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Moustache (R3)

knitted moustache

Does the knitted moustache / mustache have a practical use? Not really. I've mostly been balancing mine on pot plants or scrunching it up under my nose. I've had it on good authority that the moustache-on-a-stick is an easy costume idea though.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • brown double knit yarn
  • toy stuffing
  • 4 x double ended knitting needles (3mm)
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Pattern:

Cast on 4 stitches and join into a round.

(A list of abbreviations is available.)

  1. Round 1: k –
  2. Round 2: [k1, inc] x 4 (8)
  3. Round 3: k –

The next round (also rounds 8, 12, 28, 32 and 36) goes back past the starting point of the round after some of the turns. Just follow the knit/purl number count and the instructions will return you to the starting point by the end of the round.

  1. Round 4: k3 w&t/ p6 w&t/ k5 w&t/ p4 w&t/ k2 (8)
  2. Round 5: k –
  3. Round 6: [k1, inc, k1] x 4 (12)
  4. Round 7: k –
  5. Round 8: k4 w&t/ p8 w&t/ k7 w&t/ p6 w&t/ k5 w&t/ p4 w&t/ k2 (12)
  6. Round 9: k –
  7. Round 10: k –
  8. Round 11: [k1, inc, k4, inc, k1] x 2 (16)
  9. Round 12: k4 w&t/ p8 w&t/ k4 (16)
  10. Round 13: k –
  11. Round 14: k –
  12. Round 15: [k1, inc, k6, inc, k1] x 2 (20)
  13. Round 16: k –
  14. Round 17: k17 w&t/ p14 w&t/ k12 w&t/ p10 w&t/ k8 w&t/ p6 w&t/ k13 (20)
  15. Round 18: k –
  16. Round 19: [k1, k2tog x 2] x 4 (12)
  17. Round 20: kb12

Stuff the first half of the moustache loosely.

  1. Round 21: {[k1, inc] x 2, k1} x 4 (20)
  2. Round 22: k –
  3. Round 23: k13 w&t/ p6 w&t/ k8 w&t/ p10 w&t/ k12 w&t/ p14 w&t/ k17 (20)
  4. Round 24: k –
  5. Round 25: [k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog] x 2 (16)
  6. Round 26: k –
  7. Round 27: k –
  8. Round 28: k4 w&t/ p8 w&t/ k4 (16)
  9. Round 29: [k1, k2tog, k3, k2tog] x 2 (12)
  10. Round 30: k –
  11. Round 31: k –
  12. Round 32: k2 w&t/ p4 w&t/ k5 w&t/ p6 w&t/ k7 w&t/ p8 w&t/ k4 (12)
  13. Round 33: k –
  14. Round 34: [k1, k2tog] x 4 (8)
  15. Round 35: k –
  16. Round 36: k2 w&t/ p4 w&t/ k5 w&t/ p6 w&t/ k3 (8)
  17. Round 37: k –

Stuff the second half of the moustache such that it matches the first.

  1. Round 38: k2tog x 4 (4)
  2. Round 39: k –

Thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight.

Making Up:

Sew in loose ends at both tips of the moustache.

Notes:

Needle/Yarn Size

As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!