This time it was actually for boys! I was so excited to be making something that wasn’t all girlie in pinks and purples 🙂
My job was to make ear flap hats that looked like frogs rather than bears. I already knew I wanted big bulging eyes, but other than that I wasn’t sure how to proceed. Making the hat itself was simple enough. I have had plenty of practice. The embellishments were the stumpers. I modified a hat pattern to be super small to make two half balls, or bowls if you will. From there I added little safety eyes and some stuffing. There, eyes done. The nose was easy enough also. Just a little “embroidery” and done…again. The mouth gave me a little trouble. I started with a large mouth but that ended up looking incredibly stupid and poorly done. I tried about 3 different options before settling on a simple “V” in red. I think it looks cute. I only added the mouth to one of the hats to give both the boys the same feeling hat with subtle differences.
|Ayden’s Frog Hat, as modeled by Jason|
|Sean’s Frog Hat, as modeled by Styrofoam Head 🙂|