Bitty Bumble Bee Costume

What better way to celebrate baby’s first Halloween than with an adorable bumble bee outfit! The hat and playsuit each feature black and yellow stripes running down them to create the perfect bumble bee effect! The hat features two large antenna, while the playsuit features a ribbed section and two straps to achieve a snug fit around baby’s waist!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 0-6 (6-12) months

Hat Height: 5.75 (6.25)” / [15 (16) cm]

Hat Circumference: 14 (16)” / [36 (41) cm]

Playsuit Length (Not including straps): 8.25 (9.25)” / [21 (24) cm]

Playsuit Width (Waist): 17 (19)” / [43 (48) cm]

Pattern is written for size 0-6 months old with changes for 6-2 months in ( ).

Gauge: 7 sts and 6 rows = 2” [5 cm] in hdc.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn  Patons Merino Extrafine Aran (100% Virgin Wool; 92 yards [85 meters]/50 grams): 221 Canary (color A), 2 balls; 299 Black (color B), 2 balls.

Hook: US size K/10½ (6.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle; two 0.8” [2 cm] buttons

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together

Special Stitches

fpdc (front post double crochet): Yo, insert your hook under the post of the next stitch, yo, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2 loops on your hook (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through the last 2 loops on your hook.

Pattern Notes

This hat and antenna are worked in the round from top to bottom. The playsuit is worked in the round from top to bottom, as well as in rows working from side to side.

Pattern

Hat

With color A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 8 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in next 7 sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 16 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 24 sts.

Size 0-6 months only

Rnd 4: Change to color B, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 32 sts.

Size 6-12 months only

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 32 sts.

All Sizes

Rnd 5: Change to color A (color B), ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 40 sts.

Size 0-6 months only

Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 39 sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.

Size 6-12 months only

Rnd 6: Change to color A, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 48 sts.

All Sizes

Rnd 7 (7-8): Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 39 (47) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.
Rnd 8 (9): Change to color B, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 39 (47) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd.
Rnds 9 (10)-11 (12): Change to color A, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 39 (47) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.
Rnd 12 (13): Change to color B, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 39 (47) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.
Rnds 13 (14)-14 (15): Change to color A, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 39 (47) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.
Rnd 15 (16): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 39 (47) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Antenna

With color B, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 6 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st first st of this rnd to join – 9 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, sl st first st of this rnd to join – 12 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 11 sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, sc2tog, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around, sl st first st of this rnd to join – 9 sts.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc2tog, *sc in next st. sc2tog; rep from * around, sl st first st of this rnd to join – 6 sts.
Rnds 7-13: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 11 sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Playsuit

With color A, ch 50 (54).

Rnd 1: Sl st in first ch, to form a circle, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 49 (53) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 50 (54) sts.
Rnds 2-3: Change to color B, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 49 (53) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.
Rnds 4-6: Change to color A, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 49 (53) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.
Rnds 7-8: Change to color B, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 49 (53) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.
Rnds 9-11: Change to color A, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 49 (53) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.
Rnds 12-13: Change to color B, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 49 (53) sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.
Rnd 14: Change to color A, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 53 sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.

Size 6-12 months only

Rnd 15: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 53 sts, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Front Flap

Attach color A in 25th st of Rnd 14 (15) of Playsuit.

Row 15 (16): Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 12 sts, turn – 13 sts.

Row 16: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 12 sts, turn.

Size 6-12 months only

Row 17: Change to color B, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 12 sts, turn.

All Sizes

Row 17 (18): Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 9 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 11 sts.
Row 18 (19): Change to color B (color A), ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 7 sts, hdc2tog, turn – 9 sts.
Row 19 (20): Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 8 sts, turn.
Row 20 (21): Change to color A (continue using color A for larger size), ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 8 sts, turn.
Row 21: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 8 sts, turn.

Size 6-12 months only

Row 22: Change to color B, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 8 sts, turn.
Row 23: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 8 sts, turn.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Back Flap

Attach color A in 50th (52nd) st of Rnd 14 (15) of Playsuit.

Rows 16-22 (23): Rep Front Flap pattern.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

With color A (B), sew the ends of the Front Flap and the Back Flap together. This creates Leg Openings on either side of the seam.

Leg Openings

Rnd 1: Attach color A in the middle of the seam, Row 21 (23) of Playsuit, ch 1, hdc in each st around the edge of the leg opening, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 30 (32) sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc in same st, *fpdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in first st of this rnd to join.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Waistband and Button Straps

Waistband

Rnd 1: Attach color A to last st of Rnd 1 of Playsuit, ch 1, hdc in same st, *fpdc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 50 (54) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Button Straps

Left Strap

Attach color A to 7th (12th) st of Rnd 1 of Waistband.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 (3) sts, turn – 3 (4) sts.

Rows 2-30 (34): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 (3) sts, turn – 3 (4) sts.
Row 31 (35): Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, skip 1 (2) sts, sc in next st, turn.
Row 32 (36): Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 (3) sts, turn – 3 (4) sts.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Border: Attach color A to the side of Row 1 of Left Strap. Ch 1, sc in each st around the edge of the strap, sl st in first st of this rnd to join – 58 (64) sts.

Right Strap

Attach color A in 48th (54th) st of Rnd 1 of Waistband.

Rows 1-32 (36): Rep as for Left Strap.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Stuff Antenna with poly (toy) filling, then sew 2 antennas onto the Hat.

Sew 2 buttons onto the Playsuit; one button right across from each Button Strap.yarn ball

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