This is a pretty cute pattern for a giraffe... especially if it's placed on a brown background the spots will really show through. I think it's a nice look instead of being solid :)
I've seen people doing this a lot on the internet. It's a pretty cute solid giraffe too!
I think this giraffe head pattern is note worthy because it's soooo cute! It was done by "the perfect knot" you can get it here http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/freddie-or-lola-giraffe-applique/43817