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Baby Animal 'Chicken Little' Hat
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede
Pattern Number: 50627-1

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
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 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

210-098 Lion Suede Yarn: Ecru Pale, champagne beige.
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Note: (A)

210-110 Lion Suede Yarn: Denim Soft, dusty faded blue.
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Note: (B)

210-133 Lion Suede Yarn: Spice Warm, cinnamon brown.
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Note: (C)

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

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
A few yellow feathers Fabric glue Small amount polyester fiberfill
GAUGE:
12 sts + 19 rows = 4 inches [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:
All pieces are worked with largest needles unless otherwise noted.


INSTRUCTIONS



CHICKEN LITTLE HAT
With B, cast on 56 (62, 66) sts.

Work in St st for 4 rows.

Purl 2 rows.

Change to A.

Work in St st for 20 (22, 24) 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.



COCKS COMB
With D, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1 Bind off 5 sts.

Leaving remaining st on right needle, cast on 5 sts - 6 sts.
Row 2 Bind off 5 sts.

Leaving remaining st on right needle, cast on 7 sts - 8 sts.
Row 3 Bind off 7 sts, cast on 7 sts.
Row 4 Bind off 7 sts, cast on 10 sts - 11 sts.
Bind off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten.



EYE - Make 2
With B, cast on 1 st.
Row 1 Knit into front, back and front of st - 3 sts.
Row 2 Purl.
Row 3 K3tog - 1 st.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten.



BEAK
With C, cast on 15 sts.
Row 1 (RS) K 6, k3tog, k 6 - 13 sts.
Row 2 and All WS Rows Purl.
Row 3 K 5, k3tog, k 5 - 11 sts.
Row 5 K 4, k3tog, k 4 - 9 sts.
Row 7 K 3, k3tog, k 3 - 7 sts.
Row 9 K 2, k3tog, k 2 - 5 sts.
Row 11 K 1, k3tog, k 1 - 3 sts.
Row 12 P3tog - 1 st.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten.

Fold Beak in half.

Sew Beak seam.



FINISHING

Using photo as a guide, sew Beak to center front of hat 3/4" [2 cm] above beginning of A.

Sew Eyes on each side of Beak.

Sew Cocks Comb to top center front with short bind offs in front.

Glue feathers to center top.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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