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!!