The spots were made using 3 different sizes of circles that I kind of made up as I went. Below is the pattern I used.

Working in a continuous round:

-6 sc crochet in a magic ring (6 sc)

-2 sc in each stitch (12sc) *STOP HERE FOR SMALL SPOT

-2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next, repeat around (18 sc) *STOP HERE FOR MEDIUM SPOT

-2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, repeat around (24 sc) *STOP HERE FOR LARGE SPOT

I made 2 of each for both sides of the hat then just placed them of where ever I felt looked good.

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As for the spikes, I got the pattern from Danyel Pink Designs.  I made 4 of them and added a little stuffing so they would stand up on the top of the hat.

20160307_083731.jpgAnd that is that! Thanks for reading. 🙂

Check out more crochet hats I’ve made here.

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