Ron's Animal Cracker Hat © MrsKatNorris

Supplies
1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Dark Sage (MC)
1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Off White (CC1)
1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Lemonade (CC2)
1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Red (CC3)
Circular needle in size needed to obtain correct gauge
Set of DPNs in size needed to obtain correct gauge
Stitch holder
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Chart
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Gauge
24 st in k1,p1 ribbing = 4" (10.16 cm)

Instructions
Ear Flaps
Using the circular needle and MC CO 13 sts.

Row 1: Sl 1 knit-wise, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2.

Row 2: (RS) Sl1 purl-wise, (p1,k1) 2 times, inc, k1, inc, k1, p1, k1, p2.

Row 3: Sl1 knit-wise, (k1,p1,) 2 times, k2, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2.

Row 4: Sl1 purl-wise, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, inc, k1, inc, (p1, k1) 2 times, p2.

Row 5: Sl1 knit-wise, (k1,p1) 3 times ,k1, p1, k1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1, k2.

Row 6: Sl1 purl-wise, (p1,k1) 3 times, inc, k1, inc, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1, p2.

Row 7: Sl1 knit-wise, (k1,p1) 3 times, (k2,p1) 2 times, (k1,p1) 2 times, k2.

Row 8: Sl1 purl-wise, (p1,k1) 3 times, p1, inc, k1, inc, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2.

Row 9: Sl1 knit-wise, (k1,p1) 4 times, k1, p1, k1, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k2.

Row 10: Sl1 purl-wise, (p1,k1) 4 times, inc, k1, inc, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p2.

Row 11: Sl1 knit-wise, (k1,p1) 4 times, k2, p1, k2, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2.

Row 12: Sl1 purl-wise, (p1,k1) 4 times, p1, inc, k1, inc, (p1, k1) 4 times, p2.

Row 13. Sl1 knit-wise, (k1, p1) 5 times, k1, p1, k1, (p1,k1) 4 times, p1, k2.

Row 14: Sl1 purl-wise, (p1, k1) 5 times, inc, k1, inc, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1, p2.

Row 15: Sl1 knit-wise, (k1, p1) 5 times, k2, p1, k2, p1, (k1, p1) 4 times, k2.

Row 16: Sl1 purl-wise, (p1, k1) 5 times, p1, inc, k1, inc, (p1, k1) 5 times, p2.

Row 17: Sl1 knit-wise, (k1, p1) 6 times, k1, p1, k1, (p1, k1) 5 times, p1, k2.

Row 18: Sl1 purl-wise, (p1, k1) 6 times, inc, k1, inc, (k1, p1) 5 times, k1, p2.

Row 19: Sl1 knit-wise, (k1, p1) 6 times, k2, p1, k2, p1, (k1, p1) 5 times, k2.

Row 20: Sl1 purl-wise, (p1, k1) 6 times, p1, inc, k1, inc, (p1, k1) 6 times, p2. (33 sts)

Put these 33 sts on a stitch holder.

Repeat rows 1-20 to make second ear flap, keeping it on the circular needle when done.

Body of hat
Mark the beginning of the row with a stitch marker.

CO 35 sts, add the first ear flap back onto the circular needle, work across the first ear flap in (k1, p1) ribbing.

CO 43 sts, work across the second ear flap in (k1, p1) ribbing. (144 sts)

Begin
working the chart continuing the (k1, p1) ribbing throughout until the
marked decreases, then work all k stitches as knit, and p stitches as
purl.

Author's Note: The light colors on the chart are purl
sts, and the dark colors are k sts. Black sts are decreases worked as
k2 tog with stitch to its left. Gray squares are not worked.

Repeat the chart 3 times.

Finishing
When 12 sts remain cut the yarn, leaving a 6" (15.24 cm) tail.

Draw the end of the yarn through all of the stitches twice, and pull tight.

Weave in all ends.

Cut
24" (60.96 cm) lengths of yarn in each color for each of 3 tassels as
follows: 4 green strands, and 1 strand each of red, yellow, and off
white.

Fold each length of yarn in half and attach to the ends of the ear flaps and to the top of the hat.

Braid loosely to ends and secure with a knot.

Trim ends even.

Final Product

Ron's Animal Cracker Hat

Credit
MrsKatNorris' tutorial was taken with permission from the Harry Potter Crafts Yahoo! Group.





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