my dear - a deer trophy
Fun knitted trophy for your Christmas wall (or any other time of year wall for that matter!)
This pattern is knitted in the round over 4 needles with no seaming. The ears and antlers are knitted separately (in the round) then whip stitched onto the head afterwards. The whole head is then felted in a washing machine to give it stability when positioned on a wall (a simple ‘d’ ring sewn onto the back of the neck then hooked over a nail or hook on the wall is all you need). The eyes are toy safety eyes though circles of felt or a pair of buttons will also suffice.
The size of the trophy I made - I used aran yarn and 5mm (size 8) needles - measures 12 ins total height (includes the antlers) x 8.5 ins - total width (includes the ears).
The head is stuffed with toy filling - no wires are needed as the felting helps it hold its shape.
P.S you do stuff the antlers which you’ve knitted on 3.5mm (US 5) needles!
Any more questions you may have please message me!