Thursday, March 5, 2009

Froggy Hat

I've really been working on things, even though I haven't posted for a while. One of my fun projects was this little hat.

I used the pattern for the Bunny Tail hat from Itty Bitty Hats, with the following modifications:

Follow the pattern as written up to the point where you've decreased to 46 (50, 56, 60) stitches.

Start the ears, leaving three stitches on each side between the ears off the needles. I put mine on a piece of waste yarn. Follow the instructions for the ears, beginning to decrease after the "ear" is just 1 1/2 inches tall. Finish as outlined, closing up the six stitches in the middle with a mattress or kitchener stitch.

Using white yarn and duplicate stitch, fill in the eyes as follows:
1st row: 4 stitches
2nd row: 6 stitches
3rd-8th row: 8 stitches
9th row: 6 stitches
10th row: 4 stitches

Work with these rows depending on your needle size and what will look round.

I used black buttons for the centers of the eyes. You could duplicate stitch over the white as well.

My friend stuffed the eyes after we took this picture--to make them rounder and googlier. I thought they looked cute flat, too.