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!


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


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.


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.


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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