Well, I aim to please! Coming up with a handmade gift to make him for Christmas was easy peasy.
I flew by the seat of my pants with this child-eating hat though. No one was more surprised than me when it actually turned out so good!
First I found a printable pattern for a hat with ear flaps (sorry! I can't remember where I found it....I was in the haze of holiday midnight crafting...) I cut the hat from a fifty cent sweater....yep, that's right. 50 cents!! I know. So cool. And, boy it was a pretty ugly one. I think the sweater is much happier being reincarnated into a hungry monster hat.
So, after I had the lining and outer hat pieces cut out, I added a row of fleece teeth and stuffed striped knit horns.
I braided three strips of fabric....two strips of the striped knit and one strip of green fleece and sewed those in before I put in the lining. Once it was all put together I added the eyes and the fleece pom pom to the top. For the pom poms on the braids I unraveled the sweater.
Weston....you look a bit too happy for one who is getting their head eaten though, dontcha think?
Ok. There's a little more terror. Thank you. (This shot was taken right after he opened it on Christmas morning...er....more like afternoon by the time we got home from church and back to the opening of presents! :)
Hmmmmm....we took a lot of pictures, didn't we? Well. We were having fun....
Oh my. This boy is so much fun. He didn't want me getting his jammies in the pictures at first. But then he decided he didn't care.
While making this hat, I had to plop it on my head every so often and race to a mirror. Then I'd giggle in happy anticipation of Weston opening it. And, boy....that was an awesome moment. He was THRILLED! That monster, Floyd (as Weston named him) perched on his head for probably three days straight.