This Sleepy Owl baby set was so much fun to make! My friend, Lisa, is due in May with her first baby, a little boy. The theme she chose for the nursery includes owls, brown, and an antique blue. Using her color combination, this blanket shows off each color and was perfect for an owl theme!
The blanket is actually a “lovey” that he can carry around with him to have a special little friend to snuggle with. This newborn hat has long earflaps and large owl eyes with a tiny little beak on the front, and the shoes featured in this set secure with a button on each side to make sure they stay on his feet!
I first found the owlet lovey idea a few months ago on ravelry.com, a free website for knitters and crocheters. The crochet pattern was posted on Jessie at Home and she gives a great tutorial with pictures throughout the process. I ended up using her pattern for the owl head and the body of the lovey, then did my own version of the owl eyes and added a shell border around the blanket!
To make the owl hat I used the crochet pattern by Repeat Crafter Me. There are so many different patterns for owl hats out there, but for what I had in mind I liked this one the best!
For the baby shoes in this set I followed the pattern for Little Prince Loafers by The Lovely Crow. Including changes in size, the pattern has step-by-step pictures to help out along the way. Normally I stick to using free patterns, but after searching the many patterns out there I decided it was well worth buying the pattern!
I love how this Sleepy Owl Baby Set turned out, and from what Lisa and her husband have said, they love it too!
Inspired by their baby set, I designed another lovey using a soft fleece as the main part of the blanket and added a crochet shell edging to finish it off!
If you would like to order the lovey, hat, or shoes to have for your own little one they are available for purchase in my etsy shop!
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