You’ll love knitting this adorable Tiny Dragon Hat with my newest knitting pattern!
Oh my gosh, you guys, how cute is this hat?! I was really on the fence about whether to call this a Dragon Hat or a Dinosaur Hat. Well, to be honest with you, I’m still on the fence. Google tells me more people search for Dragon Hat, but Etsy has them about even. I guess the fish scale stitch tips it in favor of dragon for me. But with the cute spikes it could just as easily be a dinosaur hat too! Argh! Anyway, the name doesn’t really matter as much as the cuteness of the hat. And the gorgeousness of this fish scale / smocking knitting stitch! (And wow did I have a hard time figuring out that stitch. I looked at so so many stitches to find one that was similar to what I was imagining, I looked at a smocking stitch and a bamboo stitch and a crocodile stitch. And none of them were quite right. What I ended up with is probably most similar to what was called the smocking knit stitch, but I had to adjust it to work in the round and with the decrease of the hat.) All that is to say that, dang, this one was complicated! But you guys! It turned out looking just like dragon scales! Plus now that I’ve done the work for you, it’s easy! And I happen to know, that since mermaid tail blankets are allll the rage right now, stitches that look like fish scales are in high demand. So it was fun to find something that looks great and isn’t actually all that hard to do. I’ve even got a video of the stitch in case you’re a visual learner!
Anyway, because of the amount of effort that went into this pattern, I’m going to try making this one a paid pattern only. As always my prices are really cheap (seriously, it’s like a cup of coffee!) and when you purchase one of my patterns, you’re supporting my business and my family and helping me keep on designing fun patterns. So thank you in advance!
You can purchase this pattern either on Etsy where it’s available as an instant download or on Ravelry where it is also an instant download and will be saved to your Ravelry pattern library. The pattern includes sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 2T+ and please note that because of the fish scale stitch, this pattern runs just a little bit smaller than the rest of my patterns so when in doubt, size up!
Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 2T+
Gauge: 21 st. = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
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