The original and best Owl Crochet Hat
If you are a crocheter, then this owl hat pattern is just for you!
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. Cue the confetti!
Make Your Own Crochet Owl Hat
This crochet version is as true to the beloved knit version as I could make it. Just like in the knit version, the top portion of the crochet hat is a tighter stitch pattern than where the owls are. Then you have the Owls that 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!
Ready to make your own crochet owl hat? First you’ll need to grab the pattern! Then keep reading for some pattern notes.
Owl Hat Crochet Pattern
The crochet cables in this owl hat are a bit tricky, specifically the right twisting side of the cable. So you’ll need to have a bit of patience! First you can check out the pattern notes about the cables for some tips. And then make sure you watch the YouTube video here. Don’t worry, if you still have questions about the cables after reading the notes and watching the video you can leave a comment or send me an email! I’m always happy to help with patterns.
Now grab your crochet hook (size F/3.75mm to be exact), some medium weight yarn, get the pattern, and start stitching!
Crochet Owl Hat
Worsted weight yarn
Size F 3.75mm crochet hook
This pattern uses single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), and front post double crochet (fpdc).
The 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.
To create a tighter crochet, 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.
Sue Wightman says
Hi Julie, Is it possible to purchase the Owl Hat Crochet Pattern as a download as I live in Australia.
Many Thanks, Sue
Hi Sue! All of my patterns are downloads. Thanks!
Linda Wattie says
Sooo cute. I love the knitted owl set. Have made the mitts, hat and scarf. So cute.
do you have a knit or crochet pattern for a newsboy cap with one owl above the brim or do you know where I can get one I have done your hat and scarf love them but my grandson the newsboy cap with the owl thank you
I purchased this pattern and used vannas choice #4 yarn, it was way to small with 3.75 hook, now trying with 5 hook!
I can’t seem to locate the pattern for the crochet owl hat. What am I doing wrong?
I finally figured it out!
What sizes are available in this pattern?
This pattern is for an adult woman. It would also fit an older child.
Tammy Hepburn says
How long does it take to get the pattern
You should receive a receipt email as soon as the payment goes through. That email will contain a link to download your pattern.
The link will be underneath the name of the pattern you ordered. Each link can be used once so please be ready to download your pattern when you click on it.
Let me know if you don’t receive your email receipt or have problems accessing your pattern.
How can I get crochet pattern for owl hat?
You can purchase the pattern in my shop here
I purchased the pattern – do you email the download ??
Hi Barb! Your email receipt should contain a link to download your pattern. If you have any problems email me email@example.com
If I am a beginner, do you think I could figure this out? I’ve only ever made simple blankets and wash cloths.
I would definitely call this an intermediate or advanced pattern. It uses many different stitches (double, treble, front and back post stitches) as well as a tricky cable. You can see the video of me doing the cable here -> https://youtu.be/1ghckwFh8_s
Pam D says
wondering what size buttons are best for the eyes?
Hi Pam! I like 3/8″ or 9mm buttons for the eyes.
Claudia Jachniak says
Hi Julie. Is the a possibility of buying the fully done hats. I am not a crochet person nor a knitting person
Hi Claudia! I do sell finished hats in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/CocoCocoa
Laureen Alfred says
Hi Julie, how much are your crochet owl hats? I see the knit one on etsy but I don’t see a finished crochet one.
I have a question about the number of total stitches in ties 23 and 24. In row 23 the number of stitches seems to be 11 but to repeat 6 times only gives 66 stitches, not 77.
Hi Emily! Sorry, that means to repeat 6 more times after the first set of 11. So 7 total for the 77 stitches.
Rosemary Caddell says
The pdf’s I received does not have a gauge. Julie, do you have this info? I hate to start this project to find it is to small or too big. Thanks.
My 4″x4″ swatch is 18 stitches and 21 rows.
Hey! could you please tell me what brand and colour you used for this hat. Its beautiful!
Hi! I used Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand in Silver Heather http://amzn.to/2fllXtP
Thanks so much!!
Martha Nunn says
Hi, can you tell me where you purchased tbe blue/green buttons, thanks
I’m sorry, they were vintage from my grandmother. I don’t know how long she had them or where they came from!
If you’re looking to purchase I recommend about a 9mm size button.
How much yarn for this pattern?
Hi Annette! This pattern uses about 120 yards of yarn.
karen cabrera says
where can i print or buy the pattern?
Hi Karen! The pattern is available for purchase here –> https://julieiscocoandcocoa.com/product/owl-hat-crochet-pattern/
Hi. I am searching for an owl crochet poncho pattern for a 5 year old girl. I’d appreciate help. Thank you.
Hi Barbara! I don’t have a poncho pattern right now, I’m sorry.
Do you do continuous rounds or do you join at the end of every round?
Hi Jen! The pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Thanks, Julie
I purchased this pattern an am almost finished with it. The pattern is easy to understand and is turning out just like the photo. The purchase process was easy & quick! I did have one question regarding the pattern so I emailed her and she got right back to me very promptly with her advice and instruction. I would recommend her site & patterns to all “yarnys” – she’s also wonderful to work with, very attentive & helpful! Thank you Julie 💙
Janet Rambo says
I just completed my owl hat. After I completed it I asked several family members what did it look like and immediately they all said an owl hat how cool. Turned out great sending a picture to my sister who also crochet and is considering making it. Thanks so much and especially for your patience and quick response to my many questions. Thanks hope to see you again soon for the next project.
Deb Piper says
Thank you so much for the patterns of the owl hat and the other I purchased. I was able to download the pattern this time 🙂 . Making the hat now thank you for answering my email and making it right love this .
MaryAnn Marquez says
Hi there, I was wondering if you could make the owls a different color while crocheting. Do you think it might make the project more difficult. I have a friend who wants me to make her some but she wants the owls to stand out so that is why she wants them to be a different color. I am not trying to make a difficult project but your opinion is highly appreciated. I am disabled and have so many beanie requests right so I am trying to make each project as simple as possible. Thank you for your help with this matter. May God bless you always!
I would like to download the crochet pattern hat. How does it work?
I used the smaller crochet hook to create a tighter hat that more closely resembled the knit version of my owl hat.
The finished hat is about 17 inches un-stretched and 21 inches stretched.