Lacy Screech Owls Hat

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Not all owls have to be cables. For this slouchy hat, the lacy pattern resembles the faces of little Eastern Screech-owls with their tufted “ears.” Knit in light fingering weight yarn, this hat makes a great fall or spring transitional hat.

This pattern includes full written directions for lace as well as charts, so you can choose which you prefer! Pattern also includes note for making a shorter, beanie-style version.

SIZES
One size, to fit approximately 19”– 22” (48–55 cm) head circumference
Hat final dimensions: brim 9” (23 cm) wide unstretched, 9” (23 cm) long from cast on edge to top of crown.

MATERIALS
Approximately 200 yds (183 m) of fingering-weight yarn
(Sample shown using 160 yards or about 0.4 skeins of madelinetosh tosh merino light, colorway Bloomsbury)
US 3/ 3.25 mm, 16” (40 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 2/ 2.75 mm, 16” (40 cm) circular needle {note: for snugger brim, use US 1 or 1.5 (2.25–2.5 mm)}
US 3/ 3.25 mm, double pointed needles
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

GAUGE
30 sts x 40 rows in 4 inches (10 cm) in blocked lace pattern using larger needle