Frozen Inspired Crochet Hats

I made these hats for a very special girl named Brylee who was just put on hospice after fighting cancer (DIPG brain tumor) for over a year.

She loves princesses and especially Frozen, so I made her two Frozen inspired Elsa and Anna crochet hats as a gift. I'm very happy with the way they turned out. I hope they bring a smile to her face and that she can enjoy these with her younger sister.

Check out my other creations/order: Handmade by Haley

Update: September 8th, 2014

Imitation is the highest form of flattery! When I made my Elsa and Anna hats, they were (as far as I was aware) entirely unique and designed and made by me especially for Brylee in 5. I looked up other patterns and hats on Google image and Pinterest and I wasn't very happy with any of them. So I came up with my own pattern. Today I was looking back to see if my hats come up in the search. They do! But so do all of these which look EXACTLY like both of my hats. These hats and patterns are being sold by BIG companies on large websites as well as on Etsy by small business owners. I am happy to see so many people are enjoying hats that are inspired by my design! I am honestly flattered. But of course, I do ask that if you do want an Anna or Elsa hat, please order it from me.

Update #2: September 9th, 2014

I had an epiphany last night. Something was still bugging me about this whole hat thing and I couldn't put my finger on it. I truly am flattered that the pattern of my Elsa and Anna hats have been imitated by fellow crafters as well as large companies who are mass producing them. I don't feel bad about missed sales because there is no way I could keep up with any sort of high demand for these hats. This is why I choose not to have a shop on Etsy. I stay plenty busy making hats as a hobby, for gifts, and selling them to friends and family. But something was still bugging me!

Then it hit me in the middle of the night. I realized I has nothing to do with me, the copycat hats, or missed sales.

It has everything to do with Brylee.

I designed and made these Anna and Elsa hats as a gift for a sweet three year old girl named Brylee who was terminally ill with DIPG (an inoperable brain tumor). I want the popularity of these hats to benefit Brylee in some way. So, with Brylee's mother Lara Olson's permission, I am going to create a free step-by-step tutorial on Youtube on how to create these hats so that anyone can make them without purchasing a pattern. I will also tell followers about Brylee's life and ask those who use the tutorial to donate to Brylee in 5, DIPG research, or the Mascot Miracles Foundation in honor of Brylee.


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