Halloween revelers… rev up your knitting needles! Even though the Great Pumpkin is due to rise up from his pumpkin patch in a couple of weeks, you still have time to whip up a homemade costume with only a pair of sticks and some yarn. Grab a copy of Wacky Baby Knits by Alison Jenkins for 20 knitted designs that can double as Halloween costumes for tots—as well as cute and cozy winter apparel all season long.
While you might have to table some of Wacky Baby Knits’ more elaborate getups (like the full-body frog suit) for next Halloween, most of Alison Jenkins’ costumey knits can be churned out in a matter of days, if not hours. A cupcake hat or Elvis wig requires little further embellishment, while a pair of monster boots and mitts will add both scare and flair to any footed romper. Craving a challenge? There’s always the cow suit.