I know that some of you will recognize this hat! I was lucky enough to be talking to a friend and when he saw my blog, he wanted to give a winking owl hat to his niece. Up until now, I had only been making things for kids that I knew personally. I still wanted to make something personal, so he showed me some pictures of his niece, who is absolutely adorable. I immediately thought of this wonderful coral-colored yarn that I had yet to use and thought that it would be a perfect complement to this little girl’s deep blue eyes and fair complexion.
As I make more hats, I find that I’m learning little tricks to speed the process along, such as how to introduce new colors to a project more seamlessly. There’s a great video tutorial here. This was the first hat that I did this consistently and I found that it made finishing off the hat much easier. While it pretty much looks the same, I feel that with each hat, I am more confident with my skills.
All in all, this hat went fairly quickly. I decided to experiment with slightly different proportions from my first owl hat, so you may see some minor adjustments. There are so many ways to make this hat, I can’t wait to try another one!