Big Fat Hen by Melissa Mall

Big Fat Hen

December 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in sc,yarn doubled, I hook
5.5 mm (I)
300 - 310 yards (274 - 283 m)
12" high seated, not including legs
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“…nine, ten, a big fat hen!”

This hen was made as a gift for my oldest son, our household chicken whisperer. At about 12 inches high (from bottom to comb, not counting the dangly legs) it’s a bit smaller than the Barred Rock it was based on. The head and body are made with two strands of yarn worked together, so it could be made in a solid color or with your favorite color variations. Whether you’re looking for a rustic decoration or someone in your house just loves to snuggle chickens, you can make your own Big Fat Hen - or a whole flock!