Sleepy Owl Hat Knitting Pattern

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(Last Updated On: November 10, 2017)

Knit up this adorable sleep owl hat knitting pattern for your little one!

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You guys! How cute is Baby V in her owl hat with her stuffed bunny?!  I can’t even! I love this hat so much and it’s actually an easy one. But I’m so happy with the way the seed stitch eyes came out and the cute little ears on top. Adorable! An owl has been on my list forever and I have no idea what I was waiting for, I have a feeling this one is going to be really popular!  Wouldn’t it be the cutest baby shower gift? Scroll on down to get the pattern!Sleepy Owl Hat Knitting Pattern, adorable for babaies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Sleepy Owl Hat Knitting Pattern, adorable for babaies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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Sleepy Owl Hat Knitting Pattern (12 mo. size, see PDF for additional sizes)

This pattern is copyright Little Red Window Design 2017 and is intended for personal use. You may not not distribute, reproduce or sell this pattern either physically or digitally.

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

Worsted weight yarn in  tan, rust orange and brown

US 7 16″ circular knitting needles

US 7 double pointed needles

Yarn needle

(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

**this pattern has been updated on 8/27/17

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the brown  yarn color. Join to knit in the round and k1, p1 in rib stitch for 4 rounds, then  knit all rounds until the hat is about 5  inches long.

Decrease (divide the stitches between 3 double pointed needles and knit with the 4th):

Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 2: Knit all stitches

Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 4: Knit all stitches

Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 6: Knit all stitches to the end of the round.

Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Rounds 10: Knit all stitches

Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Rounds 12: Knit all stitches

Round 13:  k2tog repeat to the end of the round

Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.

Ears (make 2):
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 6 stitches using the brown yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the ears to the hat.

Rows 1-2: knit all stitches

Row 3: k2tog, k2, ssk

Row 4: knit all stitches

Row 5: k2tog, ssk

Row 6: k2tog
Cut yarn and pull through loop, weave in that end.

Beak:
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 6 stitches
using the orange yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the beak to the
hat.

Rows 1-2: knit all stitches

Row 3: k2tog, k2, ssk

Rows 4-5: knit all stitches

Row 6: k2tog, ssk

Row 7: knit all stitches

Row 8: k2tog
Cut yarn and pull through loop, weave in that end.

Face:
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 8 stitches using the tan yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the face to the hat.

Row 1: kfb, kfb, k1, p1, k1, p1, kfb, kfb

Row 2: (p1, k1) repeat to the end of the row

Row 3: kfb, (p1, k1) 5 times, kfb

Row 4: (k1, p1) repeat to the end of the row

Row 5: kfb, (k1, p1) 6 times, kfb

Row 6: (p1, k1) repeat to the end of the row

Row 7: (k1, p1) repeat to the end of the row

Rows 8-14: repeat rows 6 & 7, ending with a row 6

Row 15: k2tog, (k1, p1) 6 times, ssk

Row 16: (k1, p1) repeat to the end of the row

Row 17: k2tog, (p1, k1) 5 times, ssk

Row 18: (p1, k1) repeat to the end of the row

Row 19: k2tog, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, ssk, ssk

Row 20: (p1, k1) repeat to the end of the row

Repeat rows 1-19.

Bind off and weave in that end.

To assemble the hat:
Using its long cast on tail, stitch the face to the front of the hat Sleepy Owl Hat Knitting Pattern, adorable for babaies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Then using its long cast on tail, stitch the beak to the hat at the bottom of the face Sleepy Owl Hat Knitting Pattern, adorable for babaies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Then use each long cast on tail to stitch the ears to the top of the hat.

To make the face:
Thread your yarn needle with a DOUBLED length of brown yarn. Use to stitch two long horisontal stitches for the eyes. They should be loose enough to curve downward in a ‘U’ shape Sleepy Owl Hat Knitting Pattern, adorable for babaies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Secure the shape with one tiny stitch in the middle Sleepy Owl Hat Knitting Pattern, adorable for babaies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

And that’s it! If you want a super easy to print pdf baby sleepy owl hat pattern that includes sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+

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