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« on: November 28, 2011 02:51:14 PM »

I love Christmas-time! And I love crafting for the people I adore... My 16 year old step-daughter mentioned that she likes koalas, but wasn't sure how to craft one best, as she isn't into stuffed animals. She does love hats, but I just made her one for her birthday in September... So I thought a nice headband/ear warmer thingy might be fun.

Since I'm a lazy knitter, and like fast projects, I went with a bulky roving wool. That actually ended up being perfect, and the pom pom ears are pretty awesome, if I do say so, myself. =D

My 12 year old, Lydia, begged to model it. And for me to make a second one for her!












And here is the second one...



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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011 02:59:37 PM »

Absolutely love this!!  Thank you for sharing  Smiley
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Clever and cute!! This Rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011 05:11:26 PM »

I dont think Ive seen a koala headband before.  How cute and orignal.   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011 07:44:21 PM »

Just adorable!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011 04:20:58 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011 05:23:06 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011 07:37:04 AM »

Oh my word!! This is just plain adorable.

Did you use buttons for the eyes?
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011 08:05:58 AM »

Did you use buttons for the eyes?

Yes, I did. They are about 1/2" in diameter.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011 04:40:57 PM »

So cute.  I love it.  The ears are perfect.
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2011 09:48:52 AM »

That's completely adorable, and looks unmistakeably like a koala! Nice work!
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2011 03:21:42 AM »

Thank you! It was super fun to make. =)
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2011 05:27:44 PM »

Waaaay to cute!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2011 02:30:57 AM »

This is an adorable idea. You might find yourself very busy every Christmas once your daughters start wearing them out!
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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2011 08:58:28 AM »

I just might! She was soooooo excited when she opened it last night!

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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2011 01:54:19 PM »

amazingly adorable.  its so well done. 
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2012 12:16:34 PM »

ADORABLE!
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2012 02:48:56 AM »

How did you get the pom poms to be gray in the back & white only in the front?
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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2012 10:23:53 PM »

OMG this is so cute!
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Great idea for a quicky! Thanks for sharing  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2013 07:21:26 PM »

How did you get the pom poms to be gray in the back & white only in the front?

I made a paper donut pom pom maker thingy and wrapped one third of it thickly with white, then wrapped the rest with gray. Think like a pie slice... You don't want to wrap the white yarn around the entire surface of the donut, just one piece of it.
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