Hopefully you’re not tired of animal hat knitting patterns, because I have one more collection for you: bird hats! You may know how much I love birds. I was somewhat surprised that the most popular and frequently-seen bird hat is not the owl, but the Angry Bird. (In retrospect, I probably should have seen this coming…) Oddly enough, only two birds appear in shape-form, the aforementioned Angry Birds and owls. Far more bird hats are the image variety, with bird images appearing through colorwork or cables. They are really pretty, though. Have fun checking out this delightful collection of bird knitting patterns for hats!
Angry Birds: As stated above, this is the most popular knitting pattern for bird hats. It features the popular and famous gaming bird, with possibilities for both red and black varieties. Owl Hat: Here’s one style of owl hat, with big eyes and cute little ears. Tweedy Owl Hat for Knitters: Here’s another, and this one has adorable tassle-style ears.
Angry Bird Hat: If you know a child who would prefer to show his/her Angry Birds love in a slightly more subtle way, you can knit this charming beanie featuring the funny face of an Angry Bird. Lofty Bird Hat: This is a gorgeous hat featuring beautiful white bird designs. While this could conceivably be knit in any colors, I just love the neutral shades in the photos. Put a Bird on It: This is a riff off a “Portlandia” episode in which two characters put birds on everything possible to make it more “artsy.” The twist comes in taking a very rugged-looking hat and popping a bird onto it. Clever and cute! Little Bird Hat: I love this hat. It’s dotted with several adorable “little birds” that look like a distant flock of birds flying through the sky. Subtle but so sweet! Who?: This, of course, is an owl hat. I am a huge fan of just about any knitting pattern that uses cables in this manner to create little owls, and this hat is no exception. Lysti Hat: Even if you don’t love peacocks, this hat is irresistible. (I might be wrong about the kind of birds depicted in this hat, but they look like peacocks to me!) The colorwork is a stunning work of art. Penguins Galore Hat: I don’t see how anyone can look at this hat and not smile at the sweet row of penguins. Blooming Rooster: Finally, if you know someone who absolutely loves roosters, you absolutely must make this gorgeous hat. I hope you’ve enjoyed this animal hat series and that these sweet birds have made you smile!