Well, summer is long gone and we are soaking up the goods of fall. I’m still way behind on my Summer of Patterns Series (maybe I should just call it the Four Seasons of Patterns Series, ha!), but I’m still plugging away at the patterns I have scratched out in a notebook so I can share them with the interwebs.
This simple little ditty is fun to spice up a plain beanie or boring earflap hat – just add some dinosaur spikes or pointy ears for a fox or cat! Made of two triangles crocheted together, you can play around with the color of each triangle and the border color to get just the right look! In some of my examples, you’ll see a plain medium blue for the dinosaur spikes, and then the fox ears I had a cream inside, orange outside, and orange border, while the cat ears were two white triangles with a light blue border. The possibilities are endless!
DINOSAUR SPIKES / FOX EARS / CAT EARS
- Worsted Weight Yarn
- Crochet Hook Size I (I for “ice cream”)
- Darning Needle (for weaving in ends)
- r = row
- ch = chain
- st = stitch
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- sc2tog = single crochet two stitches together
- *instructions* = repeat around
Make first triangle shape as follows…
R1: ch 7, sc across beginning in 2nd ch from hook (6).
R2: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 4 st’s (5).
R3: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 3 st’s (4).
R4: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 2 st’s (3).
R5: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 1 st’s (2).
R6: ch 1, turn, sc2tog (1), then finish with a short tail.
Make second triangle shape following R1-R6 above but do not finish…
R7: taking first completed triangle, place it on top of second triangle (that still has the working yarn attached) and single crochet them together around all three edges of the triangle shape, making sure to place 3 sc’s in each corner of the triangle points. Finish with a long tail so as to attach to hat or whatever item needing ears or dino spikes.
Permission to Use this Pattern
You may use this pattern for personal or commercial use, but please reference this website as its creator and link back to this pattern page. The pattern (including any photos associated with it) may not be reproduced or posted elsewhere in any capacity. Thank you!
Need an aviator style hat (like the fox and dinosaur hats), or an earflap hat (like the white kitty cat hat) pattern for your new spikes and ears? Find the Kids’ Basic Aviator & Braided Tassel Earflap Hat Pattern here (with four different sizes!)
What does your crocheted animal hat say these days?