Those of us still scrambling for a Halloween costume but bristling at the idea of something that only gets a day of airplay might be wise to make a hat that does double duty: with the right outfit it's a costume, and the other 364 days of the year it's just a really awesome hat. Here are some of the great crochet patterns available from Etsy sellers. Barbarian Viking Beanie from Candy Pop Creations - Viking? Brünnehilde? This hat is a study in versatility.
Koala Earflap Hat from The Fuzzy Noggin - pair this with gray fleece, just make sure it has a pouch for marsupial authenticity.
Owl Hat from RAKJ Patterns - match with a coordinating sweater or paint feathers on brown sweats for full effect.
Frog Earflap Beanie from Inner Hooker - put it together with a green outfit for an insta-amphibian.
Sock Monkey Hat from Sock Monkey Kook - cut up a few pairs of Rockford Red Heel Socks for coordinating arm and leg warmers.