Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

 

The wise old owl was another character in the classroom play that my mother’s elementary school students were performing. I was asked to make some crocheted hats for costumes for them to wear.  Of course I couldn’t refuse.  I was making so many items in such a short period of time I went for a basic pattern for this owl versus my typical 3D features I do often on character hats.  This is a beginner friendly crochet pattern and can be made for all sizes from newborn to toddler to adult.  Here are the free crochet pattern instructions from my Hootie the Wise Owl crocheted hat.

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern 2

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Yarn for main color (I used dark brown in picture)
White Yarn for eyes
Black Yarn for pupils of eyes
Orange Yarn for beak
(Note:I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The hat in this picture is made with my Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project.  Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size you want for your project.

Hat Base:

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

One you fasten off your beanie hat, you are ready to start working on your Hootie the Wise Owl crocheted hat! Put aside until ready in finishing off stage.

Ears (Make 2):
Round 1: Using your orange yarn (or desired beak color in this project) ch 6. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and next 4 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)
Round 2-4:  Sc in second st from hook, skipping 1st st in each round, placing 1 sc in each of the following st. Ch 1 and turn at end of round. By following this instruction for rounds 3 and 4 you will be decreasing by one st in each row.
Round 5: Now sl st in each st around the perimeter of the ear from where you left of in round 4 until bottom corner of ear.  Your yarn should now be in an ideal location to leave a long enough tail to secure ear in place on hat.
Put aside until ready in finishing off stage.

Eyes (Make 2):
Note: If you are doing this for newborn to 12 month sizes, you may want to decrease one round of the eyes or make 1  -2 of the rounds in single crochet versus double crochet so they are more in proportion to size of hat.

Pupils:
Round 1: Starting with the black yarn for the pupils of Hootie’s eyes, in a magic circle ch 2 before placing 12 dc.  Sl st to top of beginning st in round. (12 dc) Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.

Eye White:
Round 2: Attach white yarn on to round 1 where you left out with a sl st.  Ch 2 before making 2 dc in first st and each of the following 11 st around. Sl st to top of beginning st in round. (24 dc)
Cut yarn leaving a tail long enough to secure your eye on to the hat and pull through. Put aside until ready in finishing off stage.

Beak:
Round 1: Using your orange yarn (or desired beak color in this project) ch 6. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and next 4 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)
Round 2-4:  Sc in second st from hook, skipping 1st st in each round, placing 1 sc in each of the following st. Ch 1 and turn at end of round.
Round 5: Sc in remaining st. Ch 1 and turn.
Round 6: Make 1 sc in each st around the whole perimeter of your beak, placing 3 sc in each of the two top corners and beak tip point to give it a more defined plus rounded look.
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to have enough yarn to sew the beak securely on to the hat. Put aside until ready in finishing off stage.

Finishing off:
In order to finish off the hat, you will want to lay out your hat, the two ears, two eyes, and beak before you get started.  Some people just eyeball where they want the pieces but I’m a bit OCD about my work being straight so I pin them to place on my Styrofoam head model before sewing them on.  I have found that if you start with the features closest to the bottom of the hat and work your way up you have an easier time and can judge your space better as you work.  Otherwise you might end up with some features squished together at bottom if your space planning is off.
Using the tails you have left on the beak and your blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew it into your desired location on the hat. I just do a basic in and out or back and forth type of stitch to secure mine.  Pull your yarn through to inside of hat before finishing off. That way it won’t be on front of your work.
Using the tails you left on the eyes, follow instructions as before with beak but to secure first one and then the other eye into your desired location on hat above beak. Pull your yarn through to inside of hat before finishing off. That way it won’t be on front of your work.
Now you just need to judge where you would like to place your eyes in correlation with features, top of hat etc.  Once you pick the locations, use the tails left behind when working on ears before to sew them on to your crocheted hat. Pull your yarn through to inside of hat before finishing off. That way it won’t be on front of your work.
Double check your work for any loose ends or tails you didn’t finish off through process doing so now and removing extra lengths.
All done!  There you go. Your own easy owl beanie crocheted hat! :)  It’ s a really fun but quick project.

Here are some pictures to show what the completed Hootie Owl hat looks like once it’s fully done and worn:

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern 3

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Side View

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Back View

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Side View

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Back Right View

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Zoom Out View

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