DJ Baby Rock!
Yo Gabba Gabba Inspired, Knitted Hat
DJ Baby Rock! Hat

If you’re a parent to a child in the under 4 years set then chances are, you know of that which is the Yo Gabba Gabba phenomenon. We’re huge fans of it in our household. Our daughter’s face lights up every time she hears the first notes of the theme song as does my husbands when DEVO’s Mark Mothersbaugh comes on to give on-screen art lessons. Me? I’m a sucker for the Dancey-Dance feature and guest appearance by bands like The Ting Tings and Weezer. Our boys pretend they’re too old for the show, but we’ve caught them secretly watching Tony Hawk showing how to oli on his skateboard. Shhhh, don’t tell.

Photo from DJ Lance Rock’s FaceBook Page

In December, Yo Gabba Gabba Live will be coming to the Austin area. In preparation (and before the crafty business season begins), I decided to whip-up a knitted version of frontman DJ Lance Rock‘s iconic hat for my Clover to wear to the show and of course, to share with all of you. My Cool Trick is knitting this DJ Baby Rock Hat–enjoy!
Orange, Novelty Fur Yarn (Approx. 200-250yds/183-229m)
Size US 10 (6.0mm), 16-18” Circular Needle
Size US 10 (6.0mm) DPNs
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle

Scraps of Yellow & White Felt
Fabric Glue
Hot Glue Gun OR Needle & Thread

Toddler (Child)

UPDATE: How to size pattern up for older kids and adults!
For a 20″ head, CO 45 sts. (Follow decrease section as for Child size.)
For a 22″ head, CO 49 sts. (Follow decrease section as for Child size.)
For a 23″ head, CO 52 sts. (Follow decrease section as for Toddler size.)

Finished Measurements
16” (18”)

2.25 sts=1”(2.5cm)


With a DOUBLE-STRAND of yarn and circular needle, CO 36(41) sts. Join round, taking care not to twist. Place marker to signify beginning of round.

Knit all sts around. Repeat for all rounds, until piece measures 5”/12.5cm(5.5”/14cm).

Decrease Section: Switch to dpns as necessary.
Round 1: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * to last two sts, k0(k2). In other words, for smaller size you won’t need to knit the last two sts.

Round 2: Knit all sts around.

Round 3: *K2tog; rep from * around. 9(14)sts remain.

Round 4: Repeat rnd 3. (7)sts remain.

Snip-off yarn, leaving a 6” tail. Using a yarn needle, thread tail through live sts, discarding knitting needles. Pull yarn to cinch shut; feel yarn through top of hat; knot on the inside.

Weave in ends.

Make Applique:
Cut white & yellow stars out of felt. Glue stars together; hot glue or sew applique to hat.

Place hat on kiddo’s head so they can be Yo Fabba Fabba!

DJ Baby Rock! Hat C/U


Psst! For how-to knitting help, click here.
This pattern is for non-commercial use only. Copyright Craft.Rock.Love Media, LLC 2010. All rights reserved.

13 Responses to “FREE PATTERN: DJ Baby Rock! Hat”

  1. caknitter

    This pattern is perfect for Halloween, do I dare say for my costume.
    You also have the cutest little model.
    She is darling. 🙂

  2. Jennifer May

    I am going to get yarn right now. Not making that up. (Although I did just see this post right before my lunch hour!) Adorable! Thank you!

  3. Anonymous

    is there any way you can do a crochet pattern? i can’t knit, bit o can crochet!

  4. Nikki

    I love it! Where did you find the yarn? I can’t find anything like that around me and I’m dying to make my kids these hats before the YGG show in October. Thanks!

  5. Stacy

    We went to the show today and my daughter and her friend wore the hats I made. SO MANY compliments!!!! Even DJ Lance himself complimented it! Thank you for the pattern. (They sell a T-shirt of Lance’s shirt. Add the funny glasses from Wendy’s happy meal a few weeks ago, and can you guess this year’s Halloween costume?)

  6. Anonymous

    I love this pattern, I can’t wait to try and make it for my son, he loves YGG! But, I am having a very hard time finding this type of yarn. I’ve tried most of our big chain shops in Maryland but no luck! I know you said Yarn Bee, is it Haute Fur Yarn? I’m trying to find it in orange, I’ll keep looking! Thanks Vickie!

  7. Anonymous

    A great place to find the Fun Fur Yarn is at the Dollar Stores. I found this exact color at ours!

  8. Tami

    How fun!! And clever! I’m’ so glad that I found this–I found Lion Brand Fun Fur yarn a couple years back at the dollar store-in ornge, so I bought a ton of it, had NO CLUE what I’d do with it, but now I know! I have a li’l grandson who loves DJ Lance:)