Halloween just passed and we had fun. Although, I really missed my neighborhood in Virginia. Last year we had a costume parade and block party. This year we are still making friends and trying to figure things out. Our new neighborhood was much more quiet, but the boys went out with a couple of friends from school. They had fun, and that's what it's all about...and the haul of candy.
I made a Squirttle costume...that's from Pokemon for those of us that didn't know that. I'm too old for Pokemon. I was already in college when Pokemon made their first splash. So, my son had to get out a book and show me pictures. But, one trip to the dollar store and a couple of yards of clearance fabric from Joann's later - and we had a Squirttle costume.
I also worked on another costume for my sweet little niece in Raleigh. I just want to say...my sister-in-law plays dirty. She sent me a picture of a Peppa Pig hat. Then, she sent a video of my dear, darling, precious niece (that I miss so much) saying "pleeeeeeease." Dirty. Using her own child like that. She should be ashamed. (Although, I'm pretty sure she isn't ashamed. )
It turns out my niece is obsessed with Peppa Pig and was going to be Peppa for Halloween. Well, she needed me, so I got to work. As soon as I played the video, I started looking for patterns on line. The next morning, I headed straight to Joann's and found some soft, pink yarn. I got to work as soon as possible.
I've done hats in the round with single crochet and double crochet, but I decide to do something different. I found this pattern by My Hobby is Crochet. The Gum Drop Earflap Hat.
I really liked the description of the hat being stretchy and soft. The pattern is very well written and very easy to follow. I did the whole thing in pink.
I didn't use any specific patterns for the face. I just used pictures as a guide. I had enough scraps lying around to take care of the eyes and trim. I found a couple of small black buttons in my sewing drawer for the eyes.
The biggest challenge with this project, was keeping my hands on the hat so I could keep working.
I finally got it finished and in the mail to that sweet little girl. The latest report is that she refuses to wear it, but carries it around with her. I'm just glad she likes it.
Now...there's a bowl of candy calling my name.