Saturday, November 26, 2011

Baby it's cold outside...

As many of you know we live in Utah - and it's starting to get cold!  One of my sisters (Rachel) pinned some cute little animal ear-flap hats and 'mentioned' me as a not so subtle hint for me to make one for her daughter Abigail. When I checked out the pin there were three patterns for $15!!  I don't like to pay for patterns if I can help it, so I checked out my favorite site (ravelry.com) and found a free pattern for a similar hat - but without the cute ears.  

So I followed the pattern, with a few small modifications and came up with my own 'ears' and had a bear hat!  I used  'super bulky' yarn so it is thick and should be really warm.

When I brought this fantastic creation to our last 'Sister Saturday' Abigail liked it - but I could tell it wasn't exactly what she wanted.   However, my niece Opal loved it and wanted to try it on - she ended up wearing it for the entire day!!


After talking for a while I found out Abigail LOVES Angelina Ballerina - Ms. Kellie does to so I knew who that was.  After talking about it we decided Opal would get the bear hat (since we would most likely have to take it by force anyway) and I would make a new one for Abigail.

We stopped at the local yarn store and walked out with this...


With some larger ears and a pink bow (mandatory for Angelina) - it's the prefect little mouse hat!


Miss Kellie now wants a cat - so this won't be the last!!

11 comments:

  1. This is seriously cute...love the felt ears...thanks for linking up!

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  2. oh. my. goodness. those are sooooo cute! Lil' crafter would love a hat with ears like that...he has a monster hat from Target that he wants to wear constantly. Awesome job. So glad you linked up at Shine On Fridays!

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  3. I've been making hats like this and my daughter LOVES Angelina Ballerina too! Another project to add to my list of to-do items. Really great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hiya! I am new to your blog, finding my way here through Marilyn at The ArtsyGirl Connection.
    These are cute ideas. I want to make a Minnie Mouse hat for my friends 2 year old since she loves Minnie! And possibly one or two character beanies for myself. :D

    Thanks for sharing! I love the hats you made, they really are adorable!

    Happy December!

    <3 Jenn
    jenn-mcclure.blogspot.com

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  5. Awwwww I love it. So cute. Don't think I will get away with it with my boys outside though

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  6. So sweet my daughter would love this.Thank you for joining us on Creative Thursday :)

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  7. These really look great. I can understand why your niece Opal likes the one she is wearing. Fits her perfectly. Thanks for participating in the Creative Thursday Blog Hop. I am a new Follower of your Blog. Take care and have a great Thursday.

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  8. Ok, now I feel very guilty for buying my daughter a monkey one. I'll definately give your idea a go.

    So glad that you joined us at Pin'Inspiration Thursday.

    Happy new follower :-)

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  9. Absolutely adorable! I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday!! We hope you'll join us again soon with another fabulous project.

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