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FREE newborn Giraffe beanie

Animals and babies go together like bread and butter. Moms are always looking for a cute animal themed hat for their newborn baby to wear at their very first photo shoot.

Free pattern, easy for any beginner…

I thought for my first free pattern I would stick to something simple and easy for any mom or grandma to make.

FREE newborn Giraffe pattern

Notes:

I used normal charity/lollipop double knit yarn on a size 4mm hook. I don’t have a gauge on this pattern but the beanie size is 11cm around the crown and 12cm in height.

I used Charity DK 100g banana yellow and rust-brown, you will also need a little bit of stuffing to stuff the two horns and a sewing needle to attach the ears, horns, and spots.

100g would be more than enough to make this hat. when you’re done this hat will be fitting for a 0-3month old baby.

Abbreviations:

M/C: Magic circle (can find easy youtube tutorials on this on)

CH: Chain

SLP st: Slipstitch

DC: Double crochet

SC: Single crochet

DEC: Decrease

Beanie:

  1. M/C and CH 3
  2. DC 11 times into the M/C and slipt last chain
  3. CH3, DC in the same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch. SLP (22)
  4. CH3, DC in the same stitch. DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch *repeat* SLP(33)
  5. CH3, DC in the same stitch, DC in the next 2 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch *repeat* SLP (44)
  6. CH3, DC in the same stitch, DC in the next 3 stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch *repeat* SLP (55)
  7. -12 CH3, DC in each stitch around

Change colour

8. CH3, DC in each stitch and fasten off.

Ears (make 2)

You will need a stitch marker for the ears and horns as you’ll not chain and continue on directly into the new row.

  1. M/C – CH1
  2. SC 6 in M/C
  3. SC 2 in each stitch (12)
  4. SC in each stitch (12)
  5. SC in the first stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch *repeat* (18)
  6. SC in each stitch (18)
  7. SC in first stitch, DEC, *repeat* (12)
  8. SC in first stitch, DEC, *repeat* (6)
  9. -10. SC in each stitch (6) Fasten off, remember to leave a long tail of yarn so that you can fasten the ears to the hat.

Horns (make 2)

Start with your brown, this will be the top of the horn.

  1. M/C – ch1
  2. SC 6 into the M/C
  3. SC 2 in each stitch (12)
  4. SC in the first stitch, 2 SC in the next stitch *repeat* (18)
  5. SC in each stitch (18)
  6. SC in first stitch, DEC, *repeat* (12)
  7. SC in each stitch (12)

Switch to your yellow yarn.

8 – 14 SC in each stitch and fasten off, remember to leave a tail of yarn.

When you finished all your parts for the hat they will be the wrong side, so you need to flip the beanie, ears and, horns inside-out. First, attach the horns and then each ear on the outer side of each horn.

SPOTS (make as many as you like)

Small Spot:

  1. M/C – Ch3
  2. DC 6 times in M/C
  3. DC x2 in each stitch (12) Fasten off, leave a tail to work it on to the hat.
Big Spot:


  1. M/C – CH3
  2. DC 12 times in M/C
  3. DC x 2 in each stitch (22) fasten off, leave a tail of yarn for this one as well.

Now you can just attach the spots and you’re all done!

This pattern hasn’t been tested by my fellow pattern testers, so mind if there might be a stitch count to correct. If you made this hat feel free to share, I would love to see your work.

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2 thoughts on “FREE newborn Giraffe beanie

  1. Cheryl muburgh

    Morning would just like to know why the ears etc will need to be flipped inside out if we working in the round. Thank you .

    1. Smutsnatasha

      Hi Cheryl, I flip my work inside out, because it looks neater and then the ears would have the same stitch pattern as the hat.

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