Rupee Earflap Hat — Fresh Off the Hook

I love earflap hats.  Almost every hat I wear has earflaps.

I love The Legend of Zelda.  I own quite a few of the games and my daughter likes to watch Windwaker Link crawl around and make funny noises.

So I’ve decided to combine these two things into one.  But what would I use for earflaps?  It’s not like Link’s hat has them.  I’ve seen others that make the pointy ears on the sides but I wanted something different.

Something worth … tall grass.  That’s it!

Introducing the Rupee Earflap Hat!

From the front on an icy winter day.

From the front on an icy winter day.

Meet Gertrude!  She’s my new styrofoam head.  It makes placement of the Triforce a little easier than trying to pin it to the hat while I’m wearing it.  I don’t really want a forehead piercing, thanks.

It was a lot of fun to make this.  The beanie is simple enough.  I’ve made Triforces before.  But the earflaps had me stumped.  I had no idea how to make a diamond shape.  But then I remembered that a diamond is two triangles attached at the bottom.  So there we go!

For now, the hat is only available in red until I get samples of the other colors made up.  When I’m done, it’ll be available in:

Red, blue, green, yellow, grey (silver in the game), purple, and orange.  Now you can carry your currency on your head.  Near your face.  I feel that’s best.

Here’s a shot of lovely Gertrude from the side.

Because currency is best on your face.

Gertrude is more than happy to sit outside when it’s 20F and model a hat.  I, however, was not so happy to take the photo when it’s 20F.  But at least it was warmer than it is today!

If you’re interested in purchasing this hat, feel free to head on over to my shop page!  It’s new.  All colors are available and I’m working on samples to show you!

 

Halloween is Coming.

Just a little blurb!

Halloween is just around the corner, isn’t it?  ISN’T IT?!

I was thinking about making my daughter a Link costume for Halloween.  I’ve made a checklist!

Hat with Navi (done)

Master Sword

Hylian Shield

Angry chicken

Rupees

Bag

Bombs

I don’t really want to make the bow and arrows.  She’ll be dangerous enough with a crocheted Master Sword.  Whew!  Oh, I need to make a treat bag, too.  Maybe make a round one in the shape of Navi.  Or a heart.  Maybe a row of hearts on a field.  One of them in empty and can only be filled with CANDY.

She’ll be two years old in January.  I won’t have much more time to choose her costumes for her.