Kuschelmonster by Heidrun Liegmann
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Kuschelmonster

Knitting
December 2013
stockinette
55 - 109 yards (50 - 100 m)
newborn to adult
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Finally! I finished at least some of my Christmas presents!

I really like them, that’s the reason I’ll give them to you! Nooooo, not the knitted pieces, “just” the patterns :)!

Kuschelmonster (cuddly monster) is a fun hat, fast and easy knitting - knit it up easily til Christmas!

You can make the Kuschelmonster out of any fun fur, plush or pompon yarn. You can make any size you like.
I knitted the fun yarn with a much smaller needle to get a compact and windtight fur.

To make the Kuschelmonster hat fit properly, it is important to make a swatch to get a gauge for the yarn with this needle size.

Kuschelmonster is knitted in stockinette stitch in rounds. The neck part is longer than the front, so the hat won’t slip over the eyes. This is done by short rows. The “ears” are shaped by
crochet cords that are pulled through the hat sides. This enables you to fit the hat exactly to the length of the head. Next year if the child has grown, you can reposition the cords, the Kuschelmonster will be his or her favorite hat for another year.

The eyes and the nose of Kuschelmonster are crocheted. They are done in parts and sewn to the hat. The lower edge of the hat is also finished with single crochet.

Knitting techniques that maybe are not known, like provisional cast-on or German short rows, are explained in the attachment.
You should have basic crocheting knowledge.

The matching neckerchief, you can find in my Ravelry Store as well as a Freebie! http://www.ravelry.com/stores/magische-maschen-designs