Sunday, January 22, 2012

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!

10 comments:

  1. These are the cutest things I have ever seen! I wish I could crochet!!!

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  2. Oh these are so cute...how clever you are, i wish i could remember how to crochet (and then get the time to do it if honest, lol)

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    1. Jode, I bet you could pick it up again easily! Most of the patterns I post are for beginners. Thanks for the compliment!

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  3. Thank you for saying the things you post are for for beginners! I need to start making these cute things! You're hats are adorable! Awesome job! :)

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  4. 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

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your patterns. It has really inspired me to start crocheting again.

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  6. Love you hats.Thanks so much for the patterns.

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  7. 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 ...

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  8. 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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