This is a pettern and pic of the Owl Hat I made for my son Wyatt for Christmas! I loved it and it was very quick & fun!
This is not my pattern so please be respectful of it’s orginal owners wishes and use for personal use. She published it to be used for free so let’s keep it that way
The pattern is from http://daisycottagedesigns.blogspot.com/ who is an amazing crafter I found on http://pinterest.com/
Owl Hat Pattern
This hat should fit babies whose heads measure between 13 and 15 inches.
Worsted weight yarn (I generally use Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream)
J hook (or whatever size necessary to achieve correct size)
Buttons for eyes
Pattern is worked through both loops.
This pattern is worked in spiral until you reach the earflaps There will be no chains
or slipstitches at the ends of a round unless otherwise noted.
Directions for Hat:
Round 1: 12 HDC in second chain from hook. (12)
Round 2: *1 HDC in the next stitch, 2 HDC in the next stitch* around. (18)
Round 3: *1 HDC in the next 2 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch* around. (24)
Round 4: *1 HDC in the next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch* around. (30)
Round 5: *1 HDC in the next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch* around. (36)
Round 6: *1 HDC in the next 11 stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch* around. (39)
Rounds 7-9: HDC in each stitch around. (39)
Round 10: HDC in each stitch around. Sl st in next. (39) Join a new color in the
same stitch as the sl st.
Round 11: Ch 1., HDC in the next stitch and in each stitch around with the new
Rounds 12-14: HDC in the next stitch and in each stitch around. On round 14, sl
st in next.
Stop here for a beanie and add one round of SC. If you’d like earflaps, keep going.
I don’t chain at the end of a row. I work the first HDC of the next row in the last
HDC of the previous row. If it makes you nervous to skip the chains, you can
replace the first HDC of each row with 2 chains.
Round 15: 1 HDC in each of the next 10 stitches.
Round 16: Turn. 1 HDC in each stitch across.
Round 17: HDC decrease, HDC across to last two stitches, HDC decrease in last two
Round 18: Turn. 1 HDC in each stitch across
Round 19: HDC decrease, HDC across to last two stitches, HDC decrease in last two
Round 20: HDC in each stitch across. (6)
Round 21: HDC decrease, HDC across to last two stitches, HDC decrease in last two
Round 22: HDC decrease, HDC across to last two stitches, HDC decrease in last two
I leave 8 stitches between the earflaps in the back and 11 between them in the
front. You can play around with this and decide how you like them spaced.
Round 23: Single crochet around the entire hat.
Cut yarn and weave ends.
Facial Features (Leave long tails for sewing on):
Eyes (Make 2).
Round 1: 10 DC into the third ch from hook. Sl st in the first double crochet (not
the chain 2).
Round 2: Ch 1, HDC in the same stitch. 2 HDC in each stitch around. I work in one
extra HDC so I can sl st in the first HDC rather than in the ch.
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 HDC in the next stitch, 2 HDC in the next st* around. Work in
an extra HDC and sl st in the first HDC of the round.
Fasten off and sew a button in the center of each eye.
Row 1: 1 sc in second ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next, DC in next, TC in
next. Fasten off.
Round 1: Work 5 SC in the second ch from hook. (5)
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch. (10)
Round 3 –8: SC in each stitch around.
Fasten off and sew on hat.
To attach the features to the hat, I use a tapestry needle and the tail to attach
them to the hat. I just use a simple stitch going to the inside of the hat through
one stitch and back out through the next. There are probably several ways that
Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9 for each earflap) about 30 inches long. Fold each bunch
in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap.
Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Braid the strands and tie a
knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way.
Cut 12 pieces of yarn (you can make these long or short) and attach 6 to the top
of each “ear.”