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Baby Animal 'Big Bear' Hat

Lion Brand® Lion® Suede - Fun Fur®

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Pattern Number: 50627-3
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3-7, Child 9-10
Child's small, medium and large to fits 6 months - 3 years (3-7 years, 7-10 years) respectively
Circumference 18¾ (20½, 21¾)inches [47.5 (52, 55) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
CORRECTIONS: None

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MATERIALS QTY ALT QTY
 · 
210-200 Lion Suede Yarn: Desert Print (A) 1  
 · 
210-153 Lion Suede Yarn: Ebony (B - small amount used) 1  
 · 
320-124 Fun Fur Yarn: Champagne (C) 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm] 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 1  
·Small amount polyester fiberfill

Color (A)
Lion® Suede

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Color (B)
Lion® Suede

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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions


Color (C)
Fun Fur®

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Fun Fur®
White Soft Pink Sapphire Red Chocolate Silver Fox Black Violet
White Soft Pink Sapphire Red Chocolate Silver Fox Black Violet
Lava Sandstone Confetti Tropical Cotton Candy Stripes South Beach Stripes
Lava Sandstone Confetti Tropical Cotton Candy Stripes South Beach Stripes
Lion® Suede
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.

Baby Animal 'Big Bear' Hat
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede - Fun Fur®

GAUGE:

12 sts + 19 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A on largest needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Knitted Cord *Slide sts to other end of double-pointed needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work. (Do not turn work.) Rep from * to make cord.

EMBROIDERY STITCHES

Stem Stitch Working from left to right, bring needle up through knitted piece to right side. Holding the thread toward you, take a short slanting back stitch. Make the next and each successive stitch from right to left and bring the needle out to the left at the end of previous stitch.

French Knot Thread needle and bring from back to front through knitted piece. Wrap yarn around needle 3 times, insert needle back into knitted piece close to where it emerged. Tighten knot.

NOTE
All pieces are worked with largest needles unless otherwise noted.

NOTES:

Hats are knitted back and forth with a seam in back. Features are knitted and sewn on after hat is completed.

CORD FLAP – Make 2
With double-pointed needles and A, cast on 3 sts. Work Knitted Cord until piece measures 11” [28 cm].
Row 1 (RS) Knit into front and back of first st (Kfb), knit to last st, knit into front and back of last st; turn – 5 sts.
Rows 2, 4, and 6 Purl.
Row 3 Rep Row 1 – 7 sts.
Row 5 Rep Row 1 – 9 sts.
Row 7 Knit.
Row 8 Purl.
Leave Flap on spare needle.

BIG BEAR HAT
With C, cast on 9 (11, 12) sts; with RS facing, k 9 sts of first Flap; cast on 20 (23, 24) sts; with RS facing, k 9 sts of 2nd Flap; cast on 9 (10, 12) sts – 56 (62, 66) sts. Purl 1 row. Change to A. Continue in St st for 24 (26, 28) rows.

Shape Top
Row 1 (RS)
K 1 (1, 0), *k 4, k2tog; rep from * 8 (9, 10) times, end k 1 (1 ,0) – 47 (52, 55) sts.
Rows 2, 4 and 6 Purl.
Row 3 K 1 (1, 0), *k 3, k2tog; rep from * 8 (9, 10) times, end k 1 (1, 0) – 38 (42, 44) sts.
Row 5 K 1 (1, 0), *k 2, k2tog; rep from * 8 (9,10) times, end k 1 (1, 0) – 29 (32, 33) sts.
Row 7 K 1 (0, 1), *k2tog; rep from * 6 (7, 7) times – 15 (16, 17) sts.
Row 8 *P2tog; rep from * 6 (7, 6) times, end p 1 (0, 0), p3tog 0 (0, 1) time – 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing seam. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts on needle. Pull tightly and secure. Sew back seam.

NOSE
With A, cast on 15 sts. Work in St st for 8 rows.
Next Row *K2tog; rep from * to last st, k 1 – 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a tail for sewing seam. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts on needle. Pull tightly and secure. Sew Nose seam.

TIP OF NOSE
With B, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 Knit.
Row 2 Purl.
Row 3 K2tog, k 1, k2tog – 3 sts.
Row 4 Purl.
Row 5 K3tog – 1 st.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten. With points tog, sew Tip to Nose. With B, embroider mouth using Stem st.

EAR – Make 2 with A and 2 with C
Cast on 21 sts. Knit 3 rows. Pass all sts, 1 at a time, over first st. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten. Sew 1 A piece and 1 C piece tog for each Ear.

EYE – Make 2
With B, cast on 1 st.
Row 1 Knit into front, back, front, and back of st – 4 sts.
Rows 2 and 4 Purl.
Row 3 Knit.
Row 5 (K2tog) 2 times – 2 sts.
Row 6 P2tog – 1 st.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten.

FINISHING

Stuff Nose with fiberfill. Using photo as a guide, sew to center front 2” [5 cm] above bottom edge. Sew an Eye to each side. Sew Ears to top of Hat 2” [5 cm] apart. Knot ends of Cords.

 


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