After more than 30 years I have again picked up my crochet hooks. And here's what I have been making--fly bonnets for horses! What? Yes, fly bonnets to keep flies out of their ears and eyes while being ridden. (Not to be confused with fly masks which cover the ears as well as eyes, and most of head, used when the horses is turned out to graze.)
These are just a few of the ones I've made so far. And I am still making them! My goal is one for each horse at the barn--and that number is into double digits....
I am combining two patterns and adding a bit of my own "flair". The ears are made of cotton lycra fabric to be both cool and stretchy. Many differently shaped heads so they are being made in different sizes. I'll try to get pics of them on the horses--they look really cool!