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Hot, summer days are nearly upon us, but that doesn’t mean we have to solely embrace swimsuits and suntan lotion. We can hold onto that last little bit of winter. . .by making a cuddly, cute yeti friend.
I wrote this pattern because I saw plenty of adorable yeti patterns online and yet not a single one of them represented what I like most in my amigurumi: little, bitty bodies and very large heads. Here’s a yeti pattern that embraces both of those things, and I think it’s pretty cute for such a ferocious beastie.
I’m interrupting my previously scheduled post because I found the Etsy shop of Yeti and Friends. Who are Yeti and Friends, you ask? Why it is a fellow who makes yetis (and presumably his friends) into trophy heads. It seems a bit sad and macabre and not at all becoming of a vegetarian such as myself to endorse trophy heads, but these heads seem pretty happy about being decapitated and mounted. I mean, look at this pretty little girl depicted (and decapitated wakka wakka) here. Pure bliss on that furry little maw. So to each their own, ya know?
Anywhoddle, I had the pleasure of having a booth next to these guys at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco this past October (it’s like an even nerdier Comic-Con). Their booth was constantly packed, they brought tons of yetis and were completely sold out by the end. They were incredibly friendly and thoughtful booth neighbors and the products were very high-quality. Seriously Jim Henson-esque. Given the fact that I have the rare opportunity to share something I’ve actually be able to see first hand, I was excited to stumble across their shop on Etsy. Be sure to check out their diverse offerings of heads!
I don’t know about you, but it’s cold where I’m at. Cold, grey, dead . . . Can you tell I hate winter? To combat my own winter doldrums I love using fun and ridiculous winter hats. It’s hard not to laugh at a Yeti hat, no? (I bought this one at my local grocery store, but you can find one here.)
There are plenty of great patterns and DIYs for geeky winter hats on the intarwebz, so I’ve rounded up a few to help you with your own winter blues. The first is this great, free crochet pattern on Ravelry, by SnappyTots, for a Police Box earflap hat. This would be a fantastic gift for the Whovians in your life.
This hat would be perfect for my 2-year-old nephew. He loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as only a two-year-old can, with a deep and abiding wuv. As much as he loves Turtles, he hates wearing winter gear no matter how cold it gets outside. This hat, though, he might never take off. And you could probably find the fleece you need in the scrap/remnant bins at your local fabric store (or in your own stash). You can find the pattern and instructions, all by PiePopper, here on Instructables.
I’m a huge fan of Sharknado, and I absolutely fell in love with this Shark Attack Hat DIY on Instructables (also by PiePopper). It’s not technically Sharknado inspired, but it’s definitely shark-tastic.
Last, but not least, he is: Yoda! I don’t knit, but this hat pattern with giant Yoda ears makes me want to learn. The pattern is free on Craftsy, and it’s by Kaira Anne Designs. The pattern is sized for a child, but she’s got a link (http://aknitica.com/2010/10/01/how-to-knit-a-hat/ ) in her description to a tutorial on how to knit a basic hat, and the tutorial has some tips on sizing.
More Links of Interest
- Buy your own Yeti winter hat here: http://www.halloweencostumes.com/kids-yuki-the-yeti-hat.html?PCID=21&utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=PLA-All&gclid=CJu_u9HxjMMCFccRMwodC1MA_Q
- Get the crochet pattern for the Police Box (TARDIS) earflap on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/police-box
- Find the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fleece hat DIY on Instructables here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Ninja-Turtle-Hat/
- Download the free knitting Yoda hat pattern on Craftsy here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/accessory/use-the-force-hat/64043 , and be sure to check out her Craftsy Pattern Store, she’s got some really fun stuff.
- In my adventures touring the world wide web on the lookout for fun winter hat patterns, I discovered Repeat Crafter Me. Sarah has more cute crochet hat patterns (and lots more—too many to post here) for free download on her site, and you must check them out!
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