Moose Beanie Pattern

So, I made this Moose Beanie.  My beanie obsession may be going too far……. muha ha ha.  But may the record state that they don’t stay with me.  I send them on their merry way to happy new homes.  This one now lives on Mitchell’s head.  Anyway, here is the pattern.

Moose Beanie

Size:  Teen-adult

Gauge:  As you knit really. It doesn’t matter too much.

Materials Needed:

 

4mm needles
5.5mm needles
1 x dark brown yarn
1 x light brown yarn
2 x eyes
2 x black buttons
Stuffing
Needle to sew up with

Notes:

Knit the antlers tightly. Stuff well. Attach near the top as they do fall over a bit.

Directions:

Main hat: pale brown wool

On size 4mm needles, cast on 70 stitches.
Rib (knit 1, purl 1) the first 10 rows.
Change to 5.5mm needles
Stst 30 rows
Row 41: knit 3, knit 2 together – repeat to end
Row 42: purl
Row 43: knit 2, knit 2 together – repeat to end
Row 44: purl
Row 45: knit 1, knit 2 together – repeat to end
Row 46: purl
Row 47: knit 2 together – repeat to end
Row 48: purl
Row 49: knit 2 together – repeat to end

Cut yarn. Thread remaining stitches onto thread and pull to tighten.

Using a crochet hook and dark brown wool, pick up 22 stitches from the centre front of the hat.
Work in garter stitch (knit all rows) slipping the first stitch of each row
Knit 18 rows
19: s1, k2 together, knit to last 2, knit together.
20: s1, k2 together, knit to last 2, knit together.
21: s1, k2 together, knit to last 2, knit together.
22: cast off.

Antlers – dark brown. Knit 2
Cast on 20 on 5.5 needles
1: knit
2: purl
3: knit
4: purl
5: k2together, knit 8, inc 2, knit to last 2 stitches, k2together
6: purl
7: k2together, knit 8, inc 2, knit to last 2 stitches, k2together
8: purl
9-20 repeat knit and purl rows
21: k2 together over the whole row
22: purl
23: cut yarn, thread all stitches onto the yarn and pull to tighten.

Antler hang on bit – dark brown
Cast on 14 on 5.5 needles
Stst 10 rows.
11: k2 together over whole row
12: purl
13: cut yarn, thread all stitches onto the yarn and pull to tighten.

Ears – right. Pale brown wool
Cast on 14 on 5.5 needles- slip the first stitch on each row
1: knit
2: purl
3: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to end
4: purl
5: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to end
6: purl
7: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to end
8: purl
9: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together
10: purl
11: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together
12: purl
13: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together
14: purl
15: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together
16: purl
17: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together
18: purl
19: slip one, knit 2 together, psso
Cut yarn, thread through last stitch and pull.

Ear – left. Pale brown wool.
Cast on 14 on 5.5 needles – slip the first stitch on each row
1: knit
2: purl
3: slip one, knit to end, knit 2 together
4: purl
5: slip one, knit to end, knit 2 together
6: purl
7: slip one, knit to end, knit 2 together
8: purl
9: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together
10: purl
11: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together
12: purl
13: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together
14: purl
15: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together
16: purl
17: slip one, knit 2 together, knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together
18: purl
19: slip one, knit 2 together, psso
Cut yarn, thread through last stitch and pull

Assembling

Sew the side of the hat from top to bottom using the yarn from the casting off.

Sew the longer antler pieces into a tube, turn inside out and stuff. Attach to the top of the beanie. Sew the smaller antler pieces the same way, attaching to the inner portion of the main antler.

Attach the ears just below the antlers on the hat.

Using 2 buttons, sew on nostrils to the dark brown add-on bit. Fold up and attach loosely to the hat itself. Finally attach 2 eyes to the front of the hat.

Adding the nose piece on….. with the help of a beagle
The nose-piece added on to the main hat.
All the pieces laid out where they need to be attached
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