We had a wonderful Christmas! Two days of celebrating: Christmas day at home and the day after with my parents. Both days were filled with fun, celebration, too much food, thoughtful gifts, and not enough sleep!! I got some wonderful pictures and today I am cleaning up the aftermath!
This is the gift I made for 7 year old Davy. He loves playing Angry Birds, so I thought a cozy Angry Birds hat would be nice for the winter. His warm jacket is red and black and the red angry bird seems to be the most popular, so I chose red yarn. I bought the pattern online, but in the spirit of "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" I'm not posting the link.
The pattern came with crocheted eyes, brows, and beak, but I decided to try making them on my embroidery machine instead. This idea was inspired by my friend Shane. She was inspired to make a sock monkey hat after I made mine, but she digitized the face herself and I really liked her idea. I guess we have inspired each other full circle! I found an outline of the angry bird face online and I made a redwork outline of it. I made each component in one hooping, directly hooping two layers of felt so that I wouldn't have any stabilizer inside. It stitched very quickly, then I trimmed it and stitched it to the hat by hand.
Davy said he likes it for 2 reasons: "because it's warm and because it's angry birds."
That's good enough for me.