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Owl Pattern Knit Hat (Free Pattern)

Crafts December 8, 2016

Owl Pattern Crochet Hat (Free Pattern)

Most people tend to prefer either knitting or crochet over the other, but this often leads to difficulties over wanting to make something that only comes in the opposite form of fibre art that you’re comfortable with. Luckily, however, this owl pattern is available to knitters and crocheters (and of course to those of you who know how to do both).

This hat from Julie Measures would be a perfect gift for someone with a love of owls, birds, nature, or the Harry Potter series, and provides the creator with enough of a challenge to make it interesting with the cable owls, whichever way you decide to go, although the crochet pattern does have a note that doing the cables is a bit trickier than in the knitting pattern.

There’s also a YouTube video for the crochet stitching as it does require a little more effort. It walks through the various stitches, including skipping stitches, working in the front and back of skipped stitches, until the cable owl is complete. You can subscribe to the channel for more help with the various stitches in multiple projects from Julie Measures.

Of course, depending on which pattern you use, you’ll need various sizes of crochet hooks, double-pointed needles, or circular needles, as well as an array of yarn (worsted seems to be a popular choice) and buttons, in addition to scissors and a tapestry needle.

If you want the knitting or crochet pattern for the owl hat, they can be purchased and downloaded on Julie Measures (knitting pattern available here, and crochet pattern available here). Remember to watch her how-to video for the cable stitches on the Julie Measures YouTube channel. We also¬†found a few free patterns as well, including a free knitting pattern for the Give A Hoot Beanie from Blue Betty’s Blog, and a free crochet pattern for the Double Crochet Hat with Cable & Owl Variations from Coudre de Couer.

Owl Pattern Crochet Hat (Free Pattern)

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This Chunky Crochet Beanie (Free Pattern takes 30 Minutes to Make)

Crafts April 14, 2016

This Chunky Crochet Beanie (Free Pattern takes 30 Minutes to Make)

Looking for a quick, easy project that will result in something you or a friend will actually wear? How about this adorable chunky crochet beanie? Bonus, it only takes 30 minutes to make!

In order to make your comfy beanie, you’ll need some bulky yarn (the pattern suggests using one skein of Bernat’s Mega Bulky) and a size “S” or “Q” crochet hook, as well as a pair of scissors. Depending on which hook you use, the beanie will either be a snug fit or a slouchy fit.

It should be noted that the pattern uses American crochet terms.

If you prefer to watch your instructions rather than read them, Persia Lou has created a video tutorial available on YouTube as well as the pattern page. I find reading the pattern and then watching the video extremely helpful, especially if there are stitches I haven’t used much.

The great thing about this hat is that it’s completed in seven rounds, leaving you with enough time to adorn it with a pom pom if you so desire. There aren’t any difficult stitches, and they should all be familiar to any crocheter regardless of skill level. It’s a simple, quick, cute beanie that’ll help you bust your stash and give you something cozy to wear on those windy days.

Of course, if you’re up for more of a challenge, you could try alternating colors, using two different types of yarn, or adding ribbon or buttons to the beanie after it is complete. Customizing is part of the fun once you’ve gotten the hang of something and this beanie in particular is easy enough that you can experiment with it and come up with your own variations to the pattern. You could even add a brim or earwarmers.

This super cozy crochet pattern only takes half an hour, and you get to use a giant crochet hook. If this beanie sounds like something right up your alley, check out the free 30 minute pattern over at Persia Lou. You might also want to sign up for the newsletter to keep updated on new free patterns.

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