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Baby Animal 'Apple' Hat
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede
Pattern Number: 50627-5

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3-7, Child 9-10
Child's small, medium and large to fit 6 months - 3 years (3-7 years, 7-10 years) respectively Circumference 18 3/4 (20 1/4, 21 3/4)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

MATERIALS

210-113 Lion Suede Yarn: Scarlet A brilliant, vibrant red.
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Note: (A)

210-132 Lion Suede Yarn: Olive Dusty, soft olive.
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Note: (B)

210-125 Lion Suede Yarn: Mocha A medium sophisticated brown.
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Note: (C - small amount used)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 7
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
12 sts + 19 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A on largest needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS



APPLE HAT
With B, cast on 56 (62, 66) sts.
Rows 1-4 Work in St st.
Row 5 (RS) K 1 (1, 0), *k 6, rotate left needle counter-clockwise 360 degrees; rep from * across, end, k 1 (1, 0).
Row 6 Purl.
Change to A.

Work in St st for 22 (24, 26)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.
Row 9 Knit 1 row.
Next Row (WS) With B and double-pointed needles, p2tog across - 4 sts.



Stem
Work Knitted Cord on these 4 sts until Stem measures 2" [5 cm].
Next Row K2tog twice; turn - 2 sts.
Next Row P2tog - 1 st.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining st; pull to tighten.



LEAF - Make 2
With B, cast on 9 sts.
Rows 1, 3 and 5 K 3, k3tog, k 3 - 7 sts.
Rows 2 and 4 Knit into front and back of first st (kfb), k 2, p 1, k 2, knit into front and back of last st - 9 sts.
Row 6 K 3, p 1, k 3.
Row 7 K 2, k3tog, k 2 - 5 sts.
Row 8 K 2, p 1, k 2.
Row 9 K 1, k3tog, k 1 - 3 sts.
Row 10 K 1, p 1, k 1.
Row 11 K3tog - 1 st.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining st; pull to tighten.



WORM
With double-pointed needles and C, cast on 4 sts.

Work Knitted Cord until Worm measures 3 1/2" [9 cm].

Bind off.



FINISHING
Using photo as a guide, sew Leaves to top of Hat.

Sew Worm to left side at bottom, then tack again at head.

Glue eyes to Worm.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
MC = main color
pat = pattern
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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