My sister in law saw a baby Mickey Mouse outfit online and asked me to crochet one for my niece.
I took measurements, picked the yarn, and set to work. I made up the Mickey ears and shorts, but used The Huts Amore bootie pattern. I didn’t use the named hook/yarn combo and just stopped making them when they looked like shoes rather than boots, doing a single crochet around the edges.
Before I sewed on the hat ears, I tried the hat on my niece. In the 3-4 weeks between finishing the hat and the photo shoot, she grew massively and the hat ended up sitting like a Mouseketeer cap rather than a full beanie as planned. I made the shorts and the shoes intentionally large so that it would look like she was wearing Mickey’s clothes and also so she could grow into them.
Mickey Mouse shorts
Niece was: 41cm waist, 39cm back to front. Shorts made to fit larger.
Dk yarn, 5mm hook. Chain 80
2 rows of alternating FPhdc and BPhdc, worked flat. From row 3, use hdc. Make button holes on one end.
At about 3 inches tall, close and work in the round
Work until the top of the waistband to the bottom measures 9in
Measure off 37 stitches on each half of the shorts- so that the front and back share the stitches. String a contrasting thread from the front to back for each leg so that the leg holes are sectioned off.
Pick up stitches at the front of the shorts, between the legs, 3 stitches wide. Work for 4 rows and then connect to the back of the crotch area with slip stitches.
Begin legs: each leg has 44 stitches around.
Decrease by 2 stitches in the next row.
Work for a few rows until the legs seem in proportion to the shorts. I think mine were about 7 rows.
Finish off with slip stitches all around and sew on the buttons.
Tail: make a knit i-cord in black and attach at the back for the tail
Add white crochet ovals for Mickey’s short buttons.
These shorts fit a diaper and are sized about 4-5 months.