Lately, he's been talking a lot about the hats Pocoyo and Pato wear. I'm not sure exactly what he's saying, but I catch the words "Pocoyo", "Pato", and "hat", so I'm pretty confident that's what he's talking about.
So, I decided to make him a Pato hat. Originally, I just wanted to make Pato's little green bowler-style hat. It took about 45 minutes, plus a little extra time to sew in some plastic canvas to keep the sides straight and tie on some elastic string. Elijah hates wearing hats, but I've found that he will wear party hats for a long time, so I wanted to replicate that idea.
Here's the little Pato hat. (Please excuse the missing nose...Elijah bit it off one day.)
Then I had an idea - what if I made a hat that looked like Pato, and then the little green hat could be worn on top of it. It would be two hats in one - awesome! I worked up a simple yellow beanie, sewed on an orange bill worked in the round, and made a couple of simple eyes.
Here's the Pato beanie.
And here's the two combined!
So fun! Up next (and by next, I mean sometime in the foreseeable future), a blue Pocoyo hat!