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Hoot the Owl Newborn Crochet Hat Pattern

Hoot the Owl Newborn Crochet Hat Pattern

As if newborns aren't cute enough, Hoot the Owl just ups their adorability. (I'm totally making adorability a word.) This crochet pattern was designed for newborn photo shoots, but can be used to keep little heads warm any time!

This hat can easily be made for a boy by changing the colors to a warm palette of orange, brown and cream.

HOOT THE OWL HAT

Materials

  • US Size G crochet hook
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—lavender
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—aqua
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—off-white
  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn—brown
  • scrap worsted weight yarn—orange
  • 2 - 3/4-inch buttons—brown
  • yarn needle (to weave in ends)

Terms

  • ch: chain
  • st: stitch
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half-double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc2tog: double crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • { }: repeat around

Special Instructions

When making earflaps, initial ch 3 is included in final dc count. Ch 2s are NOT included in final dc counts.

HAT — Preemie Small

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnds 4-5: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnds 6-8: Switch to aqua yarn; ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 6 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 6 st; ch 2, turn—7 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 3 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 3: Dc2tog, dc in next, dc2tog—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 13 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join aqua yarn to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT — Preemie Regular

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

Rnds 5-6: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

Rnds 7-9: Switch to aqua yarn; ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—42 dc.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 7 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 6 st; ch 2, turn—7 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 3 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 3: Dc in each dc across; ch 2, turn—5 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next, dc2tog—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 14 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join aqua yarn to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

HAT ― 0-3 Months

With lavender yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 5-7: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnd 8: Switch to aqua yarn; ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

Rnds 9-10: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—48 dc.

EARFLAP

From final joining sp, sl st in next 7 st.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 9 st; ch 2, turn—10 dc.

Row 2: Dc2tog, dc in next 6 st, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—8 dc.

Row 3: Dc, dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog, dc in last; ch 2, turn—6 dc.

Row 4: Dc2tog, dc in next 2, dc2tog; ch 2, turn—4 dc.

Row 5: Dc, dc2tog, dc—3 dc.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

For second earflap, count 17 st to the right from back seam, attach yarn and repeat earflap directions.

TRIM

Join aqua yarn to back seam with sl st, ch 1, sc around; join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

EARS ― make 2

With lavender yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc here and throughout), work 3 hdc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 2—4 hdc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, 2 hdc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 2—8 hdc.

Rnd 3-5: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st to top of ch 2—8 hdc

Fasten off, leaving a tail to attach to hat.

EYES―make 2

With off-white yarn, ch. 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of ch 3—12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next {2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next} around; join with sl st to top of ch 3—36 dc.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to attach to hat.

Stitch buttons off-center on eyes.

ASSEMBLY

Using the photo of finished hat as a guide, stitch on the eyes.

With orange yarn, create the beak by stitching a filled-in “V”.

Attach the ears to top of hat.

Continue to earflap tie and ear tassel instructions.

EARFLAP TIES

Cut 4 - 3-foot-long lengths of yarn in lavender, 4 in aqua and 4 in brown. Loop 2 strands of each color through the bottom of one earflap, pulling through until ends are even. Use all strands to tie in a knot at the base of the earflap.

Braid the yarn until it reaches the desired length and knot again. Trim ends.

EAR TASSLES

Cut 4 - 8-inch-long lengths of yarn in lavender, 4 in aqua and 4 in brown. Loop 2 strands of each color through the top of each ear, pulling through until ends are even. Use all strands to tie in a knot at the top of each ear. Trim ends.

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