Head

Begin at lower edge and using white, cast on 8 sts. P 1 row.

Next row: Inc K wise into every st — 16 sts. P 1 row.

Inc to shape head

1st row: K1. inc in next 2 sts. K9, inc in next 2 sts. K2 — 20 sts.

2nd and every following alternate row: P.

3rd row: K2, inc in next 2 sts, K11, inc in next 2 sts. K3 — 24 sts.

5th row: K3, inc in next 2 sts. K13, inc in next 2 sts. K4 — 28 sts.

St-st 3 rows, marking centre of the first of these rows.

Dec to shape head

1st row: K4, (K2tog) twice. K13. (K2tog) twice. K3 — 24 sts.

2nd and every following alternate row: P.

3rd row: K3. (K2tog) twice. K11. (K2tog) twice. K2 — 20 sts.

5th row: K2. (K2tog) twice. K9. (K2tog) twice, K1 — 16 sts.

Next row: (P2tog) to end — 8 sts. B & T tightly.

Join row ends leaving a gap in seam. This seam will be at centre back of head. Gather round cast on sts. pull up tightly and fasten off. Turn right side out and stuff firmly, pushing stuffing well into the shaped sides of head.

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