Simon the Snowman

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Simon the Snowman

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Ready for winter in a cozy hat and scarf, Simon the Snowman is here to spread holiday cheer!

Measurement

Single Size
Approx 7" [18 cm] high.
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The materials for this project cost $20.92

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Approx 7" [18 cm] high.

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Main Color (MC)

Boa | Blizzard, 46199Edit Color
$4.99

Contrast A

Handicrafter Cotton | Sage Green, 00084Edit Color
$1.99

Contrast B

Handicrafter Cotton | Robins Egg, 13215Edit Color
$1.99

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 7/4.5mm
$4.00

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 8/5mm
$4.00

Materials not included in this kit:

One of each 3" [7.5 cm] and 4” [10 cm] foam balls. 2 small black buttons.
Two ¾" [18 mm] bells. 1½" [4 cm] square of orange felt. Wooden skewer. Glue.
The materials for this project cost $20.92

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

Inc1 = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 7" [18 cm] high.

MATERIALS

Snowman
Boa (100 g/3.5 oz;118 m/129 yds)
Main Color (MC) Blizzard (46199) 1
Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles. Set of four sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Stitch marker. One of each 3" [7.5 cm] and 4” [10 cm] foam balls. 2 small black buttons. Two ¾" [18 mm] bells. 1½" [4 cm] square of orange felt. Wooden skewer. Glue.
Snowman
Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz;73 m/80 yds)
Contrast A Sage Green (00084) 1
Contrast B Robins Egg (13215) 1
Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles. Set of four sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Stitch marker. One of each 3" [7.5 cm] and 4” [10 cm] foam balls. 2 small black buttons. Two ¾" [18 mm] bells. 1½" [4 cm] square of orange felt. Wooden skewer. Glue.

GAUGE

Bernat® Boa™: 15 sts and 18 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton™: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] with smaller needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: With sharp knife, cut approx ¼" [6 mm] off one side of large foam ball to create flat base.
 
Snowman
Beg at bottom, with MC and larger double-pointed needles, cast on 28 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles (9, 9, 10). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st. Knit 3 rnds.
1st rnd: *K6. Inc1 in next st. Rep from * 3 times more. 32 sts.
2nd and 3rd rnds: Knit.
4th rnd: *K7. Inc1 in next st. Rep from * 3 times more. 36 sts.
5th and 6th rnds: Knit.
7th rnd: *K8. Inc1 in next st. Rep from * 3 times more. 40 sts.
8th to 13th rnds: Knit.
14th rnd: *K8. K2tog. Rep from * 3 times more. 36 sts.
15th to 21st rnds: Knit.
22nd rnd: *K7. K2tog. Rep from * 3 times more. 32 sts.
23rd to 29th rnds: Knit. Insert large foam ball with flat side towards bottom. (Flat side will be exposed in opening so Snowman can stand).
30th rnd: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * 3 times more. 28 sts.
31st to 47th rnds: Knit.
48th rnd: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * 3 times more. 24 sts.
49th and 50th rnds: Knit. Insert small foam ball. Push wooden skewer through top of ball to join into larger ball.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and fasten securely.
 
Scarf
With A and pair of needles, cast on 6 sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row) until work from beg measures approx 19" [48 cm].
Cast off.
Gather ends of Scarf and attach 1 bell to each end.
 
Hat
Stripe Pat
With B, work 5 rows.
With A, work 5 rows.
These 10 rows form Stripe Pat.
 
With B and smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 40 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles (14, 13, 13). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
 
Proceed in Stripe Pat as follows:
1st to 18th rnds: Knit.
19th rnd: (K8. K2tog) 4 times. 36 sts.
20th and 21st rnds: Knit.
22nd rnd: (K7. K2tog) 4 times. 32 sts.
23rd and 24th rnds: Knit.
25th rnd: (K6. K2tog) 4 times. 28 sts.
26th and 27th rnds: Knit.
28th rnd: (K5. K2tog) 4 times. 24 sts.
29th and 30th rnds: Knit.
31st rnd: (K4. K2tog) 4 times. 20 sts.
32nd to 37th rnds: Knit.
38th rnd: (K3. K2tog) 4 times. 16 sts.
39th to 44th rnds: Knit.
45th rnd: (K2. K2tog) 4 times. 12 sts.
46th to 50th rnds: Knit.
51st rnd: (K1. K2tog) 4 times. 8 sts.
52nd to 57th rnds: Knit.
58th rnd: (K2tog) 4 times. 4 sts.
59th and 60th rnds: Knit.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and fasten securely.
 
Pompom (make 1).
With A, wind yarn around 2 fingers approx 40 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Attach to point of Hat.