Mischievous Monster Gnome by Kimberly K. Davis
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Mischievous Monster Gnome

Knitting
February 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 - 285 yards (229 - 261 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

** The pattern file has been updated so you can knit the hat two different ways:

  • The first (original) version has a hat with ridges and textures from the purl rows worked in the round. If you want a completely smooth knit hat, just change the purl rows, starting at R3, to knit ones.
  • The smooth knit version of the hat is in burgundy, the textured hat is red.

This pattern is a two for one deal! It includes instructions to create the mischievous monster or the grumpy garden gnome. Pattern includes written instructions and detailed step-by-step photos.

This little guy is very indecisive. One day he is a grumpy gnome working in his garden, and the next he uses the forest magic to change into a mischievous monster.

You will need approximately 250 total yards for your monster, and 285 total yards for your gnome.

Any worsted weight yarn will work for this pattern. Suggested yarns include Plymouth Encore, Bernat Waverly, Cascade 220, Patons Classic Wool, or Dancing Dog Dyeworks.

If you decide to make a beard for your gnome or monster, you will also need a brand of fun fur, eyelash yarn for the beard such as Sensations Cello.

Your finished gnome will be ready for your garden or home, sitting at 9 inches in height with his hat on. The legs add extra length, but this gnome prefers to sit and nap under a tree. If you decide to make the mischievous monster version, he will be sitting at 7 to 7.5 inches in height (not including legs).