15 December 2017

dog santa hat

Could'nt resist knitting a Santa hat for our new bichon pup. I wrote the pattern down in case someone else might want to make use of it. 



DOG SANTA HAT

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 ONLY FOR PERSONAL OR CHARITABLE USE
ITEMS KNITTED FROM THIS PATTERN CANNOT BE SOLD FOR PROFIT
 DO NOT REPRODUCE OR USE FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE  


Hat measures 26 cms or 10 and a half inches and would be suitable for a small dog or cat.
The hat can be made larger or smaller by adding or removing stitches in multiples of 8. 

ABBREVIATIONS
rd(s): round(s)
st(s): stitch(es)
k: knit
p: purl
kfb: increase, knit into front and back of same stitch
tog: together
rep: repeat

MATERIALS
four dpns size 4.00m  (US 6)
red dk (8ply)
textured white dk (8ply)
elastic ¼ inch wide
white sewing thread
small amount of toy stuffing
two 9mm white beads – large opening (optional)
buttons beads or sequins to decorate (optional)

Cast on 56 sts in white textured yarn, divide between three needles (16, 16, 24), join in the rd and place st marker.
Rds 1–10: k for 10 rds.
Change to red yarn.
Rds 11–16: k for 6 rds.
Rd 17: (k6, k2tog) rep to end of rd  (49 sts).
Rds 18–23: k for 6 rds.
Rd 24: (k5, k2tog) rep to end of rd  (42 sts).
Rds 25–30: k for 6 rds.
Rd 31: (k4, k2tog) rep to end of rd  (35 sts).
Rds 32–37: k for 6 rds.
Rd 38: (k3, k2tog) rep to end of rd  (28 sts).
Rds 39–44: k for 6 rds.
Rd 45: (k2, k2tog) rep to end of rd  (21 sts).
Rds 46–51: k for 6 rds.
Rd 52: (k1, k2tog) rep to end of rd  (14 sts).
Rds 53–58: k for 6 rds.
Rd 59: (k2tog) rep to end of rd  (7 sts).
Rds 60–65: k for 6 rds.
Break yarn thread unto a needle and then through the 7 sts, pull tight and fasten off.

POMPOM
Knitted flat with two 4mm needles.
Cast on 3 sts with textured white yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.
ROW 1: kfb, kfb, k1  (5 sts).
ROW 2: p (right side).
ROW 3: kfb, knit to last two sts, kfb, k1  (7 sts).
ROW 4: p.
ROW 5: kfb, knit to last two sts, kfb, k1  (9 sts).
ROW 6: p.
ROW 7: kfb, knit to last two sts, kfb, k1  (11 sts).
ROW 8: p.
ROW 9: kfb, knit to last two sts, kfb, k1  (13 sts).
ROW 10: p.
ROW 11: k2tog, knit to last two sts, k2tog  (11 sts).
ROW 12: p.
ROW 13: k2tog, knit to last two sts, k2tog  (9 sts).
ROW 14: p.
ROW 15: k2tog, knit to last two sts, k2tog  (7 sts).
ROW 16: p.
ROW 17: k2tog, knit to last two sts, k2tog  (5 sts).
ROW 18: p.
ROW 19: k2tog, knit to last two sts, k2tog  (3 sts).
Cast off purlwise, break yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.
With one yarn end, gather half way round the edge of the pompom. With the other yarn end gather round the remaining half edge of the pompom. Place a small ball of stuffing in the centre. Pull the two yarn ends tightly and knot.

Attach pompom to end of hat.
Fold white brim upwards, sew round the edge of the brim attaching it to the hat, this can be done with white sewing thread.
Sew beads and sequins onto brim.


Measure the elastic round the dog’s chin and then sew the ends of the elastic to the inside of the brim with white sewing thread.


If you do not know measurements an adjustable piece of elastic can be made. Firstly cut a large piece of elastic and thread it through one of the beads, this will act as a stopper. 


Then thread the two ends through the other bead (this bead can be moved up the elastic to fit snugly under the chin). 


Sew the two ends of the elastic to the inside of the brim, with white sewing thread.


Have a great Christmas, all the best, Ali.








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