Long-Eared Owlet Cable Hat
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.
MATERIALS: Approximately 180 (200, 220, 240) yds of appropriate yarn in light Sport Weight or heavy Fingering Weight 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.