The monkey has a cat hat that has gone astray at preschool a couple of times (but has been found each time so far), but after the last time he commented that I should make a cat hat for the changeling too. Conveniently (or inconveniently, depending on your viewpoint) I have recently lost the helicopter hat that he had been wearing. It never quite fitted right, so I redrafted the pattern. I only had enough of the cat fabric for 3 panels, so I alternated it with a light brown cotton, which I also used for the lining.
The shape is still not quite right, and he is nearly ready to move up to the next size anyway, but this was a nice quick project to whip up and feel like I'd made something useful!
I still need to attach elastic, and a button on the top, but it is at least wearable in the back yard at the moment. I guess I will try to get it properly finished in time for him to wear it to playcentre on Thursday.