3/30/19

Dinosaur Spike Pixie Hat Pattern

Dinosaur Spike Pixie Hat Pattern

Materials:
 
1 Skein Sugar & Cream cotton for main body of hat.
1 Skein Sugar & Cream cotton in contrasting color for spikes & trim.
I am using Black & Hot Pink! A request from my Grandy Girl. She is 12 and wants this hat very much. She is sooooo fun!
 
Size I crochet hook.
Size E crochet hook.
 
Stitches Used:
 
Chain (CH)
Body of hat is worked in half double crochet (HDC).
Slip Stitch (SS)
Trim & Spikes are worked in single crochet (SC).
 
Body of Hat:
 
Use main color & I hook...
Ch 5 and join with a SS to form circle.
Ch 2 (counts as 1st HDC) Make 9 HDC in circle. Join with SS in top of chain 2. 10 HDC.
CH 2. HDC in same ST. 2 HDC in each HDC around. Do not join. Use a marker to keep track of your rows.  20 HDC.

Mark your rows...
 
Make *HDC in next ST, 2 HDC in next ST* Repeat around to marker.
Make *HDC in next 2 ST, 2 HDC in next ST* Repeat around to marker.
Make *HDC in next 3 ST, 2 HDC in next ST* Repeat around to marker.
Make *HDC in next 4 ST, 2 HDC in next ST* Repeat around to marker.
Make HDC in each ST around to marker.
Continue row 8 until hat measures 7" from top. Do not finish off.
Ear Flaps:
 
For first flap just continue from where you left off from last row. For the 2nd flap, fold hat in half and begin in HDC directly across from other side.

Start 2nd Flap Here...

CH 2 (counts as first HDC) HDC in next 13 ST. Turn. 14 HDC.
CH 2. HDC 2 tog. HDC in next 9 ST. HDC 2 tog. HDC in last ST. Turn. 12 HDC.
CH 2. HDC 2 tog. HDC in next 7 ST.  HDC 2 tog. HDC in last ST. Turn. 10 HDC.
CH 2. HDC across. Turn. 10 HDC.
CH 2. HDC 2 tog. HDC in next 5 ST. HDC 2 tog. HDC in last ST. Turn. 8 HDC.
CH 2. HDC across. Turn. 8 HDC.
CH 2. HDC 2 tog. HDC in next 3 ST. HDC 2 tog. HDC in last ST. Turn. 6 HDC
CH 2 HDC across. Turn. 6 HDC.
CH 2 HDC 2 tog. Twice. HDC in last ST. Turn. 4 HDC.
CH 2 HDC in next 3 HDC. Finish off.
Trim:
With contrasting color (CC), work SC evenly around body of hat.


SC evenly around hat with CC
Spikes:
Use CC and E hook.
Note: I work mine in a continuous spiral, but you can join with a SS at the end of each round. Whichever you like best...

Ch 2. 6 SC in 2nd CH from hook. Pull tail tight to close circle. 6 SC.
*1 SC in next ST. 2 SC in next. 3 times. 9 SC.
1 SC in each ST around. 9 SC.
*1 SC in next 2 ST. 2 SC in next.* 3 times. 12 SC.
1 SC in each ST. 12 SC.
*1SC in next 3 ST. 2 SC in next.* 3 times. 15 SC.
1 SC in each ST. 15 SC.
*1 SC in next 4 ST. 2 SC in next.* 3 times. 18 SC.
1 SC in each ST. 18 SC.
SS into next SC. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Leave long tail for sewing to hat...
Hat will need 5-7 spikes...check layout to see how many you will need/desire...

Assembly:
Lay your hat out flat so that you can see the ridge where the spikes should be sewn.


Fold hat in half and line up spikes for sewing...
Use yarn to mark where you want all spikes. Then use yarn needle & using the long tails left on spikes sew them in place. I need 6 spikes for my hat. Depending on how tight/loose you crochet you may need more or less. 

Ties:
I use both colors. 6 long strands of each. Then I pull all 6 strands through the center of the last 4 HDC made on the ear flaps. Now you have 12 strands...

Pull all six through center of last 4 HDC...
Tie a knot in strands at base of ear flap...

Tie knot at base of ear flap...
Now braid all 12 strands and tie additional knot at end of braid...

Braid all 12 strands...
 Finis! Well...mine will be in the morning. I forgot the not so little Pixie had dance and drama rehearsals today! She is a busy kid! I love it...
Any questions let me know...

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