Monday, August 11, 2014
I had a request for a couple of owl hats and I just got them finished and in the mail today. I used this pattern from Repeat Crafter Me. I have used this pattern so many times and it is always a big hit. I have made several as baby gifts but these were made in the teen/small adult size. They are for an 8 and 10 year old so I made the child size first but when I tried it on my almost 6 year old it fit perfectly, I was afraid on a child a couple years older it would be too small so I went with the next size up. I thought they both turned out really cute, the only thing I wasn't really happy with was that I used the size of buttons that the pattern called for for the eyes but I think they needed to be a little bigger. In the past I had used old buttons that I already had and they seemed to be bigger and I liked that better, this time I had to buy some because I had used up all of my big black buttons. And now looking at the pictures I realize I should have put the eyes a little closer together, oh well. Other than that I am happy with how they turned out.
Here is my daughter testing out the size for me. They were big on her, which is what I was hoping for, but I didn't think my son who is closer to the right age would be interested in modeling a pink or purple owl hat for me.