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Octopus Hat

 – another pattern from Marie-M in Switzerland

This is a totally inspired design as it is knitted ALL in one piece and all in plain knit – you will LOVE them!  A BIG thank you to Marie-M for sharing her pattern.

Cast on 20st in double knit
Knit 2 rows if you have cast on with your thumb, 3 rows if you have cast on with needles (see below).

* Cast off 8 stitches, knit rest of row.
Knit 3 rows and then cast on 8 stitches using the needle method (inserting the right needle behind the front and back of the previous stitch).
Knit 2 rows.**

Rpt from * to ** 6 times.
Cast off 8st, k to end. (8 tentacles)
Knit 2 rows.
Cast Off.

Making Up:
Sew up the back seam, gather around the top of the head and apply googly eyes or buttons. See – you DO love them

How to cast on using 2 needles – Marie-M’s way:
1st stitch –  make a knotted stitch with your fingers and put it on the left needle.
2nd stitch – cast on using the usual simple method of knitting into the front of the first stitch.
3rd stitch –  cast on by passing the right needle behind both the front and the back of stitch 2.
4th and following stitches-continue as with 3rd stitch.