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I have THE perfect outfits for your Little One’s first photo shoot. 🙂 No, it’s not a baby cocoon or elf hat… Can you guess what they are?! *Drum roll,* please…
DIAPER COVER and BEANIE CAP ANIMAL SETS!
Woo hoo! Why am I soo stoked about this topic? Well, let’s just say that I’ve invested a bit of time in making them (a few were created more than once), and they look super cute on any baby wearing them. My testimony not only comes from how adorable they look by themselves, but I actually put a few beanie caps on my Baby Girl. She looked cuter than all the cuteness in the world combined! She LOVED wearing them, too.
Each set worked up without any hassle. Medium-worsted weight yarn was used for some sets, while other sets required that light-worsted weight yarn (AKA: baby yarn) be used. The book I used is by Shelle Hendrix, and is referenced in the Crochet Patterns tab above.
I won’t keep you waiting any longer! Here are the photos of the completed Diaper Cover and Beanie Cap Animals Sets:
“Bear Set,” page 20.
This set is made for babies 3-6 months. The button allows for adjustment at the waist for a custom fit. Its sweet, brown and orange braids allow the beanie cap to be gently tied around baby’s chin to ensure that it doesn’t fall off. Oh! Before I forget, I added a removable pom-pom tail to the diaper cover. I decided to make it removable via button so that it’s practical and comfortable for every day use. What better way to say hello to winter than by having Baby pose as a hibernating bear! Awwwww!
“Panda Set,” page 2.
“Panda Set” fits babies 3-6 months. It too has an adjustable waist to accommodate baby’s growth. Like the “Bear Set,” a removable pom-pom tail was attached via button. All you need are a few bamboo shoots, and Baby is ready to pose! Cute!
“Mouse Set,” page 14.
“Mouse Set” was made with light-worsted weight yarn. I do want you to know that because I used the light-worsted weight yarn, the ears are floppy, but still very adorable! In fact, I think the floppy ears adds to the cute factor. 😀 Additionally, I added a mouse tail using a pipe cleaner and button. The crochet part around the pipe cleaner was a few rows of SC that were stitched closed around the pipe cleaner. Much like the removable tails with the bear and panda sets, the mouse tail can be detached as well. All you need a wedge of cheese and a nest to put your sleeping mouse in, and you have a precious photo-op on your hands!
“Frog Set,” page 8.
“Frog Set” was also made of light-worsted weight baby yarn. Once again, the eyes are floppy, but since they’re smaller than the mouse ears, they do in fact stay standing when the beanie cap is placed on baby’s head. For ages 3-6 months, with an adjustable waist. A lily pad and lily flower are the only two additional props you’d need to complete this whimsical scene.
“Lamb Set,” page 36.
“Lamb Set” is by far my FAVORITE diaper cover and beanie cap set! It was made out of super bulky weight yarn (working with this yarn was a first for me, but was really easy to crochet with). Because the bulk yarn was used, the entire set worked up faster than any other set in the book. Niiiiiiccce!!! The waist is adjustable, and the set fits babies 3-6 months. Each lamb ear was tied with a hot pink, foundation crochet chain. Be sure to use Dritz “Fray Check” at the ends of the crochet chain so that the sewn in tail doesn’t come out. A starry night behind Baby will make you want to peacefully count sheep. How sweet is that?!