Sometimes I miss being young….okay most days I miss it. You could daydream the day away and the most you had to worry about was what troll you were going to take to school that day, ahhh the good ol’days. One of my favourite time of year, besides Christmas of course, was Halloween. On no other day could you dress up in a silly costume and take candy from a stranger! I would plan months in advance as to what I would be for Halloween and now that I am older I still dress up every once and a while but the neighbours always seem to have an attitude when I knock on their door for candy, “what I’m dressed up?!”. Halloween is a month away but it is never too early to start planning, this was my inspiration for my next Aunty project.
I wanted to crochet my little niece something special for her first Halloween. When I first started hooking a friend posted a link on my Facebook wall for a cabbage patch doll hat pattern. I remember gazing at it and knowing there was no way I would be able to pull that off, maybe one day I thought. Well that one day has come back around because I made it my mission to make a cute little cabbage patch doll hat for my real life dolly Eva. I found a great pattern on Pinterest, the instructions were easy to follow and also included some great tutorials. The most challenging part by far with this pattern is the little curly loops around the bottom of the hat. I found a helpful tutorial which I highly recommend if you are wanting to make your own. All I can say is thank goodness for YouTube and all those lovely crafters out there that share their wisdom, I couldn’t do it without you!!
After a few struggles here and there I finally completed my dolly costume for my niece and I sat in awe. I still look at it and can’t believe I was able to pull it off. By no means is it perfect but I guess I never thought I would be able to complete it and I am so delighted that I did! I hope my little niece Eva is as equally delighted. I hope you have a fun first Halloween my little dolly! Aunty misses you lots and can’t wait to see some pictures of you all dressed up, oh and one piece of advise, if you get an apple don’t eat it, it’s just insulting and the old lady knows it too.
So here is my completed cabbage patch dolly hat, all that is missing is a cute little outfit to go with and she will be all set for some Halloween fun!
If you yourself have a little dolly in your life that would look perfect in this little hat take a peek at my Etsy shop, BBCraftlandia, as I made an extra one for your little one 😉 You can also follow my blog by clicking on the “follow” button along the side, as well you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.