The owl love continues. But this time the pattern is for all of my crochet friends! Yep, I’m ridiculously excited about releasing this new pattern. Ever since I released my knit owl hat pattern many lovely crocheters have been asking for a crochet version of that pattern. It’s taken a lot of love, but I have finally finished the Owl Hat Crochet Pattern.
This crochet version is as true to the knit version as I could make it. The top portion of the hat is a tighter stitch pattern than where the owls are. The Owls stick out like a relief against the stitches in between each owl. I even kept the stitch count similar so that the spacing is similar. And it’s got a ribbed brim!
The crochet cables are a bit tricky, specifically the right twisting side of the cable. These require a bit of patience! Check out the pattern notes about the cables for some tips. And watch the YouTube video here.
Grab your crochet hook (size F/3.75mm to be exact), some medium weight yarn, get the pattern, and start stitching!
This pattern uses single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), and front post double crochet (fpdc). This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
It might help to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.
The cables are a bit tricky. The first cable on each round twists to the left and the skipped stitches are worked in front of the previous 2 stitches.
The second cable on each round twists to the right and the skipped stitches are worked behind the previous 2 stitches.
Skipped stitches are worked in order. Crochet the first skipped stitch first, then the second skipped stitch.
I am using a smaller hook than what is listed on the yarn. My yarn has a suggested hook of J-10/6mm. Using the 3.75mm hook a 4″x4″ swatch is 18 stitches and 21 rows.
You will need about 120 yard of yarn.
If you want to add button eyes, as in the picture, you will need 14 buttons. (There are seven owls.)
All abbreviations are in American crochet terms.