|A sweet little puppy ear flap hat
As always I used my own favorite ear flap hat pattern (link no longer available) but you can find a number of ear flap hat patterns for free on Pinterest. For some parts such as the ears, I pieced together things I liked from different patterns to get the look I wanted. I used the pattern for the ears from this pattern and I modified it a bit by reducing stitches near the top to narrow the ears so they would be wide and floppy at the bottom and smaller, easier to attach at the top
|Puppy ear flap hat - how can you not love this face?
After you have all the parts ready, I laid them out on the hat to find the best spacing for the puppy face.
|It's always good to lay things out how they will look before hand so you can get the face placement correct
After that my little puppy hat was completed, and I was almost sad to give him away the next day, as I usually like to keep one as a template for future hats.
Just so I could see how it would fit on a regular head, I had my 9-year-old try the hat on for size. This was made at a 9-12 month size (the baby is born this spring and it will be ready to wear next winter), but since yarn is somewhat stretchy, it did fit on her head and would probably go up to a 2 or 3 year old toddler if the mom wanted it to.
By the way, the baby shower was fabulous, in case you want a sneak peek. They did a very Pacific Northwest outdoors theme, with grey and white chevrons, with hints of black and woodsy elements. Here were the center pieces, little tents on a slab of wood and mason jars filled with pens (for the games) and chocolate dipped pretzels.
|Cute and woodsy
For favors, they had a "make your own trail mix" bar with little baggies and tin buckets with the different snacks of nuts, chocolate chips, and cranberries
The food was fabulous as well. My eldest daughter really loved this fruit ups served in waffle cups.
|Love the waffle bowls use for serving the fruit cups
Had I know this was the theme, I probably would have made my little fox ear flap hat instead,
|Little Jaxon here in one of my fox hat creations