Baby Giraffe Hat


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.


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!