Hans my Hedgehog by Margaret Bloom

Hans my Hedgehog

November 2013
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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This pattern is available for free.

A sweet and simple hedgehog pattern, suitable for beginning knitters.


To knit the bodies of these hedgehogs I used Jamiesons’s fingering weight held double in a color called Moorit. For the faces I used a DK weight from Jamieson’s in a color called Mogit, but any earth-tone heathered yarns in DK or worsted weight would work well. The larger hedgehog is only 9 cm long and the smaller one is approx. 6 cm, so you will only need a small amount of yarn for these little hedgehogs -- left over scrap yarn from other projects should be sufficient.

In addition to two shades of earth-tone DK or worsted weight yarn, you will need a small bit of brown wool felt for ears and a 1/2 yard black 6 ply cotton embroidery floss.


I used a size US 3 needle, which is smaller than this yarn would normally require. A size 3 needle will keep the stitches tight so the stuffing doesn’t peek through. This pattern is knit flat then seamed up at the end (but, of course you can adjust the pattern for DPNS if you prefer!)


Seed Stitch and Stockinette

A translation of the pattern in FRENCH can be found here: http://clairettetricote.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/les-tuto...

A translation of the pattern in HEBREW can be found here: http://www.lisrog.co.il/hans/

A translation of the pattern in SPANISH can be found here: http://webloomhere.blogspot.com/2017/05/hans-my-hedgehog-...