Because airplaning is so much more fun in a hat that flies with you.
This slightly nonsensical hat starts at the earflaps and works its way up. The wings and head are knit separately and sewn on. The legs and feet are picked up from the provisional earflap cast on and worked down.
You'll need tan, green, brown, blue, white, orange, and yellow worsted-weight yarn. I used Cascade 220. You'll also need size 7 circular and double-pointed needles, a tapestry needle, stitch markers, a piece of 9 x 12 tan craft felt, and some toy stuffing for the head.