Crochet Owl Hats

I had a request last week to make an owl hat for a sweet 3 month old baby girl. Also, one of the teachers at my sons preschool gave birth to a baby boy this month and I thought an owl hat would be a cute gift. I have never attempted an owl hat but found this great FREE pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs.

I started with the newborn boy hat and I will admit that I started making my own alterations to the design. Mostly because I wasn’t very diligent about keeping track of my rounds and kept losing my place. But all in all, I love the way it turned out. Instead of crocheting ears, I tied 6 strands of yarn in a small knot and trimmed the ends. I actually like how this looks on the smaller hats.

For the baby girl hat, I followed Alli Crafts 3 month old Earlfap Hat Pattern and then used the same embellishments for the eyes and nose as the first hat. 

I wish I had started crocheting before little brother was born because I actually decorated his nursery in an owl theme AND I purchased a crocheted owl hat from Etsy for his newborn photos. It’s funny to think I could have made it myself!



  1. nadia says

    Hi Sarah , thanks for the owel hat pattern i did it last night , its easy and turned out beautiful, i read that you will make it fot older childern ,like 2-3 years, i will check your blog some time later ,may be one day you will post it thanks again, love it

  2. says

    The pattern directions are NOT clear, and when I tried to post clarifications – for others who may have been stumped – my post was deleted!! I can't wait to see if this one, too, does not stay up very long. Once I figured out what the directions should have been, I was fine …

  3. says

    I love your patterns, thanks for sharing! I made my 5 year old an owl hat in child size, and it was still a bit small. Guess I will try the bigger one! Still looks cute though! I didn't discover I was doing the dc wrong! That helped a lot! Thanks again!

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