Free Pattern - Penguin Hat
Made this for my oldest daughter who wanted something that was not too kiddie. I found a great pattern on a blog from a great crocheter. She always posts such cute patterns and such easy to follow instructions. Bonus--they are FREE! The pictures on the site are also really informative, they are not just pictures of the finished product. I love the pictures that show exactly where to start and finish rows something I always questions, fantastic!
I added the bow and changed the pattern slightly, I added 3 extra stitches to the row and used sc. I also sc around the entire bow then did a slip stitch around the bow to finish off.
Used vintage buttons from my Mom for the eyes. They have a faceted front instead of holes to attach. They are attached with regular thread and look so much more realistic, I really love these buttons! I think I may start hitting the local second chance shops and yard sales for old button and clothes with buttons. They add so much character to the final project over new buttons.