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Nothing says America more than Lady Liberty herself! Just in time for the 4th of July, this pattern includes not only a Statue of Liberty cat hat, but a also a mini torch cat toy.
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• 25 yards of worsted weight yarn for the hat. I used Cascade 220.
• 7 yards of worsted weight, feltable wool for the cat toy in main color (torch), 3 yards of worsted weight feltable wool for the contrasting color (flame)
• 1 pair of US size 7, 16 inch circular needles, OR needle size needed to achieve gauge. US size 7 DPNs may also be used instead of circular needles.
• 4 US size 7 DPNs
• 1 pair of US size 2 needles
• Row counter
• Tapestry needle
Special Skills Needed
• Knitting in the round
• Knitting i-cord
• Whip stitch
• 6 stitches = 1 inch on US size 7 needles in stockinette stitch
Finished hat circumference is 10 inches, but it is very stretchy. Greaseball's face circumference is 12 inches and the hat fits him just right.
[ ] repeat instructions between brackets
bo bind off
cc contrasting color
co cast on
k2tog knit two stitches together
kfb knit through the front loop without dropping the stitch from the needle, and then knit through the back loop and drop the stitch
ktbl knit through the back loop
m1 make one stitch
mc main color
Directions for hat
Using the US size 7 needles, CO 56 sts. Join to knit in the round.
rnd 1-5: [ktbl, p3] repeat until end of round
rnd 6: k all sts
rnd 7: BO 7, slip 12 purlwise, BO 6, slip 6 purlwise, BO 6, slip 12 purlwise, BO 7. You can leave the slipped stitches on the needles, or place them on stitch holders.
There are 5 points on this hat. Each point starts with 6 of the slipped stitches (the 12 slipped stitches will be two points). The points are knit in a tight gauge in garter stitch so they will hold their shapes.
rows 1-3: knit 6 stitches using US size 2 needles. Turn.
row 4: k1, k2tog, k until end of row. Turn. (5 sts)
rows 5-7: k all sts. Turn.
row 8: k1, k2tog, k until end of row. Turn. (4 sts)
rows 9-11: k all sts. Turn.
rows 12: k1, k2tog, k until end of row. Turn (3 sts)
rows 13-15: k all sts. Turn.
row 16: k1, k2tog, k until end of row. Turn. (2 sts)
rows 17-19: k all sts. Turn.
row 20: k2tog. Cut yarn and leave a 6 inch tail.
Repeat 4 more times for remaining points.
Finishing for hat
Weave in all ends.
Directions for torch
In mc (grey) and using US size 7 DPNs, CO 6 sts.
rows 1-15: knit i-cord
Divide sts into 3 DPNs, 2 sts per needle, and join to knit in the round.
rnd 16: k all sts
rnd 17: [k1, m1, k1] 3 times
rnd 18: k all sts
rnd 19: [k1, m1, k until 1 sts remains on needle, m1, k1] 3 times
rnd 20: k all sts
rnd 21-26: Repeat rnds 19-20 3 times. (21 sts)
rnd 27: BO all sts.
In cc (yellow) and using US size 7 DPNs, CO 1 slip knot. This is the torch's flame.
row 1: kfb. Turn. (2 sts)
row 2: k all sts. Turn.
row 3: kfb, kfb. Turn. (4 sts)
row 4: k all sts. Turn.
row 5: kfb, k2, kfb. Turn. (6 sts)
row 6: k all sts
row 7-9: knit i-cord for 3 rounds.
row 10: BO all sts. Cut yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail.
Finishing for torch
Whip stitch together the flame to the inside cup of the torch, where the torch starts to increase. Weave in all ends.
Felt the torch. A bowl of sudsy water and a potato masher are my felting tools of choice.
After the torch is dried, I put a pinch of catnip into the torch's cup and rubbed it in to make it even more irresistible to my drug loving cats.
If you make this, I'd love to hear from you and see pictures of your patriotic cat!
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