Monday, March 4, 2013

Owl Hat

Okay, I promised you on Saturday that I would share my new hat pattern.  First let me tell you about it.

I have been saving pictures of inspiration pieces for some time now, sticking them in a folder with the thought that I would one day sit down and work out a pattern for it.  That is how this one came about.  The picture was of an adult hat, and to be honest I don't even know where I found the original picture, which is why I am not sharing it.

Well, with all the baby hats I have been making I wanted to design one of my own.  So I flipped through my inspiration album and chose this one.  It should fit a newborn, but can easily be resized to fit just about anyone by adding multiples of 4 stitches.  If you find a problem with the pattern, please let me know as it hasn't been tested.

That being said, here is the hat:

and here is the pattern:

Owl Newborn Hat

You will need:
size 6 dpn
sports weight yarn.  example worked using Bernat Baby Sport in colorway denim marl
cable needle

stitch guide:
C4B = Cable Four Back; Worked over 4 sts. Place the first 2 sts on cable needle, hold in back of work, K2, then K2 from the cable needle.

C4F = Cable Four Front: Worked over 4 sts. Place the first 2 sts on cable needle, hold in front of work, K2, then K2 from the cable needle.

p2tog = purl next two stitches together

pattern begins here
co 58
r 1-2:  k2, p2, k8, *p2, k2 repeat from * around

r3:  k2, p2, C4b, C4F, *p2, k2 repeat from * around

r4-5:  repeat  r1 and r2

r6: p in the front and back of next stitch, p3, k8, p in next 15, p in front and back of next stitch, p in remaining stitches (60 stitches)

r7-10: p in 5, k8, p in remaining

r11:  p5, C4B, C4F, p in remaining

r12: repeat r7

r13-14:  p5, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, p in remaining

r15-16:  repeat r7

r17:  p5, place 2 stitches in the cable needle and hold to back, k2, p the two stitches on the cable needle, place 2 stitches on the cable needle and hold to front, p2, k the two stitches on the cable needle, p remaining stitches

r18: p5, k2, p4, k2, p remaining

r 19: p around

repeat r19 until hat measures 4 inches from beginning

begin decreases

r1: *p8, p2tog repeat from * around

r2: p around and every even round

r3: *p7, p2tog  repeat from * around

r5: *p6, p2tog  repeat

r7: *p5, p2tog repeat

r9:  *p4, p2tog  repeat

r11: *p3, p2tog  repeat

r13:  *p2, p2tog repeat

r15: *p1, p2tog repeat

r17 * p2tog repeat   break off leaving a long tail.  weave tail into live stitches and pull tight.



I would love for you to share pictures of your completed hats on my Facebook page.  And if you have some extra yarn, please consider making an extra hat to donate to a charitable organization such as God's Tiny Angels

Until next time,


If you have enjoyed this pattern, would you consider donating a small amount to Sunflowers at Home?

9 comments:

sagewitch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think the bottom ribbing pattern is all wrong. Just wanted to let you know.

Ginny B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@sagewitch, the ribbing on this includes the bottom of the owl, so the ribbing doesn't go completely around the hat. Perhaps that is what you are seeing as wrong. If you could give more detail I might be able to help a little more.

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this pattern! Thanks for sharing it with us! I plan to make one with some lovely leftover sport weight yarn I have in my stash, but I'm worried it's not enough for the whole hat. How much of the skein do you think you used for this hat (approximately)? Many thanks! :D

Ginny B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Tina I would say that it was probably about 200 yards of yarn or so, definitely not a full skein.

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you Ginny! :)

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE THIS! I have been searching for owl things for babies as my niece will be having her first child in February, and everything will be owls. My question is - can I use the owl pattern on a cardigan/sweater also without the cabling pulling in? I would like to make a set all matching. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am finding very little out there.

Kim

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE THIS! I am trying to find owl sweater/cardigans for babies also. My questions is - can I use this owl on a sweater without the cabling pulling in? My niece is having her first child & everything is in owls.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. There doesn't seem to be a lot out there for this.

Ginny B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Kim You absolutely can use this in a sweater and it shouldn't pull in to much. Check out www.Ravelry.com for some really cute free baby sweaters with cabled owls in the pattern. Congrats to your niece!

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a sweet pattern. I'm kinda thinking about lining three owls up in a row on the front. I can't tell how obvious just one would be and I have down the owl sleep sack on Ravelry and loved how it turned out. Thank you for the free pattern. Pansitoo on Ravelry :)

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