Blue Footed Booby

from Bear Ears

Blue Footed Booby Pattern


PDF Digital Download

Have you made this pattern?
Share with the Craftsy community.

Knitting: Blue Footed Booby
rollover image to zoom

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Read blog or news article about this pattern






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knitting in the round
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • i-cord

Pattern Description:

Do you a penchant for hanging out in the Galapagos? Are your feet blue? Do you enjoy busting a move? Then you might be a Blue Footed Booby.
The hat is knit from the brim up. The earflaps are picked up from the brim and knitted in one piece all the way down to the feet. The beak is attached separately.


Baby (Adult)
Knitting: 24sts/ 36rows (16 sts/ 24 rows) = 4x4in/ 10x10 cm in stockinette stitch with size 3/ 3.25mm (8/ 5.0mm) needles. Crochet: 32sts/ 32rows (20sts/ 20rows) = 4x4 in/ 10x10cm in single crochet with size B/ 2.25mm (G/ 4.0mm) hook. Exact gauge is not crucial as long as the stitches are tight.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Baby: 14in/ 35.5cm circumference, Stretches to fit up to a 17in/ 43cm head, Length from brim to crown: 5in/ 12.7cm
  • Adult: 21in/ 53.5cm circumference, Stretches to fit up to a 24in/ 61cm head, Length from brim to crown: 7in/ 18cm


  • Baby: One skein of Cascade Heritage, fingering weight 437yds/ 400m, (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon) in: 5671 (Pepper) MC, 5618 (Snow) CC, 5601 (Night), 5630 (Sky Blue) Two black 9/16th inch/ 13mm buttons.
  • Adult: One skein of Cascade 220 Quatro, worsted weight, 220yds/ 200m, (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) in: 9540 (Charcoal Twist) MC One skein of Cascade 220, worsted weight, 220yds/ 200m, (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) in: 8010 (Natural) CC, 4002 (Jet), 8906 (Blue Topaz) Two black 3/4th inch / 19mm buttons
  • Baby: Size 3/ 3.25mm circular needles 12in/ 30cm and dpns
  • Adult: Size 8/ 5.0 mm circular needles 16in/ 40mm and dpns

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring Tape

About Designer

About Designer

bear-ears on

I taught myself to knit in 2005, crochet in 2006 and spin in 2010. It seems I have a habit of developing hobbies.
Fiber truly is a passion. I've worked at a wool mill, done knitting for a farmers market and currently work at a yarn shop. And like everyone else, I'm working on a book. But I figure anyone can start a book, the only thing that matters is that I finish mine.

Other popular patterns:

View all Knitting patterns »