Lion Brand® Modern Baby®
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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
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.
K1, p1 Rib (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.
1. Hat is worked back and forth in rows and then seamed.
2. Elephant chart is worked in intarsia colorwork. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section. Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes. Do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work.
3. For intarsia colorwork, wind D into 1 small and 2 larger balls before beginning; wind C into 1 small and 1 large ball before beginning.
4. When working from chart, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.
5. Diamond Chart is worked in stranded colorwork, carrying unused color across WS of work.
6. When you see "– 12 sts" in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.
With smaller needles and A, cast on 88 (96, 100) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 8 rows.
Note: Diamond Chart is worked in stranded colorwork, carrying unused color across WS of work.
Change to larger needles.
Next Row (RS): Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and beg and end where indicated, work 4-st rep of Row 1 of Diamond Chart across.
Continue in St st until 6 rows of Diamond Chart have been completed.
Next Row: With D, k35 (39, 41), work Row 1 of Elephant Chart across next 18 sts, with a separate ball of D, k35 (39, 41).
Follow Chart in St st until 18 rows of Elephant Chart have been completed.
With D only, continue in St st until piece measures 4 3/4 (5, 5 1/2) in. (12 (12.5, 14) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
For Sizes Medium and Large Only
Next Row (RS): With D, (k10 (14), k2tog) 6 times, k4 – 88 (94) sts at the end of this row.
Purl next row.
For Size Large Only
Next Row (RS): With D, (k12, k2tog) 6 times, k4 – 88 sts.
Purl next row.
For All Sizes
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Dec Row 1 (RS): With D, (k9, k2tog) 8 times – 80 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 2 and 4: With D, purl.
Dec Row 3: With D, (k8, k2tog) 8 times – 72 sts.
Dec Row 5: With C, (k7, k2tog) 8 times – 64 sts.
Rows 6 and 8: With C, purl.
Dec Row 7: With C, (k6, k2tog) 8 times – 56 sts.
Dec Row 9: With D, (k5, k2tog) 8 times – 48 sts.
Rows 10 and 12: With D, purl.
Dec Row 11: With D, (k4, k2tog) 8 times – 40 sts.
Dec Row 13: With C, (k3,k2tog) 8 times – 32 sts.
Row 14: With C, purl.
Row 15: With C, (k2tog) across – 16 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
With crochet hook and E, chain 8.
Sew Tail to Elephant.
With crochet hook and C, chain 20.
Begin coiling chain into a spiral, securing with sts using sewing needle and thread to shape the chain into a circle.
Sew one edge of Ear to Elephant, leaving remainder of Ear free.
With B, embroider a French knot eye on Elephant.
Seam sides to make Hat.
Weave in ends.