It is SO much fun having little nieces that I can make things for. When I saw this Fiesta Owl Poncho pattern by Ira Rott, I knew I had to make it. Look how adorable the back is!
Ira's pattern comes in multiple sizes - including adult. She also gives you several options for the face and includes instructions for numerous colorways. This worked up really fast (size 2-4). You can get a copy of the pattern here.