I made hats this year during General Conference, as is my custom when I'm not currently working on some other crocheting project. Not this Daisy hat above---I made that ages ago for Daisy---though I suppose it works for a Marigold too. I want to make Goldie a new one that's red and orange and yellow at some point.
Anyway---the hats I did make were a pink penguin for Daisy:
(I got a pattern here.)
And this orange piggy for Junie. For a long time we didn't really think she had a favorite animal (she likes all animals) but then she got her little stuffed pig, Oinker:
and now she's a piggy girl through and through. (Our cousins just got a real pet pig, so we will have to go meet him soon!)
At first I just put piggy ears on the hat, but then she wanted it to have a face like Daisy's penguin did, so I added eyes and a snout.
And a little curly tail on the back, of course!
On a side note, perhaps you can help with a point of terminology. My mom always referred to the hairdo as one ponytail or two ponytails. "Pigtails" were the little tiny short tails that little girls wear way at the top of their heads. However, some people assure me that "ponytail" is the name for one tail of hair, and "pigtails" is the name for two. As neither ponies nor pigs actually have two tails, I'm not sure why the difference---if you have two, they are usually shorter, maybe? And then Sam thought that it was only a "pigtail" if it was curly, like a real pig's tail, but I've never seen it used like that. So…which is it?
We went up the canyon to enjoy the leaves. It was chilly but beautiful.
I've made so many hats that none of the kids ever really need a new one, but I keep making them anyway, because they're fast and easy and I like doing it. (Also, half of them are lost at any given time, so it seems like we have fewer than we actually do.) I should probably find someone to start giving them away to. Aren't there some charities that accept hats? What are they?
Goldie wore my favorite sweater (knitted by my friend Cayenne). The sleeves are getting a tiny bit short but I'm going to keep putting her in it until she's 16, if possible. She's so cute in it!