A little while ago when I posted about this bear hat for Squishy I received a comment from Reana Louise telling me that I should make these to sell. This sparked a long trail of emails from which we decided to do a little swap. I would make Reana a grown up bear hat and she would make me something in return.
I was a bit nervous about making a hat for someone else and it being the right size but with the help of Reana sending me her head measurements I found an adults beanie pattern to use as a starting point. I used this pattern for the hat and then upsized the ears from the original baby pattern.
I also popped in a few little goodies for Reana to enjoy.
And do you want to see the amazingness (yes, that is a word!) that I received in return....
Isn't that picture amazing! It was inspired by Reana's favourite nursery rhyme "The Owl & The Pussycat". It is even more gorgeous in real life then this photo does justice for. I am pretty excited about this dress too! I think it will be a perfect first project for summer after Squishy is born because it isn't too fitted. It'll be a great dress for summer especially in that gorgeous orange fabric that Reana sent me. I had so much fun taking part in this little swap. If anyone else out there is keen to do a little swap let me know. I am always open to sending and receiving happy mail!