If you’re a parent who grew up in the 80’s, have a darling little girl, and are looking for a fun and (quasi) unique Halloween costume, may I present to you… The Cabbage Patch Kid.
Meet the owner of TheLilliePad, Amanda Lillie.
“In 2010, while visiting Spain with my husband, a missionary taught me how to crochet. Crochet had always baffled me, but I had always been drawn to the beautiful stitches you could do with crochet. In fact, my grandparents and great-grandparents were amazing crocheters.
After coming back from Spain with a better understanding of crochet I dropped my knitting needles and picked up a set of crochet hooks and took off! After a few weeks of work I showed my grandmother some of my first works. She quietly smiled and left the room to pull something from her bedroom closet. She returned with a cup full of crochet hooks, all of which had been passed down from my great-grandparents. She handed them all to me and told me to keep making pretty things with them.”
Amanda creations have been featured in her Etsy store since 2011. And while her most popular items are her Cabbage Patch-inspired “hats”, she also creates delightful scarves and handmade treasures. However, I am undeniably besotted with these whimsical hair pieces from my youth; watch out, little niece… Aunty Lena has decided on your Halloween costume for next year.
In addition to Halloween (alas, the deadlines have now passed to guarantee delivery by October 30th), I love these crochet hats for dress up, role play or photo shoots.
And before you mention it, yes… I am quite aware that this hat is available in teen and adult sizes too. A separate conversation with my husband, in the near future, will surely take place.