Cathie & Andrew gifted us a newborn photo shoot for Clay, which we did few weeks ago (should be getting photos soon!!). The photographer asked if we wanted to bring some image ideas and any props along. I have made a few cute owl beanies previously for friend's and I knew I had to have a photo of Clay wearing one too, so I was motivated to finally get the hooks & wool out and crochet one for him. I used this pattern from Repeat Crafter Me. This is my "go to" blog for (free) crochet patterns - they are easy to follow, have good pictures / instructions and a variety of sizes and on trend items. This beanie only took a few hours (over 2 nights) to complete - I will also be making a few more for friends who recently had babies.