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Halloween is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about costumes if you haven't already. I enjoy making costumes for my kids and it is especially fun (and easy) to put together cute little costumes for babies. This is my newest little guy's first Halloween and he will only be 3 months old so I was trying to think of a cute and easy halloween costume idea for little babies. You really want them to be comfortable and warm so a long sleeved bodysuit seemed like the perfect place to start.
I thought of a few different ideas but since the most common and easy to find baby bodysuits, at least that are a solid color, are white I decided it would be cute to make a little ghost. All I needed was a white, long-sleeved bodysuit, some white pants, and I figured I could crochet a little hat.
Huggies Natural Care Wet Wipes which should also come in handy on Halloween, especially with older kids eating chocolate candy and then wanting to hold the baby who is wearing mostly white. I looked around in the clothes section to see if I could find the other items that I needed. I knew I could find white bodysuits just about anywhere but I thought the pants might be a little trickier to find and if anywhere were to have them it would be Babies "R" Us. Sure enough I was able to find some. I also found out that Babies "R" Us has a fun in-store event happening soon to celebrate Baby's First Halloween. It is taking place on October 15, from 11am-12 pm. You can make a little keepsake craft and parade around the store. They will also be showing products and tips to help you get ready for the colder weather, have giveaways and raffles and it might be a fun way to meet some other moms.
I brought all of my stuff home and got to work on making my ghost costume. I cut three identical ovals out of iron on vinyl (or HTV or whatever you want to call it). I didn't even bother using a cutting machine although you could. An oval seemed like a simple enough shape to me that it was just as easy to cut out three by hand. I placed them where I wanted on the front of the bodysuit and ironed them in place. If you don't have iron on vinyl you could also use fabric paint or even puffy paint to paint on the ghost face.
Next I needed to make the hat. I wanted to crochet a little hat that would look like a pointy headed ghost. All I needed for that was some white yarn and a crochet hook and it didn't take long to make a little ghost hat to fit my baby.
How to Make a Simple Ghost Costume for Baby
Hat is approximately 3 month size
You will need:
- Long sleeve white baby bodysuit
- White baby pants
- Scrap of Iron on Vinyl (or fabric paint)
- White worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
- H crochet hook
- Yarn needle
First make your shirt. Cut three identical ovals from iron on vinyl. This can be done on a cutting machine or by hand. Place the three ovals in desired spot on the shirt to make 2 eyes and a mouth. Iron in place following directions for the vinyl you are using, Alternatively paint 3 ovals in place instead of using the vinyl.
Next make the hat using white yarn and H crochet hook, You will start with a magic ring joining each round as you go, beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch.
Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 4 dc, join with sl st to first dc (4 dc)
Round 2: ch2, 2 dc in each stitch, join with sl st to first dc (8 dc)
Round 3: ch2, 2 dc in first stitch, 3 dc in next, 2 dc in next, 1 dc in each of next of next 5 stitches, join with sl st to first dc (12 dc)
Round 4: ch2, 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2, 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next 2, 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next 5 stitches, join with sl st to first dc (15 dc)
Round 5: ch2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 4] repeat to end, join with sl st to first dc (18 dc)
Round 6: ch2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next] repeat around, join with sl st to first dc (27 dc)
Round 7: ch2, [2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2] repeat around, join with sl st to first dc (36 dc)
Round 8: [ch2, 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 3] repeat around, join with sl st to first dc (45 dc)
Rounds 9-13: ch2, 1 dc in each stitch, join with sl st to first dc (45 dc)
Round 14: ch 1, sc in each stitch, join with slip stitch to first sc (45 sc)
finish off, cut yarn, weave in ends
And that's it, a cute and easy ghost costume for your baby. Click here for more fun ideas for Baby's First Halloween.