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Free Animal Hat Patterns

By January 6, 2012

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Knit Koala Hat
Over the holidays, I took a triip to the National Zoo in Washington D.C. Aside from a hilarious sign that read 'I'm not dead, I'm just sunning', there was a singularly consistent theme that day: warm animal hats!

Okay, so I was, at the zoo, so I thought maybe the animal lids were a gift shop coincidence. Upon returning home, however, my peepers have been tuned in to the animal hat trend and I'm starting to see them all over the place.

Department stores like Target and Sears have the usual suspects, favorites like koalas and pandas. Specialty mall stores like Hot Topic offer adorkable animals, like this Ewok scalp.
Ewok Hat
Wow, that guy looks like he's really enjoying that erm, Ewok hat (why isn't it fuzzy?).

But, and you knew this was coming, animal hats can be easy to make with patterns offered by experienced yarn artists. Whether you knit or crochet, I've got a hefty list of both free and cheap patterns for you to browse:

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