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London, England, GB
2012
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Animal Hats

You don’t have to be quick as a fox at knitting to run up this beanie speedily. As it’s quick and easy to make, it’s a great project for beginners who are new to the intarsia technique.

Size: Adult (one size)

Tension:
20 sts and 26 rows to 10cm/4in
square over stocking stitch using
5.5mm (US 9) needles.

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Animal Hats by Rachel Henderson

Published by Kyle Books

© 2014 Rachel Henderson / Kyle Books · Reproduced with permission. · Animal Hats by Rachel Henderson. Published by Kyle Books, priced £14.99. Photography: Will Heap

Instructions

  1. 1

    Pattern:
    Using 4.5mm (US 7) needles and yarn A, cast on 30 sts. Join yarn B
    and cast on 38 sts, then change back to yarn A and cast on 30 sts
    (98 sts). The central 38 yarn-B sts, and 1 yarn-A st on either side of
    those, are to be worked following the chart, shown on page 53.
    Using the intarsia technique (see page 23), follow the chart using
    yarns A and B, and working as follows:
    Row 1: *k1, p1, rep from * to end.
    Row 2: *k1, p1, rep from * to end.
    These 2 rows set the 1 x 1 rib.
    Continuing to follow the chart, work 4 more rows in 1 x 1 rib,
    ending with RS facing for next row.
    Change to 5.5mm (US 9) needles.
    Starting with a k row (Row 7 on the chart), work in st st using
    yarns A, B and C until all 16 rows of the chart have been
    completed. (Note that odd-numbered rows should be knitted
    and even numbered rows should be purled.)
    Break off yarns B and C and, using yarn A, continue in st st until
    work measures 15cm/6in, ending with RS facing for next row.

  2. 2

    Begin shaping:
    Row 1: k7, k2tog, *k6, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (86 sts).
    Rows 2–4: Work in st st, starting with a p row.
    Row 5: k6, k2tog, *k5, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (74 sts).
    Rows 6–8: Work in st st, starting with a p row.
    Row 9: k5, k2tog, *k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1 (62 sts).
    Row 10 and every alt row: p to end.
    Row 11: k4, k2tog, *k3, k2tog, rep from * to last
    st, k1 (50 sts).
    Row 13: k3, k2tog, *k2, k2tog, rep from * to last
    st, k1 (38 sts).
    Row 15: k2, k2tog, *k1, k2tog, rep from * to last
    st, k1 (26 sts).
    Row 17: k1, k2tog to last st, k1 (14 sts).
    Break off yarn, thread it through the remaining st
    and fasten off securely.

  3. 3

    Ears:
    Outer ears (make 2):
    Using 5.5mm (US 9) needles and yarn A, cast on
    15 sts.
    Starting with a k row (RS), work 12 rows in st st.
    Change to yarn C.
    Row 13: k1, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, k1 (13 sts).
    Row 14 and every alt row: p to end.
    Row 15: k1, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1 (11 sts).
    Row 17: k1, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, k1 (9 sts).
    Row 19: k1, s1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, k1 (7 sts).
    Row 21: k1, s1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k1 (5 sts).
    Row 23: k1, s1, k2tog, psso, k1 (3 sts).
    Row 24: p3tog.
    Break off yarn, thread it through the remaining
    st and fasten off securely.
    Inner ears (make 2):
    Using 5.5mm (US 9) needles and yarn B, cast on 13 sts.
    Starting with a k row (RS), work 12 rows in st st.
    Row 13: k1, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1 (11 sts).
    Row 14 and every alt row: p to end.
    Row 15: k1, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, k1 (9 sts).
    Row 17: k1, s1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, k1 (7 sts).
    Row 19: k1, s1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k1 (5 sts).
    Row 21: k1, s1, k2tog, psso, k1 (3 sts).
    Row 22: p3tog.
    Break off yarn, thread it through the remaining
    st and fasten off securely.




  4. 4

    Making up:
    Weave in all ends.
    Sew the side edges of the hat using mattress
    stitch (see page 22). The seam marks the centreback
    of the hat.
    Sew 1 inner-ear piece to 1 outer-ear piece
    (ensuring the RS of each piece faces outwards)
    using mattress stitch (see page 22). Repeat with
    the remaining ear pieces.
    Position the ears to the hat using the pictures to
    guide you, then attatch them to the hat.
    Position the buttons using the pictures to guide
    you, then sew on the buttons to form the eyes.

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