Live Long and Keep Warm by Becca Stundel

Live Long and Keep Warm

February 2011
Or any black Worsted weight yarn
25 yards flesh-toned sock or DK yarn
Scrap brown yarn
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in unstretched 2x2 ribbing
US 9 - 5.5 mm
125 - 175 yards (114 - 160 m)
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“You know what would rock? A SPOCK TOUQUE! Like, it would be black, and cut right across your forehead (like his bangs) and his skintone ears would be the part that covers YOUR ears!” --Trip

And from that simple request was born “Live Long and Keep Warm”-- a hat to transform you (or a friend!) into a perfectly logical being. One size fits most adults, the hat is fairly stretchy and designed to hug the head like a wig.

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For the ears, knit 6 rows plain between the increases and decreases, instead of 4, to create a more elongated ear, tends to look better on larger heads.

Also, you can do both sides of an ear at the same time by just casting on 10 st and placing a marker in the middle to denote the two different panels. Then you only need to seam up one side of the ear later!

DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with Star Trek or Paramount. That would be AWESOME. This pattern is just for fun!