These books are very popular with my just-eight-year-old:
Perhaps you recognise them, although I believe Wally's name changes, according to which country you are in. In the USA he is known as Waldo, and in french-speaking countries I understand his name is Charlie.
Ds wants to be able to hide like Wally, so I knitted him this hat.
The pattern is available for free from Wiseneedle. I adjusted it slightly to fit a child. I used Debbie Bliss cashmerino dk yarn.
Hallowe'en in the UK is not the major festival it is in the States, but there is still a little fun to be had, so as you can see in the photo above, we made a pumpkin lantern this morning. Ds will be going out with his dad, once darkness falls, in a quest for sweet treats!