Year of the Rat rugalugs, beanie and booties
The year 2008 is the year of the brown earth rat. According to Chinese astrology, a child born in the year of the Rat will be sweet and loving. He may be shy, but inwardly he is fiercely competitive.
This is the 12th square in my rugalugs series. I have designed this one for babies gear as well as for bigger kids who like rats. When using 8 ply yarn, worsted weight, or double knit yarn - size 8 (4mm) hook the square measures approximately 11cm/ 4 ¼ inches. Worked in 4 ply or baby yarn and a 3.5mm hook the square measures approximately 9cm/3 ½ inches
This package includes patterns for a rat motif, and a contrast plain granny square. Instructions are provided for using you motif and squares to make a baby hat/beanie and a pair of ratty booties.
The pattern will come to you as a pdf file in Australian /British and American terminology.
This will make a unique gift for a child born in the year of the rat. It also has appeal to older kids.