18 Owl Knitting Patterns

Are you fascinated with owls? A lot of people are. These birds are beautiful, intriguing, and mysterious. If you are looking for some owl knitting patterns, you have come to the right place. We have gathered everything from owl hat patterns to gloves and plushies.

Below are 18 owl knitting patterns. We have included patterns for newborns, toddlers, teens, and adults. If you or someone you know adores owls, we have included a pattern that will be sure to please.

1. “Chouette” Owl Hat Knitting Pattern by KatyTricot

Knit this cute and warm hat for your little birdie. The knitted owl hat works up quickly with bulky yarn and large needles. It is knitted in the round, then closed across the top. It is a great project for using up leftover yarn.

The pattern provides instructions for toddler, child, and adult size hats. Included are a chart and written instructions. It is an intermediate level pattern that requires knowledge of knit, purl, cable knitting, knitting in the round, and three needle bind off.

Owl hat knitting pattern

Find the Pattern by KatyTricot HERE

2. Nite Nite Owl Knitting Pattern Toy Decoration Novelty by PugDesignAndPrint

This knitted owl is all ready for bed. The cute owl plushie is an intermediate level pattern.

For the most part, the owl is knitted in the round using DK yarn. Completed, the nite nite owl measures 11.81 inches (30 cm) tall without the hat. 

Nite Nite Owl Knitting Pattern Toy Decoration Novelty by PugDesignAndPrint

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3. Knitted Owl Puffs by Jenna Krupar

Use this free owl knitting pattern to make some puffy owls for the kids. They will love how squishy they are.

These owl puffs are a fun knit that works up quickly. The knitted owl pattern is great for using up scrap yarn. You can make these owls in any colour combinations you choose.  

Knitted Owl Puffs by Jenna Krupar

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4. Owl Hat Knitting Pattern by TheLonelySea

This hat has a subtle owl design. It is a snug hat that is perfect for cold winter days.

The owl hat knitting pattern knits up quickly with chunky/bulky yarn.  It is an easy to intermediate level pattern. You will need to know how to cast/bind on and off, knit, purl, knit or purl 2 together, and a very simple cable. It is knitted flat on 2 needles and sewn up the back.

Owl Hat Knitting Pattern by TheLonelySea

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5. Oliver Knitted Owl Pattern by SleakeKnits

Make this Oliver Owl sweater/pullover for the child in your life that loves owls. The sweater uses 3 buttons on the shoulder to make it easier to get on and off.

There are 4 sizes included: 1, 2, 3, and 4 years. The pattern uses 8 ply DK yarn and US 6 (4.0 mm) knitting needles.

Oliver Knitted Owl Pattern by SleakeKnits

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6. Knitted Owl Family Toy Pattern by fluffandfuzz

How cute is this family of colourful owl plushies? You can create these adorable little birds in any colour combinations you choose.

The pattern is 6 pages long. All the pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. You will need US 2.5 (3 mm) needles, 4 ply acrylic yarn, small buttons, and toy filling.

Knitted Owl Family Toy Pattern by fluffandfuzz

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7. Super Bulky Owl Hat Knitting Pattern by myohmycutiepie

This owl hat knitting pattern features a cute little owl done in cables. It is a fairly simple pattern that can be completed by an advanced beginner. There are 2 sizes included. An adult size (22″ head size) and a child size (4-8 years old).

This pattern works up quickly using super bulky yarn. The hat is knit in the round from the bottom up. You will need to know how to knit, purl, increase, decrease, and cable.

Super Bulky Owl Hat Knitting Pattern by myohmycutiepie

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8. Fingerless Gloves with Cable Owl Knitting Pattern by KweenBee

These gloves knit up fairly quickly if you’re an experienced knitter. The pattern is a great pattern for using up bits of left-over yarn.

To make these gloves you will need to be able to knit in the round using 4 needles. The pattern includes step-by-step instructions for every row. To change the size of the gloves and keep the proportions of the owls, simply change the size of your knitting needles.

You can find even more stylish fingerless gloves by clicking HERE.

Fingerless Gloves with Cable Owl Knitting Pattern by KweenBee

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9. Beanie Owl Knitting Pattern by WoolAffair

People will take a second look when they see the clever owl design knitted into this stylish beanie.

The PDF pattern is 12-pages long and explains each step in detail. There are also many illustrations. To make this owl hat knitting pattern, you only need basic knitting skills.

Beanie Owl Knitting Pattern by WoolAffair

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10. Jumbo Harry Potter- Hedwig Snowy Owl Stuffed Animal Plush Toy by KnittheStars

This Hedwig inspired owl would make a great gift for a Harry Potter fan. This big round ball of cuteness is absolutely adorable.

The owl knitting pattern contains step-by-step instructions for 2 sizes. Fleece style yarn makes this bird super soft.

Jumbo Harry Potter- Hedwig Snowy Owl Stuffed Animal Plush Toy by KnittheStars

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11. Sleepy Owl Hat Knitting Pattern by CocoCocoa

Kids will love this super cute owl hat. This owl hat knitting pattern has instructions for 4 sizes, from newborns to toddlers.

The adorable owl hat is knit in the round. The face, beak, and ears are made separately. You will need worsted weight yarn in brown, tan and orange, US 7 circular 16 inch knitting needles, US 7 double pointed knitting needles, and a yarn needle.

Sleepy Owl Hat Knitting Pattern by CocoCocoa

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12. Cordell The Owl Knitting Pattern by Knit-a-Zoo

Here is an extremely easy-to-make Owl. It has a funny face and big, sweet eyes. Children, as well as adults, will smile every time they see this cutie.

The owl is knit in the round using double-pointed needles. It is knit from the bottom to the head. Completed, the owl will measure approximately 4.33 inches (11 cm) tall.

Cordell The Owl Knitting Pattern by Knit-a-Zoo

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13. Give a Hoot Knitting Pattern by HooksandHookery

This Give a Hoot owl hat knitting pattern is perfect for the beginner knitter. It is a cable knit beanie pattern that knits up quickly.

There are very simple instructions. The pattern size is for an average adult. There are modification suggestions to make a child’s size hat.

Give a Hoot Knitting Pattern by HooksandHookery

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14. Graduation Owl Toy Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz

Are you looking for a graduation gift? Check out this wise little owl. This little bird has on his graduate cap and is waiting for its diploma.

The completed owl will measure approximately 5.51 inches (14 cm) tall. All the pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles. The owl knitting pattern incorporates intarsia colour-work. You will also need to know cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams.

Graduation Owl Toy Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz

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15. Bernat I’m a Hoot Free Owl Hat Knitting Pattern from Yarnspirations

All babies will look adorable wearing this I’m a Hoot knit hat. The hat is perfect for baby showers and photo shoots.

The free owl hat knitting pattern recommends using Bernat Softee Baby Chunky yarn and US 10.5 (6.5 mm) knitting needles. The pattern includes two sizes, 6-12 months and 18-24 months.

Bernat I'm a Hoot Free Owl Hat Knitting Pattern from Yarnspirations

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16. Big Owl Cushion Cover Pattern by TheLonelySea

This sweet owl pillow would look pretty on a chair or a sofa. It is a soft knit that everyone will want to cuddle with.

It is an easy to intermediate level pattern. You will need to know how to cast/bind on and off, knit, purl, and simple cabling. The pattern creates an envelope cushion cover. You can add the optional button on the back if you prefer. The cover is knitted flat with 2 needles and sewn up the sides.

Big Owl Cushion Cover Pattern by TheLonelySea

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17. Knit Snowy Owl Ornament from Just Crafty Enough

Here is a free owl knitting pattern you can use to make Christmas ornaments. These little birds will look so cute decorating your tree.

The owl ornament measures 2 inches (5.08 cm) tall. This is a quick knit that does take a little patience at first. To start the ornament out, you only knit with 6 inches in the round. 

Knit Snowy Owl Ornament from Just Crafty Enough

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18. Winter Owl Hat Knitting Pattern by VetkaKnit

If you enjoy knitting colourwork patterns, you will love this owl hat knitting pattern. And to make the hat even cuter, an oversized pom pom is added.

The pattern includes sizes adult (21-22”/54-56 cm) and adult XL (23-26”/58-66 cm).

Winter Owl Hat Knitting Pattern by VetkaKnit

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Owls are cute and mysterious. Show your appreciation of these beautiful birds of prey by working on an owl knitting pattern.

For some people owls are terrifying, but for others, they are symbols of knowledge and wisdom. If you love these amazing birds, as much as we do, we are sure you will have fun working on an owl knitting pattern. 

We have several patterns that are great for beginners. Get some more practice in while making something fun and practical!

For adults, check out

For babies and children, try

The knitted elf hat is great for the Holiday season and fun for all ages!

Be sure to make this adorable owl knitting patterns, it will be a hoot

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