Monday, November 5, 2007

Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Turkey Hat




For Thanksgiving, I knit up with this toddler-sized Turkey hat for a friend's little girl. I made up the pattern as I knit using extra yarns from my stash. All the pieces are knit separately then sewn onto the hat. Modeled by my dancing Stitch in the last photo.


Size 8, 16” Circular Needle

HAT:
CO 78

Join in the round and knit 5 rows 1x1 rib
5" st st
*K5, K2tog repeat from * to end
Knit 1 Round
*K4, K2tog repeat from * to end
Knit 1 Round
*K3, K2tog repeat from * to end
Knit 1 Round
*K2, K2tog repeat from * to end
Knit 1 Round
*K1, K2tog repeat from * to end
Knit 1 Round
*K2tog repeat from * to end
Break yarn, draw tail through remaining sts


TAILS:
CO 8
Knit 1 row
inc 2, K6, inc 2 (10 sts)
Purl 1 row
inc 2, K8, inc 2 (12 sts)
Purl 1 row
Continue in st st until entire piece is 6" ending with wrong side row
K2tog, K8, K2tog (10 sts)
Purl 1 row
K2tog, K6, K2tog (8 sts)
Purl 1 row
K2tog, K4, K2tog (6 sts)
Purl 1 row
K2tog, K2, K2tog (4 sts)
Purl 1 row
K2tog, K2tog (2 sts)
Break yarn, draw tail through remaining sts

To make one complete tail feather, knit 2 and sew together with garter sides facing each other. This makes them stiff enough to stand up on their own. I made 5 complete feathers – 2 red, 2 yellow and 1 orange.


BEAK:
CO 2
Knit 2 rows
inc 1 in each st (4sts)
Knit 1 row
inc 1, K2, inc 1 (6 sts)
Knit 1 row
inc 1, K4, inc 1 (8 sts)
Knit 1 row
inc 1, K6, inc 1 (10 sts)
Knit 1 row
Work next 3 rows in st st (this will cause the beak to fold over)
K2tog, K6, K2tog (8 sts)
Knit 1 row
K2tog, K4, K2tog (6 sts)
Knit 1 row
K2tog, K2, K2tog (4 sts)
Knit 1 row
K2tog, K2tog
Break yarn, draw tail through remaining sts


WATTLE:
hmmm, I didn’t actually write down how I did this, but here is my best guess….
CO 3
Knit 4 rows
Inc 1, K1, inc 1 (5 sts)
Knit 1 row
Inc 1, K3, inc 1 (7 sts)
Knit 3 rows
K2tog, K3, K2tog (5 sts)
Knit 1 row
K2tog, K1, K2tog (3 sts)
Cast Off


TIES:
With yellow yarn make 3 small loops, tying the tail around the edge of the loops to secure. This will give you two small knit-sized loops. Put the small loops on the needle. Inc 1 in first st, K1, then work in an I-cord until desired length.


FINISHING:
Sew tail feathers to the hat, overlapping them slightly. Sew beak to center of hat about 2” from the bottom. Sew waddle at the right side of the beak. Embroider eyes with scrap of white yarn, making pupil with black scrap yarn. Sew ties on sides of hat.

1 comment:

ChristyH said...

That is quite cute!