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Home : Patterns : Baby Animal 'Big Bear' Hat
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Baby Animal 'Big Bear' Hat

Lion Brandฎ Lion® Suede - Fun Fur
Pattern #: 50627-3
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3-7, Child 9-10
Child's small, medium and large to fits 6 months - 3 years (3-7 years, 7-10 years) respectively
Circumference 18พ (20ฝ, 21พ)inches [47.5 (52, 55) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Lion® Suede

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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions

Color (B)
Lion® Suede

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Color (C)
Fun Fur

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Fun Fur
Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Cobalt Raspberry Red
Champagne Tigers Eye Chocolate Taupe Terracotta Neon Orange Orchid Magenta
Grape Silver Fox Onyx Sterling Black Neon Lemon Amber Aquamarine
Violet Purpletini Neon Lime Lime Indigo Lava Sandstone Confetti
Citrus Tropical Mango Ginger Caf้ Cotton Candy Stripes South Beach Stripes Mexicana Stripes
Copacabana Stripes Deep Sea Stripes
Lion® Suede
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Lion® Suede (Article #210). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 3.00 oz./85g; 122 yd/110m balls
Prints: 3:00 oz/85g; 111 yd/100m balls
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  210-200 Lion Suede Yarn: Desert Print
   ball
$ 4.89  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Note: (A)
•  210-153 Lion Suede Yarn: Ebony
   ball
$ 4.89  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Note: (B - small amount used)
•  320-124 Fun Fur Yarn: Champagne
   ball
$ 4.99  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Small amount polyester fiberfill
 

Baby Animal 'Big Bear' Hat

Lion Brand Lion® Suede - Fun Fur

GAUGE:

12 sts + 19 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with A on largest needles. 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:

Knitted Cord *Slide sts to other end of double-pointed needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work. (Do not turn work.) Rep from * to make cord.

EMBROIDERY STITCHES

Stem Stitch Working from left to right, bring needle up through knitted piece to right side. Holding the thread toward you, take a short slanting back stitch. Make the next and each successive stitch from right to left and bring the needle out to the left at the end of previous stitch.

French Knot 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.

NOTE
All pieces are worked with largest needles unless otherwise noted.

NOTES:

Hats are knitted back and forth with a seam in back. Features are knitted and sewn on after hat is completed.

CORD FLAP – Make 2
With double-pointed needles and A, cast on 3 sts. Work Knitted Cord until piece measures 11” [28 cm].
Row 1 (RS) Knit into front and back of first st (Kfb), knit to last st, knit into front and back of last st; turn – 5 sts.
Rows 2, 4, and 6 Purl.
Row 3 Rep Row 1 – 7 sts.
Row 5 Rep Row 1 – 9 sts.
Row 7 Knit.
Row 8 Purl.
Leave Flap on spare needle.

BIG BEAR HAT
With C, cast on 9 (11, 12) sts; with RS facing, k 9 sts of first Flap; cast on 20 (23, 24) sts; with RS facing, k 9 sts of 2nd Flap; cast on 9 (10, 12) sts – 56 (62, 66) sts. Purl 1 row. Change to A. Continue in St st for 24 (26, 28) rows.

Shape Top
Row 1 (RS)
K 1 (1, 0), *k 4, k2tog; rep from * 8 (9, 10) times, end k 1 (1 ,0) – 47 (52, 55) sts.
Rows 2, 4 and 6 Purl.
Row 3 K 1 (1, 0), *k 3, k2tog; rep from * 8 (9, 10) times, end k 1 (1, 0) – 38 (42, 44) sts.
Row 5 K 1 (1, 0), *k 2, k2tog; rep from * 8 (9,10) times, end k 1 (1, 0) – 29 (32, 33) sts.
Row 7 K 1 (0, 1), *k2tog; rep from * 6 (7, 7) times – 15 (16, 17) sts.
Row 8 *P2tog; rep from * 6 (7, 6) times, end p 1 (0, 0), p3tog 0 (0, 1) time – 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing seam. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts on needle. Pull tightly and secure. Sew back seam.

NOSE
With A, cast on 15 sts. Work in St st for 8 rows.
Next Row *K2tog; rep from * to last st, k 1 – 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a tail for sewing seam. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts on needle. Pull tightly and secure. Sew Nose seam.

TIP OF NOSE
With B, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 Knit.
Row 2 Purl.
Row 3 K2tog, k 1, k2tog – 3 sts.
Row 4 Purl.
Row 5 K3tog – 1 st.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten. With points tog, sew Tip to Nose. With B, embroider mouth using Stem st.

EAR – Make 2 with A and 2 with C
Cast on 21 sts. Knit 3 rows. Pass all sts, 1 at a time, over first st. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten. Sew 1 A piece and 1 C piece tog for each Ear.

EYE – Make 2
With B, cast on 1 st.
Row 1 Knit into front, back, front, and back of st – 4 sts.
Rows 2 and 4 Purl.
Row 3 Knit.
Row 5 (K2tog) 2 times – 2 sts.
Row 6 P2tog – 1 st.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten.

FINISHING

Stuff Nose with fiberfill. Using photo as a guide, sew to center front 2” [5 cm] above bottom edge. Sew an Eye to each side. Sew Ears to top of Hat 2” [5 cm] apart. Knot ends of Cords.

 


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Reviewed by cynthia.ann16 on 2011-12-05 ****
I can't wait to try this pattern! My 12 year old sister wants a hat like this so I'm going to try to adapt it to a bigger size. All the high school kids are wearing stuff like this. Not just for babies anymore


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