triceratops hat

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There’s a lot of pattern here, but trust me, it’s actually very simple. I used a size J/10 6.00mm crochet hook for the body and earflaps. And a size I/9 5.50mm crochet hook for the horns and spikes. This pattern isn’t gauge specific so feel free to use different size hooks or yarn (Red Heart Super Saver, 4 ply; Cherry Red, Off White, Heather Grey).

Hat body-
Ch 4, connect to 1st ch with sl st, ch 2
Rnd 1: Dc 12 times into ring, connect to top of 1st dc with sl st, ch 1
Rnd 2: Sc into same ch as sl st, *2 sc next st, 1 sc next st* repeat. (18 sc)
Continue increasing evenly by 6 on each rnd for the next 7 rnds. (60 sts)
Ch 2, Hdc into same st and each st around. Repeat for 7 rounds. (60 sts, 17 rnds)

Ear flaps-
Row 1: Hdc in the next 30 sts, ch 2, turn
Row 2: Begin decreasing by 4. Crochet 3 together at beginning and end of row. (26 sts)
Rows 3-5: Ch 2, turn. Continue decreasing by 4 per row. (14 sts)
Row 6-15: Ch 2, turn. Begin decreasing by 2 (2 tog at begin and end of row) every other row. (4 sts)
Row 16: Crochet 2 together, twice.
Repeat this on other side of hat by attaching yarn to first st in front, working to the back.

Finishing-
Ch1, sc around entire bottom of hat. (approx 98 sc)
Cut yarn, weave in tail.

Horns- MAKE TWO
Ch 3, connect to 1st ch with sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 6 sc around.
Rnd 3-5: Begin increasing evenly around by 3 for the next 3 rnds. (15 sc)
Rnd 6: Sc around. (15 sc) Cut yarn, weave in tail.

Horn-
Ch 3, connect to 1st ch with sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 6 sc around.
Rnd 3-4: Begin increasing evenly by 3 for the next two rnds. (12 sc)
Rnd: Sc around. (12 sc) Cut yarn, weave tail.

Spikes- MAKE THREE
Ch 2, 2 sc in 1st ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 1: 2 sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st, repeat. ch 1, turn.
Row 3: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, repeat. ch 1, turn.
Row 4: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, repeat. (12 sc)
cut yarn, weave in tail.

Spikes- MAKE TWO
Ch 2, 2 sc in 1st ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 1: 2 sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st, repeat. ch 1, turn.
Row 3: 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, repeat. (9 sc)
cut yarn, weave in tail.
Arrange spikes small, lrg, lrg, lrg, small.
Sl st across the top of all 5 spikes, connecting them.
(I sl st’d til the mid ch of each spike and hdc’d, then sl st’d to the end. This is optional, but does create a spikier spike.)

Attaching horns and spikes-

Position horns and attach with 2 strands of contrasting yarn.

Attach the bottom of spike chain with red yarn to the top of hat.

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