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GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
All inc are done from RS. Inc 1 st before and after st with marker by making 1 YO. On next row P YO twisted (i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front) to avoid holes.
All dec are done from RS. Dec 1 st on each side of st with marker. Beg 1 st before st with marker. Slip 1 st on a cable needle behind the piece, slip 1 st (= st with marker), K next st and st on cable needle tog, psso.
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 117-123-129 (135-141) sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with Alpaca.
K 8 rows (1st row = RS).
Insert 7 markers in piece from RS as follows:
1st marker in the 2nd st on row,
2nd marker in the 25th-26th-27th (28th-29th) st,
3rd marker in the 48th-50th-52nd (54th-56th) st,
4th marker in the 59th-62nd-65th (68th-71st) st,
5th marker in the 70th-74th-78th (82nd-86th) st,
6th marker in the 93rd-98th-103rd (108th-113th) st, and the 7th marker in the next to last st on the needle.
Continue in stockinette st with 1 edge st in GARTER ST - see explanation above - in each side of piece - AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row beg inc and dec - Read INCREASE TIP and DECREASE TIP above - on every other row as follows:
Inc 1 st after 1st marker.
Dec 1 st on each side of 2nd marker.
Inc 1 st on each side of 3rd marker.
Dec 1 st on each side of 4th marker.
Inc 1 st on each side of 5th marker.
Dec 1 st on each side of 6th marker.
Inc 1 st before 7th marker.
Continue to inc and dec from RS like this on every other row a total of 6 times.
Then dec on each side of the 2nd, 4th and 6th marker until 15 sts remain on needle.
Piece measures approx. 15-15-16 (16-17) cm / 6"-6"-6 1/4" (6 1/4"-6 3/4") from the bottom tip at the 2nd or 6th marker = ear flap.
Work next row as follows from RS: K 1, K 2 tog, K 9, K 2 tog, K 1 = 13 sts. Repeat dec in each side on every row (from WS P the 2 sts before and after edge st tog) until 3 sts remain, bind off and pull yarn trough sts.
Sew hat tog mid back inside 1 edge st.
The middle of the 3 whole tips on cast-on edge goes down to the forehead at the front.
Cast on 4 sts on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5.
Work as follows: * K 1, place yarn in front of piece (towards you), slip 1 st as if to P, place yarn behind piece (from you) *, repeat from *-* 1 more time and on all rows.
This becomes a ribbon worked in the round.
Bind off when the tie measures approx. 20-22-24 (26-28) cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½" (10 1/4"-11").
Make a similar tie.
Sew one tie at the bottom of each tip on ear flap on each side.
Use back stitches and embroider on a mouth with black mid front on hat.
Cast on 6 sts with white on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5.
Row 1-2: K all sts.
Row 3: K 1, K 2 tog 2 times, K 1 = 4 sts on needle.
Row 4: K 2 tog 2 times = 2 sts on needle.
Row 5: K 2 tog = 1 st on needle, cut the yarn and pull it through st. Sew the tooth on the underside of mouth.
Cast on 6 sts with blue on 3 double pointed needles and work in the round as follows:
ROUND 1: Work 2 sts in every st as follows: K 1 in front and back loop of same st = 12 sts on needle.
ROUND 2: K 1 round.
ROUND 3: Work 2 sts in every st as follows: K 1 in front and back loop of same st = 24 sts on needle.
ROUND 4: Switch to white and K 1 round.
ROUND 5-8: K all rounds.
Bind off, fasten the yarn and fasten eye mid front above mouth.
Cast on and work like 2 ties, but bind off when they measure approx. 10 cm / 4''.
Make two small pompoms in red with a diameter of approx. 2 cm / 3/4''.
Fasten these in one end of the antenna and fasten the other end of antenna at the top of hat.