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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Crochet Giraffe Child Hat

Crochet Giraffe Hat



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I really wanted to make a hat for my baby! I thought the giraffe hat would be so cute to make for her. After some trial and error, I made this fun hat! She looked so cute wearing it.

Crochet Hat sizes with this HDC pattern:
Newborn baby head circumference: 13" - 14", Hat height = 5.5 to 6"= F hook, Baby - 3 to 6 months, Head Cir, 14" - 17 ", Hat height= 6.5 - 7"= G hook, baby 6-12 months, 16"-19" head cir., hat length=6.5-7"=H hook, toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18"-20" head cir., hat length=7" =I hook, child 3-10 yrs, head cir., 19"-20 1/2 "", hat length= 7.5"=J hook, teens, head cir., 20 1/2"-22", hat length, 7.5-8"= K hook


Supplies: yellow, brown, light brown yarn
I Hook, G Hook, H Hook, Yarn needle

Abbreviations: dc=double crochet sc=single crochet sl st=slip stitch ch=chain, hdc=half double crochet, hdc2tog=half double crochet together sc2tog=single crochet 2 together (there are nice YouTube videos for these stitches)


Half Double Crochet Hat
H hook, yellow yarn, Size for a child's head for 6-12 months,  Use a larger hook for a larger head or smaller hook for smaller head, or increase a round.

Instructions: H hook ch 4, sl st, to form a ring.
rnd 1. ch 2 (count as one hdc), work 9 hdc in the ring, sl st. (10 hdc) 
rnd 2. ch 2 (counts as one hdc), hdc in the same stitch as the ch2, then work 2hdc in each stitch around, Slip Stitch (start to use a marker) (20 hdc) 
rnd 3. *work hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around, no slip stitch or chain, (I would use a marker so you can keep track of your increased rounds) (30 hdc) 
rnd 4. *work hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (40 hdc) 
rnd 5. *work hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (50 hdc)
rnd 6. *work hdc in the next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (60 hdc) 
rnd 7. *work hdc in each stitch around,*repeat until you hat measures 6.5 inches long, (will be longer for a bigger size head, see above for sizes)


Ear flaps:
Make 2
H hook , use yellow yarn
For the first ear flap, continue from your hat. 2nd flap, fold hat in half and sl st in hdc directly across from the last hdc from the other ear flap. follow directions below for both ear flaps.
Row 1. ch 2. hdc in next 14 stitches, turn. -14 sts
Row 2. ch 2. hdc2tog, hdc in the next 9 stitches. hdc2tog. hdc in the last st., turn. -12 sts
Row 3. ch 2. hdc2tog, hdc in next 7 stitches. hdc2tog. hdc in last st., turn. -10 sts
Row 4. ch 2. hdc in each stitch across, turn. -10 sts
Row 5. ch 2. hdc2tog, hdc in the next 5 stitches. hdc2tog. hdc in the last st., turn. -8 sts
Row 6. ch 2. hdc in each stitch across, turn -8 sts
Row 7. ch 2. hdc2tog, hdc in the next 3, hdc2tog. hdc in the last st., turn -6 sts
Row 8. ch 2. hdc2tog, hdc in next 1, hdc2tog. hdc in the last st., turn. -4sts
Row 9. ch 2. hdc in each stitch across, pull through and fasten off. -4 sts

The braid from the center of the ear flap at the bottom, attach two colors of yarn, yellow and brown yarn, with a sl st in the center of the bottom of the ear flap and with an I hook, chain 30, and sl st it off and cut yarn.

Trim: half double crochet in each stitch around with dark brown yarn, sl st. fasten off. weave in the ends.

Antlers:
Make 2, I hook (if you want a smaller antler, use an H hook) yellow and brown yarn.

Start with Dark brown yarn ch 2, sc in second chain from the hook, work 5 more sc in the second chain from the hook, sc around for each round until your antler reaches 1 inch.

Then switch to yellow yarn with a slip stitch and do the same as above until it reaches 1 inch, fasten off. Stuff the antlers with stuffing or yarn, Attach the antlers on top of the hat, about 2 inches apart.

Ears: Make 2,
I hook, yellow and brown yarn,
chain 7,
Row 1. with brown yarn, Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 6 sc. Turn each row.
Rows 2-4. Ch 1, sc in each sc.
Row 5. Ch 1, (sc2tog) sc in the next two stitches (sc2tog)- 4sc
Row 6. Ch 1, sc2tog twice -2sc. row 7 (2sctog) -1sc. Fasten off. Then add yellow yarn, sc around the brown ear twice, then fasten off. Attach the ears on the outside of the antlers as seen in the picture above.

Muzzle:
H hook
light brown yarn,
ch 18 , hdc (half double crochet) in the 2nd chain from the hook and across. turn -17 sts
rnd 1. ch 1, hdc2tog (half double crochet 2 together) in first two hdc, hdc in each stitch across, hdc2tog in the last 2 hdc. turn -15 sts
rnd 2. ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each stitch across, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. turn -13 sts
rnd 3. ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each stitch across, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. turn -11 sts
rnd 4. ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each stitch across, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. turn -9 sts
rnd 5. ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each stitch across, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. turn -7 sts
fasten off.

Nostrils: dark brown yarn, h hook, chain 2, sc in 2nd chain from the hook, work 5 more sc in the second chain from the hook, slip stitch, fasten off. Make 2. Place the nostrils on top two opposite sides as seen in picture. Attach the muzzle on the bottom center of the hat.

Eyes: Make 2, G hook, dark brown yarn, chain 2, sc in 2nd chain from the hook, work 5 more sc in the second chain from the hook, slip stitch, fasten off, place the eyes about 2 inches apart above the muzzle.

5 comments:

Rachelle Rice said...

I was saddened to see you didn't have any comments on this Giraffe hat.
I made this hat yesterday with a few little add-on's and it is super cute.

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful pattern!

I'm going to use the basic pattern as my go-to pattern. I prefer hdc to dc on hats and you're instructions and sizing are perfect!!

Again, thank you so much for this pattern!!

julie said...

im gona try this hat right now !!! Its much cuter than the other ones ive looked at

Ann Woodall said...

Wonderful...went hunting for a giraffe hat for a friend and this is delightful ...

Ann Woodall said...

this is just what a friend of mine is looking for...Love it..

Debby Lundmark said...

I cross stitched spots on the face. Very cute!