Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fox Earflap Beanie - Knitting Pattern

So much has been asked about the fox recently... Is he in socks? Is he sly? And what does he say? Whatever the answer, this hat is super cute.



Fox Ear Flap Hat

You will need:
Size 4mm needles
Size 5mm needles
Size 4mm dp needles
Orange and white dk yarn
3 black buttons
Tiny piece of stuffing
Needle to stitch up

Cast on 5 in pale on 4mm
1 knit
2 Knit
3 K2, yrn, k2 tog, k1
4 Knit row
5 K1 front and back, k2, k1 front and back, k1
6 knit 2, purl to last 2, knit 2
7 K1 front and back, k4, k1 front and back, k1
8 knit 2purl to last 2, knit 2
9 K1 front and back, k6, k1 front and back, k1
10 knit 2, purl to last 2, knit 2
11 K1 front and back, k8, k1 front and back, k1
12 knit 2,purl to last 2, knit 2
13 knit 1 front and back, k10, k1 front and back, k1
14 knit 2, purl to last 2, knit 2
15 K1 front and back, k12, k1 front and back, k1
16 knit 2, purl to last 2, knit 2
17 K1 front and back, k14, k1 front and back, k1
18 knit 2, purl to last 2, knit 2
19 K1 front and back, k16, k1 front and back, k1
20 knit 2, purl to last 2, knit 2
21 knit
22 knit 2, purl to last 2, knit 2
23 knit
24 knit 2, purl to last 2, knit 2
25 knit
26 knit 2, purl to last 2, knit 2

Leave on needle, and make another.


On straight 4mm needles.
Cast on 12 in white. Slide on first ear flap. Cast on 24 in white. Slide on second flap. Cast on 12.

1. Knit whole row
2. Knit 14, purl 17, knit 28, purl 17, knit 14
3. Knit whole row
4. Knit 14, purl 17, knit 28, purl 17, knit 14
5. Knit whole row
6. Knit 14, purl 17, knit 28, purl 17, knit 14
7. Knit whole row
8. Knit 14, purl 17, knit 28, purl 17, knit 14
9. Knit whole row
10. Knit 14, purl 17, knit 28, purl 17, knit 14

Change to 5mm needles and orange yarn.
Stst 30 rows
K3, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K1, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2 together over the whole row
Cut yarn, leaving 30cm, thread all stitches onto the yarn, pull to tighten



Ears - make 2

Orange outer ear - make 2
Cast on 14 on 4mm needles
Stst 10 rows
Decrease one at the beginning and end of each consecutive row until 2 remain.
K2 tog, cut yarn, thread through remaining stitch, pull to tighten

White inner ear - make 2
Cast on 12 on 4mm needles
Stst 10 rows
Decrease one at the beginning and end of each consecutive row until 2 remain.
K2 tog, cut yarn, thread through remaining stitch, pull to tighten

Nose - crochet one in orange
Chain 4, and make into a loop.
Double crochet 8 times around the inter circle.
Double crochet 16 times around the middle circle.
Double crochet 32 times around the outer circle.

See the inner and outer ears together around the outside.



Stitch up the back seam of the hat.
Stitch ears onto the hat.
Attach nose piece to the front of the hat, and stuff it a little before stitching it closed.






Attach black buttons for the eyes and nose.

Thread lengths of yarn though the holes in the ear flaps, and braid to make the tassels.






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