SIZE: 3-6 mos, Child 5-6.
Cast on 72 (78)sts. Beginning with a knit row, work in St st until piece measures 6 (61/2)from beginning, end with a WS row.
Row 1: *K4 (4) k2tog (decrease made); rep from * – 60 (65) sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: *K3 (3), k2tog; rep from * – 48 (52) sts.
Row 5: *K2 (2), k2tog; rep from * – 36 (39)sts.
Row 7: *K1 (1), k2tog; rep from * – 24 (26) sts.
Continue in this manner, working 1 st less between decreases, until 12 (13) sts remain. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts, and pull tightly to secure.
Sew seam. Weave in ends.
2 dpns size US 6. Work around (I-cord).
Cast on 4 sts. (After each round, do not turn work, slide sts to right end of needle, pull yarn to tighten.)
Round 1: k4
Round 2: k1, m1, k2, m1, k1
Round 3: knit 6
Round 4: k1, m1, k4, m1, k1
Round 5: knit 8
Round 6: ssk, k4, k2tog
Round 7: knit 6
Round 8: ssk, k2, k2tog
Round 9: knit 4
Continue to knit till snake reaches desired length for hat.
cut end and pull through. Knot yarn for eyes and attach red tongue.
To attach snake to cap pin in desired location, then take a different colour to add stripes or use the same colour as snake and sew around the body wrapping about an inch or so apart to firmly attach snake to cap, sew in loose ends.