CROCHET - Mermaid Costume
Halloween seems to fall into that "love it or hate it" category. Whichever category you put yourself in, you have to admit that a baby in a costume is cute overload. Last year was Freya's first Halloween. She was 7 months old and although I am not a big partaker of the holiday, I had to make her adorable. Freya could not walk yet and after serious consideration, I chose to make her a mermaid costume. I hunted around for a pattern and found the perfect pattern here. It was go big or go home so I knitted her some seashells and a starfish headband to go with the tail.
The seashells were made from the pattern found here. I should have used a larger weight yarn because the shells ended up being on the tiny side. Even for a baby! I also used a crochet chain to connect the seashells together and the center segment should be a little smaller than what I made it. My shells ended up being a little too far apart. Since it was for a baby, I did not feel the need to start over and make a new set of shells.
The starfish headband was made of a starfish that I knitted and tied on to a pre-made headband. The pattern for the starfish can be found here.
This costume was perfect and Freya looked precious! I had her wear it even though we did not go anywhere and we were alone at my mum's house in the country where there are no trick-or-treaters. Totally worth it.