Photo: Ron Miller. ©2006 Nikol Lohr/naughtyneedlesknitting.com
This pattern is a variation on the Giddyup Pony Hood, originally designed for Naughty Needles, but cut for space.
Unisex M (L)
Where no parentheses are used, instructions/quantities apply to all sizes.
1 hank Knit Picks Sierra (70% Wool, 30% Superfine Alpaca; 110yd; 100 g) in Cranberry
2 1″ D-rings
Needles & Notions
US 10.5 (6mm) needles, or size necessary to achieve gauge
STOCKINETTE stitch, double strand of yarn A: 4″ =12.5 st
• All M1=invisible increase
CO 48 st.
Rows 1-5: Sl 1, *K1 P1 to 1 st from end; K1.
Row 6: BO 18 st knitwise, knit to end—30 st.
Row 7: BO 2 and K to end of row—28 st
• All increases are invisible M1, placed 1 st to either side of marker on even rows.
• Count stitches after increase rows: Row 2—32 st; Row 4—36; Row 6—40, Row 8—44; Row 10—48.
Row 1: Sl 1, K2, P6, PM, P10, PM, P6, K3.
Row 2 (and all even): Sl 1 K to 1 st before marker, M1, K2 (slipping marker), M1, K to 1 st before marker, M1, K2 (slipping marker), M1 K to end.
Row 3 (and all odd): Sl 1, K2, P to 3 st from end, K3.
Row 11: Sl 1, K2, P42, K3
Row 12: S1 1 K47
Repeat last 2 rows 3 (5) more times.
Row 1: Sl 1 K2 P42 K3 CO 12—60 st
Row 2: K60
Row 3: K3 P42 K 15
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 two more times
Work 2 (6) more rows in stockinette
Row 1: *K2tog K4 repeat from * to end—50 st
Row 2: (and all even rows until Row 11): Purl.
Row 3: *K2tog K3 repeat from * to end—40 st
Row 5: *K2tog K2 repeat from * to end—30st
Row 7: *K2tog K1 repeat from * to end—20st
Row 9: *K2tog repeat from * to end—10st
Row 11: *PK2tog repeat from * to end—5
Break yarn, leaving 12″ tail.
With yarn needle, run yarn through 5 remaining live st, then seam forehead and weave in end.
Slip D-rings through short nub end of collar, and sew nub down to inside.
Horns (Make 2)
Row 1-4: Stockinette st.
Row 5: K3, ssk, K2tog, K3—8 st.
Row 6-8: Stockinette st (omit for shorter horns)
Row 11: K2, ssk, K2tog, K2—6 st.
Row 12: Purl.
Row 13: K 1, ssk, k2tog, K1—4st
Row 14: P2tog, ssp
K2tog, break yarn, and pull through.
Seam long edges together with mattress stitch and stuff horns loosely with scrap yarn. Sew to hat slightly back from corners of face opening.
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