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
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)
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.
Make 2, I hook (if you want a smaller antler, use an H hook) yellow and brown yarn.
I hook, yellow and brown yarn,
ch 18 , hdc (half double crochet) in the 2nd chain from the hook and across. turn -17 sts