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Crochet Bonnet with Ear Holes for Animal Dolls · Match Baby with Favorite Stuffed Animal! · Video Tutorial

I just love crocheting things for my baby girl!  I recently made her the Rose Bonnet, which is one of many free baby patterns that I have on my blog.  

It's always cute to do matching outfits, and I thought of doing some Mommy & Daughter matching!  The possibilities are endless with dresses, tops, accessories, etc.  

However, my little Lena Rose recently really took a liking to a small teddy bear during our recent trip to IKEA, and it quickly became her favorite.  (Yes, she has an affinity for this simple $1.99USD softie and prizes it above her fancier toys gifted from friends and family!)  So, I thought... why not crochet a matching item for the bear?

With that, I took the same Cotton Bamboo Yarn that I used to make Lena's Rose Bonnet, and decided to make a matching hood for her sweet "Bear-Bear"!  

I completely freehanded this project and recorded it in case you'd like to make one too!  Check out my video below, and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more tutorials.

Overall, this bonnet is a very simple design with ear holes and tying straps.  The ear holes make this hat a perfect fit for stuffed animals that have ears that you'd like poking out (instead of smushed under the bonnet).  This can include animals such as bears, cats, dogs, bunny rabbits, foxes, and more!  Of course, you can easily make it without ear holes as well, which would be suitable for a human doll.

I just love seeing these two match.  They're ready to go on some adventures together!

I'm planning to crochet more clothing for Bear-Bear later on.  Sort of flirting with the idea of a cream-colored sundress.  What do you think? 

Since crocheting these tiny accessories for this tiny model is so quick and easy, I'll probably be making more for Lena's other stuffies as she gets older!

Thanks for reading, and hope you try your hand at free-handing some accessories for your little one's stuffies or dolls too!  

Warm wishes,