Thats him wearing it. Haha. I whipped it up in an evening, after visiting home and noticing that he is OBSESSED with Dragons right now. You should have heard the disgust in his voice after I offered to make him a Thomas the Train Engine hat. Apparently that's soooo 2 years ago.
By the way this is my little brother George. He is 5 (turning 6 in December). I am 20 and turning 21 in February. Fifteen years is a pretty big difference but he's one of my best friends.
I am also making him a Dragon Scarf, which as soon as I am done I will post photos up of.
I crocheted it using a K/ 6.5 MM hook and Lions Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn. Then I just crocheted some triangles in the same yarn just in yellow and slip stitched them to the hat. It sort of looks like a mowhawk.
I've had some demand for the pattern so here it is, (this is from memory since I'm back at school now and my lil bro is in Boston):
I used the Lemon-Grass and Cilantro colors for the hat and the Citron for the spikes. If you don't want to alternate colors then just don't switch colors every round, if you do then do! It doesn't really make a difference in terms of the pattern. This hat is worked continuously in rounds.
Rnd 1: Work 6 single crochet (sc) in 2nd chain from hook [6 sts]
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st [12 sts]
Rnd 3: Work 1 sc in next st then 2 sc in st after that, repeat [18 sts]
Rnd 4: Sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat [24 sts]
Rnd 5: Sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat 
Rnd 6: Sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat 
Rnd 7: Sc in each st around 
Rnd 8: Sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat 
Rnd 9: Sc in each st around 
Rnd 10: Sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat 
Continuing rounds: You can keep increasing stitches until the hat is the circumference you want, and keep repeating rounds till its the length you want. I don't quite remember what my brother's hat was, I think I made it a bit bigger because I'm planning on lining it with fleece.
For the EarFlaps:
The Earflaps are done working back and forth in rows.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn. Skip first st and sc in next 7 stitches
Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn. Skip first st and sc in next 6 stitches
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, Skip first st and sc in next 5 stitches
Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn. Skip first st and sc in next 4 stitches
Rnd 7: Ch 1, turn. Skip first st and sc in next 3 stitches
Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn. Skip first st and sc in next 2 stitches
Rnd 9: Ch 1, turn. Skip first st, ad sc in last stitch. Fasten off.
Then skip as many stitches across the back of the hat as you need (depends on hat size). Then work the second ear flap same as the first.
I also like to choose a dark color and sc all around the hat and earflaps. I think it gives it a more finished effect.
For the Scales (scales or horns? I'm not sure):
I crocheted 5 triangles independently and then attached them with two slip stitch lines on either side, so that they would stand up. I'm sure there are other ways to do it, but this was fast and efficient.
My triangles had a base chain of 6, but it really depends on what size you want your scales/horns to be. Here is the patterns for my triangles:
Rnd 1: Sc in next 5 stitches
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn. Skip first st, sc in next 4 stitches
Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn. Skip first st, sc in next 3 stitches
Continue repeating until only one stitch remains then fasten off.
Make 5 (or how many ever you want)
Then starting at the back of the hat, on one side of a scale/horn , slip stitch the scale/horn to the hat, then position another scale to line up with the previous scale, etc etc and keep slip stitching them to the hat until you are at the end, then slip stitch around the front of the last scale and slip stitch the other side of the scales to the hat. Then connect to the beginning slip stitch and Fasten off.
Weave in Ends.
This pattern is pretty accurate, message me if there are any problems. And keep and eye out for my dragon scarf!