Little Bear Hat (with video)

Materials

Knitting loom: Flexee links chunky, sample was worked on 21 links (42 pegs).

Yarn: Approximately 80 yards of bulky weight wool blend yarn, #6. Lion brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Taupe was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, Tapestry needle, Scissors.

Gauge: 5 sts x 8.5 rows=2 inches in stockinette

Size: fits up to a head circumference of 18″

ABBREVIATIONS

K=Knit stitch (true knit stitch, or u-wrap)

P=Purl stitch

St(s)=Stitch(es)

Approx=Approximate

Rnd(s)=Round(s)

ssk=slip, slip knit. A decrease. Move the stitch from the second peg and place it on the first peg. Peg 1 has 2 loops, work both loops as one.

INSTRUCTIONS

HAT

Assemble 21 links into a circle configuration (42 pegs).

Cast on 42 stitches, prepare to work in the round.

Rnd 1-6: *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 7: k to end.

Repeat Round 7 until hat measures approx 4.5″ from cast on edge (approx 20 rnds).

Next rnd (decrease round): *ssk, k5; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Next rnd: k to end.

Next rnd (decrease round): *skk; k4; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Next rnd: k to end.

Next rnd (decrease round): *skk; k3; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Next rnd: k to end.

Next rnd (decrease round): *skk; k2; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Next rnd: k to end.

Next rnd (decrease round): *skk; k1; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Next rnd: k to end.

Next rnd (decrease round): *skk; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Bind off with gather removal method.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly.

EARS
(Make 2)

Leave about a 10-inch of tail before the cast on.

Cast on 8 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1, 3, 5: k to end.

Row 2, 4, 6: p to end.

Row 7: *ssk; rep from * to end. (Remove the links as they become emptied).

Row 8: k to end.

Bind off with flat removal method leaving a 10-inch yarn tail.

ASSEMBLY

Using the cast on yarn tail cinch down one side of the ear by passing the yarn tail through the purl bumps. Gently cinch it down (the ear should close on this side). Pass the yarn through the bind off area. Pass the yarn up the other side of the ear, using the purl bumps on the side. Gently cinch the ear down. Using the bind off yarn tail, secure the ear to the top of the hat.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly.

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Published by Isela Phelps

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