He Gives Warm Hugs {DIY Olaf Costume}

OlafMy two year old was very anti costume this Halloween.  In fact, he started telling me in September, “I don’t want to wear a costume. I just want candy.” Sorry kid. It doesn’t work that way. In early October, this Olaf costume pattern from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop came into my inbox and I just had to make it! I showed it to my husband, who laughed and said, “you know Dax will never wear that, right?” Luckily, I have a friend who was looking for an Olaf costume for her three month old son, so I got to make it for him.

I downloaded Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop’s free pattern off of craftsy and was on my way. The pattern was for size 6-12 months, but I had one of Dax’s old 3 month jammies and I modified the pattern from that as was instructed.

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I ended up using this free hat pattern from FleeceFun.com to make the Olaf hat. Didn’t it come out great?

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I actually made the lining of the hat first, then attached the eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouth to the front outside piece. Next, I attached the twig hair when I sewed the front and back of the outside of the hat together, and finally I finished the hat by adding in the previously made lining. (Does that make sense?)

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This was my first attempt at a costume and I’m REALLY happy with the results! Even the maniac toddler was impressed.

{“You make that hat for me?”

“Would you wear it?”


Lastly, thank you to my friend Sarah and her lovely children for letting me put their pictures of on my blog! The costume is cute, but it’s baby J that really makes the costume FABULOUS!

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 {He gives warm hugs!}

Thanks for reading!


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