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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Nekomimi Receivers

In celebration of the Autumn 2010 Anime line up, I'm putting this online, finally.
I knows I was going to do this months (years?) ago, but I finally got around to it. Super quick project, just in time for Halloween! Both the knit and crochet pattern are super customizable - want to crochet stripes or in a fuzzier yarn? Go right ahead, I'm not stopping you. Have a particular character to cosplay in mind? Adjust accordingly and feel free to ask my help with the math and such.

As per custom, knitting abbreviations here.

Knit - The Cheshire Ears

I don't like headbands; they just don't make them for people with huge heads, like myself. The great thing about these ears is that you can adjust them on your head in whatever way you find comfortable. The striping sequence is made to match the "Turn A Square" hat pattern by Jared Flood. Color changes are totally optional though - make them in your natural or current hair colors! A great project for using up itty-bitty scraps.

Gauge is inconsequential.

Materials :

  • · <10 yards of a worsted weight yarn in 2 colors >
  • · 4.25mm / size 6 dpns
  • · Notions: tapestry needle, scissors, the usual kit and kaboodle.
  • · To wear them, you'll want 4 or 6 bobby pins.

I used:

  • Moda Dea Washable Wool in raspberry (A) and plum (B)

Pattern (make two):

In color A, CO 20. Join in round.

Row 1: k all.

Row 2: *k5 m1 * to end. (24 stitches)

Row 3: k all.

Row 4: (Switch to color B) k all.

Row 5: Pick up first stitch of row 3, and k2tog with first stitch of row 4. k all.

Row 6: (Switch to color A) k all.

Row 7: *k 2tog, k8 ssk* twice. 20 stitches

Row 8: k all.

Row 9: (Switch to color B) *k2tog k6 ssk* twice. (16 stitches)

Row 10: k all.

Row 11: (Switch to color A) *k2tog k4 ssk* twice. (12 stitches)

Row 12: k all.

Row 13: *k2tog k2 ssk* twice. (8 stitches)

Row 14: (Switch to color B) k all.

Row 15: *k2tog ssk* twice. (4 stitches)

Weave ends for color B through the remaining 4 stitches. Tuck or weave in all color B ends

Using the ends of color A, close the ear by slip stitching the bottom seam together. Tuck or weave in ends.

As per custom, crochet abbreviations here.

Crochet version - the Natural Cat


  • About 50-60 yards of lion brand chenille in the colourway closest to your current/natural hair color.
  • 4.00 mm hook
  • Optional - stitch markers.

  • Chain 3, join in round. No slip stitches between rounds.

    2 sc in each chain.6 stitches. 2sc in each sc. 12 stitches. Sc in each sc.

    Sc, 2 sc in next sc 5 times. 18 stitches.
    Sc in each sc for two rows

    2sc, sc in next 2 sc, 24.

    Sc in each sc for two rows.

    Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc four times. 20 sc.

    Flatten and holding the front sides together, sc 8 across the bottom, slip st. in last 2 sc.

    If you find any mistakes of error, as my mother would put it, please feel free to comment or message me on Ravelry right away so I can correct them.
    PDF version available as soon as I'm not buried in school work X_X

special thanks to my pattern testers:
Val1ant, The youngin, The knitting cat, Mion lion, and Aayjay, all from Ravelry :)

crochet pattern photos ganked form my boyfriend's personal website :o

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