Sunday, 9 January 2011

Crochet Dinosaur Hat


Crochet Dinosaur Hat
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Hi here's a free pattern I've made to share with you. It's for a dinosaur hat that I made for Dylan. He's 2 1/2 years old, but he's quite large for his age. I made the hat fairly big though, so I think it would fit a child up to the age of about 5. You could adjust the size of the hat by using a different weight yarn or size crochet hook. You could also make more or less of the increase rows to change the width and adjust the length by changing how many none increasing rounds you make. Hope that makes sense? This is my first time at writing a pattern, so there may be mistakes in it, if there are, feel free to correct them in the comments section. :)


The hat is made in continuous rounds, do not join the rounds, mark the first stitch of each round to make it easier to keep count. When making a colour change do not break off the yarn, leave it attached and carry the colour not in use on the wrong side of the hat until it's needed again. Crochet through both loops through out the pattern. This pattern is written in US terms.



st = stitch

sts = stitches

ch = chain

sc = single crochet (UK double crochet)

hdc = half double crochet (UK half treble crochet)

hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together (decrease) (UK half treble 2 together)

hdc3tog = half double crochet 3 together (decrease) (UK half treble 3 together)


Hat - Make 1 (I used Green and Blue Woolcraft Acrylic New Fashion DK and a size 5mm hook)

Round 1 - Make a magic ring for 6sc using green = 6sts

Round 2 - 2sc in each st = 12sts

Round 3 - 2sc in next st, 1sc in next st, 6x = 18sts

Round 4 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 6x = 24sts change to blue

Round 5 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 6x = 30sts

Round 6 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 6x = 36sts

Round 7 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 6x = 42sts change to green

Round 8 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 6x = 48sts

Round 9 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 6x = 54sts

Round 10 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 6x = 60sts change to blue

Round 11 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 6x = 66sts

Round 12 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 6x = 72sts

Round 13 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, 6x = 78sts change to green

Round 14 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 12sts, 6x = 84sts (continue to change colour at the end of each 3rd row)

Round 15-34 - Sc in each st around = 84sts


Earflaps - Make 2, 1 on each side. Green Yarn

Hold the hat with the rim facing upwards right side facing out. Keep the colour change area to the back. Mark the centre of the front of the hat with a safety pin, count 17 stitches around to the side pull the yarn through and attach with a slip knot.

Row 1 - Ch 2 hdc 13 = 13 sts

Row 2 - Ch 2 turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 9 sts, hdc2tog = 11sts

Row 3 - Ch 2 turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 7 sts, hdc2tog = 9sts

Row 4 - Ch 2 turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog = 7sts

Row 5 - Ch 2 turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog = 5sts

Row 6 - Ch 2 turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog = 3sts

Row 7 - Ch 2 turn hdc3tog = 1st


Sc evenly around the edge of the hat and earflaps starting from the back of the hat.


Braids - Make 2

Take about 60cm of yarn in green and blue, I used 3 of each colour. Use a large yarn needle and draw the yarn through the point of the earflap. Now braid together. Leave about 8cm at the bottom unbraided, knot to make the tassel.



Horns - Make 4, green

Round 1 - Make a magic ring with 4 sc

Round 2 - 2sc in next st, sc in next st, 2x = 6sts

Round 3 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2x = 8sts

Round 4 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 3sts, 2x = 10sts

Round 5 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2x = 12sts

Round 6 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 2x = 14sts

Round 7 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2x = 16sts

Round 8 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2x = 18sts

Round 9 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2x = 20sts

Round 10 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2x = 22sts

Round 11 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 2x = 24sts

Round 12 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts, 2x = 26sts

Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.

Stuff lightly with polyfill and stitch to the hat.


Eyes - Make 2, white

Round 1 - Magic ring with 6sc = 6sts

Round 2 - 2sc in st = 12sts

Round 3 - 2sc in next st, sc in next st, 6x = 18st

Round 4 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 6x = 24sts

Round 5 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 6x = 30sts

Round 6 - 2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 6x = 36sts

Fasten off leave a long tail for sewing to hat.


Eye - Make 2, black

Round 1 - Magic ring with 6sc = 6sts

Round 2 - 2sc in each st around = 12sts

Fasten off leaving a long end, stitch to the white of the eye. I stitched mine on wonky for a googly eyed dinosaur! :) Stitch the completed eyes on to the hat.


Teeth - Make 4, white

Round 1 - Magic ring or 3scs = 3sts

Round 2 - 2scs in each st = 6sts

Round 3 - sc in each st = 6sts

Round 4 sc in each st = 6sts

Fasten off leave a long end for sewing, stitch to front edge of hat.

And your done! Enjoy!

There are more photos of this hat on my Flickr account if you'd like to see them.


PS. I am happy for you to sell items made from this pattern but please do not claim the original  pattern as your own. If you post photos of the hat you have made on your blog/website, please link back to this page.

Added - This hat measures approx 20 inches circumference. 

Many Thanks.

XxX

31 comments :

  1. this hat is great, thanks for sharing the pattern, will have to dig out some yarn to make this & will let you know how i get on!,
    Kellyx

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  2. Thanks Kelly, I'd love to see how you get on. :)

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  3. What a fun hat, Dylan looks so cute in it. I don't have any littlies anymore to dress up in cute things.

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  4. oh my goodness, that is absolutely amaaaaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!!
    Would love to make that for my Little b when he's a bit of a Bigger B...bookmarking it for future.
    Wonderful stuff!!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  5. Fantastic blog - first time here. I can not crochet or knit - my crafty ideas seem to be around cards n stationery! However I AM determined to do some sewing!

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  6. Thanks each for your kind comments! :)

    XxX

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  7. this is so cute! i must try! =)

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  8. THANKS FOR SHARING! THAT`S VERY KIND OF YOU! ALTHOUGH I DON`T KNOW HOW TO CROCHET! THAT WAS MY LAST YEARS RESOLUTION! I FAILED, BIG TIME!LOL
    BY THE WAY, I`M GIVING A LOVELY GIVE-AWAY!
    AND WOULD MAKE ME VERY HAPPY, IF YOU WOULD ENTER!
    THANKS,

    DEBBIE MOSS

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  9. Ohmygoodness - this is the *cutest* lil hat, Rachel!! :) Love it! I might have to make one for my nephew next time the holidays roll around! :) You rock!

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  10. So cute! I'm totally useless with 2 needles! Love the new blog wall paper!

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  11. this is adorable!!!

    <3 Carrie

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  12. I've left you an award on my blog. Don't feel under any pressure to accept it if you don't wish to do so, I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog.
    www.jo-throughthekeyhole.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks again everyone for all the lovely comments. And thank you so much Jo for the award it's really sweet of you to include me. I'll have to make some time at the weekend to write my seven facts and forward on the award. :)

    XxX

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  14. Thanks for all the comments on my blog! I don't usually get alot 'cause all my pages are on FB and on my local scrapbook stores forum.Everyone writes on that instead of visiting my blog! You make my day!!!!Can't wait to see some of your minis! Hurry up!!! LOL!

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  15. Im so happy that you put this pattern up! I freakin love this hat and can't wait to make one for my son and for my friends' sons. :-)

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  16. Holey smokes is that a cute hat! I think I would totally wear it too!

    HUGS!!!!

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  17. Hi Rachel - We've found a photo from your Flickr site that we'd love to use in a print ad. Can you give me a call at 404.949.3773 to talk about purchasing the rights to an image. Many thanks!

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  18. SOOOOOOO CUTE :-) I have to make it for my son :-)

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  19. wow this is sooo cute will have to make one for my little fella who is loopy over dinosaurs!!

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  20. Thank you very much for posting this pattern. Hi Rachel,
    Just a few moments ago I finished a variation of this for my godson who is nuts about dinosaurs and whose latest pastime to run around pretending to be one! I don't know if I will be able to hold off giving it to him before his birthday in September, I cannot wait to see it on his head. Thank you again for generously sharing your creativity!
    Melanie

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  22. I love this hat! How big around is it? I would like to make one for my nephew and I want to make sure I get the sizing right before I start.. Thanks!

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  23. THANK YOU for sharing this gorgeous pattern with the web! I've made three cute dinosaur hats yet and could make a lot more as there are always parents around who fall in love with this cute hat. Some of my blog readers asked me if there is any chance to get a German translation of your pattern. So would you mind if I translate your pattern to share it with German crochet fans? Of course without claiming the pattern as my own and with linking back to the orignal pattern! :)

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    1. Hi Anjizilla. Thank you for using my pattern. I'm so glad you like it. Yes a translation into German would be brilliant. Please remember to link it back to here.

      Thank You X

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  24. I have just completed this wonderful hat. Thanks for the clear instructions. I used a variegated wool that my son chose for his dino and am really happy with the way it turned out.

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    1. I'm so happy you like it. Thanks for using my pattern. It always brightens my day! X

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  25. Hi Rachel, first time on your blog and I love the hat!! I am going to make this for my friends daughter...

    I was wondering roughly how much yarn this takes as I do not do much crochet any more and will be buying yarn especially for this :o)

    Many thanks in advance!!

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    1. Hi. It's such a long time since I made it, but I think no more than 50g of each colour?! Thanks for the kind comments too. :) x

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