Saturday, March 26, 2011

Retro Owl Hat for Blythe - FREE PATTERN!



Here is a hat for Blythe styled after my Retro the Owl amigurumi pattern. Like Retro, this hat is crocheted in spiral rounds (amigurumi style). It also has owl-wing earflaps and tufted ears!

What you need:
Worsted weight yarn for hat
DK or Sport weight yarn for eye rounds and beak
US Size F crochet hook
US Size E crochet hook
Two 6 mm safety eyes
Yarn needle
Stitch marker

Abbreviations
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Inc – increase
BO – bind-off
Ch – chain

Let’s begin!

Eye Rounds (make 2)
Using DK yarn and size E hook, chain 2, then
Round 1. 6 sc in second chain from hook, set marker (6)
Round 2. Inc around (12)
Round 3. (Sc, inc) six times (18)
Round 4. (2 sc, inc) six times (24)
BO.
Insert and fasten safety eyes to eye rounds. (I also cut the shafts short using very sharp scissors.) Set aside.

Owl Wing Ear Flaps (make 2)
Using worsted weight yarn and size F hook, chain 2 then
Round 1. 6 sc in second chain from hook, set marker (6)
Round 2. Inc around (12)
Round 3. (Sc, inc) six times (18)
Round 4. (2 sc, inc) six times (24)
Round 5. (3 sc, inc) six times (30)
BO.
Cut three lengths of yarn about 3 inches long. Fasten at edge of the wing to make feathers. Trim to desired length. Set aside.

Hat
Using worsted weight yarn and size F hook, chain 2 then
Round 1. 6 sc in second chain from hook, set marker (6)
Round 2. Inc around (12)
Round 3. (Sc, inc) six times (18)
Round 4. (2 sc, inc) six times (24)
Round 5. (3 sc, inc) six times (30)
Round 6. (4 sc, inc) six times (36)
Round 7. (5 sc, inc) six times (42)
Round 8. (6 sc, inc) six times (48)
Round 9. (7 sc, inc) six times (52)
Rounds 10-19. Sc around (52)
BO.
Cut six lengths of yarn about 3 inches long. Fasten three of these on each side of hat to make ear tufts. Trim to desired length.

Assembly
Sew eye rounds to front of hat. Using yarn needle and a contrasting color of yarn, embroider a beak between the eye rounds using straight stitches. Attach wings to either side of hat to cover Blythe’s ears. You’re done! Put the owl hat on your girl and let her hoot! :)

This pattern is my creation and you can use it to make hats for your dolls, but please do not sell the hats, this pattern, or copy this pattern to sell or distribute it. If you want to share this pattern, please do so by sending other Blythe moms to THIS LINK. Thank you!

5 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is sooo fabulous! I love Blythe patterns. I'll be spreading the word.

Ariel said...

Where did you get the eye buttons? Thanks!

Else M Tennessen said...

Hi Ariel! I purchased the eyes on Etsy--from a seller called 6060. Here's the link to her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/6060. Enjoy!

Mrs. Starke said...

I made a child's version of this hat based on your pattern. You can see it here: http://arielstarkecrochet.com/2011/05/02/sweet-owl-set/
Thanks so much! :)

Else M Tennessen said...

Mrs Starke, that's awesome! I'm glad this pattern inspired you. Thank you for sharing! :)

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