The crocheted crocodile stitch is perfect for making costumes, and it occurred to me that it would be the perfect stitch to make a hat for my six year old who is dressing up as an eagle this Purim. A little ambitious maybe, since I'd never actually tried the crocodile stitch, so I played it safe and bought this pattern, which was the wise thing to do, as I never would have been able to figure out the ear flaps!
And I should add, I'm very fortunate that it's a still a bit chilly, as this stitch, even done with sport weight yarn makes a very thick hat, so do keep that in mind for any projects using crocodile stitch!
I crocheted a beak which I stuffed with a plastic bag, and together with some eagle eyes, voila, a fun hat was born, just in time, since tomorrow the kids go to school in costume. Yikes, this eagle still needs some wings so gotta run. Purim Sameach!