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Owl Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L30285 A perfect project for the child who loves owls.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes), Adult (Multiple Sizes)
Child S (Child M/L, Adult S/M, Adult L) Finished Circumference About 16 (18 1/2, 21, 22) in. (40.5 (47, 53.5, 56) cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-132 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Lemongrass

Bold pea green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.59
Note: (A)

640-106 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Sky Blue

Light medium blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.59
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Small amounts LION BRAND WOOL-EASE THICK & QUICK (Art. #640) in #153 Black (C), #099 Fisherman (D) and #133 Pumpkin (E).
GAUGE:
6 1/2 sc = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Hat band is worked back and forth in rows, then ends are joined to make a ring.

2.

Hat is worked in joined rnds, beginning along one long side of Band.

Work Hat with RS facing, do not turn.

3.

Ears, Eyes and Beak are made separately and sewn to Hat.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT Band Ch 4 (4, 5, 5).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 3 (3, 4, 4) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working through back loops only, sc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures 16 (18 1/2, 21, 22) in.

(40.5 (47, 53.5, 56) cm) from beg.

Hold first and last rows together, matching sts.

Ch 1, turn, working through both thicknesses, sl st in each st across to join.

Do not fasten off.

Hat Rnd 1: Ch 1, working in ends of along edge of long side of Band, work 26 (30, 34, 36) sc evenly spaced.

Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.

Rep Rnd 2 until piece measures about 3 (3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2) in.

(7.5 (9, 10, 11.5) cm) from beg.

Change to B.

Rep Rnd 2 until piece measures about 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 8) in.

(16.5 (18, 19, 20.5) cm) from beg.

Next Rnd (Decrease): Sc2tog around – 13 (15, 17, 18) sts remain.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to gather.

Knot securely.

Ear (make 2) With B, and leaving a long yarn tail, ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 3 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc3tog.

Fasten off.

Eye (make 2) With C, and leaving a long yarn tail, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Change to D.

Rnd 2: With D, 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc – 12 sts at the end of this rnd.

Fasten off.

Eyelid Join A with sl st in any st, ch 1, sc in same st as join, (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Beak With E, work same as Ear.

FINISHING With yarn tails, sew eyes, ears and beak to Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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