I am a dinosaur

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Crochet dinosaur hat free patternCarter’s favourite thing right now are dinosaurs and dragons…Crochet dinosaur hat free patternSo I made him a cute dinosaur man:Crochet dinosaur hat free patternYou can find the pattern over here at Owlishly.Crochet dinosaur hat free patternAnd a matching dinosaur hat…Crochet dinosaur hat free patternCarter’s Dinosaur hat:

Using DK weight yarn and a 4mm hook (this hat fits my fairly large headed 3 year old):

Round 1: Make a magic circle and chain 2, half double crochet (HDC) 7 x into the circle and pull tight, join to top of chain 2 (8).

Round 2: Chain 2 (counts as first HDC here and throughout), HDC into same stitch, 2 HDC into  every stitch around, join to top of chain 2 (16).

Round 3: Chain 2, 2HDC into next stitch. 1HDC into next stitch, 2HDCinto next stitch around, join to top of chain 2 (24).

Round 4: Chain2, HDC in next stitch, 2HDC in next, *HDC in next 2 stitches, 2HDCin next stitch*, repeat between * and * around, join to top of chain 2 (32).

Round 5: Chain2, HDC in next two stitches, 2HDCin next, *HDC in next 3 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch*, repeat between * and * around, join to top of chain 2 (38).

Round 6: Chain2, HDC in next three stitches, 2HDC in next, *HDC in next 4 stitches, 2HDCin next stitch*, repeat between * and * around, join to top of chain 2 (44).

Round 7: Chain2, HDC in next four stitches, 2HDC in next, *HDC in next 5 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch*, repeat between * and * around, join to top of chain 2 (50).

Round 8: Chain2, HDC in next five stitches, 2HDC in next, *HDC in next 6 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch*, repeat between * and * around, join to top of chain 2 (56).

Round 9: Chain2, HDC in next six stitches, 2HDC in next, *HDC in next 7 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch*, repeat between * and * around, join to top of chain 2 (60).

Round 10: Chain2, HDC in next seven stitches, 2HDC in next, *HDC in next 8 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch*, repeat between * and * around, join to top of chain 2 (66).

Round 11: Chain2, HDC in next eight stitches, 2HDC in next, *HDC in next 9 stitches, 2HDC in next stitch*, repeat between * and * around, join to top of chain 2 (72).

If you need to, add another round or two or three to make a bigger hat and follow the same pattern. Obviously if you are making a smaller hat you will need to make it a round or two smaller.

Round 12 – 21: Chain 2, and then HDC into each stitch around, joining each round as you go.  At this point you want to make the hat as long as it needs to be – remembering there will be one more row around the entire hat which will add a little (about 1cm) length. Fasten off.

Join contrasting colour to center back, chain 1 and single crochet around hat. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Spikes:

Make a magic circle, Ch2 and HDC 5 into the magic circle. Do not join, but pull magic circle tight. Use a stitch marker to mark each round.

Round 2: Hdc in each stitch around (6)

Round 3: 2hdc, hdc around (9)

Round 4: Hdc in each stitch around (9)

Round 5: 2hdc, hdc around, 2hdc in last stitch  (14)

Round 6: Hdc in each stitch around (14)

Round 7: 2hdc, hdc around (21)

Round 8: 2hdc in first stitch,  hdc in next 18, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in last stitch (23) ss into next stitch, fasten off leaving long end.

I made 5 spikes, but you can make as many as you like.  Use the long end to sew the spikes into position down the center back of your hat. Weave in all ends and that’s it you’re all done… ROAR!

Crochet dinosaur hat free patternHow I love that face!  Hope you are having a grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat week! Jxx

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14 thoughts on “I am a dinosaur

    Deco Cat said:
    June 13, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Love them!

    Annette said:
    June 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

    That’s looking great!!
    Wonderfull job on it.
    Love the blue colors..
    Thank you so much for the tutorial

    sincerelysarahandcrafted said:
    June 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Oh my goodness! I HAVE to make that hat for my boy! I may need to make the matching dinosaur man too.. Thanks for the tutorial!

    Marybeth P. said:
    June 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I run a non-profit for children in the Northern Plains that I fund myself by making childrens hats for sale. I designed my own dinosaur hats two years ago and I also designed my own sock monkey hats, a horse, nascar, etc etc. I still tend to make more styles for little girls than little boys but my selection of boy hats has grown quite a bit now. Your toy and hat are lovely and I love the smile it put on the face you love!

    Alessandra said:
    June 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    fantastic!!!! I would like my big boy (a dinosaur lover, too) back at the same age as your Carter…
    now he is 13 and 1/2 and I think he would never wear a hat like that one….sigh!!
    xxxx Alessandra

    Faith said:
    June 15, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Love the mini dinosaur, really cute! I made a green and orange hat like that for my littlest boy about a year ago, it was a little neat, so maybe I should make another.

    heather said:
    June 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

    That is so cute!!

    Nice piece of work said:
    June 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Gorgeous. I hope you made a matching one for yourself! Janette, I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Your entry on my post is here http://jillgoldberg19.wordpress.com/
    Jill :-)

    Soleil said:
    June 17, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Hello! I love your blog and your tutorials and patterns and other craft! Thank you! So I’m passing on to you the “Sunshine Award” if you want it of course. Take a look here, please: http://olgasoleil.blogspot.ie/2012/06/sunshine-award.html
    I wish you a sunny day!
    Olga ☼

    WalkingwithBullu said:
    June 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    So cute :)

    beberouge said:
    June 18, 2012 at 1:54 am

    I love this!! I’ve made 2, 1 for a big boy and 1 for a little boy and both were big hits. Love the little dragon too so cute he matches the hat xx

    Ana BC said:
    June 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Janette:
    I wanted to let you know that I finally posted the granny dresses, which were inspired by yours. I have to clarify that I did not make them, but my aunt. Nonetheless, I wanted to let you know, and thank you for the inspiration. I mentioned you and your blog…and I hope you don´t mind.
    Here is the link, if you want to give it a look:

    http://www.arteenhilo.blogspot.com/2012/06/granny-dress.html

    Cheers,
    Ana BC

    figen green said:
    December 15, 2012 at 4:20 am

    i think there is a mistake in your dinosaur hat pattern or iti is just me but your rounds should inc by 8 stitches you state 6 iches which makes the last row at 81 stitches pls help

      Janette responded:
      December 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      HI, I wouldnt worry if the numbers dont add up- just work the pattern and make it till it fits!

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