I love craft books and buy far too many of them, and get lots out of the public library as well. How to justify this to myself – well, I could blog about it, which gives me an incentive to make something too!
This is the first of a new series of posts where I show you something I’ve made, and share some thoughts about the book too.
The full title of this book is Animal Hats: 25 fun projects to knit, crochet and make from fleece. Unlike the lengthy title, the patterns are straightforward and all look easy to make.
My sister loved the matching panda hats I made her and Tiny Niece last year, so when I saw this owl pattern it was a must (she loves owls).
It’s a teabag hat, which is made in a square. When you put it on, you magically get ears – adorably modelled by Greta!
I made the adult size for Jo, then made Greta’s using a baby hat pattern, but knit in a square instead of shaping it at the crown. I had to have two goes at scaling down the owl face. Doing it by eye didn’t work too well – it looked more hawk than owl. So I used some graph paper to plot out the design.
Congratulations to Sue , the winner of the Mirror and Badge Set giveaway. Thank you to everyone who answered my question – the Liberty patchwork sets were the most popular, but it was close.