oculiTres – Knitting Pattern

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oculiTres (three eyes) is perfect for combating chronic mitten loss and grumpy hat haters – cuz seriously? Who doesn’t want a monster on their head? I’m sure those of you with little ones have experienced both of these unfortunate situations and I’m here to tell ya that this project is the cure for them both! My son and daughter have been fighting over this one since I bound off. They call it the Tiger Alien and have been enjoying much imaginative play with it on their heads. I have already cast on a second one for my son and an adult version for myself won’t be far behind.

I created this hat/scarf/mittens combo in an effort to give my kids a piece of knitwear that rivals a swiss army knife in number of uses. I wanted them to have mittens that wouldn’t get left on the playground, a hat that they wanted to wear, and a scarf that would keep their little necks warm. oculiTres (three eyes) smashes all those requirements. The “mittens” on this pattern are more like scarf pockets. There is no thumb hole which makes it easier for my younger children to put on & take off.

oculiTres is worked using several unusual techniques, including: picot cast on, bobbles, i-cords, & magic loop cast on.

Yarn Suggestion: Any Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi), shown in Loops & Threads Charisma
: 2.5 stitches = 1 inch in moss stitch
Needle Sizes: US 13 – 9.0 mm, US 9 – 5.5 mm
:  300 – 400 yards (274 – 366 m)
Sizes Available: toddler (small child, large child, adult)


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