Eli’s Pocoyo Hat

When I began this blog over a year ago one of the first sewing projects I posted about was this Up-Cycled Boy Hat I had sewn for Eli. I followed the tutorial I found on I Am Momma Hear Me Roar. (The link can be found in my original post.) It is constructed from fabric from old t-shirts and pajama pants.

Unfortunately Eli was decidedly less thrilled with it than I was. It wasn’t personal. He firmly held the belief that all headcoverings were evil instruments of torture. There passed many a winter day when I reflected upon the fact that our decision to move to Southern California from the Chicago area before he joined our family might prove to be a key factor in his reaching adulthood with ears still attached to his head in a form not grotesquely mishapen by frostbite.

He doesn't look so happy, but he really does like his hat (I promise!)

He doesn’t look so happy, but he really does like his hat (I promise!)

A couple of weeks ago I found the hat languishing in the back of a closet and pulled it out. Eli saw it and declared “my Pocoyo hat!” (The Pocoyo connection had never even occured to me… in fact when I made it I had never even heard of Pocoyo.) In that instant I found that I too loved Pocoyo. The next day he wore it to preschool and refused to take it off all day long.

Eli's Pocoyo hat



  1. Nina said,

    January 28, 2013 at 9:56 am

    That’s an AWESOME hat, Karen! And even better that he loves wearing it like his toy πŸ™‚

  2. January 28, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Thanks, Nina! It’s fun to see him having fun with something I made for him…especially when he lets me know that the fact that I made it for him is a big part of why he loves it so. πŸ™‚

  3. Maysem said,

    January 29, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I love the hat!! Eli looks adorable in it. I am not familiar with Pocoyo… another new character?

    • January 29, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      I didn’t know of Pocoyo either until Eli discovered him on YouTube. He’s mischeivious but pretty cute.

  4. January 29, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Another Uplifting and fun and encouraging
    post! Thank you Bouquets!

  5. January 29, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Excellent creative use of scraps! Yay for Eli having an Artsy mama.

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