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Free Knitting Pattern: Cat Headband and Wrist Warmers

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Pattern #: L0607
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE:

Child (Adult)
Headband
Finished Length 15 in. (38 cm), adjustable with elastic.
Wrist Warmers
Finished Length
8 (12 1/2) in. (20.5 (32) cm)
Finished Palm Circumference 5 1/2 (7 1/2) in. (14 (19) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for child size with changes for adult size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.



CORRECTIONS: (applied Dec 2, 2011)
Hand
BOTH SIZES
Dividing Rnd: K2, sl next 12 6 (8) sts to a holder for thumb, cast on 2 sts, k to end of rnd, cast on 24(34) sts for hand.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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This quick project is a great last-minute Halloween costume! Featured in the October 2010 issue of YarnPlay, designed by Kim Hamlin.

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Additional Materials
2 (3 1/2) in. (5 (9) cm) black elastic, 3/4 in. (2 cm) wide
Sewing needle and black sewing thread
 

Cat Headband and Wrist Warmers

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd).

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - 1 st increased.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.
sk2p (slip-k2tog-pass slipped st over)
A double decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle as if to knit, and slip the next st from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next 2 sts tog.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the slipped st (the 2nd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle - 2 sts decreased.

 

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib worked in rows (over odd number of sts)

Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts, and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rows.

 

K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over even number of sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.


HEADBAND
With A, cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: (Kfb) twice, k1 - 5 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 7 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows until there are 11 sts on needle.
Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rows until Headband measures about 13 1/2 in. (34.5 cm) from beg.
Next Row: Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 9 sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows until 3 sts rem.
Bind off.

 

OUTER EAR (make 2)
With A, cast on 13 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows until 3 sts rem.
Next Row: Sk2p - 1 st at the end of this row.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

INNER EAR (make 2)
Note:
Inner Ear is worked in reverse St st (k on WS, p on RS).
With B, cast on 11 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 9 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows until 3 sts rem.
Next Row: Sk2p - 1 st at the end of this row.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

FINISHING
With WS tog, layer an Inner Ear onto each Outer Ear. With B, sew Inner Ears to Outer Ears.
With A, sew Ears to headband. Weave in ends. With sewing needle and thread, sew ends of elastic to WS of ends of Headband.

 

WRIST WARMERS (make 2)
With A, cast on 20 (30) sts. Divide sts onto double pointed needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds until piece measures about 5 (8) in. (12.5 (20.5) cm) from beg.

 

Increase for Hand
Rnd 1:
*K4 (6), kfb; rep from * 3 more times, k to end of rnd - 24 (34) sts at the end of this rnd.
Work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) for 1 in. (2.5 cm).

 

Increase for Thumb
Rnd 1: K2, (kfb) twice, k to end of rnd - 26 (36) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: K2, kfb, k2, kfb, k to end of rnd - 28 (38) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 4:Knit.

 

CHILD SIZE ONLY
Proceed to Hand instructions.

 

ADULT SIZE ONLY
Rnd 5:
K2, kfb, k4, kfb, k to end of rnd - 40 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Proceed to Hand instructions.

 

Hand
BOTH SIZES
Dividing Rnd:
K2, sl next 6 (8) sts to a holder for thumb, cast on 2 sts, k to end of rnd, 24 (34) sts for hand.
Work in St st worked in the rnd until piece measures about 1 (1 1/2) in. (2.5 (4) cm) from Dividing Rnd.
Work in K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds until about 2 (2 1/2) in. (5 (7) cm) from Dividing Rnd. Bind off.

 

Thumb
Sl thumb sts back onto 3 double pointed needles, pick up and knit 2 sts across cast on edge of Dividing Rnd. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle - 8 (10) sts at the end of this rnd.
Work in St st worked in the rnd until thumb measures 1 in. (2.5 cm) above Dividing Rnd. Bind off.

 

PAW PADS
Large (make 2)
With B, cast on 4 (5) sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 6 (7) sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K1, M1, k1 (2), M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 9 (10) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 5-7: Knit.
Row 8: K1, M1, k3 (4), M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 12 (13) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 9-11: Knit.
Row 12: Bind off 2 sts, sk2p, k to end of row - 8 (9) sts at the end of this row.
Row 13: Rep Row 12 - 4 (5) sts at the end of this row.
Row 14: Knit.
Row 15: Ssk, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 2 (3) sts at the end of this row.
Bind off.

 

Small (make 8)
With B, cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: (K1, M1) twice, k1 - 5 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 3-5: Knit.
Row 6: Ssk, k1, k2tog - 3 sts at the end of this row.
Row 7: Knit.
Bind off.

 

FINISHING
Sew one large Paw Pad and four small Paw Pads to palm of each Wrist Warmer, arranging the small Paw Pads evenly spaced above the large Paw Pad. With yarn ends, work duplicate st over any loose sts at base of thumb. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sl = slip St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Cat Headband and Wrist Warmers Reviewed by Jeannette Avery on 2012-10-18 *****
This pattern is just too cute. I made this for MYSELF to hand out candy to trick or treaters. I think the kids will get a kick out of getting candy with my "paw". =)


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