So, here is a pig beanie.
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 pink 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 10 rows
11 – 20: s1, k1, psso, knit to last 2, knit 2 together.
21: cast off.
Ears – make 2
Cast on 20 on 4mm
3: k2 tog, knit to end, k2tog
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 2 stitches remain. Knit those 2 together, cut yarn, thread through remaining stitch.
Sew the side of the hat from top to bottom using the yarn from the casting off.
Fold flap upwards and stitch around on the hat, leaving a 2cm gap. stuff this section, and close the gap. Using 2 buttons, sew on nostrils, pulling tight through the stuffing.
Sew on the ears on the sides. Finally attach 2 eyes to the front of the hat.
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