Can you see the owls? I confess, I'm not sure this was the best yarn for this particular pattern, as the marled yarn kind of hides the stitch definition, obscuring the cabled "owls" a bit. Also, I'm a little distracted by that grumpy face... it needs to be kissed. A little chasing around, and his smile came out, though.
Pattern - Wise Old Owl Hats
Yarn - Briggs & Little Heritage, in Anniversary Twist, about half a skein
Needles - 4mm
Notes: Although there is a child version of this pattern, I used the adult size with aran weight yarn, and ended up with a hat to fit Liam. I didn't really plan on using this yarn, but Mr. Particular had a specific plan in mind, and I just went with it. I scrounged the eight smallest pairs of buttons from my thrifty button jar for the eyes, but would have used smaller ones, if I had them. Some of those eyes are a little big.
Liam is holding true to his strong preferences, and I've discovered that if I care about him liking something, and wanting to use it, I will let go of my own very particular plan, and instead focus on creating something, with love, for him. Sigh... growing up can be tough, but I'm learning as I go. So, here is his blue owl hat, just the way he likes it.