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Knit Magical Owl Hat Design by Michele Wilcox Skill Level Extras: Yarn needle, small amount

Knit Magical Owl Hat

Design by Michele Wilcox

Skill Level

Extras: Yarn needle, small amount of stuffing for beak, two 1" black buttons for eyes, cardboard for making pompons

1" black buttons for eyes, cardboard for making pompons Sizes Child’s (Women’s, Men’s) Gauge: 16 sts

Sizes Child’s (Women’s, Men’s)

Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st. Use any size needles necessary to obtain the specified gauge.

Finished Measurements Head Circumference: 21 (23, 25)" Length: 7 (7½, 8)"

Abbreviations beg – beginning; k – knit; k1f&b – knit 1 in the front and the back of next st to form a 1-stitch increase; k2tog – knit 2 stitches together; k3tog – knit 3 stitches together; MC – main color; mm – millimeter; p – purl; rem – remain(ing); rep – repeat; RS – right side; st(s) – stitch(es); St st – Stockinette stitch; tog – together; WS – wrong side; [ ] – rep instructions inside brackets the number of times specified; * – repeat instructions after asterisk as specified.

Materials

repeat instructions after asterisk as specified. Materials Yarn: Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted Prints (100%

Yarn: Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted Prints (100% acrylic/3.5 ounces/180 yards)

#ED200-04 Cotton Candy – 1 ball (MC)

Yarn: Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted Solids

(100% acrylic/4 ounces/203 yards)

 

#ED100-06 Baby Pink – 1 ball (A)

#ED100-01 Snow White – 1 ball (B)

Project Notes

#ED100-10 Aubergine – 1 ball (C)

Needles: US 8 (5mm) or size to obtain gauge

Only a small amount each of A, B and C is needed to complete project.

Hat is worked in one long rectangular piece with side seams.

Hat is worked in one long rectangular piece with side seams. HAT With MC, cast on

HAT With MC, cast on 44 (48, 52) sts and work in k2, p2 rib for 1¾". Change to St st and work even until piece measures 12¼ (13¼, 14¼)" from beg. Change to k2, p2 and work 1¾". Bind off all sts rib. Fold hat in half with right sides tog and sew side seams. Weave in ends. Turn hat right side out.

POMPON (Make 2) With MC, wrap yarn 60 times around a 2½" long piece of cardboard. Tie wraps tog tightly at one end and cut the other. Sew one pompon to each corner of hat.

EYE (Make 2) With A, cast on 6 sts. Row 1 (RS): K1f&b in each st across – 12 sts. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: * K1, k1f&b; rep from * across – 18 sts. Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Change to B, * k2, k1f&b; rep from * across – 24 sts. Row 6: Knit. Row 7: * K3, k1f&b; rep from * across – 30 sts. Row 8: Knit. Bind off all sts knitwise. Sew into circle. Sew a button to center of eye and sew eye to hat.

BEAK Beg at bottom edge, with C, cast on 3 sts. Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit. Row 3: K1, k1f&b, k1 – 4 sts. Row 5: K1, [k1f&b] twice, k1 – 6 sts. Row 7: K2, [k1f&b] twice, k2 – 8 sts. Row 9: K3, [k1f&b] twice, k3 – 10 sts. Row 11: K4, [k1f&b] twice, k4 – 12 sts. Row 13: K4, [k2tog] twice, k4 – 10 sts rem. Row 15: K3, [k2tog] twice, k3 – 8 sts rem. Bind off all sts. Fold bound-off end in half and sew tog for top of beak. Stuff lightly and sew in place to front of hat.

WING (Make 2) With A, cast on 12 sts and work in k2, p2 rib for 8 rows. Next Row: [K3tog] 4 times – 4 sts rem. Knit 1 row. Break yarn leaving a long tail and draw through rem sts. Sew gathered end in place, then sew one side of wing along side seam of hat.

FINISHING Weave in ends.

of wing along side seam of hat. FINISHING Weave in ends. For more free patterns, visit

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