If you've been hanging around my blog for a while, you already know of Toot's obsession with The Wiggles. I admit that I started her on the road to Wiggles addiction as I had had some experience with them during my days working at a day care. I actually met them before they hit it big in the U.S., they were in my town in the early 2000's, opening for Barney. I was babysitting the weekend they were in town and took my young charge down to a music store where The Wiggles were performing to promote the show.
Cut to present day, now that I have kids of my own The Wiggles have integrated themselves in our daily lives and we're cool with it. Hey, it could be worse (I'm looking at you Dora the Explorer and to a lesser extent, Yo Gabba Gabba).
Anyhoo (Geez louise I can ramble on, I'm even boring myself...), when we found out that The Wiggles were coming to our town, it was a no brainer that Toot HAD to be at that concert and see them in person for herself. The concert is next week and a couple of months ago I decided that Toot had to have a costume for it. I thought of making an outfit as an homage to Dorothy the Dinosaur, a character friend of The Wiggles:
(Image source: Wiggles Wiki)
And here's my own personal Toot the Dinosaur:
I started with the hat. I was going to crochet the entire thing but luckily found this hat on clearance at Target and decided to alter it instead.
I single crocheted around the brim and then sewed the zig zags on the hat. I crocheted the rose using the Big Rose tutorial from Bethintx1.
So the hat was the easy part, now on to the dress:
I crocheted the dress using a pattern from Hooked for Toddlers: 20 Easy Crochet Projects and this dress hooked up surprisingly quick. I improvised Dorothy's yellow spots, added white trim and red buttons. Done! This is the first piece of clothing I've ever crocheted so I have to admit, I'm freaking proud of this! :D
Toot's looking forward to the concert next week, I'm sure I'll be back to post pictures of it so consider yourself warned. Muwahahahaha....