Dinosaur Spike Hat

Dinosaur Spike Hat

JANUARY 3, 2021

When I first started my blog a few years ago, I designed a Dinosaur Hat using bulky yarn. It's been one of my more popular patterns. I personally prefer working with worsted weight yarn though so I decided to design another Dinosaur Spike Hat using worsted weight yarn and a smaller crochet hook.

This hat is a quick and easy crochet pattern. It would be perfect for crochet beginners. The hat and spikes are both worked in the round from the top down. You can choose to make the hat with the earflaps or without. It's up to you. You can even switch up the colors! I'd love to see yours if you make one.

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Toddler, Child & Adult

14 dc= 4 inches

9 rows= 4 inches

This is the hat size guide that I use to design my hats. This guide was made by Jeanne Steinhilber for The Crochet Crowd. You can read the original post here.


dc= double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
ch= chain
ch(s)= chains
st= stitch
st(s)= stitches
rem= remaining
dc2tog= double crochet 2 stitches together

  • you are crocheting in the round
  • hat is worked from the top down
  • the ch at the beginning of each round never counts as your first stitch
  • you can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last row

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: Blue Suede

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnds 8– 16: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [56]

Scroll down for earflap instructions.

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: Blue Suede

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnds 9– 17: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [60]

Scroll down for earflap instructions.

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: Blue Suede

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnd 9: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14 sts*, join [64]

Rnds 10– 19: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [64]

Scroll down for earflap instructions.

Ear flaps should be made using the same color yarn that you used for the last round of your hat.

Begin first ear-flap where hat ended.

Second ear-flap placement:

Toddler- leave 18 stitches in front, 14 in back

Child- leave 20 stitches in front, 16 in back

Adult- leave 22 stitches in front, 18 in back

Row 1: sc in 14, ch 1, turn [14]

Row 2: sc2tog, sc in 10, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [12]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [12]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [10]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [10]

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in 6, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 11: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 12: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [2]

Row 13: sc2tog and if this is the first ear-flap, finish off. If this is the second ear-flap, continue to sc  around entire hat and ear-flaps using Spring Green yarn.

Make 4

Crochet hook: G 4mm
Yarn: Spring Green

Rnd 1: magic circle, ch 2, 6 hdc, join to top of first hdc (rnd 1 count= 6)

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, join [8]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, join [10]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, join [12]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, join [14]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, join [ 16]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts, join [18]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts, join [20]

Rnd 9: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 9 sts, join [22]

Rnd 10: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 10 sts, join [24]

Flatten each spike into a triangle shape. You will attach each spike to the hat by sewing the yarn tail through both sides of the spike and around the stitches on the hat.

Cut seven 30” strands of the Blue Suede & Spring Green yarns (total= 14 strands) for each braid.

Holding all of the strands, fold in half and pass the folded loop through the bottom of the ear flap (use hook to help).

Pass the strand ends through the loop and pull tight to form a knot.

Divide the strands into three sections and braid. Repeat for 2nd braid.

    You are all done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Tag me on Instagram (lovable_loops) or Facebook to share your pictures with me!

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