So much fun! These were made in anticipation of cold weather this winter which we didn't really have. Not this sort of cold. Patch's was made first and then Mr R decided he must have one too. Made so long ago in fact that I don't have a clue which size I made. I think I went for the age appropriate and the hats are slightly shallow. Maybe I realised this and then added a few extra rows on to Mr R's? I seem to remember this happening. All wool from the basket as this was an attempt to use some of the oddments up. Patch has a lovely soft Debbie Bliss aran for his hat with I think a rowan aran mustard-ish colour, and Mr R's hat is mainly made from Debbie bliss Donegal Luxury tweed aran in terracotta and charcoal, originally purchased for a Christmas scarf for my Dad from a few years ago. The beards are an unknown bargain chunky wool purchased for the mane and tail of a horse costume made for the Christmas school play when P was in Reception. So about time they were all used up!
So if you have any wool to use up or are anticipating a cold spell do make one of these. Or one for every family member. Love them.