OK - maybe not so old, but definitely wise! You know I've been on an owl tear. My friend Donna asked me for an owl hat, so of course, I came up with one.
It's really quite simple. I just cast on 72 sts with a US size 8 needle and knit a band for 2 inches, then switched to stockinette in the round until the hat measured nearly 8 inches from the cast on edge. Then I grafted the ends shut using the kitchener stitch. I added the tassels and cut them short on each corner for ear tufts. Finally, I followed Knit-a-Zoo's Cordell the Owl (Ravelry link) instructions for the eyes and the beak - but using Lamb's Pride Bulky and US Size 8 needles. Very, very simple.
Donna was thrilled with her new hat!
The owl hat was cute and so fun to knit, so I did what I do best... I immediately knit two more hats.
Michelle and I modeled the newest owl hats this week. What a hoot!