“AHH!!! Tomorrow is Halloween!?” – me this morning after realizing I have NOTHING to wear to the party tomorrow. (Seriously though, I had zero costumes or ideas until 11 a.m. on October 30th.)
I needed a costume and I needed it FAST, but I didn’t want to break the bank on a pricey costume from those creepy Halloween stores or try to throw something together from my closet that looked half-assed.
So, I sat and thought hard about all the costumes I could do on a budget that would still be fun and allow for some creativity. I thought and thought and thought and then…. BOOM. Nailed it. I would be Where’s Waldo.
It was a perfect fit. I had just purchased some cobalt pants, I found a stripped shirt & glasses from Goodwill and I work with seniors, so finding a cane was a no brainier. My only issue? THE HAT! And then I remembered, oh shit, I knit! I ran to my craft store, picked up some yarn and picked up my needles. FYI this hat only took 2 hours! (That’s only 4 episodes of House Hunters!)
Size 13 circular and/or double point needle
Super Chunky yarn in red & white
Pom pom maker or a make shift option
CO 48 in red & join in the round
R1-7: *K2, P2
Change yarn to white
R20: *K4, K2tog
R21: *K3, K2tog
R22: *K2, K2tog
R23: *K1, K2tog
Weave yarn through remaining stitches and weave in all ends
Yay! The bulk of the project is done! Now all you have to do is the pom pom. I use a pom pom maker, but it’s up to you how to proceed. When done, sew that bad boy on! Costume complete! Who would have thought that just a few hours ago, I didn’t have a single costume idea. Overall, I couldn’t be happier with the result of the hat and the costume as a whole; I can’t wait to wear it tomorrow! Anywho, have a safe and fun Halloween!