On Friday, C decided it was time for another trip to the park. No problem. We stepped outside... there was a problem. It doesn't seem possible in California, but I assure you that there was an artic wind blowing. Cold. To. The. Bone.
We wore our coats, ski caps and one blanket (see above). But, by the time we arrived at the park, C's beanie hat had slipped above her ears and she pointed to her cheek saying, "Ow!" Yes, the wind was so cold that it hurt. She definitely needed a hat with ear flaps.
This hat from Angry Chicken has been lurking in my mind for quite some time. So, I sketched. Fleece was cut. A feminine elf cap emerged. Her ears are now covered. Hooray for the elves and their stylish hats.