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Giraffe crochet beanie

Giraffe crochet beanie

Giraffe crochet beanie

The giraffe crochet beanie is part of the giraffe costume, but it can be used on it’s own as the kids really love it.

Supplies:

Yarn weight: Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi), brown and yellow
Hook size: 5.0 mm (G)
wool needle
elastic string
fabric colors
sponge

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sl st- slip stitch
SC – Single Crochet
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
FPS – front post stitch
inc – increase (2 stitches in next one)
dec – decrease (work next 2 stitches together)

To download the giraffe costume go to the Giraffe crochet costume article.

Giraffe beanie

Giraffe crochet beanie

Giro 1: using brown yarn, magic ring, 6 SC in ring (6)
Giro 2: 2 SC in every SC precedente (12)
Giro 3: change color, 1 SC in every SC, work in back loops only, sl st on top of first SC (12)
Giro 4: INC DC in every SC around, sl st on top of first DC (24)
Giro 5: ch 2, (1 DC, INC) around, sl st on top of first DC (36)
Giro 6: ch 2, (2DC, INC) around, sl st on top of first DC (48)
Giro 7: ch 2, (2DC, INC) around, sl st on top of first DC (48)
Giro 8: ch 2, (3DC, INC) around, sl st on top of first DC (60)
Giri 9-15: ch 2, 60 DC, sl st on top of first DC (60)
Giro 16: ch1, change color, SC around. Chiudere il lavoro, cut the yarn and sew.

Horns (make 2)
Work in continuous rounds

Giro 1: using brown yarn, magic ring, 6 SC in ring (6)
Giro 2: 2 SC in every SC (12)
Giro 3: (1 SC, INC) around (18)
Giri 4-5: 18 SC (18)
Giro 6: (1 SC, DEC) around (12)
Giro 7: change color to yellow, SC around (12)
Giri 8-13: SC around (12)
sl st on top of first SC, cut the yarn and sew.

Ears (make 2)

Back side
Giro 1: start with yellow. magic ring, ch 2, 12 DC in magic ring, sl st on top of first DC (tot 12)
Giro 2: ch 2, 2 DC around, sl st on top of first DC (24)
Giro 3: ch 2, DC around leaving last 4 stitches unworked, sl st and cut the yarn (20)

Front sides
Giro 1: start with brown yarn, magic ring, ch 2, 12 DC in magic ring, sl st on top of first DC (tot 12)
Giro 2: ch 2, 2 DC around, sl st on top of first DC, sl st and cut the yarn (24)

Assembly

Sew together ears front sides and back sides. Pinch the bottom side, where are the 4 stitches unworked and sew the sides together.
Sew horns a stitch below the central one and ears a stitch below horns.

Brown dots

Protect your table with a plastic cloth and shape your sponge with a knife or the scissors.
Drop a bit of cloth color in a plastic dish and mix it with a bit of water. Put the sponge in the color and push it around the costume to shape as many dots as you like.

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