The other week, Miss Wiggleyhead found her way back home after a summer of adventures. She won’t tell me what she got up to, claiming that it would compromise national security but she did confess to being a little sleepy.
Our house can get chilly in the winter so Debbie requested a flannel nightie (pink to be girly, but with camo and skulls so everyone will know that she is no delicate flower), fuzzy slippers, and a night cap – the kind you wear, not the kind you drink.
The nightie was made using a pattern for a cabbage patch doll from Dolls’ Clothes Pattern Book by Roselyn Gadia-Smitley. Cabbage Patch dolls are about 15 inches tall but Miss Wiggleyhead is only 10 inches tall. I reduced the pattern using a tutorial by Pheobe and Egg.
A flannel nightie is not warm enough for a night in our house. I dug into my stash of yarn and made a cozy night cap and fuzzy bunny slippers. Why bunny slippers?
She says she is happy with them. Last I looked, she was cuddled up under my quilt, in my stop on the couch, reading The Ransom of Red Chief, of all things. I’m a little worried that she sees it as a how-to manual rather than a comical and ironic short story.
- ch = chain
- sl = slip stich
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- sc2tog = single crochet decrease or single crochet two together
- 3mm hook
- The yarn used in this project was all cheap, old stuff from my stash. I can confidently state that there was not a natural fiber to found in any skein. All three skeins looked to be light worsted weight. I used three different colours – a light pink, a medium pink, and black yarn.
- A large needle to weave in the ends and a small needle and thread to sew on buttons and embroider the nose on the bunny slippers.
- Black embroidery floss
- Four small buttons.
- Two small black pompoms and two small pink pompoms or a fork to make your own.
Miss Wigglehead has a head that is 8¼ inches around.
|Beginning||Using the light pink yarn, ch 35. Sl in the first stitch to form a ring.|
|Round 1||Sc into the second chain from the hook. Sc into each chain; sl into the first stitch. Fasten off.|
|Round 2||Join black yarn. Repeat Round 1|
|Round 3||Join medium pink yarn. Sc into each stich all the way around; sl into the first stitch; ch1|
|Round 4||Sc into the first chain from the hook. Sc into each chain; sl into the first stitch. Fasten off.|
|Round 5||Join light pink yarn. Sc into each stitch all the way around; sl into the first stitch; ch1|
|Round 6||Sc into the first chain from the hook. Sc into each chain; sl into the first stitch. Fasten off.|
|Round 7||Join black yarn. Repeat Round 1|
|Round 8||Repeat Round 3|
|Round 9||Repeat Round 4|
|Round 10||Repeat Round 5|
|Round 11||Repeat Round 6|
|Round 12||Repeat Round 7|
|Round 13||Repeat Round 3|
|Round 14||Repeat Round 4|
|Round 15||Repeat Round 5|
|Round 16||Repeat Round 6|
|Round 17||Join black yarn. Repeat Round 1. Fasten off leaving a long tail.|
|Turn hat inside out and using the long tail stitch the seam together. Turn hat right side out. Weave in all ends. Attach small pompons to each corner of the hat.|
Miss Wigglyhead has feet that are a dainty 1½ inches long. There are three different parts to these slippers; the soles, the body of the slipper, and the ears for the bunny.
Soles (make 2):
|Beginning||With medium pink, ch 5|
|Round 1||Round 1 is made by crocheting on both sides of the foundation chain. Sc into the second chain from the hook. Sc to the end of the chain. Sc in the last chain. Sc on the other side of the chain; sl into the first stitch. Ch 1|
|Round 2||Sc in the next 2 stitches; hdc in the next 2 stitches. 3 hdc in the next stitch; hdc in the next two stitches; sc in the next two stitches; sl into the first stitch; ch 1|
|Round 3||Sc in the next 3 stitches; hdc in the next 3 stitches; 3 hdc in the next stitch; hdc in the next 3 stitches; sl into the first stitch; fasten off. Weave in loose end.|
|Beginning||Join light pink yarn to the back of a sole; sc in the next 15 stitches; sl in the first stich; ch 1|
|Round 1||Sc in the next 4 stitches; sc2tog; sc in the next 4 stitches; sc2tog; sc in the next 4 stitches; sl in the first stitch; ch 1|
|Round 2||Sl in the next 4 stitches; sc in the next 8 stitches; ch 1; turn|
|Round 3||Sc in the 2nd stitch from the hook; sc in the next 7 stitches; ch 1; turn|
|Round 4||Sc in the 2nd stitch from the hook; sc2tog; sc in the next stitch; sc2tog; fasten off|
Weave in loose ends.
Bunny Ears (make 4):
The ears, like the soles, are made by crocheting on both sides of the foundation chain. You will need two ears for each slipper.
|Beginning||Using the light pink yarn, ch 5|
|Round 1||Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook; sc in the next 3 chains; 3 sc in the next chain; sc in each chain all the way back to the first stitch. Sl in the first stitch; fasten off, leaving a long tail.|
Finishing the slippers:
Using the long tail, sew an ear to each side of the slippers. Sew 2 small buttons to the front of each slipper for the eyes. Using 2 strands of black embroidery floss, embroider a small triangle under the buttons to make the bunny’s nose. Stitch a pink pompom to the back of each slipper to make the bunny’s tail.
Sweet dreams and stay warm out there!