This year I made my dad a crochet moose head. Earlier in the year he told me about seeing crocheted animal heads and how he might like one. I had already been planning on getting one made for him this year, so I was happy to know that it would be something he would actually like. I had planned on using a different pattern to make a smaller moose head but after seeing Hogar the Moose, I knew I had to make him!
He turned out amazing! So amazing that I really want one of my own too. I left off the lips from the pattern, to keep him from looking too cartoony. I also used worsted weight yarn and a size 5 hook, so he turned out bigger than the pattern says it will. I forgot to measure him, so I'm not even sure how big he ended up, I'll be sure to measure the next time I see him.
I bought a wooden plack from Michaels to mount the head on. Figuring out how to attach him was hard, I decided to just nail through his ears. You can see the nail a bit with this side view but you can't see it unless you really look.
This was such a fun project to make! I really want to make all sorts of mounted heads now.