Kitty Ear Warmer Headband
Classic Elite Yarns Jil Eaton Minnow Merino
Aran/10 ply (8 wpi)
77 yds/70.4 m 50g
1 each of lavender and snow white
10.5 needles - I used dpns
embroidery thread for eyes and nose or safety eyes, buttons, etc.
batting for stuffing
long tail cast on 14 using Lavender
row 1: *knit 2, move yarn to front, slip st. as if to purl, move yarn to back* repeat to end of row
row 2: knit
repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 17”. Bind off. Seam.
long tail cast on 24 using Snow White
divide sts evenly on 3 dpns or Magic loop
place stitch marker to mark beginning of round
k 2 rounds
increase 6 sts next round (30 sts)
increase 6 sts next round (36 sts)
increase 6 sts next round (42 sts)
k 3 rounds
next round decrease 6 sts (36 sts)
decrease 6 sts (30 sts)
decrease 6 sts (24 sts)
decrease 6 sts (18 sts)
divide sts evenly on 2 needles, kitchener st to seam closed.
Pull tightly to draw seam together to help round out the bottom of the kitty head. Leave long enough tail to seam up head after stuffing.
Embroider eyes and nose on each face, stuff and seam. Weave in all ends.
To make ears on kitty head more pronounced, use the same color yarn as the head (white) and thread a short piece of yarn on needle. Knot one end and pull needle through from side of head to top of head to create a point for the ear. Pull tightly and knot.
Attach heads to headband, placing them where they would cover ears.