Merry Christmas, Samwise!
(Lunchbox is very glad that I do not have a tiny Santa hat to make him wear.)
(EDIT 1/19: The human did some cleaning and found not one, but two mini Santa hats and a tiny Christmas stocking. Lunchbox is totally getting Santa-fied next Christmas.)
This was my first time brushing yarn to make it fluffy, and it is so much fun!
The hat is folded in place by a length of very sturdily sewn yarn.
I didn’t want to sew the hat on, but it wouldn’t stay on unless I did. Also, still not sure I like the way I ended up positioning the boots…
Sc 4 in one side of chain stitches. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing beak to face.
Working into other side of chain stitches, start a new thread, slip stitch, ch 1, sc in next chain, sc, sc. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing beak to face.
Shape beak as desired and sew to face.
Worked in continuous rounds:
Chain 2. Sc 6 in second chain from hook.
Rnd 1 Inc around. (12)
Rnds 2-6 Sc around. (12)
Rnd 7 Dec around. (6)
Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing wings to chick body.
Chubster all chubbed out and ready for Santafication:
Santafication wouldn’t be complete without…
All this pales in comparison to my FANTABULOUS presents from Samwise!!