Saturday, November 6, 2010

Knock off Owl Hat

I keep seeing these adorable crocheted Owl Hats on Etsy, they're SOOO cute! 
I don't know how to crochet though, but I considered learning just so I could make one. And then I saw this hat at All Things Heart and Home made by Robin.
How cute is that? It just so happened that I had a Kufi hat sitting around, and I always have scrap fabric, so I got to work! Here's some pictures from the process of making it.
For they eyes, I took a rectangle of fabric, folded it in half, and did a loose stitch along the edge. Pull it tight, and sew your edges together. I made 2 large ones (cut the fabric at the same time so you're sure to have 2 eyes that are the same size), and 2 small ones.
For the tufts on the ears, I took this stretchy knitted material and cut strips, tying them together in the center. For the ears, I made triangles, and sewed them pattern side in, with the tufts in between. Turn it right side out and you've got an ear!
I also decided to make ear flaps. I cut out 4 half oval shapes. For the braids, I used the same knitted pink material, braided it together, and sewed it into my ear flaps.
For the nose, I just cut out a basic triangle and did a zig zag stitch. I had problems getting such a small piece of fabric to go through my machine without getting sucked in, so I cut out a piece of cardstock the same shape, and sewed it together. Worked like a charm!
Sew on the eyes, nose, ear flaps, and ears, and it's done!

20 comments:

  1. That turned out so adorable! love the little braids!!!!
    xoxo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and HOme

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  2. I just found your blog & I LOVE IT!!! I just read through all of your past posts & I'm looking forward to using some of your tutorials! You're amazing! Keep up the great work! :)

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  3. So cute! and clever of you to use a hat you already had.

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  4. This is just adorable!

    Link it up at my new linky party, http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party.html

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  5. This is so cute! Wish I had a little one to make one for!

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  6. This is great! You've gotta get started on a newborn one for a boy....

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  7. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link that in my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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  8. Adorable! I've had Robin's hat on my mind lately too. So cute. I love your creation -- it's adorable.

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  9. omg how cute is that..
    Thank you for participating at the linking party :)
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  10. This is adorable! A great alternative if you can't crochet for sure. Check out the one's I've crocheted: http://zanddart.blogspot.com/2010/10/girl-owl-beanies.html

    I'm a new follower from Show and Tell Saturday, can't wait to see more!

    www.zanddart.blogspot.com

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  11. This is just to precious!

    Thanks for linking up to the Free for All party!


    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  12. Fabulous job! It's adorable!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  13. FABULOUS! Way to make it your own!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!! I'd love your input on my crafts!

    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

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  14. So Cute!! Thank you! I would love to crochet one but can't so to use a premade one is awesome. Making one for my niece for Christmas. New Follower now thru Keeping it Simple. Come visit me sometime and follow back if you would like.
    Blessings!
    Denise

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  15. how cute!!! Maes me wanna make some of thee cuties!!!!!

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  16. Oh me, oh my...this is one adorable hat!! I have a five year old who would be giddy to wear that hat:)
    Found you over at The Girl Creative.
    Cheers!
    Theresa

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  17. This is the cutest owl hat! I love it! I featured it today on Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!

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  18. Cute rendition of the owl hat. I am actually currently making my first one.

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  19. Great idea! :) Thank you for sharing this!

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