Growltiger by Robynn Weldon


February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in rib, gently stretched
US 3 - 3.25 mm
317 - 459 yards (290 - 420 m)
baby (toddler, child, teen)
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Animal ears on kids’ hats are catnip to me. I just can’t resist them, and neither can my daughter. This one is made using the simplest of shapes and some very basic embroidery. Extra interest (and usefulness) comes from growing a scarf out of the back of the hat, which makes getting your family out the door in winter a bit faster, and reduces the chances of losing that scarf. It also helps to ensure that little ears stay warm.

This is a fast, fun knit, with no seaming, but includes tutorials for the (so easy and useful!) Turkish cast-on, and for a neat buttonhole cast-off, to boost your skills.

Use a wool cotton blend to create warmth without itch – the gold standard for children’s knits.

Baby (toddler, child, teen), to fit head circumference 41 (46, 51, 56) cm / 16 (18, 20, 22) in

290 (330, 380, 420) m / 315 (360, 415, 460) yards

Thanks to Kate Atherley for tech editing.