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On Trend: 6 Fun Knit & Crochet Animal Accessories for Kids

March 29th, 2013

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There are a few fashion trends happening in knitwear apparel and accessories as of late, and “animal-like” knitwear is one of them. It seems that everywhere I look, whether it be online, in stores, or at street vendor stations – there are accessories with animal faces or ears on them.  The animal scoodies (scarf and hoody combined) and animal hats appear to be the most popular; it’s hard to resist getting these items because they’re so cute.

Lucky for you, since you know how to knit or crochet, you can make your own!  Below, I’ve rounded up a few of our patterns for children that incorporate animal elements for “aww” worthy projects.  If you’re ambitious, maybe you could knit the Bunny Hat and Booties set just in time for Easter!

fox scoodieCrochet Fox Scoodie
Vanna’s Choice: Brick, Black
Vanna’s Choice Baby: Lamb
Bunny Hat and Booties
Knit Bunny Hat and Booties
Vanna’s Choice: White, Pink
Vanna’s Choice Baby: Pink Poodle
Toddler Monkey Hat
Knit Toddler Monkey Hat
Vanna’s Choice: Chocolate, Beige
Crochet Owl Hat
Crochet Toddler Owl Hat
Vanna’s Choice: Barley, Chocolate, White, Terracotta
Baby Animal
Knit Baby Animal ‘Froggy’ Hat
*Substitute “Lion Suede” yarn for Chenille in: Emerald, Terracotta, Porcelain
 Baby Bear Hooded Jacket
Knit Baby Bear Hooded Jacket
*Substitute “Sasha” yarn for Homespun Thick & Quick
in Pearls or Dove (1 skein for 3-6 mos size)

What do you think about this trend? Have you been incorporating more owl faces or ears into your projects? Share with us in the comments!

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  • Connie

    I do not like these hats. Our children deserve respect, and these hats are no fun, they are making silly clowns,

    I have difficulties to describe it (I am not a native speaker), but I think we should love and respect the babies. Do you think they will love to see photos of them when they are grown up? I think they will be ashamed of themselves (even when they should be ashamed of the infamous knitters who dress them with stuff like this)

    • http://twitter.com/lanibgoode Lani

      srsly?

      • http://www.facebook.com/njpurdyswenson Nancy Swenson

        I have a 23 year old daughter who begs me to knit fun hats – sheep are her favorite. We all need a happy, fun side!

    • jenny

      ashamed? seriously? relax… it’s just a hat.

    • a former child

      I’m so sorry you find these items disturbing, Connie. Children love to dress-up, make-believe, pretend, and be special. Such play helps develop an active, healthy imagination. As for any future embarrassment over photos taken, isn’t it more likely to warm the grown child’s heart to recall the one who made something so special “just for them”?

  • http://www.undertherainbow.us Ralyn Speerly Schraceo

    I think they’re adorable

    • Patricia Stilwell

      Me too!

  • Let a kid be a kid & have fun.

    We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/happydancing.willow HappyDancing Willow

    My Granddaughters are 2 years old and 10 years old… I’ve made them Cookie Monster and Dog-Dog hats… They LOVE them… The 10 year old wears hers to school every day and gets comments on how lucky she is to have those hats – they can’t be found in stores.. The 2 year old has a hard time choosing which to wear – wants to wear both at the same time… Hahaha I’m having fun making the hats and the Kids are enjoying wearing them… I’ve even had requests for Sock Monkey hats from Adults… :-)

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