Halloween has always been my least favourite holiday. I hate all of the creepy, scary, gory, macabre stuff that goes along with it. Pumpkins, autumn leaves, candy, cute kids dressed up in adorable costumes - those things I like. I just don't enjoy all of the yucky other stuff that goes with it. I never have. I never dress up and generally try to ignore Halloween as best I can.*
So my husband was understandably shocked when I walked in the door today and said, "I'm going to be a kitty cat." The almost-three year old who lives upstairs loves all things kitty (including my friend HK), and I thought it would be fun to surprise her. I figured I could dress in black and wear a scarf for a tail, and use eyeliner to paint whiskers. But, this being a last-minute idea and all, I didn't have any ears! No problem - I just decided to crochet myself a pair.
They worked out great! The pattern went something like:
Row 1: dc in 3rd chain, dc in each chain to end of row. Turn.
Row 2-3: hdc in 2nd dc, hdc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
Row 3: sc in 2nd hdc, scin each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Row 4+: sc in 2nd sc, sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Repeat until it takes only 1 stitch to complete row.
I joined the ears by making slip stitches along the bottom of one ear, chaining 4-5 stitches between (whatever looked right on my headband), and then continuing slip stitches along the bottom of the other. Then I sewed them to the headband, and voila! Kitty cat ears!
This may be the one and only time I make an effort to dress up for Halloween, but I'm happy with how it turned out.
*My husband and I hand out candy with friends, but that's about as far as it goes.