After learning to crochet, I tended to focus on simple patterns like scarves. Now that I am finally a bit more comfortable in my crochet skill and ability to read patterns, I decided it was time to make something for Liam. While scrolling through on Pinterest I saw a link to a crochet monster hat and decided to check it out. Once on the site, I found a tutorial for making dinosaur spikes (Liam is slightly obsessed with dinosaurs). Here is the site for the spikes: The Boy Trifecta (totally awesome blog, by the way). Once I showed Liam the dinosaur hat idea, he flipped out and demanded it have spikes and stripes and eyes and a nose. I wasn't quite up for that, but I agreed hoping he would forget about it once he saw the finished product. I decided to search Ravelry.com (an awesome site for knitters and crocheters) for the perfect beanie pattern. I found it here: Ravelry - Brr Baby Beanie The best part is, the pattern was free :) I made the beanie and added a lime green edge to the entire beanie using a simple single crochet. Then I made 5 spikes using the pattern (although I stopped at round five so the spikes were smaller). I attached the spikes and voila! Liam put the hat on and transformed into a roaring dinosaur. He wore it to school today and was quite proud.