Woodi: "what is a "lion swallowing your head hat"??? I am very curious to see such a thing.
I found this site, could this be what she's referring to?
I also saw a "Lion Hood" on Etsy.....very creative!"
Yes, these lion hoods/hats are very cute; HOWEVER, I greatly fear they're NOT what my niece wanted. From her description, she wants a lion hat with an open lion's mouth as the part where you insert your head (hence, the "lion-swallowing-your-head hat"--my terminology, of course)!!
And no, I've not found any patterns like this anywhere, so I'll be doing my best to design it (and I'm a fairly new knitter, so THIS should be . . . fun--yeah, that's the word I'm looking for!!).
If I have any measure of success, I'll be sure and post a picture (but I don't even have the yarn yet, so it'll be awhile).