6-12 Month Giraffe Hat

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This free crochet pattern, for a size 6-12 month Giraffe hat, is a new personal favorite Stitch11 pattern! Thank you Sara for challenging me with this adorable and fun request! I hope all of you who love crochet get to work this pattern up. Its not as easy as my other patterns, but only because it has so many parts… but it is well worth it, and works up surprisingly quick!!! This crochet giraffe hat is simply YARNTASTIC!!! Check out the Adult version too!

Supplies:
4 ply medium weight yarn. I used I Love This Yarn
5mm (H/8) hook

Abbreviations:
CH – Chain
SC- Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet

 

Giraffe Earflap Hat

CH 3 Does not count as DC
Using Yellow Yarn

Round 1: Magic Ring, CH 3, DC 10, pull ring tight, join to top CH of CH 3
Round 2: CH 3, 2 DC each DC around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC, repeat from *around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (30 DC)
Round 4: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 2 DC, repeat from *around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (40 DC)
Round 5: CH 3. *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 3 DC, repeat from *around. Join to top CH of CH 3. (50 DC)
Round 6: CH 3. *2 DC in first stitch. DC in next 24 Stitches. Repeat from * one more time (52 DC)
Round 7-10: CH 3, DC in each DC around. Join to top CH of CH 3 (52 DC)
Round 11-13:  CH 2, HDC into each stitch around. Join to top CH of CH 2. (52 HDC)

Do Not Finish Off

First Earflap:

Row 1:SC in next 12 stitches
Row 2: Turn, Sc in next 11 stitches
Row 3: Turn, SC in next 10 stitches
Row 4: Turn,  SC in next 9 stitches
Row 5: Turn, SC in next 8 stitches
Row 6: Turn, SC in next 7 stitches
Row 7: Turn, SC in next 6 stitches
Row 8: Turn, SC in next 5 stitches
Row 9: Turn, SC in next 4 stitches
Row 10: Turn, SC in next 3 stitches finish off
Attach yarn (counting from the seam of the hat, to the right) into
the 22nd stitch.

Second Earflap:

Row 1:  SC in next 12 stitches
Row 2: Turn, Sc in next 11 stitches
Row 3: Turn, SC in next 10 stitches
Row 4: Turn,  SC in next 9 stitches
Row 5: Turn, SC in next 8 stitches
Row 6: Turn, SC in next 7 stitches
Row 7: Turn, SC in next 6 stitches
Row 8: Turn, SC in next 5 stitches
Row 9: Turn, SC in next 4 stitches
Row 10: Turn, SC in next 3 stitches, finish off

Giraffe Nose

Lay your hat with the seam side facing you. (so after you crochet the nose and fold it up, the pretty side of the stitches will be on the outside of the hat)
Using rusty orange color yarn.  Attach yarn to the front of the hat into back loop the 3rd stitch from the earflap… working left. (its actually the front loop, but since the back of the hat is facing you, it makes it the back loop)

Row 1: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and next 12 stitches. (leaving 2 un-worked stitches on both sides of the nose)
Row 2: Turn, Do not CH 1, Do not crochet into same stitch. HDC into next 12 Stitches
Row 3: Turn, Do not CH 1, Do not crochet into same stitch. HDC into next 11 Stitches
Row 4: Turn, Do not CH 1, Do not crochet into same stitch. HDC into next 10 Stitches
Row 5: Turn, CH 1, SC into same stitch. SC into next stitch. HDC into next stitch. DC into next 4 stitches. HDC into next stitch. SC into last 2 stitches. Finish off Secure the nose onto the front of the hat with yarn needle.

Trim

SC around the edge of the entire hat. When Single Crocheting across under the nose, still crochet through both loops.

Giraffe Nose Holes

Using yellow yarn
Magic circle, CH 1, 5 SC inside magic circle. Join to first SC (5 SC)
Finish off with long tail to attach to the nose. Repeat for second nose hole.
Attach to nose with yarn needle

Giraffe Ears

With Yellow Yarn
Round 1: Ch 9, join to first chain without twisting chain. CH 1, HDC into each CH. Join to first HDC (9 HDC)
Round 2: CH 1, HDC into each stitch around. DO NOT JOIN (9 HDC)
Round 3: CH 1, Turn, 2 HDC into each stitch around. DO NOT JOIN. (18)
Round 4-5: CH 1, Turn, HDC into each stitch around. DO NOT JOIN (18  HDC)
Round 6: CH 1,Turn ** HDC in first stitch, HDC 2 Together. repeat from ** across.DO NOT JOIN (12 stitches)
Round 7: CH 1, Turn, HDC into each stitch around. DO NOT JOIN (12  HDC)
Round 8: CH 1, Turn, HDC 2 Together across. DO NOT JOIN (6 Stitches)
Round 9: Turn, Do not CH 1, Skip same stitch, HDC into next 5 Stitches.
Round 10: Turn, Do not CH 1, Skip same stitch, HDC into next 4 Stitches.
Round 11: Turn, Do not CH 1, Skip same stitch, HDC into next 3 Stitches.
Round 12: Turn, CH 1 HDC 3 Together. CH 1. Finish off.
SC around the opening of the ear with the rusty orange color of yarn. I did 1 SC for each HDC around.. and 3 SC into the tip of the ear.

Attach the ears to rows 5 and 6 of the sides of the hat

Giraffe Antlers

With Rusty Orange Yarn
Round 1: Magic Circle, CH 1, 6 HDC  inside magic circle. Join to first HDC. Pull ring tight (6 HDC)
Round 2: CH 1, HDC into each HDC. Join to first HDC. (6 HDC)
Change to yellow yarn
Round 3-4: CH 1, HDC into each HDC. Join to first HDC. (6 HDC)
Finish off and attach to head. I didn’t stuff mine with anything but the little bit of yarn ends from changing colors.

Dramatic Giraffe Eyes

With Black Yarn
Round 1: Magic circle, CH 1, 6 HDC inside magic circle, Pull ring tight, join to top of first HDC. (6 HDC)
Change to white yarn
Round 2:  CH1, 2 SC in same stitch. 2 SC into next stitch.  2 HDC in next stitch, 2 DC in next 2 stitches. 2 HDC in last stitch. Join to first SC. (12 Stitches)
Round 3: Slip stitch in first 4 stitches, SC in next stitch.2  HDC in next stitch,  2 DC in next 3 stitches. 2 HDC in next stitch. SC in next stitch Slip stitch in next 2 stitches. finish off.
Repeat for second eye.

To make sparkle, use yarn needle and white yarn
Attach eyes to Giraffe head.

Giraffe Hair

I cut 4 inch strands for hair. I attached 2 strands at a time.  To see how I attach hair to hats, view my free crochet pattern for a lion hat. Its has a great photo tutorial for attaching hair.

Giraffe Spots

Row 1: Magic Ring, CH 3, DC 10, pull ring tight, join to top CH of
CH 3. (10 DC)
Finish off and repeat for however many spots  you wish to have.  (I made 5)
Attach spots with yarn needle.

Braids

Cut 18 three foot long strands of yarn
Fold yarn in half (9 strands for each braid folded makes 18 for each braid)
I attached into the 3 last SC at the end of the earflaps. 3 strands into each of the 3 SC.

 

 


Comments

  1. says

    What a fantastic website! I found you through Pinterest today and looked back through your archives at all the free patterns. I pinned so many of them to PInterest and can’t wait to get crocheting. Thanks so much for the wonderful content!

  2. Jennifer Vernon says

    I have never tried to resize a pattern, but I would love to make this in a larger size. I have a student who is about to graduate high school who loves giraffes.

    • CorinaCorina says

      You are in luck Jennifer. I will be posting the teen/adult version (hopefully) within a week :) If not this week, def next.

  3. says

    Hi! I just wanted to say what an awesome website! I found you through ravelry, where I noticed we are in a lot of the same groups. There I’m millielilyknits. My name is Kelly, and I work at Unwind.

    I never learned how to do more than chain stitch, but I am hoping to pick up a bit more crochet now that I work in the yarn shop. My six year old is looking over my shoulder and making princess hat requests after seeing your photos! So I better get crackin’! ;)

    Love the website! It’s so cool that you’re finding a way to stay home with your little one while sharing your skills and patterns with an internet audience! Super cool!

    • CorinaCorina says

      Thanks for coming and checking out Stitch11. I still haven’t made it into the shop. By the time we get into Richmond its always too late. But I plan to make it in asap. I cannot wait to see your yarn selection!

  4. says

    I saw this when you first posted it but had to stop by again when I saw it on Google Plus. Super cute. Would love to see a cuddly baby inside that. How are you doing? Haven’t see you around FB – but then I don’t have the crochet group anymore.

    • CorinaCorina says

      Hey Sara! I’m still on fb all the time. I keep trying to get into the habit and routine of using Google but it’s taking me forever to get used to it. If you would like to come back to Blogging Hookers let me know! :D

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