Nose

Using pink cast on 5 sts.

1st row: Inc K wise into every st — 10 sts. Beginning with a P row. st-st 5 rows.

Break off yarn and thread it through the 5 sts. then gather all round the other edges of the knitted piece. Pull up gathers enclosing a little stuffing. Fasten off. Use black yarn to-work two small vertical stitches for nostrils. Sew nose to face just below the eyes.

Beginning with a P row. st-st 7 rows.

Next row: (K2tog) to end — 4 sts. B & T tightly.

Sew these pieces to face with the B & T edges about 5mm [%in] apart and level with the marked centre of face. The pieces should also slope downwards as shown in the illustration.

On each eye piece work a small chain stitch using white yarn, as shown in the illustration. Work a small white horizontal stitch above each eye.

Nose and mouth

Use black yarn to work a few short horizontal stitches between the eyes for nose. Work a black stitch straight down from nose, with a shallow W-shape at the base of this stitch.

Ears [make two alike]

Begin at lower edge and using black cast on 8 sts.

Work in st-st throughout.

Inc 1 st at beginning of first 2 rows — 10 sts. St-st 2 rows. *

Dec 1 st at beginning of next 6 rows — 4 sts. Inc 1 st at beginning of next 6 rows — 10 sts. St-st 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at beginning of next 2 rows — 8 sts. Cast off.

With right side of st-st outside, oversew cast on and cast off edges together. Oversew row ends together at each side. Sew the cast on, cast off edges to sides of head.

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