Colorwork Owl Hat Knitting Pattern- a fun, Autumn-themed topper for kids, featuring a round of woodland owls.
This owl hat is a great introduction to stranded knitting since the design is simple. Stranded knitting involves using two colors of yarn to create a pattern. The yarn that isn’t being used is carried across the back of the work.
This beanie is knit in the round and the colorwork chart begins after the ribbed brim is knit.
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Colorwork Owl Hat Knitting Pattern
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Gauge: 2 inches= 8 sts
Size: ages 4-8 years
With the smaller circular knitting needles and the barley yarn, cast on 76 sts. Join the ends together and place a stitch marker. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1 inch.
Switch to the larger circular needles. Beginning in the lower right corner of the knitting chart, knit every round and change yarn color following Chart until all 25 rounds of the chart have been completed.
After completing the chart, knit 1 round increasing 1 stitch (77 sts).
Switch to dpn needles when needed.
Round 1: K3, *k2tog, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (66 sts)
Round 2: K2, *k2tog, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (55 sts)
Round 3: K2, *k2tog, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (44 sts)
Round 4: K1, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (33 sts)
Round 5: K1, *k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog (22 sts)
Round 6: Knit 2 together to the end of the round.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull to tighten. Secure and weave in the ends. Make and attach pom pom.
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