I've always been one of those people that scoffed at that guy. You know, the one that wears the t-shirt prominently displaying the band to the concert. I'm a Judgey McJudgerson - I can't help it.
In a complete reversal, I became that guy that wants my kids to wear Disney head to toe at Walt Disney World. I'm aware of the cost of Disney licensed goods, so I decided to make some myself. I have a general knowledge of sewing, I own an exacto knife and a cutting mat, and a Pinterest addiction. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
My first project was some sort of mouse ears for my 7 month old. I didn't want to spend money on anything that I knew she'd wear only for a few photos. I chose the Mickey and Minnie Mouse Crochet Hat on Ravelry created by Sarah Zimmerman. P.S. - Ravelry is needlecraft-specific Pinterest.
I made the largest size available, which was 6-9 months. I tend to crochet rather tightly, so this barely fit her. I should have known better. The pattern calls for two black circles for each ear, but I was crunched for time and only did one. It also calls for real buttons, but I just made a couple of white circles instead.
I personalized it a bit more by chaining some yellow yarn and sewing it into an L shape for Lily. It turned out rather well.
This hat came in handy on our trip in February. Evenings were a bit chilly and this kept my bald baby warm.