This fun shrunken head mascot is an easy little pattern which is knitted flat on 3mm needles with no complicated shaping or stitches.
Here are the materials needed and the abbreviations used.
DK /8ply/ worsted weight yarn
Medium brown or chosen colour for the head and nose = less than 25g
Approximately 25g of your chosen colour for the hair.
Scrap of white/cream for plaits
A pair of 3mm needles.
2 x bamboo skewers.
Dental floss or white embroidery floss for sewing up the eyes and mouth.
Black eye shadow or black colouring pencil
Small odd beads (optional)
Clear multi-purpose glue
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog/p2tog = knit/purl the next two stitches together (decreases 1 st)
Ss = stockinet stitch (knit one row, purl one row)
st/sts = stitch/stitches
inc1 = (increase) by knitting into front and back of same stitch. PLEASE NOTE: if you use any other method of increasing, your stitch count will not work out.
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