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.
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.
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.
And that is that! Thanks for reading. 🙂
Check out more crochet hats I’ve made here.