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Crochet Owl Hat Pattern- Newborn to 3 Mos

Crochet Owl Hat Pattern- Newborn to 3 Months baby hat–great photography prop.

$2.00 at Craftsy

What you will need:

  • Size H crochet hook (5mm)
  • Worsted weight yarn in royal and lime green
  • Small amount of worsted weight yarn in white, orange and black
  • Eyelash (Fun Fur) yarn in white
  • Ruler, yarn needle

This little owl hat is very easy to make and it’s sure to be a hit at baby showers and photography sessions.

Made with worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook.

Change the royal blue to navy and Seattle fans will have their own little Seahawk!

Release Date: October 30, 2014

Puppy Dog Crochet Hat Pattern – toddler size

Puppy Dog Hat Crochet Pattern
1-3 years

You will need
· Worsted weight yarn
· scrap yarn in contrasting colors if you are adding trim, eyes, nose, or ears
· Size K (6.5mm) and size I (5.5 mm) crochet hooks
· Smaller crochet hook or yarn needle to weave in ends.
· Yarn needle to attach optional facial features

Gauge= End of Round 2 = 2 ¾” diameter

The photos shown, and pattern was created using

White Hat — I Love This Yarn acrylic  ( Red Heart Super Saver Café for ears and nose, Red Heart Super Saver Grey Heather for eyes and Red Heart Super Saver Light Blue for eye patch and contrasting trim)

Off White Hat — Red Heart Super Saver in “Soft White”, Cafe for ears and nose and Light Blue for eye patch.

These are heavier worsted weight yarns therefore if you are using a different weight yarn you may need to adjust your hook size and/or number of stitches.

HAT Pattern
Hat is crochet in a spiral (continuous rounds) meaning you will not join at the end of each round.  It is recommended you place a marker to keep track of your last stitch in each round.
Crown  with 6.5 mm (K) hook
Round 1- Chain 2 and double crochet 10 times into 2nd chain from hook or
if you are using magic circle make 10 dc in loop.
Round 2– Make 2 dc’s in each stitch. Place marker on last stitch
made. You should have 20 stitches
Round 3– *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * around (30 stitches total)
Round 4 –*1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch* repeat around (40 stitches total)
Round 5–*1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch* repeat from * around (48 stitches total).  At the end of this round your circle should measure approximately  6″ across which will give you a hat 18.75 -19.25“
Rounds 6 – 11 (or until hat is approx 6 ½” long when measuring from top center to bottom.) Dc in each stitch around hat making sure to move marker with each completed row.
Leave marker in place –this will be the back center of your hat.
Don’t cut yarn yet.

EARFLAPS

Rows:

  1. Ss next 5 stitches. SS in next st, ch1. Sc in same stitch and in next 10 stitches. Ch 1 and turn. (11 sc)
  2. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (11)
  3. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (10)
  4. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (9)
  5. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (8)
  6. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (7)
  7. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (6)
  8. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (5)
  9. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (4)
  10. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (3)
  11. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (2)
  12. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (1)

Count 17 stitches across front of hat. In the 17th st attach yarn for 2nd ear flap by ss, ch1 and sc in that stitch. Sc in the next 10 dc.
Ch1 and turn. (11 sc)
Repeat rows 2-12 of earlfap pattern above. Cut off yarn and weave in ends of both earflaps.

Trim- with contrast color of your choice, attach yarn with slip stitch behind right
ear. Ch 1, and sc around entire hat and earflaps. Cut yarn and
weave in loose ends.

To add a dog face to the crochet hat just crochet and sew on these embellishments. Because these animal hat patterns are for babies please make sure the eyes, ears, noses and other parts are securely sewn to your finished garment.

Directions given are for sewing the embellishments on with yarn and a yarn needle. If a neat appearance on the inside of the hat is a big concern for you, you may find regular sewing thread to be more invisible.

Puppy Dog Ears – floppy
Using 5.5 mm hook (US size I)
Ch 14 leaving a long tail (about 12“).

Rows:

  1. DC in 4th st from hook and in all st. Ch 3 and turn(11)
  2. DC in 2nd st from hook and in all st. Ch 3 and turn(11)
  3. Increase by making 2 dc in 1st stitch, dc across and make 2 dc in last stitch ch3 and turn (13)
  4. DC in all st. ch3 and turn. (13)
  5. Repeat row 4 (13)
  6. Repeat row 4 (13)
  7. Repeat row 4 (13)
  8. DC2tog, dc next 10, dc2tog last 2 stitches . Ch 3 and turn. (11)
  9. Dc2tog first two dc‘s, dc in next 7 st, dc2tog the last 2 stitches . Ch 3 and turn(9)
  10. Dc2tog first two dc‘s, dc in next 5 st, dc2tog the last 2 stitches . Ch 3 and turn(7)
    Dc2tog, 3 times, dc last st. (4)
  11. Slip stitch into side of ear nearest your hook, ss all the way around ear. Fasten and weave in ends.

Repeat for steps 1-11 for 2nd ear.
Use tails from beginning chain to sew ears to top sides of hat.

Puppy Dog Eyes
(Make 2)
Using a 5.5 mm hook, Ch 2

Rows

  1. 6 sc in last chain from hook
  2. 2 sc in each sc. Slip stitch to join.

Fasten and cut yarn leaving a long enough tail for sewing
to hat.

Place on front of hat. Pin in place and use same color
yarn and a large needle to sew the eyes to the front of the
hat. (If you are using an eye patch see below before sewing
on)

Puppy Dog Eye Patch
(optional- shown as blue in photo)
With eye patch color, and 5.5 mm hook,ch 2 and follow instructions for
eyes except add an additional row as follows
Row 3- ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in each sc around. Ss into top of ch3.
(24)

Fasten and cut yarn leaving a long enough tail for sewing
to hat.
Place on of the eyes onto the eye patch with right sides
facing you. Making sure the eye is centered, sew it atop the
eye patch and trim all loose yarn.
Place on front of hat. Pin in place and use same color
yarn and a large needle to sew piece to the front of the
hat.

Puppy Dog Nose-
With nose color and a 5.5 mm hook, Ch 2
Rounds:

  1. 6 sc in last chain from hook
  2. 2 sc in each sc. (12)
  3. sc in each sc around (12)
  4. Repeat round 3.
  5. sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat (18)
  6. 1 sc in each sc (18)
  7. sc2tog all the way around. Join with ss. (9 sc)

Pin in place on front of hat and use same color yarn and
a large needle to sew piece to the front of the hat.

Hat Ties
With colors of your choice cut 12 strands of 18” long yarn
Use a yarn needle to insert cut yarn into the ss’s at the bottom of first ear flap.
Double the yarn over, split into 3 sections and braid. Tie with scrap yarn in color of your choice to fasten braid off.
Repeat for second braid.

Abbreviations –US Crochet Terms
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together
Hdc -Half double crochet
ss- slip stitch
ch-chain (ie ch1=chain 1; ch2=chain2)

 

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Crochet Earflap Hats for 6lb-7lb babies

Free Crochet Pattern for Newborn Sized Hat in Double Crochet.

Updated November 2, 2014  Newborn babies have a head size of 12 1/2″ to 14″ and sometimes it can be hard to find hat patterns small enough for our brand new little tiny humans.

To make a newborn hat –like a hospital sized hat- you should be alright to plan on it being 12.5″ circumference because it is going to stretch another 1 to 1.5″ until baby outgrows it at 10 days old ;)

If you are crocheting and making a top down hat in the round this just means you will continue to make increases until your circle measures 4″ (10cm) in diameter which will give you a circumference of 12.5″.   Most likely if you are reading this you are new to crochet and that part just looked a little confusing….it’s not.  It’s so easy.  Just follow me below and you will see for yourself.

You are going to need

-some heavy worsted weight/aran yarn.  Like Red Heart With Love  or Caron One Pound.  I am demonstrating below with Crafter’s Secret from Hobby Lobby.

– a size I crochet hook (5.5 mm)

– a ruler or tape measure

– stitch marker or a piece of scrap yarn to make a row marker

Gauge- We aren’t going to worry about gauge right now, we are going to focus on getting the width around that we need and I will show you how.

Ready?

Here’s the Pattern with Photos so I guess it’s kind of a tutorial.

Round 1)  Make a magic circle (or chain 2 and in the first ch) Make 12 DC in the loop.  Do not join.  PM (place marker) on the last stitch you made. Pull tail snug but not to tight yet, you need to be able to clearly see all of your stitches but they need to be close enough that you can easily move to round 2.

Round One crochet hat
End of round 1. You have 12 stitches

 

Round 2)  Make 2 double crochets in each stitch around.  You can now pull that tail enough that it closes the hole in the top of your hat.  Remember to mark your last stitch so you will know when to stop your next round.  (24 DC)

Round two of hat crochet pattern
End of round 2. You have 24 stitches

Round 3) Make  * 1 double crochet in the next stitch, make 2 double crochets in the next stitch.*     Now you will repeat that all the way around.  You will repeat exactly what is between the *’s  and when you make your last stitch PM. (36 DC)

Now get your ruler and measure right across the center of your circle.  If it measures 4″ you are ready to move on.
If it isn’t large enough then you will need a larger hook.  If it’s too big you need to start over with a smaller hook. (When I started crocheting my stitches were so tight I had to use a K–6.5 mm hook to get this size.)

End of round 3- you have 36 stitches.  Measure across.  For a newborn hat you need a 4" circle
End of round 3- you have 36 stitches. Measure across. For a newborn hat you need a 4″ circle

Since your circle is the circumference we need you will not quit making increases.  You will be making a double crochet in each stitch around the hat for another 4 rounds.  You will still need to move your marker and mark the last stitch of each round so that you know where to stop and fasten off.

Rounds 4, 5, 6, 7) Double crochet in each stitch around.  Move marker as you finish each round.   At the end of round 7 my work is just over 4″ long.  Measure yours and make another row or rows if needed then catch up with me below.
DO NOT CUT YOUR YARN because we are going to use it to make the first ear flap.

At the end of row 7 work measures just over 4" long
At the end of row 7 work measures just over 4″ long

 

Ear Flaps Pattern

To add earflaps to your hat follow these instructions.  The ear flaps are worked in rows back and forth.

Row 1)  Dc 8 stitches beyond your maker, Ch 3 and turn (8 dc)

Row 2)  Dc  in the next st and each  of the nxt 6 across  Turn (7 dc + ch3 = 8 dc)

Row 3)  Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (7 DC)  Turn

Row 4)   Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across.  Turn  (6 DC)

Row 5) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (5 DC) Turn

Row 6) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (4 DC) Turn

Row 7) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (3 DC)

Row 8) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (2 DC) Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for weaving in and fasten.

The first earflap has been added to the hat
The first earflap has been added to the hat

 

Now flip your hat over so you have the top of the hat nearest you and the earflap you just made on the righthand side.  Like the picture below.

Turn hat upside down and count stitches across the front to add second earflap
Turn hat upside down and count stitches across the front to add second earflap

Now count 12 stitches to the left of where your existing earflap starts.  Join your yarn in the stitch to the left of the 13th.

Row 1)  ch 3, and DC in the same stitch.  DC in the next 7 st across.

Now follow rows 2-8 of the earflap directions.

When you are done with the 2nd earflap don’t cut the yarn just yet.  Fold the hat in half, line up the earflaps and double check to make sure you go them the same length.  When you are good to go fasten off, cut yarn and weave in your ends.

Your hat has earflaps now!  Now we just need to add a border.
Your hat has earflaps now! Now we just need to add a border.

You now have a newborn sized snow boarders hat with earflaps!

 

Below are links to patterns for basic newborn sized hats in single and double crochet

 

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ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch= chain
  • sc= single crochet
  • dc= double crochet
  • ss= slip stitch

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Knitted Earflap Hat

Knitted Earflap Hat in Royal Blue & Black Stripes

Quick Knitted Earflap hat
Snowboarders hat knitted with size 8 needles

My pattern to knit an earflap hat like this is HERE

So I got myself retrained a bit with the knitting.

One thing I noticed when I was knitting Wil’s Indianapolis Colts Ear flap hat with the checkerboard pattern was that the tips of my fingers were very sore.  This is due to my terrible habit of knitting too tightly on circulars.  So….

  1. since his friend wanted a blue and black hat
  2. I needed to get my tension issues resolved
  3. I wanted to write down the details in order of the actual pattern that I had developed from several
  4. A completed hat needed to be the size I was supposed to be knitting!
  5. I wanted an idea of how much yarn it really took (ie if I buy more expensive yarn how many hats will I get from a skein)
  6. there was a need to double check myself on crafting jog-less stripes
  7. the idea I learned from the Knitting Tips by Judy about slipping the first stitch (when doing ear flaps) gave a cleaner edge and I wanted to try it
  8. I had finally figured out cable cast on (thanks to KnittingTips.com) and wanted to try it out when I added the stitches across the front of the hat
  9. probably many more but I’m typing this up a month after the facts….

 

It seemed like the perfect opportunity. I cast on and made it a point that every stitch was going to slide off the needle withOUT my left finger assisting it and that I would knit straight thru without a single red spot on the ends of my finger tips.

The hat took [me] about 6 hours total and less than a softball sized amount of each the black and royal blue yarn.

Amazingly it fit Wil’s 21″ head, Vee’s 23″ head, and Stephan’s 24″

As the teens and tweens in my house very quite specific about if they were to wear any more of my hats in public

-The front was was not so high up on the forehead that it gave them the appearance of a five  year old girl with dorky bangs.  They all actually approved of the front.

-The back was long enough that it covered the back of their neck

-The boys liked that it was the full 8″ length because it gave that ‘floppy look’ as they called it.  The girls said it could have been an inch shorter and they would have been fine.

-The fashion conscious TJ (weeks before his 17th birthday) said good job on my grafting the top closed as it gave a flatter appearance although he still wants to see one in super fine yarn and size 0 or 1 needles.

Indianapolis Colts Earflap Hat with checkerboard

Hand Knit Colts Earflap Hat 

Indianapolis Colts Knitted Earflap Hat
Checkerboard Earflap Hat with Indianapolis Colts Logo on Ears

My son wanted a knitted earflap hat/snow boarders hat with an Indianapolis Colts theme.

I found a chart for the Colts Horseshoe here: http://creativeramblings.blogspot.com/2008/03/indianapolis-colts-hat-with-charted.html and had originally planned on putting the Colts logo itself on the front of the hat but as I started the earflap I suddenly decided to use her Baby Colts Hat chart for the ear flaps and…..Since I had been wanting to do some knitted colorwork and make a checkboard pattern why not combine it with the blue and white for the colts?

Here is the pattern I use for Knitted Earflap Hats.  For this hat with the stranded colorwork I would take it up to 88 stitches with the size 8’s or 80 with size 9 needles

–On the increase row where you get up to 14 stitches place markers to show your inside 10 stitches.  Why?  Because the chart is a 10 stitch pattern so this way  you can still use Make One Right or Make One Left Increases (I use the M1R that I learned here because the increases are almost impossible to see http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases) outside of your pattern area opposed to inside it which would be too much mental work IMO

–The horse shoe pattern in 14 rows high so by time I got done with the earflaps they were 28 stitches each so instead of robbing from the front stitches (my boys like their entire face exposed and the earflaps coming down the side of their face just before their ears) cast on the normal amount of front stitches and take your back stitches down to only a few ( I did four st).  If you have too many stitches you can always K2tog evenly around in your first couple rows.

The hat itself was a little smaller than it should have been but that was due to the fact that I realized I knit too tight especially with two colors and I have rectified that.  The puckers are invisible to him (gotta love kids) he is simply too tickled to have this hat to wear and BONUS  it is so warm plus I lined the ears and he says none of the Lake Michigan winds get thru them.  :)