Pixie HeartStrings was inspired by all the little Pixies who are being raised by other family members when their parents are unable to do so...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Confetti & Giraffes...

Hi Pixie Pals!

We had an overnight visit from the Grands last night! Always the best way to spend a Saturday night. Movies, laughter & junk food... ;)
This morning I made them confetti pancakes...a fun way to start off the day!

Then my 12 year old Grandy Girl showed me a picture on her phone of a hat she liked and asked me if I knew how to make it. It was the cutest giraffe hat! How could I say "no"?
Picture from her phone. I did not capture the source. Apologies if this cutie is yours!

Luckily, I had the perfect shade of cotton and I gave it a shot. After a couple of hours this is what I came up with...

Not too bad without a pattern to go by. And I love how big a smile it gave her...

I was asked on my Pixie HeartStrings FaceBook page for the pattern...I didn't have one, but I can try to explain how I made the ears & antlers. The hat is a basic double crochet beanie that I added a little contrasting color stripe to...
G Hook
Country Yellow Cotton Yarn (I used Sugar & Cream)
  1. Chain 10. SC in 2nd chain from hook and across. 8 SC.
  2. 2 SC in 1st stitch. SC across to last. 2 SC in last stitch. 10 SC.
  3. SC across.
  4. Repeat row 2. 12 SC
  5. Repeat row 3.
  6. Repeat row 2. 14 SC
  7. Repeat row 3.
  8. Repeat row 2. 16 SC
  9. Repeat row 3.
  10. Skip 1st SC. SC across. Do not SC in last stitch. 14 SC
  11. Skip 1st SC. SC across. Do not SC in last stitch. 12 SC
  12. Continue decreasing this way til there are only 2 stitches left.
  13. SC down left side of ear. When you reach the bottom row (starting chain), SS into every other stitch tightly across. This gives the ear that cupped shape. Then SC up right side of ear. Fasten off.
  14. With contrasting color (I used brown cotton), starting at bottom right, SS in each SC up the right side of ear. When you reach the last row at the tip of the ear CH 3 and then SS in each SC down left side of ear. This forms a nice tip to the top of the ear. Fasten off.
  15. Make second ear exactly the same. Attach to side of hat.
  16. Back of Hat
    G Hook
    Brown Cotton Yarn
    Country Yellow Cotton Yarn
  1. With Brown. Chain 2. Six SC in 1st chain. Do not connect with SS.
  2. 2 SC in each SC. 12 SC
  3. 2 SC in each SC. 24 SC
  4. SC in each SC. 24 SC.
  5. *SC 2 SC together. SC 1.* around.
  6. Attach Yellow. SC around each stitch for 5 rows. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.
  7. Stuff the antler with fiberfill or cotton firmly.
  8. Attach to top of hat.
With Brown Cotton make a tassel and attached to top of hat between antlers. Trim to desired length.

This was so much fun to make & it made my Grandy Girl smile...that is worth everything in the world to me!
As always, if you have any questions, let me know. Always happy to help!
Have a great Sunday night!


  1. thanks so much for your help . I shall put a picture on as soon as I get this scoodie done so you can see it.
    The ears are wonderful.

  2. A couple of hours?? I'm impressed. It would take me a couple of days. Thanks for posting the directions.

  3. I agree with Joan! LOL! You are amazing! And I also really like the ears and your easy instructions to get them to cup. :)


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