First off a really big Thank You to Megan of https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/PeonyCrochet
Although Otis’s first reaction to the hat is not much different than what I had expected as the pictures will attest to. I am pretty confident that as time goes by he will get use to it and maybe appreciate it on those truly cold days.
I think that this whole idea came through pretty well. From a picture on the internet to sending that same picture accompanied with the measurements of Otis’s head and neck. I think in hindsight I could have added another 2 – 3 cm (1 inch) onto the hat. I can not complain what so ever about the hat at all, the measurements that I sent are what the hat was made to. Personally I think I can crochet 2-3 maybe even 4 rows onto the front of the hat to bring it forward to cover just that missing bit.
Job well done Megan, the colour choice is a pretty good match with Otis’s heavy coat. Although the pictures portray the hat to be almost a bright read, it is not. A closer match to the coat would be next best to impossible.