Crochet Dinosaur Baby Hat Pattern


Baby hats are adorable no matter what, but I’m pretty sure these long-tailed crochet dinosaur baby hats are the cutest thing I’ve ever made.  I have always given these hats to people as gifts for newborns, and I’ve never had the chance to see the baby actually wearing the hat. Unfortunately, there is no baby model for this post, but i promise they are absolutely adorable on! I’ve only ever made t-rex baby hats, but I’ve found a few stegosaurus baby hats that I want to try too! Here’s the quick photo tutorial:

Dinosaur baby hat view #1

I’m working on perfecting the detailed pattern now, but I’ll give you a rough idea of how to make these little crochet beauties. You’ll need two colors of baby yarn, but the hats definitely won’t take the whole ball. You could probably make two or three with the two balls of yarn.


Start by making a regular hat from the top: Chain a few, join, turn, and increase until it’s at the desired size. For a baby hat you probably want to single or half double crochet. It’s more time consuming, but it’ll keep their little heads very warm. Form into a hat as you would usually do, but for a baby’s head. When the hat is at its desired length, begin the next row, but only make your way less than half way around. Turn, and go back to the beginning of that row. This is where you are forming the tail of the hat. Continue going back and forth and turning as usual. Once you’re a few rows in, start to decrease the pattern. You don’t want to decrease every row, but probably every other row or every three rows. You’ll want to end with about three stitches at the last row so it’s not as pointy as decreasing to one stitch would be. The length really depends on how long you want the tail to be and how big and old the baby is. This tail is pretty long and is probably the length of the baby or at least to cover the baby’s bottom, if that helps any.

Here's an up-close view of the hat for those of you who want to try it out

With the second color, make triangles. It’s pretty easy to do, but if you don’t know how, just leave a comment here and I’ll post at least that part to the blog! You can either attach the triangles (scales) to the hat, or directly crochet them on as you go. For more information on that, again, just leave a comment and I’ll provide a better tutorial!

This is what the decrease of the tail should look like

The scales on this hat were attached after the triangles were formed and just tied on

Is anyone interested in a hat or the detailed free pattern to these adorable little hats? Let me know, and I’ll get a move on it!

This is my first photo dinosaur hat for miss Annibelle

Look how adorable that is! This was a smaller version, for the newborn.

26 thoughts on “Crochet Dinosaur Baby Hat Pattern

  1. Elizabeth says:

    My best friend is pregnant with a baby boy and has chosen a dinosaur theme for him. I would love to make this hat for them. Please send me a pattern.


  2. Lauren says:

    I would like a detailed pattern for this newborn dinosaur hat and tail. If you wouldn’t mind sending it my way. Very adorable thank you! I have a son due in June and would love this as a picture.



  3. Kanesta says:

    I would LOVE to have this pattern when you get around to it. I’m having a little boy and want to have one of my crocheting friends do this for me. LOVE IT!


  4. Marjorie says:

    I would love this pattern. Yesterday I took my very pregnant daughter to the dr and she showed me a picture of this and wants it for baby🙂 She’s overdue so time is short. Thank you for sharing.


  5. Kelsey White says:

    This is beyond adorable!!! I’m expecting my first little one in July and don’t know the sex yet! I would love to make this even if I have a baby girl I might go with yellows and/or greens, maybe add a flower?? Haha, either way can I please have this pattern (and possible the triangles? I have yet to perfect those)?!


    • Whitney Taylor says:

      Hi Crystal. I’m so sorry! I have not completely finished the pattern. I am going to try extremely hard this weekend to get it finished and posted. I’m a college student and in my capstone courses right now, so time hasn’t been on my side lately. I’ll try really hard. I really appreciate everyone’s support and comments for my designs!


  6. Crystal says:

    No problem🙂 I know what you mean my husband is in his last months of college till he graduates and he super busy with working,school, wife (me) and a 21 month old son LOL no problem I just didnt know if you check your blogs regularly or not. Good Luck with your studies and happy crocheting🙂


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