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Homemade Baby Costumes to Crochet and Craft

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There are lots of fun reasons you might want to make a costume for your baby. For those of you who celebrate Halloween, Purim, or Easter, a homemade costume can add to the holiday fun. Homemade costumes look unique, and also help you avoid having the same exact costume as all the other little ones in the neighborhood.

Cat Baby Hat to Crochet

This Cute Baby Hat Could Be the Focal Point of a Fun Baby Cat Costume.
This Cute Baby Hat Could Be the Focal Point of a Fun Baby Cat Costume. Photo © Erica Jackofsky

You could use this easy homemade hat as the basis little kittycat costume. There are lots of different things you could use for the body of the costume -- for example, cat (or mouse) printed PJs, or simply a cute set in colors that match your hat. (The little one can continue to wear this outfit even after the costume is no longer needed.) Add a little tail for maximum cuteness.

Click Here to Get the Free Baby Hat Pattern.

Cat Baby Hat to Knit

This Knit Cat Hat Could Be the Focal Point of a Cute Baby Cat Costume.
Photo © Sarah E. White

For those of you who enjoy knitting, Sarah White has posted another cat hat pattern you might enjoy; it's available over at the knitting.about.com website.

Visit the Knitting Site to Get the Free Cat Baby Hat Pattern.

Grape Baby Hat

Grape Baby Hat
Grape Baby Hat -- Photo Copyright Erica Jackofsky

Doesn't this cute little hat spark some fun costume ideas? It sure does for me.

Do you have friends or family members with babies of similar ages? How about making several of these hats, so you can have a cluster of grapes?

For the body of the costume, I'm thinking you could dress the little one in a purple shirt or onesie, and you'd be all good to go. Bonus points if you make some purple baby booties too.

Click Here to Get the Free Baby Hat Pattern.

Anne Geddes-Inspired Baby Costumes

Red Heart has released some free patterns that utilize their Anne Geddes baby yarn. The designs resemble the costumes that you'd see in Anne Geddes' popular photographs. If you click through the following links, you'll be transported to the free patterns at the Redheart.com website:

Pumpkin Hat

Baby Pumpkin Hat
Photo © Sarah E. White

Transform your little one into a cute pumpkin for either fall or Halloween. The hat is the focal point of the costume, but you could also dress baby up in a cute orange shirt or onesie, or a fall/Halloween print, for maximum effect.

This free knitting pattern was designed by Sarah E. White. It is posted at the knitting.about.com website.

Get the Free Pumpkin Hat Pattern.

Baby Bunny Costumes for Easter, Halloween or Purim

The main ingredients for a bunny costume: bunny ears and a fluffy little tail. Here you have bunches of ideas for how to do the ears:

For the tail, how about a big fluffy pompom?

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