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Baby Animal 'Panda Bear' Hat
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede
Pattern Number: 50627-6

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
Child's small, medium and large to fit 6 months - 3 years (3-7 years, 7-10 years) respectively Circumference 18 3/4 (20 1/2, 21 3/4)inches [47.5 (52, 55) cm]

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 5, 2013)
Shape Top … Row 7 K 1 (0, 1), *k2tog; rep from * 6 (7, 7) 13 (15, 15) times - 15 (16, 17) sts.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

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

210-153 Lion Suede Yarn: Ebony Velvety black, soft as night.
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Note: (B)

210-113 Lion Suede Yarn: Scarlet A brilliant, vibrant red.
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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
Two 5/8 in. [16 mm] squiggle eyes Fabric glue
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.


INSTRUCTIONS



PANDA HAT With A, cast on 56 (62, 66) sts.

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 * 13 (15, 15) 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.



EYE – Make 2 With B, cast on 21 sts loosely.

Knit 3 rows.

Pass all sts, 1 at a time, over first st.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining st; pull to tighten.



EAR – Make 4Work as for Eye.

Sew 2 Ear pieces tog for each Ear.



NOSE With A, cast on 15 sts.

Work in St st for 8 rows.

Next Row (RS) *K2tog; rep from * to last st, k 1 – 8 sts.Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts; pull tightly and secure.

Sew Nose seam.



TIP OF NOSE With B, cast on 5 sts.

Knit 2 rows.

Purl 1 row.

Next Row K2tog, k 1, k2tog – 3 sts.

Next Row Purl.

Next Row K3tog – 1 st.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining st; pull to tighten.

With points tog, sew Tip to Nose.



TONGUE With C, cast on 3 sts.

Work 4 rows in St st.

K3tog.

Thread tail through remaining st; pull to tighten.



FINISHING Using photo as a guide, sew knit Eyes and Ears in place.

Stuff Nose and sew in place.

Glue squiggle eyes to center of knit Eyes.

With B, embroider mouth.

Sew Tongue to mouth.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
k = knit
ndl(s) = needle(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
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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