52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge: “Attila The Hoot” Owl Baby Hat
Letter #3 of my 52 Letters, 52 Weeks Challenge is a baby gift (included with a congratulatory note, of course) for my college roommate who lives in Atlanta.
The only childhood item that my extremely practical college roommate, Georgia Peach, brought with her to college was her stuffed owl, Attila. So when Georgia Peach gave birth in November to her first child, Mini Peach, I knew that anything I made as a gift was going to have to be strigidae-inspired.
Luckily I found a $2.75 pattern for this super cute baby hat, featuring a cable knit parliament of owls, on Ravelry.
The yarn is some Lion Brand organic cotton yarn that I’d bought, and then hated, for a honeycomb scarf for my beekeeping instructor. Luckily, it’s the perfect yarn for a baby hat. The eyes are twelve random pink or red buttons that I already had in my button collection. Since I bought enough yarn for an adult scarf, I think I’ll have enough yarn to crank out four more owl hats for future baby gifts. I’ve already made owl hat #2 and have started on owl hat #3.
Yes, it’s a regular sweat(er)shop here at Dinky Manor.
The little cardboard gift box once housed a set of vintage Christmas cards that I inherited from my grandmother. It’s the perfect size to fit the owl hat. The ribbon is from my second-hand, gift wrapping stash. Wond’rous indeed.