Wild Things- Crown

A mother that attends my church asked me the other day if I could crochet a gold crown for her daughter's first birthday.

The theme of the party: "Where The Wild Things Are". 
A 1963 Childrens Picture book.

Where the "Wild Things Are" is a story of a young boy named Max who runs away from home (in his dreams) to an island full of wild beasts. The beast eventually crown him king as they see him being the wildest of them all. (something like that). I just read this somewhere, I never saw the movie nor read the book.

The book was actually banned for libraries in 1964 for being too dark and having supernatural Themes. 

Well, Now, somehow this story has resurfaced to be a big hit with children between the ages of 1 & 3. My niece recently had a birthday party using the same theme.

So, When this lady asked me to make her daughter a "Wild Things" inspired crown, I didn't hesitate to say yes. I have crocheted crowns before so I knew it would be an easy task. 

Within an hour, I made the "Wild One" a crown. 
I had to guess at the size by placing my hand on the childs head. My guess was right. It fit her just perfect and she looked like she enjoyed trying it on. I would show you pictures of  how cute she was but I do not have her permission and I'm sure the Mom wants to be the one to post them. 

But I can show you my creation. 

What do you think? I love how it turned out. I even cut out a felt "number one" to add to it if she wanted too. 


  1. You are so talented, Lisa! I never heard of that book...how funny that it has become such a hit now!

  2. I loved the book (which I found as an adult) and your crown is just perfect.

  3. Oh wow the crown turned out great. Nice Job.
    My kids loved that book when they were little. I can't count how many times I read it to them.

  4. You are an artist with yarn. You guys always amaze me I can never see where you start or end the task. SWEET!

  5. Nice. I need one of those every now and then :)