Remember the Hot water bottle. I had a couple of balls left over and got to thinking. The picture in my head was fairly clear (amazing really) so I just started and look at the result!
Ok Here comes the very sophisticated pattern -
For a true beginner. If I can do this anyone can!!!!
You need -
-100gms of 8 Ply wool Base color
-A few left over bits and bobs for the butterflies (yes thats what they are, they are not spiders or maybe they could be stars!)
-Nbr 9 needles or 3.75
-2 Buttons (I got these from the opp shop)
Hat Bit -
Cast on 73 Stitches
Knit One, Purl One all the way to the end
Turn around (as you have no where else to go) and repeat!! Keep knitting until you reach 19 cm
Cast off. (really, I hear you say, Yep)
Fold the rectangle and stitch the cast off end to make the adorable pointy bit
Grab the hat elastic and thread through the bottom to gather it up a bit. I used about 15 cm. Hijack a kid and have a play if you are unsure.
Neck Bit -
Cast on 10 Stitches
Knit One, Purl One
Swing around and repeat
Off you go again until you reach 25 cm
Yep, you guessed it, cast off.
Sew all together as shown, I stitched the neck band down to the hat before the buttons to make it stronger.
There you go, all done!! Add on the spidery, star, butterflies if you want.
Oh. Miss Asha is 3yrs old.
Love Well, Live Well. Leonie xx