I do not believe dogs should wear clothes. It seems impractical as they grow their own fur. However, the exception to this are little dogs. They are small and silly already. A little more ridiculousness wouldn't matter. Reading a Japanese knitting pattern is like looking at blueprints for a rocket ship. I managed to figure out the pattern for the red hat pictured above and used brown speckled yarn. This hat is for Henri, the maltese-shitzu.