Rockin’ the Dino

What an exciting year as we welcome a little one, my nephew, into the family after 8 years. The joy he has brought into our lives is over whelming. Not only is he beautiful it looks like he’s going to be a great model for some fun knitting crafts.  He’s rockin’  my version of a Dino-rific Tail-hat, inspired by the many talented crafters on the most addicting website, Pinerest. When I saw this fun design I knew this is what I wanted to make for him.

Dino Tail-Hat. Crochet hat into a knitted tail.

Too much cuteness for one picture.

Finding a craft to make is at times the easiest part of the process. In my opinion the hardest part is coming up with a pattern that you created so its your version not another persons (It’s always good to give credit where its due). What I did was crochet the hat and knit the tail, increasing and decreasing as I go making sure I get the shape I want. Then I made and attached the spikes. Now the spikes didn’t come out to be the same size (even though I tried to make them that way) so I attached them on largest to smallest. It’s your recreation so there’s no right or wrong way. Mistakes can be part of what makes your creation unique or a genuine one of a kind.  For the finishing touch I used a single crochet stitch to add a trim around the entire body.


Whoop there it is! (hahaha) An adorable piece made for my truly one of a kind nephew. Love you bunches!

Inspirations, they come to all of us in different ways and in different times of our lives. Whether you have inadvertently pushed away a loved one and find yourself trying to knit your way back in their lives. If you find yourself knitting to remember a happier time when your children were so small and wore everything you made. Love is my true inspiration for knitting. What is yours? Do you have a story of inspired knitting you’d like to share? if so I would love to hear it.  Till then HAPPY KNITTING.



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5 Responses to Rockin’ the Dino

  1. biancadoes says:

    OMG! That is so adorable!


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