As we entered the holiday season, my sister asked me to make a hooded fox cowl for Georgia, her 5 year old niece, for Christmas. She had seen some pictures on Pinterest and thought it would make a great gift. She asked if I was up to the challenge and, hello, of course I was. Hoodies of the cutest woodland creatures are adorable!
We found a pattern on Etsy that we both agreed would be super cute if it turned out. “The Failyn Fox Cowl” designed by The Velvet Acorn (Heidi May) www.thevelvetacorn.etsy.com is absolutely fantastic and the instructions are well written and easy to follow. Heidi offers a wide ranges of sizing as well from 12-18 months to teens and adults. I made the child size which was the perfect size for Georgia. The fox hoodie went on as soon as she ripped open her gift, it was a hit!
Of course my daughter took one look at the hoodie before I wrapped it up for my sister and squealed “I want one too!!!” Sarah is 11 so I made the hoodie in the teen size (she had a growth spurt lately and all of sudden is wearing my hats and is so much taller). She love, love, loves it! With winter in full swing, it will hopefully get a lot of use. We headed out in the trails behind our home for a hike and photo shoot. Thankful for the sun, she brought out the cool shades! My kid is a total ham and loves the camera 🙂
Having made two of these hoodies in different sizes and ending up with fantastic results both times, I am loving this pattern. I added a listing to my Etsy shop for custom orders ~ it’s wonderful when you can work with a pattern that gives consistent results.
My niece took one look at the pictures of Sarah posing in her fox hoodie and shades and asked me to make her one that looked like a wolf, so I’ll be switching up the colour to a grey blend. Stay tuned for pics of the wolf!
Have a wonderful week all!