I recently had a request for an owl hat to be used as part of a little boy's Halloween costume. I thought the idea was brilliant, and couldn't believe I hadn't done something similar for one of my own children in the past! Looking on Etsy I found a super cute pattern that allowed the user to sell items made from the pattern (not always true!). While the pattern wasn't as thorough as I am used to I was able to complete the hat and make it look just like the example. I was thrilled with how it came out! It was made with a bulky yarn and is super soft and should be VERY warm, which is good since it was so cold at Halloween this year :)
The customer also requested some mittens made from matching yarn. We chose to go with a thumbless mitt because of the age of the baby, and it had a connecting cord to keep those little mitts from getting lost when baby inevitably pulls them off!