CHALLENGE (delightfully) ACCEPTED!
I also decided to tweak this creation just a tad, by actually combining this Owl Hat pattern, with the face of the original one. Seriously, have a look at the baby picture used for that particular pattern. How could you say no!
This hat came together really quickly. The only part that took the longest was weaving in the all the ends (something I'm sure all crocheters detest) from each layer of the eyes, lids and beak.
To add to the gift, I also decided to crochet some matching baby booties! I found this great pattern by Repeat Crafter Me that walked me through the project step by step.
I like the idea that 'not another typical owl' hat was made (as the pattern suggested) and I think the mash up of the two patterns workout out swimmingly! My husband Kyle thought the owl looked pretty weird.. but take a look at that little smirk. So cute!