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Baby's First Halloween

My baby went as Zdeno Chara for Halloween last night: I had this idea before Nico was even born, and when I came across this pattern for knit skates, it convinced me to go for it. I only started knitting this costume last weekend, and let me tell you, knitting with a newborn is TOUGH! I learned to knit while he slept in my arms; I learned to knit while standing over his crib; I learned to sing lullabies as I knit. I also went with even LESS sleep and the house is a complete shambles, but I think the end result is totally worth it. The socks have no pattern – just knit in the round in stockinette stitch.
The jersey was adapted from the baby baseball tee pattern – I just subbed in the jersey colours and added the white detail on the shoulders (those are all separate pieces knit together with mattress stitch)
The hat was already made – all I did was add the ear straps (done last minute on Halloween night!!) How do you know he’s Zdeno Chara (my favourite hockey player)? Well, because I k…