Newborn Crochet Owl Hat Pattern

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newborn crochet owl hat pattern

I can’t believe the last time I posted about crochet was in May! I have really been in garden mode and my crocheting had fallen by the wayside. I am getting excited to be picking up again. I had the perfect reason to complete some new crochet projects last week. One of my friends is expecting a baby boy in November and I went to her baby shower last weekend.

My favorite boy hat to make is definitely an owl hat. You can see the other two I made here and and here. Both of them were for a one year old so I had to make up a smaller version of the pattern. I used double crochet this time so it would work up a little quicker since I was a bit of a procrastinator making this gift. Hopefully there aren’t any mistakes in the pattern since I am reading my chicken scratch notes on how I created it :)

I still have another baby project to post about and I’m working on a special hat for Mike so expect to see lots more crochet projects in the future!

Worsted weight yarn in teal, yellow, blue, cream and black. (I used Lily Sugar and Cream cotton)
H hook
Tapestry needle

Ch= chain
Ss= slip stitch
Dc= double crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Sc= single crochet

In teal
Row 1: Ch 4. 9 dc in 3rd from hook. Join with ss to top of first dc. (9 dc)
Row 2: Ch 3. Ch does not count as dc. 2 dc in each around. Join with ss. (18 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3. (1 dc in first stitch, 2 in next) Join with ss. (27 dc)
Row 4: Ch 3 (1 dc in first two stiches, 2 in next) Join with ss. (36 dc)
Row 5-9: 1 dc in each stitch. Join with ss. (36 dc)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Count 5 stitches from center of the back of the hat and join.
Row 1: Ch 2. Hdc in next 7 stitches
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in next 7 sitches
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Hdc first two stitches together. Hdc in next 3 stiches. Hdc last two stiches together.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each stitch across
Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Hdc first two stiches together. Hdc in next. Hdc last two stitches together.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in each stitch across.
Repeat on other side.
Once earflaps are done, join in back and sc around entire hat

In cream
Ch 3. 8 hdc in 2nd from hook. Join with ss.
Ch 2. 2 hdc in each stitch around. Join with ss.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Repeat for other eye.
In blue
Ch 3. 8 hdc in 2nd from hook. Join with ss.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Repeat for other eye.
In black
Ch 2. 6 sc in first chain. Join with ss.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Repeat for other eye.
Sew the black piece to the blue and then the blue to the cream using the picture as a guide. Stitch the finished eyes to the hat.

In yellow
Ch 5. Sc in first from hook and each chain across. Turn but do not chain. This will create a natural decrease. Continue until there are 2 stitches left then single crochet around the entire piece. Stitch to hat.

Cut 3 strings of yellow and 3 of blue approximately 12 inches long. Use a crochet hook to pull through top of the hat and knot. Trim ends to desired length and repeat on the other side.

Cut 4 stings of yellow and 4 strings of blue approximately 36 inches (or double the desired length of your braids.) Use a crochet hook to pull through the bottom of the earflap. Tie a knot then braid the strands. Knot at the end and trim ends. Repeat for the other side.

newborn crochet owl hat pattern

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If you liked this pattern then check out my other crochet patterns and projects.


  1. This hat is darling! I love the aqua color! Would love for you to share at the Pomp Party!

  2. OMG that's just too cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  3. Awwww this is so cute! I love the colors that you chose as well. Thanks for sharing,

  4. That is sooo adorable!

    Love for you to share it at my linky party if you get a chance :)

  5. Super cute! I'd love for you to link up your project to Do Something Crafty Friday:

  6. that is adorable!! thanks for sharing the pattern with us! i just got back into crocheting again and finished a baby blanket for a friend. :)

  7. I just finished this hat! It turned out a little different than your original because I used a different weighted yarn but I still love it. If you'd like, you can check out my post about the finished product here:

    I made sure to give a glowing recommendation and a link back. Thanks for the adorable pattern!