When I came across this pattern, I knew I was going to have to make it. (Please visit the link for the pattern! Amy’s pretty creative!)
I made the 6-12 month size, so I used a 5mm hook, and made 11 rows. I made a few changes from the original pattern. For one, I didn’t use buttons. I’d be scared that the little babe would take it off in the car and find a button to chew on. I just used black and white thread for the eyes and nostrils. Secondly, the first first row I made, I did it in hdc instead of dc. Lately, all of my hats have been cone-headed (just see any post that I’ve put up with a hat), so it was suggested to me to make the first round hdc, and it seemed to work pretty good here! Thirdly, because this is a hat for a little one, I didn’t make the final round for the eye, to make the patch smaller. I also only did four rows of the muzzle, as well. For the muzzle, I ch 17, and instead of making 16hdc, I did an increase on the first and last stitch, to make 18. This made the muzzle more round. And finally, I made two additional pieces for the ears in white, so the ears would have a white back, and it would cover the mess of changing colours.
Have fun with your crochet!