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Crochet Owl Beanie


I’ve been thinking long and hard for a cute gift I can make for my neice and newphews for christmas. So, I’ve been seeing a lot of beanies with animals on them. They’re so adorable! I figure why not try to crochet one, and found a few good free patterns online. This my first attempt at these crochet animal beanies. I adapted the free pattern here from crochetville.org.  

This is my first jotting down a pattern. It is also untested, so if you find any mistakes please let me know!

Materials
I hook
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Worsted Weight Yarn
Colors: Main Color (MC) Tan. A bit of yellow, orange, off white, and black.

Hat
In MC creat (Magic Loop) Chain 3.  slip stich on 2nd chain from hook.
Work 10 dc. Join. (10 st)
RND 2: Ch 1. 2 dc in each st around. Join. (20 st)
RND 3: Ch 1. *1 dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next, repeat around. Join. (30 st)
RND 4: Ch 1. *1 dc in the first 2 st, 2 dc in the next, repeat around. Join. (40 st)
RND 5: Ch 1. *1 dc in the first 3 st, 2 dc in the next, repeat around. Join. (50 st)
RND 6-11: Ch 1. dc around, Join. (50 st)
Finish off. Sew in tail.

Ear flaps
Join to a st on one side of hat, keeping the seem to the back. Repeat for the second earflap on opposite side.
Ch 1.
Hdc in the next 9 st. (9 st)
RND 1: Ch 1, turn. Hdc decrease in the first 2 st. Hdc in the next 5 st. Hdc decrease in the last 2 st. (7 st)
RND 2: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. (7 st)
RND 3: Ch 1, turn. Hdc decrease in the first 2 st. Hdc in the next 3 st. Hdc decrease in the last 2 st. (5 st)
RND 4: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. (5 st)
RND 5: Ch 1, turn. Hdc decrease in the first 2 st. Hdc in the next st. Hdc decrease in the last 2 st. (3 st)
RND 6: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across, finish off. Sew in tail. (3 st)

Border
Join MC in the back of hat, ch 1 and hdc around the entire hat. Join, fasten off and sew in tail.

Eyes
(3 parts)  Make 2 of everything.

Off White:
Magic Loop.
ROW 1: Work 6 hdc into loop. Join. (6 st)
ROW 2: Ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (12 st)
ROW 3: Ch 1. *1 hdc in the same st, 2 hdc in the next, repeat around. Join. (18 st)
ROW 4: Ch 1. *1 hdc in the first 2 st, 2 hdc in the next, repeat around. Join. (24 st)
ROW 5: Ch 1. *1 hdc in the first 3 st, 2 hdc in the next, repeat around. Join. (35 st)
Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.

In yellow
Magic Loop.
ROW 1: Work 6 hdc into loop. Join. (6 st)
ROW 2: Ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (12 st)
ROW 3: Ch 1. *1 hdc in the same st, 2 hdc in the next, repeat around. Join. (18 st)
ROW 4: Ch 1. *1 hdc in the first 2 st, 2 hdc in the next, repeat around. Join. (24 st) Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.

In black
Magic Loop.
ROW 1: Work 6 hdc into loop. Join. (6 st)
ROW 2: Ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (12 st)
Finish off. Leave long tail for sewing.

Sew the black circles towards the edge of the yellow circles, then sew them both to the off white circles towards the edge.

Beak
Row 1: Chain 9. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 dch in each stitch. Turn.(7 st)
Row 2: Ch 1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (6 st)
Row 3: Ch 1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (5 st)
Row 4: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (4st)
Row 5: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (3st)
Row 6: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (2st)
Row 7: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (1st)
Finish off. Sew in tail.

I pinched the tip of the beak and tied it with some yarn to give it that pointy tip.

Owl Ears
Row 1: Chain 9. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 dch in each stitch. Turn.(7 st)
Row 2: Ch 1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (6 st)
Row 3: Ch 1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (5 st)
Row 4: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (4st)
Row 5: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (3st)
Row 6: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (2st)
Row 7: Cha1. Decrease. 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. 1 hdc in each stitch. Turn. (1st)
Finish off. Leave a long tail to sew onto beanie.
Cut 2 pieces each of tan, off white, and black yarn. Pull through the loop of the yarn pieces through the chanin and then pulling the ends of the yarn through the loop.

Sew eyes, beak, and ears onto the front of the hat, use photo for placement.

Ties
Cut 3 pieces of 20″ of 3 different colors of yarn. Pull each color through and fold in half to make 6 pieces of yarn per color.

Fold ear flap in half to find the middle of flaps.
Attach yarn by pulling the loop of the yarn pieces through the chain and then pulling the ends of the yarn through the loop. Braid each set, keep length even. Tie off. Trim ends.

I would love to see your creations!! Send me a link! Happy Crocheting!

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