Crochet Drowsy Owl Hat Pattern

You’ve seen the wide-eyed owl and the sleepy owl, but how about a drowsy owl?! Here is a new twist on my popular owl hat pattern! It’s pretty much the same pattern just changing colors when you crochet the eyes and the addition of a night cap which is an optional embellishment of course.

You will start by following my owl hat pattern which you can find HERE. Or you can follow any of my hat patterns found on my crocheting page. Just be sure to leave off the embellishments.

Once you have completed the basic hat. You will start on the eyes.

– Size H crochet hook
– Worsted weight yarn in Black, White, and an accent color (I used Blue)
– Tapestry needle

Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Drowsy Owl Eyes: Make 2
Starting with black yarn
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 5 DC in ring. Just before you finish the last DC, change to blue yarn (as you see in the first picture below). Make 5 more DC in magic ring with blue yarn. Join to first DC and fasten off.
Round 2: Attach white yarn and chain 2. Make 2 DC in the first 5 stitches (for a total of 10 white DC). Just before you finish off your last white DC, add blue yarn (just like you did in your magic ring round). Make 2 DC in each of the last stitches in round (for a total of 10 blue DC), join to the first DC and fasten off. (20 DC)
Round 3: Attach white yarn and chain 1. Make 2 SC in first stitch, 1 SC in next stitch until you reach the end of the white from the previous round. Just before you finish your last white SC attach blue yarn and continue around making 2 SC in first stitch, 1 SC in next, until you reach the end of the round, join and fasten off.

Weave in all ends except for one long blue strand and one long white strand. You will use these to sew on your eyes to the hat. It helps to overlap the eyes slightly in the middle.

Chain a strand of black yarn long enough to reach across both eyes. Sew on the chain across the eyes (in the middle) with your tapestry needle.

Make nose and one “ear” by following the pattern on the original owl hat pattern.

Night Cap Pattern:

-Size H Crochet Hook
-Worsted weight yarn and two colors (I used light blue and dark blue)
– Tapestry needle
With dark blue yarn
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 6 SC in ring, do not join and continue to SC in rounds.
Round 2-10: SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 11: 2 SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 12: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 13: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around (24 SC)
Round 14-20: SC in each stitch around (24 SC)
switch to light blue yarn
Round 21:  SC in each stitch around (24 SC)
Round 22: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (30 SC)
Round 23-26: SC in each stitch around, join to next SC, chain 1 and turn(30 SC)
Round 27: SC in each stitch around, join to first SC and fasten off leaving long tail.
The last round is worked in the opposite direction to give the rim of your hat a nice edge when you flip it up. Now is the time to flip the bottom up.
Take three strands of dark blue yarn and tightly braid. Attach a Teeny Tiny Crocheted Star (Pattern HERE) to the end. Pull braided strand through the top of your night cap. Tie to the inside or weave end to secure it. You will want your star/braid to hang out a little like in my photo. Flip the skinny part of the hat down. You can secure it by sewing it to the hat.
hmmm, I think I just made a crocheted bell!
Now you are going to sew it onto your hat. You will sew through the top edge of the rim and only sew through the top edge of your hat (you don’t want to sew the owl hat shut or it won’t fit onto the head correctly). Do the best you can. It doesn’t have to be perfect since no one will be looking at the underside.
Yawn and stretch and take a nap after all your hard work :) I’m feeling a little drowsy as well after all this pattern writing! Goodnight and sleep tight.
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  1. says

    He is sooooo cute! Thankyou so much for sharing these patterns…… I've yet to make one, but hoping to make a start on one in the next week or two! I will make sure when I do start that I remember to put a link back here from my blog

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    Hi Sarah, just wanted to thank you for your patterns! You are incredibly talented! Your patterns are amazing! I have used many of them to make hats for my family and friends. Also wanted to let you know that I am linking to many of your patterns on my website which is a library of free crochet patterns from all over the Internet. You can visit it at
    Thanks again and best wishes…

  4. says

    Thank you so much for sharing all your beautiful hat pattern. l really enjoy making most of all of your hat still have a few to d o just love them and so easy to follow thanks again looking forward to see your new patterns.

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