Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Very Hungry Caterpillar and His Hat

This pattern is a Two-4-One. One pattern is for the Caterpillar Toy and the other pattern is the Caterpillar Hat.

I made the Caterpillar Toy for my neighbor boy’s 3rd Birthday and gave it to him with a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book. The hat wasn’t quite done yet, but he didn’t know . . he was enthralled with his toys, and the poor caterpillar and book were pushed aside … OPEN IT NEXT became the joke of the day … unless it was a toy he knew, he was on to the next package, just like all kids.
A couple of days later when I took the hat over, he was napping. Later on that day his mother sent me the picture of him in the hat holding his caterpillar toy.

The patterns are both written so the sizes are adaptable … you may add or delete “body balls” to make a caterpillar the size you desire. Personally, I like them long … maybe as long as the child, if the child is a baby.

Their is a chart to show the normal sizes of heads from preemie to adult men. So you will refer to that chart (if you don’t have the head you need to fit available) to make your patter.
I ended up making two Caterpillar Toys (both about the same length) from the 1 skein of each color. The Caterpillar Hat took less than a skein of the colors used.
I just LOVE the fuzzies on the back of his body.

I had two buttons that would fit together to make a 2 dimensional eye so I used them on two of the three caterpillars I made. On the last one, I used safety eyes, Honestly, I like the buttons better … they add depth to the face.

Now isn't that the cutest caterpillar face you have ever seen?

If you would like to buy the pattern, it is available for $ 4.99 in my Ravelry Store, "The Fur~Babies Momma." Just click the buy now button to be transported to my shop.
 ***100% of the purchase price for the pattern goes to no-kill animal shelters in Western New York  and in my home state of Indiana.***

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