Here’s something a little bit more spooky to finish out Halloween month. BATS!
Well, actually, a singular bat. I had intended to make more bats, maybe in a few different colors, but then I remembered that I’m a college student and it’s midterm season, so one bat would have to do. But it hides in your hair, so it’s super spooky.
When I got the idea for a bat-wing hair clip, I originally wanted to design my own. But then I remembered that I’m a college student and it’s midterm season (funny how these things work sometimes), gave up on that dream in favor of keeping my sanity (well, as much as is left), and found a cute pattern on Etsy. Yes, this pattern is copyright E.D’Angel’s Designs and you can buy it from them for a very reasonable $4.00 at this link. Normally I don’t go for paid patterns but this one was almost exactly what I had in mind, and $4 is a low price to pay for the convenience this offered.
I did make a few minor adjustments to the pattern. Most notably, I wanted bat wings and working the pattern as written results in an entire bat, so I completely removed the bat’s head. I wanted it to kind of mimic a crochet hair bow, and I think I mostly succeeded. However, I might go back and make a few more adjustments to help exaggerate the effect.
Oh, and I hot glued a barrette to the back of it. That seems pretty straightforward.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. It’s a great pattern, and I think it looks super cute in my hair. Unfortunately, I managed to glue the barrette on such that the bat is upside down if I wear it on the right (as in not left), which is where I usually put clips like this. I’ll have to be more careful about that in the future. But I kinda like wearing it on the left, so it all works out. Anyway, I need to get back to studying. I’ll see you guys after Halloween is over.