Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> Circular (40 cm) or double pointed knitting needles, size 9 (US 13/UK 0)
<> Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice. In total 140 grams.
Caterpillar knit hat size:
Adult: 54-58 cm
Gauge: 10 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
p2tog – purl two together
Body of the caterpillar hat:
Using long tail method cast on 44 stitches or any other number divisible by 2. Place marker. Rib k1, p1 for 8 rows or until pieces measures 6 cm.
Row 1: purl all stitches around.
Row 2: [k1, p1] – repeat till the end of round.
Repeat Rows 1-2 until hat measures 19 cm from the edge. In my case I repeat Rows 1-2 ten more times.
Shaping crown of caterpillar hat:
Row 1: [p2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Row 2: [p1, k1] – repeat till the end of round.
Row 3: [p2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Row 4: [k1, p1] – repeat till the end of round, k1.
Fasten off leaving 10 cm tail. Weave tail through remaining stitches. Pull tail to close top. Weave in all ends securely.
Attach faux or real fur pom pom.