Hold on to your hats, ladies!! Have we got a post for you! What? You don’t have a hat to hold? No worries! Read on, my friends, read on! I have a feeling you’ll absolutely LOVE our guest poster this week. Let me introduce Emily from Toads Treasures. Have you checked out her site, yet? WHAT?!?! Oh, you have. Okay, then. That’s good to hear. Then you’ll already know all about her adorable patterns, printables, and crafts. This week’s post is no exception. Read on to discover how to create your OWN Owl Beanie! Take it away, Emily!
Quick and Dirty?
Some say I sew quick and dirty. If that’s true then shabby fits my style.
Not so long ago I sat reading the instruction manual to my sewing machine…trying to thread the darn thing. Little did I know how addicting (and therapeutic) sewing little projects would be! Needless to say, I would not call myself a seamstress quite yet…more of a hobbitress…just having a good time.
And I truly believe if I can make this owl beanie, so can you!
Shabby Sweet Eye Owl Beanie
If this stuffed plushie owl (pictured below) looks familiar to you then you’ve probably already visited my little blog called Toad’sTreasures. Yes, I’m “Toad” aka Emily. And this sweet paisley guy (Trey’s owl pattern and tutorial ) inspired the making of my latest creation…this sweet owl beanie hat!
Owl Beanie Pattern and Tutorial
- 1/4-1/3 yd of a stretchy knit, fleece or other soft fabric for the main part of the beanie
- Scraps of material to make the face, eyes, and beak. For the white flower part of the middle eye, I used fusible fleece…I had some scraps on hand…just one less thing to sew!
- thread and a sewing machine–or get some fusible backing and iron it all together!
This pattern will fit a head approx 20-22 inches. It will vary depending on how stretchy your material is. I used a stretchy rayon, spandex, cotton mix for the main part of the hat. Fleece would be fun too!
Remember, this is just a pattern…you can use it as a guideline and then get creative! I’ll post a link on the right side of my blog where you can come and show your beanie off when you’re finished. I can’t wait!
Feel free to email me with any questions [email protected]
Thanks, Emily, for your awesome post! If we’re going to keep our kids’ heads warm, may as well make it a hoot! Be sure to pop by Toads Treasures and say “hello” to Emily for me!