Long-Eared Owlet Hat

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A tweak of the usual owl cable allows for a nice, pointy “ear” for these owls, and the middle row of owls sport some jaunty belly stripes. Beads placed while knitting make for easy owl eyes that don’t require sewing on sequins later. This hat is a lighter knit with sport-weight yarn, allowing for a lot of owls to decorate it. The more owls the merrier!

This pattern contains full written instructions as well as charts, and can be knit as a beanie or slouchy hat.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L) to fit head circumference 18 (19, 21, 23) inches 46, 48, 53, 58 cm

YARN REQUIREMENTS
Approximately 180 (200, 220, 240) yds of appropriate yarn in light Sport Weight or heavy Fingering Weight

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
US 2/2.75 mm 16 inch circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US 3/3.25 mm 16 inch circular needle
US 3/3.25 mm double point needles
40 (44, 72, 78) size 6/0 seed beads
Steel Crochet Hook Size 11 (1.1mm) or floss threader
Cable needle

GAUGE
32 sts x 48 rows in 4 inches (10 cm) with smaller needles in lightly stretched ribbing
(Note: US 1 or 1.5 2.25 or 2.5 mm needles may be necessary for some knitters to obtain gauge)