Folks. Halloween is four weeks away (yay!), fall is firmly in the air, or at least technically arrived via western calendar, and it’s time to rev up your hat making! Here’s the pattern for our perennially popular dinosaur/dragon hat pattern. It’ll have your little dino roaring in no time!
This was one of my first designs, back in the day when I was still experimenting with what styles I liked best. I used to haaaate making it because the spikes were really tedious to make and sew on. They still are, but the marginal rewards of all the happy little dino kids that have received this hat, along with the fact that they’re so secure this is one hat I would feel confident chucking in the washing machine, makes this design a super rewarding one to make.
Quick dino story: I was selling at a craft show a few years ago. Mother + 2-ish year old son walks into booth. She starts trying hats on his head to see what he likes. First up: owl. Son’s face – a mixture between “I am in physical pain” and “I can’t believe you just made me eat kimchi up my nose.” Second: pig. Mother: “ummmm he’s kind of got a chubby head already, I really don’t want to accent the look by putting him in a pig hat.” Finally, dino. It goes on his head, we show him a mirror, and this slow smile spread across his face that just absolutely makes all the effort and blisters of sewing on spikes worth every moment. He growled, roared, and basically turned into a ferocious monster. Currency was exchanged. All parties left very happy.