Crochet Dinosaur Baby Hat Pattern

7 Jan

**THE COMPLETED FREE PATTERN WITH PHOTOS IS ON THE NEXT BLOG POST!**

Baby hats are adorable no matter what, but I’m pretty sure these long-tailed crochet dinosaur baby hats are the cutest thing I’ve ever made.  I have always given these hats to people as gifts for newborns, and I’ve never had the chance to see the baby actually wearing the hat. Unfortunately, there is no baby model for this post, but i promise they are absolutely adorable on! I’ve only ever made t-rex baby hats, but I’ve found a few stegosaurus baby hats that I want to try too! Here’s the quick photo tutorial:

Dinosaur baby hat view #1

I’m working on perfecting the detailed pattern now, but I’ll give you a rough idea of how to make these little crochet beauties. You’ll need two colors of baby yarn, but the hats definitely won’t take the whole ball. You could probably make two or three with the two balls of yarn.

**THE COMPLETED FREE PATTERN WITH PHOTOS IS ON THE NEXT BLOG POST!**

Start by making a regular hat from the top: Chain a few, join, turn, and increase until it’s at the desired size. For a baby hat you probably want to single or half double crochet. It’s more time consuming, but it’ll keep their little heads very warm. Form into a hat as you would usually do, but for a baby’s head. When the hat is at its desired length, begin the next row, but only make your way less than half way around. Turn, and go back to the beginning of that row. This is where you are forming the tail of the hat. Continue going back and forth and turning as usual. Once you’re a few rows in, start to decrease the pattern. You don’t want to decrease every row, but probably every other row or every three rows. You’ll want to end with about three stitches at the last row so it’s not as pointy as decreasing to one stitch would be. The length really depends on how long you want the tail to be and how big and old the baby is. This tail is pretty long and is probably the length of the baby or at least to cover the baby’s bottom, if that helps any.

Here's an up-close view of the hat for those of you who want to try it out

With the second color, make triangles. It’s pretty easy to do, but if you don’t know how, just leave a comment here and I’ll post at least that part to the blog! You can either attach the triangles (scales) to the hat, or directly crochet them on as you go. For more information on that, again, just leave a comment and I’ll provide a better tutorial!

This is what the decrease of the tail should look like

The scales on this hat were attached after the triangles were formed and just tied on

Is anyone interested in a hat or the detailed free pattern to these adorable little hats? Let me know, and I’ll get a move on it!

This is my first photo dinosaur hat for miss Annibelle

Look how adorable that is! This was a smaller version, for the newborn.

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26 Responses to “Crochet Dinosaur Baby Hat Pattern”

  1. alli January 12, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    i want a pattern its so cute

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  2. Catherine Comptn January 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    I’d love to have this pattern!

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  3. Elizabeth January 24, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    My best friend is pregnant with a baby boy and has chosen a dinosaur theme for him. I would love to make this hat for them. Please send me a pattern.

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    • Whitney Taylor January 24, 2012 at 9:04 am #

      I’ll try to get on the patterns soon! I’ve been so busy lately, but I’ll do my best to let you know when I get a pattern ready!

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      • Granny H January 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

        Please send me a pattern, too, when you get it written. My first grandson is on the way, ETA May this year, and his mother would like a dino hat in brown and baby blue.

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  4. Lauren January 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    I would like a detailed pattern for this newborn dinosaur hat and tail. If you wouldn’t mind sending it my way. Very adorable thank you! I have a son due in June and would love this as a picture.

    Lauren

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  5. Katie January 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I would love this pattern!! I also don’t know how to make triangles :-X

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  6. Maricela January 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Hello! I really would like to get your pattern, thank you

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  7. Kanesta January 31, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I would LOVE to have this pattern when you get around to it. I’m having a little boy and want to have one of my crocheting friends do this for me. LOVE IT!

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  8. Shanny February 2, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Too cute– I’d love to see the finished pattern too

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  9. lori February 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Yes i would really appreciate it…my daughter is having a baby next month & she loves dinosaurs…

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  10. Marjorie February 18, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    I would love this pattern. Yesterday I took my very pregnant daughter to the dr and she showed me a picture of this and wants it for baby :-) She’s overdue so time is short. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Kelsey White February 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    This is beyond adorable!!! I’m expecting my first little one in July and don’t know the sex yet! I would love to make this even if I have a baby girl I might go with yellows and/or greens, maybe add a flower?? Haha, either way can I please have this pattern (and possible the triangles? I have yet to perfect those)?!

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  12. Crystal March 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    Can I please get this pattern from you???? :) My email is crystal2305@comcast.net
    Thank you!!!

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  13. Crystal March 2, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Has anyone actually received the Dinosaur pattern????? You should just post it on here. I need this pattern asap.

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    • Whitney Taylor March 2, 2012 at 11:53 am #

      Hi Crystal. I’m so sorry! I have not completely finished the pattern. I am going to try extremely hard this weekend to get it finished and posted. I’m a college student and in my capstone courses right now, so time hasn’t been on my side lately. I’ll try really hard. I really appreciate everyone’s support and comments for my designs!

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  14. Crystal March 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    No problem :) I know what you mean my husband is in his last months of college till he graduates and he super busy with working,school, wife (me) and a 21 month old son LOL no problem I just didnt know if you check your blogs regularly or not. Good Luck with your studies and happy crocheting :)

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    • Whitney Taylor March 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

      The hat pattern is up! The scales are coming soon! Thanks so much!

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  15. pam March 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    i would love a patten for you dino hat thank you so much it is because of people like you that we can make great looking hats
    pam

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  16. Correnna April 3, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    I cant wait !

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  17. Brian Allum August 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    I want one! If you take requests please email me I want to get one for my sisters baby!

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  18. casey daniel September 2, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    My Baby Girl is due in OCT! Please send me the pattern! Cdaniel724@gmail.com

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    • Whitney Taylor September 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      Hi Casey, you can find the pattern on the next post! Let me know if you have any difficulties.

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  19. Jessica September 22, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Very cute!

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  20. danielle March 11, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    id love this pattern if possible

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  21. Calli February 27, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    I would also love this pattern!

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