After making hats for my daughters, I needed to make something equally cute and easy for my son. Being a beginner, it’s easy to be intimidated by many patterns. SO, here’s the very simple dino spike pattern.
*This is for the spikes ONLY. The beanie hat pattern I use can be found below.*http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevsbasichat.html*Please note, there’s probably someone that already has a tutorial just like this posted somewhere. I’m not trying to take credit for their work. I’m just showing the way I figured out how to do it myself.*
What You’ll Need:
Size 8 US Needles
(Or size needed to obtain size of spikes you want. Gauge isn’t important here!)
Worsted Weight Yarn
(I’m using Red Heart Super Saver.)
What You Need To Know:
KFB (Knit Front Back to increase)
K2Tog (Knit 2 together)
CO (Cast On)
BO (Bind Off)
CO 10 sts. Leave a long tail.
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Row 3: K1, K2Tog, K4, K2Tog, K1 (8 sts)
Row 4: P
Row 5: K1, K2Tog, K2, K2Tog, K1 (6 sts)
Row 6: P
Row 7: K1, K2Tog, K2Tog, K1 (4 sts)
Row 8: P
Row 9: K2Tog, K2Tog (2 sts)Row 10: P
Row 11: K2Tog (1 sts)Row 12: P
Row 13: KFB (2 sts)Row 14: P
Row 15: KFB, KFB (4 sts)Row 16: P
Row 17: K1, KFB, KFB, K1 (6 sts)
Row 18: P
Row 19: K1, KFB, K2, KFB, K1 (8 sts)
Row 20: P
Row 21: K1, KFB, K4, KFB, K1 (10 sts)
Row 22: P
BO all sts, leaving a long tail. You’ll end up with something that looks like a bowtie.
Fold the bowtie in half, stockinette side out. Use the tails to seam the edges around.
Then sew them onto your hat. Make as little or as many as you want. Have fun with it!
I just finished a little green hat for my nephew and as a beginning knitter, I wasn’t sure how to give it a fun flair. Your dino spike tutorial is just perfect! Thanks!
I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂 It always makes me feel giddy when people use my patterns, as few as they are. Hope the kiddo enjoyed his hat, too!
This is awesome…Thank you!
No problem! Glad to help anyone out!
Very cute pattern. I let my 6 year old pick out a hat pattern on Ravelry and he chose yours. The hat pattern says to make it extra comfy to knit two skeins together. Did you do this?
I didn’t! Just one skein. My kids don’t like super bulky hats, so I typically keep it one skein of worsted weight yarn. 🙂
I think I’ll stick to one skein as well, at least for the first one. Thanks!