I know Christmas was a couple months ago, but I'm just now getting around to Posting The Penguin Project.
My sweet baby girl (who just happens to be 21--AND Moscato-Legal) didn't ask for much for Christmas, but she DID want a penguin hat. She even hinted that Walgreens had a cute one I could get for her.
Since I'm a weirdo and would rather make stuff than buy it, I started looking for a penguin hat crochet pattern online. I never did find one, but I did find a basic hat from Leticia Maguire. From there, I pretty much winged it for the rest of it.
I chose a nice, soft yarn...warm and soft and mooshy!!
I put together the hat and the various pieces...
I had my model try it on for size (he was SO happy to oblige):
And finally added the braids and the sprouts on top, and wrapped it up!
Emma actually named him Pierre...perhaps my subconscious was working overtime when I picked the same name for Frenchy!
Here she was at Christmas (with junk all about)...
Here's a little better representation:
Emma had her wisdom teeth removed in January, and while coming out of anesthesia, she said MANY funny things, like, "I'm thirsty....MOSCATO!" and..."Did you know that laughing gas is REALLY called nitrous oxide??" And the best one was, "I just LOVE my penguin hat....it's SOOOOO cute!"
That made my day. :)