Monday, October 31, 2011

Ooo Foxy Lady!

Fox Ears

Fox Ears


If there's anything I've learned about me and Halloween this year, it's that I can't pick my costume six weeks ahead of time since I always seem to change my mind.  Such is the case with this year: I originally decided to go as a zombie, and then at the last minute I got the idea that it would be cute to go as a fox instead.  Here's my pattern for quick, 2-hour fox ears in case you're in the same predicament this Halloween.

Quick-as-a-Fox Ears

MATERIALS:
Yarn
A: 1 skein Quince and Co Osprey in Nasturtium 
B: 1 skein Classic Elite Lush in Natural

Needles
US 10.5 DPNs

Notions
Yarn needle
Plastic headband

Gauge
4 sts = 1"

DIRECTIONS:
CO 20 sts with yarn A.  Join to form round and place marker to indicate beginning of round.

K 3 rounds

Shaping

K 9 sts, k2tog, k 7 sts, k2tog
K 1 round
K 8 sts, k2tog, k 6 sts, k2tog
K 1 round
K 7 sts, k2tog, k 5 sts, k2tog
K 6 sts, k2tog, k 4 sts, k2tog
K 5 sts, k2tog, k 3 sts, k2tog
K 4 sts, k2tog, k 2 sts, k2tog
K 3 sts, k2tog, k 1 st, k2tog
K2tog for entire round.  Break yarn, leaving a 5" tail.

Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull to close opening.  Weave in end.


Thread yarn needle with yarn B.  Using duplicate stitch, start Inner Ear Pattern two stitches in from edge of ear.

Inner Ear Pattern
Fox Ears- Inner Ear Chart

Repeat above steps for other ear


FINISHING:
Position ears on headband according to preference, making sure to wrap opening of ear over headband.  Using a whip-stitch, sew ears to headband and close ear opening.  






Fox Ears

Happy Halloween!

5 comments:

  1. ohhh you look adorable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of fox crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/fox-crafts/

    Thanks and have a great day!

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