by craftbits (shellie wilson)
He is 6.5 inch tall.
What you need
Small amount of gold/ navy blue/ white/ pink/ flesh/ and black Double Worsted (8 ply) Wool
Size 5 US (9 UK) (3.75 mm) needles.
Using gold cast on 13 stitches.
Knit twice into every stitch (26 stitches).
Stocking stitch 16 rows.
Change to navy blue
Stocking stitch 24 rows.
Change to flesh.
Stocking stitch 12 rows.
Change to gold
Stocking stitch 18 rows
Purl 2 together to the end (13 stitches)
Cut off yarn leaving a long length thread the yarn through the stitches draw up and secure
Stitch down the back leave a gap to fill your toy then close up.
To make the hat brim
Using gold cast on 35 stitches
Stocking stitch 4 rows
( knit 2 together knit 5) to the end (30 stitches)
Stitch the two sides together to make a ring
Stitch the cast off edge to the helmet
Make the chin strap with a chain made from the gold wool and stitch into place
With your fingers nip the top of the helmet together to make a ridge then stitch in place with some gold wool.
Gather around the neck with a running stitch pull slightly to separate the head from the body use your black wool to make the eyes and your pink wool to make the mouth.
Make the buttons with your white wool (making French knots).
The badge on the hat is a star made from some of the white wool with a French knot in any color on top ( I used brown).
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