July 27, 2014

Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern

Dinosaur crochet pattern
Free dinosaur hat pattern
I was recently asked by a friend of mine to crochet a dinosaur hat for her son. Here is what I came up with. Doesn't he look friendly? :-) The hat shown in picture is for a child (4T-8Y). I would like to share this crochet dinosaur hat pattern with you. 

Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn (colors Kelly Green, Black and White) and a 3.75 mm hook. Any worsted weight yarn will work for this hat.
Abbreviations: R – round, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, sl st – sleep stitch, hdc – half double crochet, decr - decrease
 
Hat:
Size 0-6M
R1: Start with a magic ring, ch1, 9 hdc into ring, join with sl st (9)
R2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc into each hdc around, join with sl st (18)
R3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next*, repeat around, join with sl st (27)
R4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next two stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (36)
R5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next three stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (45)
R6-15: Ch 1, hdc around, join wth sl st (45)
Continue with the right ear flap (see below).

Size 6M-12M:
R1: Start with a magic ring, ch 1, 9 hdc into ring, join with sl st (9)
R2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc into each hdc around, join with sl st (18)
R3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next*, repeat around, join with sl st (27)
R4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next two stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (36)
R5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next three stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (45)
R6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next four stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (54)
R7-17: Ch 1, hdc around, join with sl st (54)
Continue with the right ear flap (see below).

Size 12M – 3T:
R1: Start with a magic ring, ch 1, 9 hdc into ring, join with sl st (9)
R2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc into each hdc around, join with sl st (18)
R3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next*, repeat around, join with sl st (27)
R4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next two stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (36)
R5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next three stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (45)
R6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next four stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (54)
R7: Ch 1, hdc around, join with sl st (54)
R8: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next five stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (63)
R9- 19: Ch 1, hdc around, join with sl st (63)
Continue with the right ear flap (see below).

 
Size 4T – 8Y:
R1: Start with a magic ring, ch 1, 9 hdc into ring, join with sl st (9)
R2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc into each hdc around, join with sl st (18)
R3: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next*, repeat around, join with sl st (27)
R4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next two stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (36)
R5: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next three stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (45)
R6: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next four stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (54)
R7: Ch 1, hdc around, join with sl st (54)
R8: Ch 1, *2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next five stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (63)
R9: Ch 1, hdc around, join with sl st (63)
R10: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 10 stitches*, repeat around, join with sl st (69)
R11-21: Ch 1, hdc around, join with sl st (69)
Do not fasten off, continue with the right ear flap (see below).

Ear Flaps:
Right Earflap:
R1: Ch 1, sc in next 12 stitches, turn (12)
R2: Ch 1, sc decr, sc in next 8 stitches, sc decr, turn (10)
R3: Ch 1, sc across (10)
R4: Ch 1, sc decr, sc in next 6 stitches, sc decr, turn (8)
R5: Ch 1, sc across (8)
R6: Ch 1, sc decr, sc in next 4 stitches, sc decr, turn (6)
R7: Ch 1, sc across (6)
R8: Ch 1, sc decr, sc in next 2 stitches, sc decr, turn (4)
R9: Ch 1, sc across (4)
R10: Ch 1, two sc decreases, turn (2)
R11: Ch 1, sc decr (1)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

For the left ear flap: fold the hat in half and leave 3-5 stitches more in front of the hat. Join yarn and crochet the left ear flap (use the same pattern above as for the right one), but do not fasten off, continue to sc around the left ear flap and the hat and the right ear flap. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Spikes:
Crochet four spikes.
Sizes 0M – 12M:
R1: Start with a magic ring, 6 sc into ring, do not join, continue working in spiral (6)
R2: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat around (9)
R3: sc around (9)
R4: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next two stitches*, repeat around (12)
R5: sc around (12)
R6: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next three stitches*, repeat around (15)
Fasten off, leaving long ends for sewing.

Sizes 12M – 8Y:
R1: Start with a magic ring, 6 sc into ring, do not join, continue working in spiral (6)
R2: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat around (9)
R3: sc around (9)
R4: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next two stitches*, repeat around (12)
R5: sc around (12)
R6: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next three stitches*, repeat around (15)
R7: sc around (15)
R8: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next four stitches*, repeat around (18)
R9: sc around (18)
Fasten off, leaving long ends for sewing.

Eyes:

Crochet three circles for each eye:
Sizes 0M – 12M:
Biggest circle (white yarn) make two:
R1: Magic ring, 8 sc into ring, do not join, continue working in spiral (8)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (16)
R3: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat around (24)
R4: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next two stitches*, repeat around (32)
R5: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next three stitches*, repeat around (40)
Fasten off, leaving long end for sewing.
Middle sized circle (black yarn) make two:
R1: Magic ring, 8 sc into ring, do not join, continue working in spiral (8)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (16)
R3: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat around (24)
Fasten off, leaving long end for sewing.
Little circle (white yarn) make two. You can use little white buttons (1/3 “diameter) instead.
R1: Magic ring, 8 sc into ring (8)
Fasten off, leaving long end for sewing.

Sizes 12M – 8Y:
Biggest circle (white yarn) make two:
R1: Magic ring, 8 sc into ring, do not join, continue working in spiral (8)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around(16)
R3: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat around (24)
R4: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next two stitches*, repeat around (32)
R5: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next three stitches*, repeat around (40)
R6: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next four stitches*, repeat around (48)
R7: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next five stitches*, repeat around (56)
Fasten off, leaving long end for sewing.
Middle sized circle (black yarn) make two:
R1: Magic ring, 8 sc into ring, do not join, continue working in spiral (8)
R2: 2 sc in each stitch around (16)
R3: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat around (24)
R4: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next two stitches*, repeat around (32)
R5: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next three stitches*, repeat around (40)
Fasten off, leaving long end for sewing.
Little circle (white yarn) make two. You can use big white buttons (1” diameter) instead.
R1: Magic ring, 8 sc into ring, do not join, continue working in spiral (8)
R2: *2 sc in first stitch, sc in next stitch*, repeat around (16)
Fasten off, leaving long end for sewing.

Sewing:
1. Fold the hat in half and sew the spikes at the back of the hat starting from the bottom and moving towards the front.
2. Sew all three parts of each eye together. Place them on the front of the hat and sew them to the hat. You can create a silly look like on my picture or a normal look.
3. Embroider the mouth and the eye brows.
4. Make braided tails.

Enjoy your dinosaur hat!

*Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.*
Dinosaur crochet pattern

Dinosaur crochet pattern

Dinosaur crochet pattern




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