I've been working away at designing winter, critter themed hats. The designing spree started after being inspired by my new Walrus hat (left), something that makes me smile.
I had thought that the design would be even cuter with fins as the ear flaps, and a tail for keeping your neck warm. I sketched out a basic idea, sticking to the actual hat as reference with added details. Then thought how you could have a hat and make the critter look like it's wearing a hat which is what came next. After that I got this idea to make a design for walrus mittens complete with a webbed tail between or hanging from the thumb.
Other critter hats came to mind after that. A few concepts for a panda hat with or without arm ear flaps and a pom pom tail.
Then there was the sloth with lanky arm ear flaps and claws on the end.
I even thought of how a flamingo hat, peacock hat, and pink peacock hat with tail to keep the neck warm would be cute (left).
Really cute to me though were the farm animals. A chicken, pig, and sheep.The chicken's leg's are the hat pulls, the pig's legs taper down to dripping mud hat pulls, and the sheep has braided hat pulls with white pom pom ends.
Making a panda and chicken were both inspired by chosen critters members in the family like.