Square Owl Hat Pattern

At last, I am ready to share one of my original patterns.  I made this adorable hat for my granddaughter and her father.  I am eager to make more.  I decided on a square hat since I wanted to try something different than the normal beanie.  You are welcomed to do whatever you please with items you make from this pattern, however, please do not share this pattern in any form.  It would be greatly appreciated if you would provide a link to my blog for those interested in making this hat.


SQUARE OWL HAT PATTERN

Head circumference 18” (6-12 mo)
Length 6.5”
G and H hooks
Washable Ewe in Clover in picture

Hat Body

Ch 61 with a H-hook; Join to form a circle (Hat can easily be adjusted by do more or less chains as needed for the desired hat circumference)
Round 1: Dc in the same stitch and each stitch around (61)
Round 2 -15: Ch 2; dc around, join (61)
Fold the top of the hat with the wrong sides together at the beginning row. Sc across to close the hat.  Fasten off.
Earflaps

Find middle point at each side of the hat. Count 7 stitches from each side of the center stitch. Use stitch markers to identity the 15 stitches used for earflap.
Round 1:  With the right side facing you. Attach the yarn at one end and dc in the same stitch and the next 14 stitches with an H-hook. (15)
Round 2:   Ch 1, turn, dc across (15)
Round 3:   Ch 1, turn, dc decrease in the first 2 stitches, dc in the next 11 stitches, dc decrease in the last 2 stitches (13)
Round 4:  Ch 1, turn, dc across (13)
Round 5:   Ch 1, turn, dc decrease in the first 2 stitches, dc in the next 11 stitches, dc decrease in the last 2 stitches (11)
Round 6:  Ch 1, turn, dc across (11)
Round 7:  Repeat round 5 (9)
Round 8:  Repeat round 6 (9)
Round 9:  Repeat round 5 (7)
Round 10:  Repeat round 6 (7)
Round 11:  Dc decrease the first 2 stitches, hdc next 3 stitches, dc decrease the last 2 stitches (5) fasten off
Round 12:  Sc around the entire hat (contrasting color optional) with G-hook
Eyes

Round 1:  With G-hook, with black yarn, 7 sc in magic circle, tighten and fasten off (7)
Round 2:  Attach white yarn in any sc; 2 sc in each stitch around, join (14)
Round 3:  ch 1, [sc, 2sc] around in the BLO  (21)
Round 4:  Attach pink yarn in any sc, ch 1, [sc, 2sc] around (28)
Round 5:  ch 2, dc around in both loops of stitch (28)

Beak
Ch 10 with G-hook
Round 1:  sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and each chain across (9)
Round 2:  chain 1, turn, sc decrease in the first 2 stitches, sc in the next 5 stitches, sc decrease in the next 2 stitches (7)
Round 3:  ch 1, turn, sc across (7)
Round 4:  ch 1, turn, sc decrease in the first 2 stitches, sc in the next 3 stitches, sc decrease in the next 2 stitches (5)
Round 5:  Repeat rounds 3-4 until 1 stitch remains; fasten off

Flower
Using white yarn, 5 sc in magic circle with an H-hook, fasten off
Round 1:  Attach the pink yarn, ch 2, 3 dc and slip stitch in the same stitch
Round 2-5:  Slip stitch into the next sc, 3 dc, slip stitch in same stitch and the next sc, fasten off
Attach the eyes, beak, flower, and tassels to finish the hat.

 Adult male hat above (started with 78 chains)


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7 comments:

  1. Wow, really clever!

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  2. I'm a beginner trying this and its a pattern I can actually follow, yay and thank you! One question I have is how do you make the braids in the first picture? What I'm doing on my own is looking terrible and very thin.

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  3. The "braids" are actually about 8 pieces of yarn chained. You attach the yarn as you would for a braid and chain the desired length. Don't forget to pull tight after each chain.

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  4. I having some trouble with the ear flaps did you have any video tutorial about it

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    1. I apologize for the late response. The Crochet Geek on YouTube and several others have videos on adding earflaps. I hope this helps :)

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