So far this winter I've knit a hat for a horse and a sweater for a chicken, so when Daniella asked if I could knit a 'fawn hat' for her dog Scout I immediately said yes, of course. First of all, it was a challenge (all I had was a photo of a dog wearing a hat with antlers) and I do love a knitting challenge. Second, I've never knit anything for a dog before and it looked like fun. Third, it was just so stinkin' cute I absolutely had to do it, even if I was to the point of risking being known as "that lady that knits clothes for animals".
A search of the ravelry data base led me to this greyhound hat pattern and armed with that, the photo Daniella gave me, and Scout's measurements I went to work. In the end, this is what I came up with:
Now, I'm not really a dog person and so I don't claim to know a lot about them but what I've read/heard/learned from this is that some breeds of dogs (like Scout) have thin short ears that are susceptible to frostbite in the cold, and when you live in a climate that tends to dip twenty or thirty degrees below zero it's a good idea to protect those little ears when taking them out for long walks. Hopefully this will keep her a little warmer this winter! But anyhow, isn't she cute?
Ravelry notes here.
(photos with Scout wearing the hat are taken by Daniella)