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« on: August 08, 2006 03:36:07 PM »

Hi,

I've found the kitty hat Kitty Hat link and that covers pointy ears but I'm wondering about more round ears, like a bear or something cuddly... or that youi could put on the side like a monkey, etc.

Anyone know a pattern like that?  I'm sure it's just a more gradual, rounded decrease than the kitty-angular one but it's nice to have something already written. 

Thanks in advance,
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006 10:37:20 AM »

When I make rounded ears I use this pattern until they're big enough for me to use:

R1:  CO 3-5 stitches (depending on the scale of the project)
R2 (and all other even rows):  Purl across
R3(and all odd rows):  K1, m1, K1, m1 (across the length of the piece)

Once the hemicircle is the correct size BO in pattern.   I hope this (or something similar) will work out for you!

Conversely, if you prefer decreases you can work the pattern in reverse starting from the outside of the ear and decreasing every other row until you reach the inside of the ear.  Then, instead of binding off,  just slip the tail of the yarn through the remaining stitches and pull them tight.

Good luck, and be sure to share the finished product with us!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006 11:00:47 AM »

thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006 02:52:54 PM »

If Elanora's technique doesn't work for you, I believe Zoe Mellor's Double Knits has a couple of baby hats with rounded ears; you could check your library for it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006 12:02:27 PM »

thanks again!
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