Using a 3.5 mm hook; I decided to construct the body and head as one piece. I started with the head and then inc to make the body. I also constructed him with a flat bottom so he wouldn't roll around.
I didn't want the eyes to get lost in the yarn. So I cut out some felt, to be a little bigger than the eyes. I then slit a tiny hole in the center of the felt; and inserted the eye before putting it on the head. I was so happy how this turned out! I also added some black thread around the eyes for the trademark look of a Kestrel. However, the yarn sort of obscured this. For the curved beak, I used a 2.00mm hook. To create the curve I slip stitch for the underside, and a few double crochet for the top side.
Since this month was my birthday month, and I had already made a heart for Otis, and a four-leaf clover for Lucky; I decided to make Felix a birthday hat!
Birthday Hat Pattern: (using a 3.5mm hook)
row2: single crochet around. (5sts)
row3: Increase in each stitch. (10sts)
row4: single crochet around (10sts)
row5: single crochet 1, Increase. repeat around (15sts)
row6: single crochet around (15sts)
row7: single crochet in next 2 sts, Increase. Repeat around (20sts)
row8 - 9: single crochet around (29sts)
*Pom pom: take a fork and wrap your choice of yarn around the spokes. tie some yarn (tightly) in the center, creating a bow. slide off fork and cut ends. Trim until satisfied with shape and size. attach to top of cone.
|The gang so far! Lucky, Felix, and Otis|