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Crochet Owl Hats

My latest obsession is crochet.  It started when I decided to make a baby blanket for a friend, and then made a pair of booties to go with it and then had so much left over yarn that I decided to try a hat.  I have never made a hat before, but I had been seeing those super cute owl beanies all over the internet and knew that I wanted to give it a go.  So I tried.  It came out…interesting.  But I posted a photo on facebook, because I was proud of my efforts.  All of a sudden, I have orders in for at least four more for friends who have kids.

I have found it a bit difficult to make most things from patterns that I have found on the internet because most patterns are written to be made in worsted weight yarn, which I think must be the most common in the US.  Worsted weight is about equivalent to a 12 ply yarn here in Australia, and the most common and definitely the easiest and cheapest to buy here is 8 ply.  So I have found myself reading over patterns – usually a few for the same thing – and then making up my own kind of version.

The hat patterns that I used for inspiration for my owl hats can be found here, here and here. I kind of took bits and pieces from each pattern, and had to add a few increase rows in each hat.

And here are my owl hats:

My very first ever hat.  An interesting effort.

My very first ever hat. An interesting effort.

My second hat (and the only other owl hat I've made so far).  Much happier with this one.

My second hat (and the only other owl hat I’ve made so far). Much happier with this one.

Have you made anything you’re proud of lately? Share a picture or a link! I am always interested in new patterns or ideas if you would like to share!

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