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Baby Animal 'Tiger Kitty' Hat
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 50627-4

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 1/2, 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

210-125 Lion Suede Yarn: Mocha A medium sophisticated brown.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.89
Note: (A)

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

320-124 Fun Fur Yarn: Champagne Light beige
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (C)

210-153 Lion Suede Yarn: Ebony Velvety black, soft as night.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.89
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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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:
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.


INSTRUCTIONS



TIGER KITTY HAT
With A, cast on 56 (62, 66) sts.
Next Row Purl.
Next Row RS Knit.
Next Row Purl.
*Continue in St st for 4 rows.

Change to B.

Work in St st for 4 rows.

Change to A.

Rep from * 2 more times.

Change to B, continue in St st for 0 (2, 4) rows.



Shape Top
Continuing in stripe sequence as established, shape top and finish:
Row 1 (RS) K 1, *k 4, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k 1 - 47 sts.
Rows 2, 4 and 6 Purl.
Row 3 K 1, *k 3, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k 1 - 38 sts.
Row 5 K 1, *k 2, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k 1 - 29 sts.
Row 7 K 1, *k2tog; rep from * across - 15 sts.
Row 8 *P2tog; rep from * to last st, p 1 - 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.



EAR - Make 2
With C, cast on 21 sts.

Change to B and knit 3 rows.

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

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten.



NOSE
With D, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 Knit.
Rows 2 and 4 Purl.
Row 3 K2tog, k 1, k2tog - 3 sts.
Row 4 Purl.
Row 5 K3tog - 1 st.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining st; pull to tighten.



FINISHING
Using photo as a guide, fold Ears in half and sew to each side of Hat about 2" [5 cm] apart.

Sew Nose in place.

With D, embroider smile.

With C, embroider 3 whiskers on each side of Nose using Stem st.

With B, embroider iris.

With D, outline Eyes.

With D, embroider pupil with French Knots.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
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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