A few days ago, Niftynnifer posted a new free crochet pattern for her Beautiful Blue Bear Hood. The name for it was so fitting, because it really is BEAUTIFUL!
I wanted so badly to make it… but I didn't have the correct yarn on hand. But like most of us crafters, we find a way! I combined a medium/worsted weight yarn with Fun Fur. I also had to adjust the ears to be smaller.. because I was running out of the Fun Fur.
The pattern is easy to follow and is written really well! If I make this hat again, I will probably order the yarn that she calls for with the pattern.
Although my Blue Bear Hood isn't nearly as stunning as Niftynnifer's, it's still beautiful! I thought my gauge was correct, but obviously it is smaller than hers. The good news- my daughter loves it and cannot wait to put it to good use this winter. It is so warm and soft! Perfect for going outdoors during those Arctic Air weather blasts we kept having last winter. So this winter, we are prepared!
Thanks again for sharing your ideas. Would it be ok, to share your blog on my facebook page NayNay’s Crochet? You are one of my go to favorites. Nice Job on the bear hoodie..
That would be great Cindy!
I improvise all the time.
I love what you did and plan to the same but with purple yarn and mixed color fun fur that has purple in it. I am pinning it for later though because I am working on a purple granny square sweater.
Absolutely looooooove your version better!!!!!!!!
Fun fur is fun and beautiful but, very hard to work with. My bowling ladies wanted fluffy shoe covers and after extensive searches for the right shoe pattern, I ended up using the top part of the pattern and left the bottom open. I then sewed a vinyl sole to the bottom. They are perfect! I figured out the best way to work with fun fur is to pair with regular worsted yarn and it works great! Lovely pattern! Love your patterns!