Dinosaur Baby Hat Pattern

I have received so many comments on my dinosaur baby hat post, and I am so flattered that everyone likes it so much! I feel so guilty that I don’t have the pattern posted yet. My life has been insanely busy, and I wasn’t expecting the blog to take off like it did. Anyway, I’ve finally found the time for making the pattern!
Below is my free pattern for a baby dinosaur hat. It’s a step-by-step crochet pattern. What’s better than learning to crochet by example. It basically starts off as a baby beanie, then trails off into a tail. See below for more.

Enjoy! Share it with anyone and everyone! Ask me any questions you have, and I’ll try to get back to you.

Dinosaur hat:

Dinosaur hat complete!

Materials needed:
Crochet needle, I used size F, but it will depend on your yarn.
2 colors of baby yarn, one ball of each should be more than enough.

  1. Chain 4. Join to form loop.

    Step One.

    Loop formed in Step One

  2. Chain 2. Single crochet 7 stitches inside the loop for a total of 8 around. Join.

    At the end of the step, when you join the row.

  3. Chain 2, single crochet in first stitch. 2 single crochet in each stitch until end and join.

    Keep adding rows like this.

  4. Chain 2. single crochet in next stitch 2 single crochet in next stitch. Repeat sc, 2sc until end. Join.

    Again, another round. They should all be like this in even circles, if it starts to get uneven, something has gone wrong.

  5. Repeat step three.
  6. Chain 2. single crochet until end. Join.
  7. Repeat step 6 for 11 to 15 more rows, depending on desired length of the hat.

    This was my test size. Yours should probably be longer, depending on your baby's head size.

  8. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 22 stitches. Turn.

    This is where you're starting the tail. It should be almost half way around the hat.

  9. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch for 10 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end, it should be 10 stitches. Turn.

    Ten stitches in on row 2 of the tail, and decrease. See photos below.

    Needle in next stitch, yarn over.

    Needle in next stitch, yarn over.

    Pull through both loops.

  10. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  11. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 8 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end. Turn.
  12. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  13. Repeat previous two steps once more.
  14. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 7 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end. Turn.
  15. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  16.  Repeat previous two steps once more.
  17. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 6 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end. Turn.
  18. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  19.  Repeat previous two steps once more.
  20. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 5 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end. Turn.
  21. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  22. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  23. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 5 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end. Turn.
  24. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  25. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  26. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 4 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end. Turn.
  27. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  28. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  29. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 4 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end. Turn.
  30. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  31. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  32. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 3 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end. Turn.
  33. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  34. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  35. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 3 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end. Turn.
  36. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  37. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  38. Chain 2. Single crochet in next 2 stitches. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet until end. Turn.
  39. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  40. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  41. Chain 2. Single crochet in next stitch. Decrease two stitches. Single crochet and turn.
  42. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn.
  43. Chain 2. Single crochet in each stitch until end. Turn. There should only be three stitches in this row, including beginning and end.
  44. Fasten off!

Scales:

Note:

  1. Cast on with color #2. Start about four rows from the end of the tail. Find the center of this row and insert needle. Yarn over and pull through. Yarn over again and pull through both loops.

    Step one. Find the middle, insert hook, yarn over, pull through.

    Two loops on hook now. Yarn over and pull through. Stitch one complete.

  2. Insert needle into next stitch and repeat until you have seven stitches.

    Row 1 = 7 stitches

  3. Now you are at the next row. Turn, but don’t chain. Single crochet in each stitch. At the end you will have six stitches.

    Row 2 = 6 stitches

  4. Continue this pattern, no chaining between rows and you should have a triangle. Row 1 = 7 stitches, row 2 = 6 stitches, row 3 = 5 stitches, row 4 = 4 stitches, row 5 = 3 stitches, row 6 = 2 stitches, row 7 = 1 stitch. Fasten off when you get finish row 7. Weave in all loose ends.

    Row 3 = 5 stitches

    Row 4 = 4 stitches

    Row 6 = 2 stitches

    Row 7 = 1 stitch

  5. Repeat this so the scales are evenly dispersed on the tail and hat, this will probably about 6 scales, but could be more depending on the length of your hat and tail!
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