Whether you're looking for an easy Halloween costume or just need a cleve disguise to avoid detection, Knit Your Own Moustache: Create 20 Knit and Crochet Disguises by Vicky Eames (aka Wife of Brian) has got you covered.
From a variety of knit moustaches to a crocheted Groucho getup, Rastafarian-inspired hat and dreads to funny beads and animal ears, this book is perfect if you're outfitting a party photobooth or need to go ingognito pronto.
About the Book
- Pages: 112
- Format: hardcover
- Number of patterns: 20 (both knit and crochet)
- Skill level: none given, but most are technically pretty easy but may require a lot of assembly
- Illustrations: full-color photographs
- Knitting lessons: four pages of knitting techniques cover casting on, knitting, purling, binding off, increases, decreases and more (there are also some tips for crochet and sewing)
- Publication date: June 2013
- Publisher: Collins & Brown/Sterling Publishing
The book includes a mix of knit, crochet and combo projects, some of which are really quick and easy -- like the collections of knit moustaches and animal ears -- some more complex or at least more lengthy projects like the crocheted paper bag disguise.
Some of my favorites include the knit ponytail wig, eyepatch and blue rinse rig (think little old lady hair).
The crocheted Dapper Dandy Set, complete with top hat, monocle and pipe, is a lot of fun, too. And of course a knit moustache or kitty ears makes for a great almost-last-minute no-costume costume for a dress up party.
Whether you (or your kids) love to play dress up or you just want some fun props for your next party, Knit Your Own Moustache has some great ideas for knitters, crocheters and multi-crafters (the crochet techniques are not that difficult even if you don't have a lot of experience.
And you can use these project ideas to develop your own custom costumes, whether you want to be Mr. Monopoly, Sigmund Freud, a pirate or whatever else you can conjure.