I got an order to make a cow beanie for a baby girl to be born soon. But her mum wanted something a little bigger in size with no ear loops and strings attached, so I came up with this. I wanted to add a butterfly which looks like one that has flown passed the cow and stopped over at its head. Hence, I doubled the layers to make it stand.
I wanted to make some animal backpacks and decided to start with a cow, which would be largely white it color. Not a wise color choice, but I had lots of white yarn so thought that'd just be it. I don't usually use any patterns as I find they limit my creativity somewhat, and so had to trial n error to get there. My idea was to create a broader tummy, with limbs attached and a cow face on the cover. This took me a while as I was trying to get the shaping right. I was kind of ambitious as I want the pink portion on the tummy (as the stomach) but didn't want to cut of the pink yarn every row. When I eventually finished it, I like it so much that it has to go to my girl. Am still thinking if I want to offer this in my Etsy shop. :)