Winter Enchantment

One of the best things about having daughters, for me, is that I get to relive and enjoy all the wonders of fairies, mermaids, princesses, faraway castles and all things magical.  These were some of my most favorite things as a child.  Being able to share that with my daughters is most enjoyable!  We love snuggling on the couch and watching the latest Tinkerbell movie or some magical movie from my own childhood.  Last year in late spring while browsing Etsy and Ravelry, I happened upon the most beautiful Unicorn hat.  I knew that I just HAD to recreate this for my oldest daughter.  Being too late for winter I promised that I would make it for her to wear this winter.  Quickly I made my way to Michael's to purchase the yarn I would need.
Oh Michael's, I could just spend the whole day there.  Don't even get me started on my first trip to Hobby Lobby, my family is lucky that I ever found the exit!  (cannot wait to go back!)
Now, this wonderful hat was a purchased pattern.  Luckily for me I have been crocheting for about 11 years now and knew that I could just figure it out and so I did.  I did not take notes with this hat because I don't know about copy right laws and I really don't need the trouble of some wonderful designer coming down on me!  I will post a link for the pattern found on Etsy for those of you who would like to give it a go.  If you have some experience with crochet you might just wing it yourself by looking at the pictures like I did. 

As you can see there was a lot of work going into this one!  My daughter never takes this hat off.  She wears it to school and then keeps wearing it, me and hubby have to take it from her at bedtime.  
I used Red Heart Super Saver for the basic ear flap hat, ears and braids.  I used Vanna's Glamor in Silver for the magical horn and Fun Fur for the crazy mane.  The Fun Fur I purchased was a medley of pink and light and dark purple.  I decided to just use the pink as that is my daughter's favorite color.   We get so many compliments on this hat and I have told so many people that I will not recreate this beauty!  Well if I ever did it would be for a good amount of cash!  Fun Fur is a nightmare!!  I just used surface chain stitches to attach the mane, its on there pretty good!
You can find the pattern for purchase here Glimmer Unicorn.  I applaud the designer for this wonderful hat and hope that you will all give it a try.  The end result and the happy face on my daughter made all of the effort completely worth it. 
Thanks for looking and Happy Hooking!