Some times it’s two steps forward one step back. I try to make things overly complicated, when it would just be better to keep it simple. I learned this while working on the “Bear Ears” variation of my basic fleece hat. I tried some basic applique which looked ok – but not great. So I tried making a hat with just the ears and no applique and it looks so cute ( and not like a 3rd grade craft project!). So now after one failed prototype is my basic bear ears how to. All you’ll need is the basic hat pattern and the ears pattern. Enjoy!