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Rapunzel Hat

 – inpsired by Dorothy

Using 4 mm needles and double knit wool, cast on 28 stitches
Knit 2 rows
The tower is now worked in Brick Stitch. 
The next 23 rows are detailed in the grid below.  Work from the bottom up, remember to add in black for the window – this section is shaded. 

Use this key:
K2: Knit one while wrapping the yarn around twice
SP: Slip one stitch purl wise, letting the 2nd loop drop if there is one.
YSLY: Yarn forward, slip one purl wise, yarn backward
YSL: Yarn forward, slip one purl wise
SLY: Slip one purl wise, yarn backward

You will soon get used to the pattern – it isn’t as complicated as it looks!

Continue to knit the roof:
Knit 2 rows, Purl 1 row.
(K2,K2tog) repeat to last stitch, K1 (22st).  Purl 1 row.
(K1,K2tog) repeat to last stitch, K1 (15st).  Purl 1 row.
(K1,K2tog) repeat to last stitch, K1 (10st).  Purl 1 row.
(K1,K2tog) repeat to last stitch, K1 (7st)
(P2 tog) repeat to last stitch, P1 (4st)
B & T tightly.

Making Up:
Sew in the ends from the window, then oversew the row ends together to make your tower.
The face – you can embroider this like Dorothy, or you can paint a button and sew this on with invisible thread like me. 
The eyes are the holes in the button, and are sewn onto the face through the eyes.
The hair – Use a length of yellow wool 1.5 m long.  Fold this into three and then in half again. 
I tried various ways of sewing the hair to the tower, so that it looked right around the button, but found using cotton was the best way. 
Sew the folded end under the left-hand side of the face as you look at it. 
Catch the parting together with cotton and sew to the top of the face
Finally, catch the hair in place on the right-hand side. 
Plait the remainder. 
When the plait is long enough – use cotton to stop it unravelling. 
Wrap coloured wool around and tie in a bow – again, secure this with cotton. 
Now Rapunzel is ready for her Prince!