Tonks needed a torture hat.  :)

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Tonks’ Dog Hat

Requirements
#9 US needles
darning needle to weave in ends
Bulky or super bulky yarn (I used Patons Divine)

Gauge: 3 stitches/inch in stockinette

Sizing:

Tonks is a 7-pound Pomeranian-ShihTzu cross.  She has a pretty small head (9cm ear to ear) so you may want to add stitches to increase size.  Make sure it is wide enough for the ear holes! 

Directions

cast on 2 stitches.  knit each row until it is 10 cm.

Increases
Row 1: K1, M1, K1
Row 2 and all even rows: P all.
Row 3: K1, M1, K1, M1, K1 (5 stitches)
Row 5: K1, M1, K3, M1, K1 (7 stitches)
Row 7: K1, M1, K5, M1, K1 (9 stitches)
Row 9: K1, M1, K7, M1, K1 (11 stitches)
Row 11:K1, M1, K9, M1, K1 (13 stitches)
Row 13:K1, M1, K11, M1, K1 (15 stitches)
Row 14: P all
First Earhole:  
Row 15: K2, Cast off 10,Turn work cast on 11, slip last cast on stitch to right needle, slip next stitch on right need over new stitch. K2
Middle Section:
Row 16: P all
Row 17+:Stockinette stitch for length between your dog’s ears.  (mine is 9 cm)
Second Earhole:
Row -15: K2, Cast off 10,Turn work cast on 11, slip last cast on stitch to right needle, slip next stitch on right need over new stitch. K2
Row  -14 and all even rows: P all (15 stitches)
Row  -13: K1, K2tog, K9, K2tog, K1 (13 stitches)
Row  -11: K1, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K1 (11 stitches)
Row  -9: K1, K2tog, K5, K2tog, K1 (9 stitches)
Row -7: K1, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K1 (7 stitches)
Row  -5: K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1 (5 stitches)
Row -3: K1, K2tog, K2tog (3 stitches)
Row -1: k1, K2tog

Tie:
K2 all rows until it measures 10 cm.  bind off.  weave in ends.

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