Saturday, 24 September 2011

Innocent Apple



This is my second pattern for a hat for Innocent's Big Knit 2011 (the first is a cupcake hat and can be found here). It's an apple hat, complete with a leaf and a stalk and it's very easy to make. All hats have to be sent in by 14th October 2011 - sorry for posting this pattern so late in the game!

Materials:

4mm needles
About 5g red double knitting yarn
Very small amounts of green and brown double knitting yarn

Hat

Using red yarn cast on 28 sts.

Row 1: K1, P1 to end.
Row 2: P1, K1 to end (this gives you two rows of moss stitch)

Change to stocking stitch and work 12 rows.

Decrease for the top:

Row 13: K2tog to end (14 sts)
Row 14: P2tog to end (7 sts)

Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch tail, thread through live stitchess and use to sew up the side seam.

Leaf


Using green yarn cast one one stitch.
Row 1:  Increase once into this stitch (2 sts)
Row 2:  Increase once into each stitch (4sts)
Row 3:  Knit
Row 4:  K1, increase in next 2 sts, K1 (6 sts)
Rows 5 to 7:  Knit
Row 8:  K2, K2tog, K2 (4sts)
Row 9:  Knit
Row 10:  K2tog twice (2 sts)
Row 11: K2tog then cut yarn and pull the tail through the last remaining stitch to fasten off.

Stalk


Using brown yarn cast on 6 sts then cast them off again.

Making up


Sew up the back seam of the hat then sew the stalk and leaf on top as show in the picture. Done!

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