This is my latest crochet creation, and I'm so proud! My niece Emma just looks adorable in her red hooded cape:
I used this free crochet pattern for a toddler sized (2T) Red Riding Hood cape: Red Riding Hood Cape Pattern and it couldn't have been easier. I followed the instructions exactly (which is VERY unusual for me - I generally modify SOMETHING - but there was no need to here).
Now, I know you must be thinking, "Why is this crazy woman giving a RED cape to a toddler at EASTER of all times????" Well, as it so happens, we have a long-standing tradition of wearing red hooded attire at Easter time in the Harris family. Check out this cherished family photo circa 1980:
That's me (the, ahem, sassy one) and Deanna hunting Easter eggs with our red hooded sweaters. I'm sure you're now thinking, "Wow, I guess she got one too many black jelly beans in her Easter basket . . . . " ;-) If you've been reading the blog for any length of time, you'll note that I've commented before on the "olden" days of only having the ability to take 24 or 36 photos on film cameras in Now You're Just Somebody That I Used to Know and you just kind of got what you got because there was no way to preview them. Of course, sometimes THOSE were the photos that years down the road turn out to be the cherished family memories (because they are hilarious).
Anyhootle, if you crochet, give this pattern a try in red or in any other color. It won't disappoint.