It’s book week in Australia! Halloween isn’t really celebrated widely in schools the way it is in America, but kids do still get to dress up in costumes once a year. They all dress like book characters on day this week. Here is the costume I made this year from a book called “The Happiness Tree.”
You can just have your child wear brown or grey and then just make a tree hat. We had some pants from Gap that had plants on the bottom, so I thought those worked well for this.
There are several trees in this book, but this costume is based on the tree of hope.
I crocheted a basic hat. I also joined back up at the top of the hat and made a long chain and then made one row of single crochet to get back to the top of the hat. I made a few of these and sewed felt leaves on it and the base of the hat in the front. I made sure all of the “branches” were towards the back of the hat so they wouldn’t hang down in front of the wearer’s face. I just cut these leaves out free hand from the felt. I folded the felt over and cut both edges together so the leaves would be symmetrical.
You can see there is a little bird house in the tree so I cut that out of felt as well and sewed it onto the hat.
Happy Book Week everyone!