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Hedgehog Hat

I had some King Cole Tinsel wool for Christmas, after using it I had a little left over……just enough to knit a mini hedgehog for a bottle!

With 5 mm needles and tinsel wool, cast on 15st.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Inc, purl to last st, inc (17st)
Row 3: Inc, knit to last st, inc (19st)
Rows 4 – 12: SS
Row 13: K2tog, K to last 2st, K2tog (17st)
Row 14: Purl
Row 15: K2tog, K to last 2st, K2tog (15st)

Change to 3.25 mm needles and a contrasting double knit wool
Row 16: K2tog, K to last 2st, K2tog (13st)
Row 17: P2tog, P to last 2st, P2tog (11st)
Row 18: Knit
Row 19: Purl
Row 20: K2tog, K to last 2st, K2tog (9st)
Row 21: Purl
Repeat last 2 rows twice more – 5st
Row 26: K2tog, K1, K2tog (3st)
B & T

Making Up:
Oversew the base of the hedgehog’s chin, sew in the tinsel ends and ensure the hedgehog sits snuggly on the bottle top.  Tighten the tinsel edge if needed.  Sew on 2 small beads for eyes.
If you don’t have any tinsel wool, you could use other similar yarns – they seem to work equally well.