Crochet Cuteness

Sleepy Owl Hat

CCCC51E5-41EB-4C5A-9830-14EC0DF20339After crocheting my hands into a frenzy to get my Childcare kiddos puppy hats done before Christmas, I took my time making my daughters’ hat. I was going to make her a puppy hat as well, but she wanted to match her little sisters’ owl hat she had been gifted last season. I did my best at making a similar hat but also keeping it very unique just for Big Sis. She requested shorter ear flaps and the colors.  She also requested a flower.  I used this tutorial to make a  3D Crochet Flower  but I thought it ended up being too large for the hat. 268BB37E-CBE9-4849-B37D-76B61AB59D94 My daughter wanted it anyway and I told her I would make the same kind but smaller, the directions for that are below.  She absolutely loves the finished product! I’m getting the hang of these hats. I used This Pattern by Daisy Cottage,which is for a Toddler, as a template but changed it enough that I think I can safely share it for you.  This hat will fit a young child 3-8 years old.B3B9E9F6-99CE-41D4-B9CF-114195E07515

  • Chain3
  • Round1: SC 9 into 1st chain SlipStitch into first SC, Chain2
  • Round2: 2DC into each SC from Round 1 SlipStitch into first DC, Chain2
  • Round3: 2DC into each DC from Round 2 SlipStitch into first DC, Chain2
  • Round4: 2DC then 1DC all around, SlipStitch into first DC, Chain2
  • Round5: 2DC then 7 1DC all around, SlipStitch into first DC, Chain2
  • Round6: 2DC then 15 1DC all around, SlipStitch into first DC, Chain2
  • Round7: 2DC then 20 1DC all around, SlipStitch into first DC, Chain2
  • Round8-11: 1DC in every stitch all around, SlipStitch into first DC, Chain1 tie off
  • Round12: (Switch colors for 1 color band) Chain1, HDC in each DC stitch from round 11 SlipStitch into first HDC, Chain1 tie off
  • Round13: (Switch to 3rd color) Chain2, DC into each HDC from round 12, SlipStitch into first DC, Chain 2
  • Round14: DC into each DC from round 13, SlipStitch into first DC, Chain 1
  • Round15-17: HDC into each Stitch from previous round: SlipStitch into first HDC, Chain1
  • First Ear Flap: HDC 11 chain1 turn
  • DecreaseHDC, HDC 7, DecreaseHDC in last 2 stitches, Chain1 turn
  • DecreaseHDC, HDC 5, DecreaseHDC in last 2 stitches, Chain1 turn
  • DecreaseHDC, HDC 3, DecreaseHDC in last 2 stitches, Chain1 turn
  • DecreaseHDC, HDC 1, DecreaseHDC Chain 1 tie off
  • If possible, measure on child’s head to place second Ear Flap, if not, count 30 stitches across the front of hat and start 2nd ear flap. Repeat steps from First Ear Flap 185A53C9-72BE-44E4-8ABC-9C38EB7DCA10Border: SC into every stitch starting at tip of either Ear Flap, SlipStitch into first SC when get all around and tie off.  I prefer turning the hat inside out and using that side for the facial features. Use whichever side you prefer.
  • Put Twisted chords or a braid on the tips of the Ear Flaps if desired. Here is a tutorial for the Twisted Chords
  • Eyes (make 2): make a Magic Circle Ring, 9 HDC into magic circle, SlipStitch into first HDC, Chain1
  • 2HDC into each HDC from first ring, SlipStitch into first HDC, Chain1
  • 2HDC then 1HDC all around, SlipStitch into first HDC, Chain1 tie off (leave long tail to sew eyes onto hat)
  • To make a sleeping owl, sew on white button. Use yarn needle to sew a half circle below button and eyelashes.  It’s easier to do this before sewing eyes to hat.
  • Beak: Chain 6, Chain1 turn, HDC across, Chain1 turn
  • DecreaseHDC, 2 HDC, DecreaseHDC Chain1 turn
  • DecreaseHDC, DecreaseHDC, Chain1 tie off (leave long tail to sew onto hat)
  • Ears (make2): Round1: Chain2, 5 SC from 2nd chain from hook, Chain1, turn (this will be the tip of your ears)
  • Round2: 2SC into each SC from first ear Round, Chain1, turn
  • Round3-8(or 9 for taller ears): SC into each stitch from ear round2, Chain1, turn (last round tie off instead of turn and leave long tail to sew onto hat).
  • When sewing onto hat, fold or pinch the front of the base together so the ear is sturdier and will stand up and look like an owl ear. Put Tassles on the Ear tip if desired. I used 3 colors, 1 strand each of white, light purple and dark purple then fold in middle and pull through tip of ear with crochet hook until there is a big enough loop to pull all strands through again and tighten off. (I also had a tail left from the ear making 3 strands of dark purple when finished.)03A53EBD-94FE-4B0B-88D3-94902AE51A92
  • 3D Crochet Flower If you want the original sized flower here is the link to the Video tutorial.  It is the flower to the right. 9f52dde8-af02-4d52-a08f-fe28b0ea4e29.jpeg  The smaller modified version is crocheted like this:
  • 1. Make a Magic ring
    2. 10 HDC slip stitch tie off (leave long tail if desired to sew onto hat)
    3. (New color) Chain 6, skip 1 stitch on magic ring, DC, chain 3
    4. Skip 1 stitch on ring, DC, chain 3
    5. Repeat all around and Slip stitch into 3rd chain of first Chain 6 which will give you 6 loops and the DC’s down to the ring are like 6 spokes on a wheel
    6. Chain4, turn flower around
    7. Single crochet into top stitch of DC (1st spoke) to the left, chain 3, turn flower right side up
    8. 8 DC around the Chain4
    9. 5 DC around the DC (2nd spoke) going down to ring
    10. Slip Stitch into top of next DC (3rd spoke) going down to ring
    11. Chain4, turn flower around
    12. Single crochet into top stitch of DC (2nd spoke) to the left, chain 3, turn flower right side up
    13. 8 DC around the Chain4
    14. 5 DC around the DC (3rd spoke) going down to ring
    15. Slip Stitch into top of next DC (4th spoke) going down to ring
    16. Continue steps 11-15 with DC spokes 4-6
    17. You will end with a Slip Stitch into the top of DC Spoke 1 going down to ring
    18. Tie off and work in the tails.  If you get lost in the written directions, watch the video tutorial link and just remember to use the modifications to make it smaller.
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