Baby Giraffe Hat

Tada!

image This is the baby giraffe hat I made using this pattern here for inspiration.

This little guy is destined for a gentleman by the name of Jordan. He’s due very soon and the baby shower is this Saturday! His parents have a safari theme going for his nursery, and a particular lean towards giraffes. I hope they like it! =D

The hat itself is a little bit on the large side for a newborn, but I did that on purpose. Since it will be a spring/summer baby, and since baby’s grow so darn fast, I figured I’d make something on the larger side so come fall/winter he can sport this cute little cap as he bops around town with his mom and dad.

 Modifications:

A. Hat is done from the rim to the crown. 60 stitches in a worsted weight yarn by Ewe Ewe Yarns.

  1. Three rows 1×1 ribbing in brown
  2. Approx 3″ in stockinette of the main orange color.
  3. Decrease every other row until you’ve done 5 decrease rows, then decrease every row until you have 5 stitches left, pull yarn through and secure.

B. Patches are duplicate stitch

C. Horns are 9 rows of 4 stitch i-cord in MC plus 3 rows brown.

D. Ears are (make 2):

  1. CO 3
  2. slip first (for ever row), purl front and back, purl 1.
  3. slip first stitch, knit across.
  4. increase 2 stitches per ws row in this way until you have 10 stitches.
  5. work stockinette for 9 rows
  6. decrease every other rs row. slip 1, k2tog, knit to last three, ssk, k1
  7. when there are 6 stitches left, k across, then slip 1 purl wise, p2tog twice, p1.
  8. attach to hat.

Granted the ears will curl inwards, but I think they make a nice cute floppy ear. Could be done for a bunny hat or piggy hat as well.

Successful FO! Now onto the rest of my list!

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