Sleeping Owl

Owl hats, owl hats, owl hats!! They are everywhere!! But they are SOO much fun to make and to watch come together! I did my best to make this free pattern, for a newborn owl hat, easy to follow and understand. Enjoy! :)

Supplies:
Peaches and creme cotton yarn
5mm (H/8) hook

Abbreviations:
CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet

(CH-3 does not count as DC)

Instructions:

Round 1: Magic Ring, CH 3. 10 DC inside ring. Pull ring tight.
Join to the top CH of CH 3.
Round 2: CH 3. 2 DC in each DC around. Join to the top CH of CH 3.
(20 DC)
Round 3: CH 3. *2 DC in first DC, DC in next DC. Repeat from *
around. Join to the top CH of CH 3. (30 DC)
Round 4: CH 3. *2 DC in first DC, DC in next 2 dc. Repeat from *
around. Join to the top ch of ch 3. (40 DC)
Rounds 5-9: CH 3. DC in each DC around. Join to the top CH of CH 3.
(40 DC)
At the end of round 9, do not finish off.

First Earflap:
Ch 1
Row 1: SC in next 11 stitches
Row 2: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 10 stitches
Row 3: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 9 stitches
Row 4: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 8 stitches
Row 5: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 7 stitches
Row 6: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 6 stitches
Row 7: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 5 stitches
Row 8: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 4 stitches
Row 9: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 3 stitches
Row 10: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 2 stitches
Row 11: Turn, CH 1, SC in next stitch, CH 1, finish off


Second Earflap:
Attach yarn (counting from the seam of the hat, to the right) into
the 17th stitch. Like in the picture above.

Ch 1
Row 1: SC in next 11 stitches
Row 2: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 10 stitches
Row 3: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 9 stitches
Row 4: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 8 stitches
Row 5: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 7 stitches
Row 6: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 6 stitches
Row 7: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 5 stitches
Row 8: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 4 stitches
Row 9: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 3 stitches
Row 10: Turn, CH 1, SC in next 2 stitches
Row 11: Turn, CH 1, SC in next stitch, CH 1, finish off

Attach another color (or same, its up to you) and SC around the
hat. Doing 2 sc in the tip of each ear flap.

Chunky Braids:

Using three colors, Cut 5 three foot long strands in each color
(twice, to make both braids)

Fold yarn in half (15 strands/ 5 of each color)
Put your hook into the bottom of the earflap from the inside to the
outide of the earflap. hook onto all 15 stands, pull loop through,
open loop and pull the strands of yarn through the loop, tug on all
strands to make sure its nice and tight. Braid down, and tie at the
bottom of braids. Cut the bottom to make look nice and clean.

Eyes:

Round 1: Magic Ring, CH 3. 10 DC inside ring. Pull ring tight.
Join to the top CH of CH 3.
Round 2: CH 3. 2 DC in each DC around. Join to the top CH of CH 3.
(20 DC)

finish off

Repeat for 2 eyes

Here is a great video to show you how to make the sleeping eyes.

Nose:

Magic ring, CH 2, 2 HDC inside ring, CH 2, 3 HDC inside ring, CH 2, 3
HDC inside ring. CH 2, connect to top of CH 2 and pull ring tight.
finish off

 

Attach eyes and nose to the front of your hat. When I attach mine, I like to use a yarn needle and the same color of yarn as the piece being attached. I work the needle through the outside loops of the piece.

 

Ears:

Cut 12 six inch strands of yarn ( 6 strands for each ear)

Insert your hook through a DC on the top of your hat.

 Fold six strands of yarn over your hook

 Pull Yarn through

Wrap all ends around the hook

Pull yarn through the loop you had made

Tug on ends to make it nice and tight

Cut the ends to the length you would like them :)

 

 

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Comments

    • CorinaCorina says

      First off you will need to choose what colors you would like to use. As you can see in mine, I chose 2 colors and also a white, black, and a little orange for the nose. You will want to use cotton yarn, I used peaches and creme. You will need a 5 mm hook, scissors, and a yarn needle. That is about it :) Let me know if you have any other questions.

    • CorinaCorina says

      Yes! Sell as much as you want! Your creations from my patterns are yours, to do what ever you would like. All I ask is that no one redistributes my patterns… link other people to me when they need the pattern. You do not have to link me when selling. But if you want to link me you are more than welcome to :)

  1. Tammy says

    Thank you SO much for this pattern! Never thought I could make anything other than a beanie with a flower, so I am proud to have finished this. You had great instructions that were super easy to follow. YAY!!

  2. Keesha says

    I just finished one of these for my friends photography business. Thank you for sharing so cute! But 1 ?. Could I use the Caron soft yarn?

  3. Lynsey says

    Hello, This is super cute and easy to read! Thank you! Just one question, how tall and wide should this be when you lay it flat? I seem to always have a problem making them smaller than I should.

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  1. […] cut 6 strands of yarn about 5 inches for each ear (4 times = 24 stands total) Inster hook around the post where you want to attach the ears. With yarn folded, pull through post with hook, wrap ends around hook and through the loop you just created. For a picture tutorial of how to do this, check out my newborn sleepy owl […]

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