It’s not often I see photos of my miniature customers wearing the hats I create. So when Amber of Minty Fresh Design sent me this adorable sequence of her little man, I was just thrilled! Isn’t he sweet?! Thank you, Amber!
Last week, on the Oaxacaborn facebook page, I promised a giveaway when the page reached one hundred fans. Much to my surprise and happiness, YOU made this happen in a mere couple of hours. (Thank you to Natalia of Ma Nouvelle Mode and Nicole of Darn Good Yarn for helping me get there!)
So, here it is — an owl hat giveaway to thank you all for helping me achieve a very successful first six months over at my Etsy shop, which keeps running out of owl hats. :-D So exciting!
Now on to the actual giveaway…
One of you will win the yellow and white striped owl hat pictured above, which is sized approximately six months. It’s crocheted in a chunky textured stitch from a super soft acrylic yarn and features an original woodland owl applique. The owl has been handmade from recycled felt and is securely attached to the hat with whimsical hand stitching.
It’s SUPER EASY to enter. Just comment on this post! No tweeting, pinning, stumbling, chirping or facebooking required. ;-) You can comment once per day for the duration of the contest. Open to all readers, worldwide! (And you don’t even need to have a baby to enter. It would make a great gift!)
And oh yes, the fine print: Infant clothing sizes, by nature, are approximate. This hat has been estimated to be size 6 months based on the measurements of a 16″ un-stretched circumference and 7″ height. Entries/comments will be accepted from Tuesday, 7 February through Tuesday, 14 February at 12am EST. This equates to 14 February at 9pm PST, and 15 February at 5am GMT). Only comments left on this exact post will be counted. One comment per day per entrant. Winner will be chosen via random.org’s random number generator. Once the winner is notified, the winner has 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
This little handmade earflap hat won’t be listed in the Etsy shop, since Aveline wore it twice back when it still fit her. It’s made from two strands of orange and green cotton with a cream bouclé strand woven in. Due to the bulky stitch, it has a couple of slight imperfections (you can see a few gaps between the stitches in the photo above). The owl is fashioned from recycled felt and is securely handstiched with vintage silk thread.
The hat will fit size 3 months as the hat circumference is just over 15 1/2″ unstretched. I’m selling it for $10 postage paid — first come, first serve!
Oooh, it is so fun to see photos of people wearing items you’ve made! You creative people know what I mean. :-)
This particular hat was a custom order for a yellow-striped hat incorporating both an owl and an anchor. Of course, I couldn’t help but dub him “The Seafaring Owl”.
And isn’t Kalie beautiful? She took these photos as a part of a 365 Photo Challenge.
Images via Kalie R.; hat and headband via Oaxacaborn