Apr 11, 2014

Carrots Hat and Rattle Set

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Easter is around the corner and the bunny theme is in the air. Knit a beautiful set of hat and rattle for a wee little one in your life.

Knitting Loom: All-n-One knitting loom

Yarn: Worsted weight yarn. Sample was knit using Cascade Yarns Pacific in White, Orange, and Green.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry

Other: Ribbon

Gauge: 10 sts x 17 rows= 2”

Size: Sample fits 3-6 months.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

Rnd=round

Rem=remain

INSTRUCTIONScarrots 3

HAT

Using MC, cast on 68 sts, join to work in the round.

Round 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of round.

Next: Work 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Next round: *k2tog; rep from * to end of round.

Next round: k

Next round: *k2tog; rep from * to end of round.

Bind off with gather removal method.

EARS

Outer Layer (make 2)

Using MC, cast on 12 sts, prepare to work a flat panel

Rows 1-22: k to end of row.

Row 23: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (10 sts rem).

Rows 24- 26: k to the end of row.

Row 27: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (8 sts rem).

Row 28: k to end of the row.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

 

Inner Layer (make 2)Carrots

Using CC, cast on 10 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Rows 1-20: k to end of row.

Row 21: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (8 sts rem).

Rows 22- 24: k to the end of row.

Row 25: k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (8 sts rem).

Row 26: k to end of the row.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Ear Assembly

Steam block before assembly. Using the mattress stitch, place wrong sides together of the Inner layer and Outer layer, seam along the edge.

Sew the Ears to the top of the hat.

Add a little bow to each ear using ribbon.

CARROT FOR HAT

Using SCC, cast on 7 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1-3: k to end of row.

Row 4: k2, k3tog, k2. (5 sts rem)

Row 5-7: k to end of row.

Row 8: k1, k3tog, k1 (3 sts rem)

Row 9: k

Bind off with gather bind off method. Leave a long tail. Use this long tail to mattress stitch along the side of the carrot, to the cast on edge. Sew the cast on edge close.  Secure carrot to the front area of the hat, near the brim of the hat (use sample as guide).

Thread tapestry needle with G, whip stitch a small stitch on to the top of the carrot and cut the ends closely to the carrot, to leave small “leaf” like strands.

CARROT RATTLE

Using SCC, cast on 18 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Rows 1-4: k to the end of row.

Row 5: k1, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2

Row 6-8: k to the end of row.

Rep from Row 5-8: until 10 sts rem.

Next: Work 9 rows even.

Next: Rep Row 5.

Next: Work 3 rows even.

Bind off with gather removal method. Leave a long tail. Use the long tail to mattress stitch seam up the side of the carrot, all the way to the cast on edge. Before closing the cast on edge with gather removal method; stuff the inside with bits of left over yarn and two jingle bells. Optional: you may want to place the stuffing inside a panty hose to prevent it from poking through the fabric of the carrot.

Carrot leaves: cast on 2 sts, work a 4 inch icord. Bind off. Fold the icord in half and sew securely to the top of the carrot.

 

 

 

 

 

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