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Costume Hats

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Four fun variations on a great costume accessory.

2/4 yrs
"
6/8 yrs
"
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The materials for this project cost $20.47

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 2/4 yrs
  • 6/8 yrs
To fit kid's head age
"

Version

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Super Value | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Contrast A

Super Value | Lilac, 53317Edit Color
$4.99

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$5.99

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 7/4.5mm
$9.49

Materials not included in this kit:

Pipe cleaners 10 ins [25.5 cm] long: 2 white for Alien Version and 2 pink for Bunny Version.

The materials for this project cost $20.47

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

K = knit

K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together.

K2togtbl = Knit 2 stitches together through back loops.

P = purl

P2(3)tog = Purl next 2(3) stitches together

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

yfwd = yarn forward (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit kid's head age
2/4 yrs "
6/8 yrs "

MATERIALS

Alien Version
Bernat Super Value
Sizes2/4 yrs6/8 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
()
11
Bernat Super Value (197 g/7. oz;389 m/426 yds)
Contrast A
Lilac (53317)
11
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles. Pair of size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double-pointed knitting needles for Alien Version or size needed to obtain gauge. Pipe cleaners 10 ins [25.5 cm] long: 2 white for Alien Version.
Bunny Version
Bernat Super Value (197 g/7. oz;389 m/426 yds)
Sizes2/4 yrs6/8 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
White (07391)
11
Contrast A
()
11
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Pipe cleaners 10 ins [25.5 cm] long: 2 pink for Bunny Version.
Cat Version
Bernat Super Value (197 g/7. oz;389 m/426 yds)
Sizes2/4 yrs6/8 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Black (07421)
11
Contrast A
White (07391)
11
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Dinosaur Version
Bernat Super Value
Sizes2/4 yrs6/8 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
()
11
Contrast A
()
11
Bernat Super Value (197 g/7. oz;389 m/426 yds)
Contrast B
Lilac (53317)
11
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE

19 sts and 25 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Hat-Main Section
With pair of needles and MC, cast on 51 (55) sts.
1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K2. P1.
Rep last row of Seed St Ribbing until work from beg measures 6 (7) ins [15 (18) cm], ending with a WS row.
Next row: (RS). Cast on 24 (28) sts. *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K2. P1. 75 (83) sts. Place marker at end of row.
Rep last row of Seed St Ribbing until work from marked row measures () ins [9.5 (11.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape top: 1st row: K2. P2. K1. *P3tog. (K2. P2) 3 times. K1. Rep from * 3 times more. P3tog. (K2. P2) 0 (2) times more. K2. P1. 65 (73) sts.
2nd row: (K2. P2) 0 (2) times. K2. *P1. K1. (P2. K2) 3 times. Rep from * 3 times more. P1. K1. P2. K2. P1.
3rd row: *K2. P2. K1. P1. K2. P2. K1. P3tog. Rep from * 3 (4) times more. (K2. P2. K1. P1) 1 (0) time. K2. P1. 57 (63) sts.
4th row: K2. P1. *K1. P2. K2. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
5th row: *K1. P3tog. K1. P1. K2. P2. K1. P1. Rep from * 3 (4) times more. (K1. P3tog. K1. P1) 1 (0) time. K2. P1. 47 (53) sts.
6th row: K2. (P1. K1) 3 (1) time(s). P2. K2. *(P1. K1) 3 times. P2. K2. Rep from * to last 5 sts. (P1. K1) twice. P1.
7th row: (K1. P1) twice. *K1. P3tog. (K1. P1) 3 times. Rep from * 3 times more. K0 (1). (P3tog) 0 (1) time. (K1. P1) 0 (2) times. P1. K2tog. 39 (43) sts.
8th row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
9th row: *Sl1. K1. psso. Rep from * to last st. K1. 20 (23) sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely. Sew side seam.
Bunny Version
Ears (make 2).
With pair of needles and A, cast on 19 sts.
1st row: K1. *Slip next st purlwise with yarn at front of work - Sl1Pwyf. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: Sl1Pwyf. *K1. Sl1Pwyf. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm], ending with a 2nd row.
Next row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. Sl1. K2tog. psso.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows twice more. 7 sts.
Next row: K3togtbl. K1. K3tog.
Next row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Fasten off.
Fold pipe cleaner in half and insert into Ear. Fold cast on edge in half and sew tog. Sew Ears in position.
Alien Version
Antennae (make 2).
With two double-pointed needles and A, cast on 4 sts.
1st row: *K4. Do not turn. Slide sts to opposite end of needle. Rep from * until work from beg measures 8 ins [20.5 cm]. Insert pipe cleaner into I-cord. Break yarn. Thread yarn through all sts. Pull tightly. Fasten securely.
Pom-pom: (make 4). Wind A around 3 fingers approx 60 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Attach pom-pom to each end of antennae. Fold antennae as shown in picture.
Sew antennae in position.
Cat Version
Ears (make 2).
With pair of needles and A, cast on 23 sts.
1st row: K1. *Slip next st purlwise with yarn at front of work - Sl1Pwyf. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: Sl1Pwyf. *K1. Sl1Pwyf. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. Sl1. K2tog. psso.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 3 times more. 7 sts.
Next row: K3togtbl. K1. K3tog.
Next row: Sl1. K2tog. psso. Fasten off.
Sew Cat Ears in position.
Dinosaur Version
Spike Strip (make 2): With A, cast on 3 sts.
**1st row: (WS). With A, K1. yfwd. K2. 4 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Knit.
3rd row: K1. yfwd. K3. 5 sts.
5th row: K1. yfwd. K4. 6 sts.
7th row: K1. yfwd. K5. 7 sts.
9th row: K1. yfwd. K6. 8 sts.
11th row: K1. yfwd. K7. 9 sts.
13th row: K1. yfwd. K8. 10 sts.
15th row: K1. yfwd. K9. 11 sts.
17th row: K1. yfwd. K10. 12 sts.
19th row: K1. yfwd. K11. 13 sts.
21st row: K1. yfwd. K12. 14 sts.
22nd row: Cast off 11 sts. K3 (including st left on needle after cast off ). 3 sts.
With B, rep last 22 rows once.**
Rep from ** to ** until Spike Strip measures to fit length from front edge to bottom of back Hat-Main Section.
Sew Spikes along Hat-Main Section from front edge to bottom of back Hat-Main Section.