Spider & Bat Hats by Rian Anderson

Spider & Bat Hats

Knitting
October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
109 - 219 yards (100 - 200 m)
4 sizes: 2 -3 yrs, 4 - 9 yrs, 10yrs - teen, adult
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This pattern is available for AU$5.00 AUD buy it now

This is now a fundraising pattern, see below

A basic round beanie hat in 4 sizes, plus instructions to make it into either a spider hat or a bat hat.
The spider has added legs that can be stiffened to give a creepy “scuttling - along” effect; the bat has wings to help it fly.

Make them for Halloween, just for fun – or see below!

Fundraiser; 2020 update:
This pattern is now a fundraiser for wildlife affected by the Australian bushfires. For every pattern sold till the end of June 2020, AU$5 will be donated to “AnimalsAustralia” who support charities caring for injured and displaced animals.

Other patterns of mine now designated fundraisers:
Toy bat
Toy kangaroo and joey
Toy wombat
And for Queensland Koala Crusaders:
Koala tea cosy
Koala and panda beanies

1st Feb 2020 update
This pattern along with Toy kangaroo and joey, Toy wombat and Toy bat have now made AU$315
for Animals Australia.
Thank you to everyone who has bought these patterns!

AnimalsAustralia sent a long thank you message – this is part of it:
“The situation is far from ideal. In fact, the need becomes more urgent every day, and will be for a very long time yet. But as the bushfire disaster unfolds, we’re seeing humanity at its finest. It’s so heartening that amidst a crisis when our minds turn to the worst, that there are real life heroes out there doing their very best.
Thank you for helping those on the ground provide animals the help they need so much right now through your generous support. “