Are you getting into the spirit? And yes, I do mean the spooktastic, ghostly spirit of Halloween? In my house, discussions about costumes have been going on for months, and little C finally made a decision.  Unfortunately, she decided on a costume that was not homemade.  I was a little heartbroken,  she is growing up, but I have to say that her “bought” costume is nicer and cheaper than anything I could have made.  Still, I knew this day would come, and that was why I created her earlier costumes.

By far, her first costume was one of the easiest to make, and one of my favorites ever.  Little C was only a year and a half, and trick-or-treated as Yoda.  I wanted her first costume to be a Jedi Master, I figured she’d have the rest of her life to be a princess.  So, for the first, in a three week costume series, I present…(drumroll)… Jedi Master, Yoda!


This will be a two part costume DIY, because I still need to write up the mitten and shoe cover patterns! Today I will be going over the Jedi robe and hat.

Robe

Two yards of off white fleece

Scissors

*This simple creation was my mom’s idea. I am so glad that I talked to her first, my idea was waaaay more complex.

Instructions

1. Fold the fleece in have and cut a hole out for a head to fit through.img_5162

2. Put it over the little Jedi’s head and trim it above the shoes. Trim each side too, it doesn’t have to be perfect, Yoda did exile himself to a cave after all.

3.  Cut a long ribbon like piece of fleece to use as a belt.

That’s it, you’re done! Black or tan pants and shirt underneath and your little one is good to go!  The crochet instructions for the hat are a little more work, check it out below.

 

Hat and Ears (fits 12 months)

Vanna’s Choice Yarn

J Hook

Scissors and Tapestry Needle

Instructions, Hat

Foundation Row:  Ch 3, 10 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in first dc

Row 1:  ch 2 (does not count as dc), 2 dc around (20 dc), sl st in first dc

Row 2:  ch 2, (dc in 1st st, 2 dc in next) around, sl st in first dc

Row 3:  ch 2, (dc in 1st 2 dc, 2 dc in next) around, sl st in first dc

Row 4:  ch 2, (dc in 1st 3 dc, 2 dc in next) around, sl st in first dc

Row 5:  ch 2, (dc in 1st 4 dc, 2 dc in next) around, sl st in first dc

Row 6:  ch 2, (dc in 1st 5 dc, 2 dc in next) around, sl st in first dc

Rows 7 – 14:  ch 2, dc in 1st st and around, sl st in first dc

Row 15:  sl st in next 28 st (creates front brim), dc across (37), ch 1 turn

Ear Flap

Row 1:  sc in next 8 st, turn

Row 2:  ch 1 sk 1st st, sc in next 7, turn

Row 3:  ch 1 sk 1st st, sc in next 6, turn

Row 4:  ch 1 sk 1st st, sc in next 5, sl st along flap side (towards the front brim),

Finishing: turn sl st up the flap and around the ear to the back, sl st in 3, sc in the 4th st, repeat 3 times, sl st in 3

2nd Ear Flap

Row 1:  sc in next 8 (over 4 sl st), turn

Row 2:  ch 1, sk 1st st, sc in 7, turn

Row 3:  ch 1, sk 1st st, sc in 6, turn

Row 4:  ch 1, sk 1st st, sc in 5, turn

Finishing:  sl st down side, turn sl st around ear flap and bind off

Instructions, Ears (make 2):

Notes:

Starting Row Decrease:

ch 2, yo, insert hook in 1st st and pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, insert hook and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all loops

Ending Row Decrease

yo, insert hook pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo pull up a loop through next st, yo, pull through all loops

Foundation Row:  ch 22

Row 1:  hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across

Row 2- 12:  Starting Row Decrease, hdc across till last 2 st, Ending Row Decrease

Row 13:  yo, pull up a loop, yo pull through 2, yo pull up a loop in the next st, pull through 2, yo pull up loop in next st, yo, pull through all, bind off

Fold each bottom edge to the center of the ear and sew the ears onto each side of the hat

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Braided Straps

Cut 12 strips of yarn 1-1 1/2 feet, divide into two sections (for each side)

Fold 6 strips in half and pull the folded edge through the middle of the ear flap, pull the rest of the yarn through the loop, separate strips into thirds and braid.

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If you’re trying out this pattern and have questions, please let me know in the comments. Otherwise, happy crocheting!

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