Free Crochet Owl Hat Pattern Sleepy the Little Owl

Free Crochet Owl Hat Pattern

Sleepy the Little Owl

Sleepy the Owl free pattern

This hat is modeled after my first original owl hat Winky Winky the Owl.  But this owl is a sleepy little guy or girl.  Sleepy the Little Owl is a great Spring hat since she is made with 100% cotton.  She will keep your little ones warm on those breezy but brisk Spring days, but she won’t get them all sweaty like an acrylic hat would.  The hat pattern is written in four sizes, 3-6 mo, 6-12m o, 12-24 mo and 3-5 years, but can easily be modified to fit anyone.  This sizing chart is a helpful tool to customize any hat pattern.

I recommend using my seamless method described here.  Use the 2nd option.

 

Abbreviations and Stitches used:

st- stitch
sp- space
mc/r- magic circle/ring
ch- chain
sl st- slip stitch
insert hook, yarn over, pull through, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop
sc- single crochet
insert hook, yarn over, pull through (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops
hdc- half double crochet
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops
Increase- two of any designated stitch in one space

 

Materials:
100% cotton yarn, I used Peaches N’Cream
5.5mm hook for hat
4.0mm hook for appliques

3-6mo Hat Pattern

  1. Mc/r with 10hdc, join round with sl st
  2. hdc around, increase in every sp, join round with sl st <20>
  3. hdc around, increase in every other sp, join round with sl st <30>
  4. hdc around, increase in every 3rd sp, join round with sl st <40>
  5. hdc around,  join round with sl st 40>
  6. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  7. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  8. using new color hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  9. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  10. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  11. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  12. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  13. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  14. hdc around, join round with sl st <40>
  15. This step is stitching the 1st ear flap
    sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 7sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  16. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 6sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  17. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 5sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  18. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 4sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, fasten off and weave in end
  19. Count 21sp from end of ear flap and insert hook into 22nd sp, repeat above steps for 2nd ear flap

 

6-12mo Hat Pattern

  1. Mc/r with 10hdc, join round with sl st
  2. hdc around, increase in every sp, join round with sl st <20>
  3. hdc around, increase in every other sp, join round with sl st <30>
  4. hdc around, increase in every 3rd sp, join round with sl st <40>
  5. hdc around, increase in every 8th sp, join round with sl st <45>
  6. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  7. hdc around, join round with sl st- change color on sl st <45>
  8. using new color hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  9. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  10. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  11. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  12. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  13. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  14. hdc around, join round with sl st <45>
  15. This step is stitching the 1st ear flap
  16. 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 8sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl in next sp, turn
  17. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 7sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  18. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 6sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  19. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 5sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  20. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 4sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, fasten off and weave in end
  21. Count 21sp from end of ear flap and insert hook into 22nd sp, repeat above steps for 2nd ear flap

sleep the little owl free crochet pattern

12-24mo Hat Pattern

  1. Mc/r with 10hdc, join round with sl st
  2. hdc around, increase in every sp, join round with sl st <20>
  3. hdc around, increase in every other sp, join round with sl st <30>
  4. hdc around, increase in every 3rd sp, join round with sl st <40>
  5. hdc around, increase in every 4th sp, join round with sl st <50>
  6. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  7. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  8. hdc around, join round with sl st- change color on sl st <50>
  9. using new color hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  10. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  11. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  12. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  13. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  14. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  15. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  16. hdc around, join round with sl st <50>
  17. This step is stitching the 1st ear flap
  18. 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 8sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl in next sp, turn
  19. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 7sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  20. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 6sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  21. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 5sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  22. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 4sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, fasten off and weave in end
  23. Count 21sp from end of ear flap and insert hook into 22nd sp, repeat above steps for 2nd ear flap

 

3-5 yo Hat Pattern

  1. Mc/r with 10hdc, join round with sl st
  2. hdc around, increase in every sp, join round with sl st <20>
  3. hdc around, increase in every other sp, join round with sl st <30>
  4. hdc around, increase in every 3rd sp, join round with sl st <40>
  5. hdc around, increase in every 4th sp, join round with sl st <50>
  6. hdc around increasing in every 10th sp, join round with sl st <55>
  7. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  8. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  9. hdc around, join round with sl st- change color on sl st <55>
  10. using new color hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  11. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  12. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  13. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  14. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  15. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  16. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  17. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  18. hdc around, join round with sl st <55>
  19. This step is stitching the 1st ear flap
    1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 8sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl in next sp, turn
  20. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 7sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  21. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 6sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  22. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 5sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, turn
  23. sl st into first sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1hdc in next 4sp, 1sc in next two sp, 1sl st in next sp, fasten off and weave in end
  24. Count 24sp from end of ear flap and insert hook into 25nd sp, repeat above steps for 2nd ear flap

 

Braided Ties

  1. cut 24 pieces of yarn to approx. 30” each (you can do all one color or 3 different colors)
  2. divide in half and weave one half through the center of one ear flap (in the second row from bottom so that it is more secure)
  3. hold hat (I find that it is best to hold it between my knees) and pull ends even
  4. separate into three sections of 4 strands each and braid to end (if using three colors do 4 strands of each color per section)
  5. Tie in knot at end and then take a few strands and tie them separately to secure
  6. Repeat on other side with the other 12 strands and cut the ends evenly

 

All the appliques are made using a 4.0mm hook and 100% cotton yarn

3-6 mo Eyes

  1. starting with white- mc/r 8sc, join round with sl st
  2. sc around, increase in every sp <16>, join round with sl st
  3. sc around, increase in every other sp <24> join round with sl st, fasten off leaving a 12” long tail
  4. repeat above steps for second eye, but leave a 18” long tail
  5. weave in center (mc/r) tails and using 18” long tail, stitch both eyes together in the center for 4sp, fasten off and leave both tails
  6. using a different color loosely sc around both eyes in back loops only (skip spaces in center (indent) of the eyes, join round with sl st.  Fasten off leaving 18″ long tail007 008

6-12mo and 12-18mo Eyes

  1. starting with white- mc/r with10sc, join round with sl st
  2. sc around, increase in every sp <20>, join round with sl st
  3. sc around, increase in every other sp <30> join round with sl st, fasten off leaving a 12” long tail
  4. repeat above steps for second eye, but leave a 18” long tail
  5. weave in center (mc/r) tails and using 18” long tail, stitch both eyes together in the center for 4sp, fasten off and leave both tails
  6. using a different color loosely sc around both eyes in back loops only, join round with sl st
  7. loosely sc around for a second time, but this time skip the spaces between eyes (indents), fasten off and leave 18” long tail

002   004

Eyelashes

  1. Stitch right eye first (when facing you).  Insert hook, from front to back, at two spaces to the right of center at the top of eye.  Ch3, sl st into same space.  *sl st into next sp, ch3 and sl st into same space.  Repeat from * two more times.  Secure ends to back of eye and tie in a knot at back of eye, cut short.

Repeat for left eye

Beak
Use yellow or orange yarn

  1. ch 2
  2. 3sc into 1st ch sp
  3. Turn piece over entirely and sc across 1sc in 1st sp, 2sc in 2nd sp, 1sc in 3rd sp <4>
  4. Turn and sc across <4>
  5. Turn and sc across <4>, fasten off leaving 9-10” tail
  6. Stitch on to hat

Sleepy Pupils

  1. Ch6
  2. sl st back in opposite direction into the next 4sp, 1sc into the 5th sp
  3. fasten off and leave 9-10″ tail

Ears
Use same color as top portion of hat

  1. Leaving a 6” long tail, ch 2
  2. 3sc into first ch sp
  3. Turn piece completely over and sc across, 1sc in 1st sp, 2sc in 2nd sp, 1sc in 3rd sp <4>
  4. Turn and sc across, 1sc in 1st sp, 2sc in 2nd sp, 2sc in 3rd sp, 1sc in 4th sp <6>
  5. Turn and sc across <6>
  6. Turn and sc across <6>
  7. Fasten off and leave 9-10” tail
  8. Weave 1st tail through the tip of ear (where original ch was crocheted) a few times and stitch down the back of ear with embroidery needle.  Stitch all the way to bottom of ear and pull through to inside of hat and secure when you stitch the ear into place

Repeat for 2nd ear

Stitch both ears slightly forward of center

 

Bow 

  1. ch5
  2. 3tc in 1st ch
  3. ch4 and sl st into 1st ch
  4. Repeat steps 1-3
  5. knot in back and wrap yarn around center of bow a few times, knot in back and cut leaving a 10″ long tail

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Happy Hootin’… I mean Hookin’!!!

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Comments

  1. 1

    Nora says

    Hi, I am trying to make the eyes for the sleepy owl. I don’t understand how to make the eyelashes. Says insert hook from front to back and then chain 3 or 4 and I am not sure how that works? Thanks for help. I really love your hats! I have already made the yellow and blue birds.

    • 2

      Lorene says

      just insert the hook and make a sl st into that space… then chain 3/4 and either sl st or sc into the same sp (I can’t remember which one it is for this pattern, I think its sc)

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