“I Made This Monday”: More Animal Hats!

Behold the cuteness that is Aiden & Sydney!  They are the most adorable 2-year-olds walking around New York City, and they happen to be the children of my very best friend in the world!  I definitely don’t get to see this amazing family enough, but the last time we were together, I asked if they wanted to me to make them a hat like their favorite animal, and although they didn’t spend much time deliberating, Aiden requested a “Nemo” hat, and Sydney wanted a giraffe!  It’s been a while since I’ve done a crochet project for “I Made This Monday”, so I thought this would be a good time to show you how the hats turned out!

1:  Make the basic hat shape, and be sure to get a good head measurement, you don’t want it to be too small or too big (not to many kids want to wear a Nemo hat to high school!).

2:  Make all the appliques/attachments.  The photo above shows you that I had to make the eyes, tail, fins and stripes separately.  I think this gives a better finished look instead of trying to do a lot of yarn changes.

3.  One you have all the appliques, you have to sew them on.  This is probably my least favorite part!

4.  For the “horns” on the giraffe, I wanted them to stand up, so I used a tissue (clean of course!) to act as stuffing and keep them up!

5.  When all the appliques are attached, you have to weave in the ends of all the yarn so you can’t see the raw edges.

6.  Now the finished product is ready to be mailed to the twins!

Just looking at these hats make me ridiculously happy!

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