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House Hat ~ Designed by Marie-M

~ Inspired by the drawings we all did as children.

GRASS – Using green wool – Cast on 28 sts.
Row 1 – knit (1green,1 white) repeat to end
Row 2 – purl, white throughout
WALLS – Rows 3-14 – white, stocking stitch
ROOF – Change to red wool. Cut a length 80cms long for row 2.
Row 1 – knit
Row 2 – knit, double wool
Row 3 – k2tog, k10, k2tog, k2tog, k10, k2tog (24sts)
Row 4 – knit
Row 5 – k2tog, k8, k2tog, k2tog, k8, k2tog (20sts)
Row 6 – knit
Row 7 – k2tog, k6, k2tog, k2tog, k6, k2tog (16sts)
Row 8 – knit
Row 9 – k2tog, k4, k2tog,k2tog, k4, k2tog (12sts)
Row10 -knit
Row11 -k2tog, k2, k2tog,k2tog, k2, k2tog (8sts)
Row12 -knit
Row13 -k2tog 4 times (4sts)
Row14 -knit
Row15 -k2tog twice(2sts)

Cast on 7 sts in red
Stocking stitch 9 rows. Cast off.
Leave a small tail for sewing up the seam.

Making Up:
Note – the main sewing up is done on a SIDE seam.
Sew up the wall then turn your work to the right side.
Sew up the long side of the chimney.  Do this neatly on the garter stitch side (this becomes the outside)- see photo above.
Stitch in a puff of smoke (cotton wool or other)
Sew up the roof neatly on the right side inserting the chimney at right angles or pointing upwards.
Decorate with a door, window(s) etc..