Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Furry Critter Ears

It's no secret I love wearing animal ears.
 In my opinion these look better than fake fur ears.
These ears are large and in charge. Great for furries, cosplayers, and 
anyone that wants great ears.

What you need:
1 skein Yarn Bee Gilt Eyelash
Size 9 needles
Piece of felt (stiff is best)
Plastic U shaped headband
Similar colored thread to yarn color
Yarn Needle
Hand sewing needle
Sharpie (optional)

Gauge is not important to finished project. How ever if your ear comes out over 5 inches wide you may want to use a smaller needle.

Why such a specific yarn? I have found that most eyelash yarns are too heavy when knitted to allow ears to stand up perkily. Not only is Yarn Bee's Gilt Eyelash lightweight it also has a glorious glitter twinge to it. I only wish my Hobby Lobby sold it in all the colors available.
One skein can make several pairs of ears.

make two

  • Cast on 25 sts
  • Rows 1- 12: k
  • Row 13: k1 k2tog k19 k2tog k1
  • Row 14: k1 k2tog k17 k2tog k1
  • Row 15: k1 k2tog k15 k2tog k1
  • Row 16: k1 k2tog k13 k2tog k1
  • Row 17: k1 k2tog k11 k2tog k1
  • Row 18: k1 k2tog k9 k2tog k1
  •  Rows 19-20: k
  • Row 21: k1 k2tog k10
  • Row 22: k1 k2tog k9
  • Row 23: k1 k2tog k8 
  • Row 24: k1 k2tog k7
  • Row 25: k1 k2tog k6 
  • Row 26: k1 k2tog k5
  • Row 27: k1 k2tog k4
  • Row 28: k1 k2tog k3 
  • cast off and weave in ends

Lay finished ears on felt and cut loosely around.
Trim ear linings so they are somewhat smaller than the knitted ear.
Sew lining to ear and slightly fold to create the "animal ear" shape.
*Optional, before sewing ears into shape line outside edge with sharpie marker.

Fold as much or as little as you want.
Position and sew to headband.

Make these in any color!
This was part of my Halloween costume.
Tail patterns coming soon.

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Thank you.