My son S wanted a Metroid plushie for Christmas. Thankfully, I found this blog. I had to buy some lime green fleece, but otherwise was able to use materials I already had in my sewing room. It turned out pretty well — but I noted that the pattern mentioned the possibility of making a Metroid hat. S was never a big hat-wearer — more of a hood man. But I thought the novelty of a Metroid on his head might be enough to inspire him to wear the hat, at least a little.
As it turned out, on Christmas morning he was delighted to unwrap the hat — and he has since worn in constantly! It was a bit of an effort to figure out how to adapt the pattern to a hat, but seems well worth it, for all the use he’s gotten out of it.
Here he is, opening his two Metroid gifts on Christmas morning.
Big smiles. Happy kid. Nice when you can make a homemade gift that the recipient truly loves!