A DIY Baby Shower: Knitted Baby Owls

owl hat

My sister is having a baby so I made a knitting TO-DO list. If you’re into knitting, check out the free pattern for my Knitted Baby Bunting.

She wanted her baby shower and nursery to be owl themed. Since I make a ton of different baby veggie hats, I figured an owl hat wouldn’t be too complicated to make. And it would be adorable!

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Baby Owl Hat
Yarn and Supplies: Any worsted weight. (I use acrylic because I don’t know what fibers could bother the baby), a scrap of a contrasting color for eyes, scrap of felt for beak, (2) buttons for eyes, pretty thread.
Needles and Hooks: 7 & 8 16 inch circulars, darning needle, sewing needle, crochet hook.
Gauge: approx. 4.5 stitches per inch.
Finished size: approx. 14 inches around and 5 inches high.

BODY
With smaller needles, CO 64.
Knit 5 rounds.
Switch to larger needles.
Knit for 4.5 inches.

DECREASE FOR EARS
Row 1: knit 6, pm, knit 20, pm, knit 12, pm, knit 20, pm, knit 6.
Row 2: knit 4 k2tog, slip marker, knit 20, slip marker, ssk, knit 8, k2tog, knit 20, slip marker, ssk, knit 4.
Row 3: knit.
Row 4: knit 3 k2tog, slip marker, knit 20, slip marker, ssk, knit 6, k2tog, knit 20, slip marker, ssk, knit 3.
Row 5: knit.
Row 6: knit 2 k2tog, slip marker, knit 20, slip marker, ssk, knit 4, k2tog, knit 20, slip marker, ssk, knit 2.
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: knit 1 k2tog, slip marker, knit 20, slip marker, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, knit 20, slip marker, ssk, knit 1.
Row 9: knit.
Row 10: k2tog, slip marker, knit 20, slip marker, ssk, k2tog, knit 20, slip marker, ssk.
Row 11: knit until one stitch remains in row. Start next row using remaining stitch.
Row 12: k2tog, remove marker, knit 20, slip marker, k2tog, knit 20, remove marker.
Bind off.

EYES
Make 2.
with crochet hook, chain 4, join to create loop.
Row 1: Chain 2 (count as firs SC), SC 5 into loop. Slip stitch into the top of the first stitch. (6 stitches)
Row 2: Chain 3 (count as first HDC),HDC 2 stitches in each stitch. Slip stitch into the top of the first stitch. (12 stitches)

FINISHING
Lay hat hat and whip stitch from point to point.
Sew on two eyes and triangle shaped beak.