quick and easy kitty halloween! Or any day of the year
This pattern is actually VERY easy but it may LOOK difficult. If you're a beginner I think that you should still try it!!! There are some weird words but really all you need to know is the knit and purl stitch and you can learn the rest along the way :).
Cast on: 13 stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3 (and all odd rows): slip-slip-knit, knit until 2 stitches remain, knit2together
EXPLANATION! slip-slip-knit (ssk) - this is a decrease where you slip 2 stitches onto the right needle, slip the left needle under the stitches and in front of the right needle, and knit it off to decrease 1 stitch
Knit2together (k2tog) - this is more straightforward, when you're at the end with 2 stitches left, instead of putting the needle through one stitch, put it through the remaining 2 and knit it off together as if it were one, this will decrease your row again.
Row 4 (and all even rows): purl
Continue rows until 3 stitches remain.
Now you have to do something called slip-purl2together-pass slip stitch over (see this seems really difficult because the name is long!! but it's ok it's actually really easy).
On the purl side, slip one stitch onto your right needle, purl the last 2 stitches together, and bring the first stitch over the second stitch. Now you should have one stitch left!
Now all you have to do is cut a long tail and put that through the stitch and pull tight.
Repeat to make a second large triangle
Inner ears make the same as outer ears except cast on 9 stitches
For the headband portion, I like using a french knitter because it's SO versatile! You can really use it for so many things!!! When I bought it I had no idea what I would use it for, and I actually didn't use it for a good 2 years, until I had a brilliant idea to use it in EVERYTHING!! well not everything, but I use it a lot now and I really love it. If you don't have one I REALLY recommend getting one! And I use it in this pattern so you should get it! Otherwise you can make an I Cord.
Make a tube that measures approximately the size of your head. The yarn that I used here is a bit stretchy which I like because you can give it as a gift easily. If you're making this for someone else don't worry too much about their exact head size, head sizes don't differ greatly unless you're making it for a child in which case you should make it a bit smaller... You'd be surprised at how large children's heads are though.
Once you're finished the tube you can assemble it all together!
With your tapestry needle, sew the purl side of your inner ear to the knit side of your outer ear. Once you've done this you can sew the bottom of the ears onto your headband tube! Leave only about a half inch between the two ears. Now sew the tube together.