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MAKE’s photo editor Sam Murphy sent us this great photo she recently took in Vienna. She writes:

I was on a lightning trip with my fiance and his parents in Germany for my soon-to-be family reunion. We were in Germany mostly, but we hopped on the train to Prague and Vienna. These were the horse and carriage rides you see all over Vienna. Not all of them where crochet like this one, but I saw maybe one or two more. (I like the silver details on the ends, the yarn seem to be faded, but it may be the yarn is dyed.) Pretty much all of them had their ears covered like this with a hat, usually of cotton. Too much to see, and too much great food to eat!

The photo — taken in front of Vienna’s famous St. Stephens Cathedral — got us excited about what other horse projects might be out there for us to crochet. These ear or fly bonnets, used to protect the horses’ ears from flies, seem to be the most common crochet project. Here’s a short list of related websites we found; feel free to post other resources or photos of projects you’ve done in the Comments!

8 thoughts on “Crocheted horse hats

  1. Alicia Allaire says:

    I have a horse and she has one that I did not knit or crochet personally, but I bought it handmade at a big fair. It has some beads incorporated as well. There is a published pattern on Ravelry that I have not tried yet. It is different from this one. I really like the look of this one. If anyone knows of this pattern please let me know.
    They work really great to keep bugs out of the horses ears while they are being worked.

  2. Dutch Hollow Acres says:

    Hey, thanks for the link back!

  3. cornish bob says:

    He he they look like “Clanger Ears” Very cute.
    And hopefully nice and warm!

  4. Jessi says:

    Can you tell me what the name of the pattern on Ravelry is please??

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