I had a sudden urge to abandon all the things I should have been making and make one of these - a cosy bear hat (really it should be cozy, but I can't bring myself to call it that - sorry to all you folks across the pond).
I have had a beautiful mulberry coloured jumper of Islay's lying around because I couldn't bear to throw it out even though an unhappy washing event had left it completely unwearable. It wasn't big enough to re-purpose into anything..........or so I thought until I remembered the hat with bear ears in Oliver and S Little Things to Sew. I had temporarily forgotten about the book despite the lovely patterns, including the bucket hat I made for Islay.
I had hoped for some cute Katie photos but she wasn't prepared to help me out. Islay was, but we were rather distracted by the little monkey herself who was making another raid on Islay's soft toy dog.....and then teasing with an offer of handing him back........only to run off as fast as her toddling little legs would allow. And the scary thing is that she is only going to get faster and taller - not much is safe at the moment and the list is going to get smaller!