Monday, October 20, 2008
I used this pattern from kittyville.com. I used size 7 needles to begin with, but then the hat was too big for Liam, so it ended up being a hat for me. I don't know if I'm really that partial to cats, but with a name like Tabi, I just had to add the cat ears. I put them closer to the front of the hat than where the pattern says they should go. They looked too much like horns when they were further back. Not the look I was going for. I also did the front and the back of each ear at the same time on double pointed needles in circular fashion so that I wouldn't have to whip stitch around them in the end.
Pick up two rows of 12 stitches above the earflaps toward the front of the hat.
R1-2: work in seed stitch for 2 rows
R3: *K1, K2tog,work in seed stitch for 6 stitches, K2tog, K1* twice
R4: *K1 K2tog, work in seed stitch for 4 stitches, K2tog, K1* twice
R5: Work in seed stitch around
R6: *K1, K2tog, work in seed stitch for 2 stitches, K2tog, K1* twice
R7: *K1, K2tog, K2tog, K1*
R8: *K2tog* four times. Draw the thread through the last four stitches.