This was such a fun hat to make. It was also the first hat where I incorporated both crocheting and knitting. The main red part of the hat is knit, as is the beak. The eyes and white stripe along the edge are crocheted. The ears, while knit, are two pieces crocheted together.
The finished product actually surprised me with how good it looks! I had to teach myself how to crochet a circle just to do the eyes. I managed to find a way to sew the accessories on which made the hat still able to stretch a good amount while keeping everything secure.
My son thinks this hat is for him... I hope he's not too sad when it goes out in the mail! I suppose I'll have to make one for him next ;)