Crochet Dinosaur Hat

We had our first birthday party of the year to go to this past weekend. It was for a sweet boy named Tommy. He turned 1!

We wanted to give him something special. So we made him this dinosaur hat.

My handsome little hat model tried it on for size.

 There are a few free patterns for this hat, but I found myself wanting to change something about each of them. So we created our own.

Tommysaurus Hat:

Hook: G (4.25mm)

Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love medium weight yarn

Size: A little big for our 1 year old friend, but fits my 2 1/2 year old perfectly.

Round 1: Magic ring and chain 2, 7HDC into magic ring, pull tight, join to top of chain 2 (8).

Round 2: Chain 2 (counts as first HDC), HDC into same stitch, 2 HDC into  every stitch around (16).

Round 3: HDC into first HDC, 2HDC in next HDC repeat around (24).

Round 4: HDC in next 2HDC, 2HDC in next HDC repeat around (32).

Round 5: HDC in next 3HDC, 2HDC in next HDC repeat around (40).

Round 6: HDC in next 4HDC, 2HDC in next HDC repeat around (48).

Round 7: HDC in next 5HDC, 2HDC in next HDC repeat around (56).

Round 8: HDC in next 6HDC, 2HDC in next HDC repeat around (64).

Round 9: HDC in next 7HDC, 2HDC in next HDC repeat around (72).

Round 10: HDC in next 8HDC, 2HDC in next HDC repeat around (80).

Round 11: HDC in next 9HDC, 2HDC in next HDC repeat around (88).

Using the same yarn color or the color of spikes (depends on your preference) SC in each HDC around the rim of the hat to give it a more finished look.

 Spikes

Round 1: Magic ring, chain 1,  6HDC into magic ring, pull tight (6)

Round 2: HDC in each stitch around (6)

Round 3: 2HDC in first HDC, HDC in next HDC, repeat around (9)

Round 4: HDC in each HDC around (9)

Round 5: 2HDC in first HDC, HDC in next HDC, repeat around (14)

Round 6: HDC in each HDC around (14)

Round 7: HDC in first 2HDC, 2HDC in next HDC, repeat around (18)

Round 8: HDC in each HDC around (18)

Round 9: HDC in each HDC around (18), fasten off leaving some yarn to sew spikes onto the hat.

Attach the spikes to the hat spacing them as you like. If you fold the hat in half and lay it down, you can place the spikes along the top to determine how you would like them placed.