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For 30 years, I've been a Graphic Designer/Illustrator by day, and a Fiber Artist by night. (Sometimes very late at night.) I'm a self taught fiber nut

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from ROFL Hat Factory
(6) Name: 'Knitting : PATTERN_ROFL_Penguin
PATTERN_ROFL_Penguin ROFL Penguin - Face Right
PATTERN_ROFL_Penguin ROFL Penguin - Face Left
PATTERN_ROFL_Penguin ROFL Penguin - Back View
PATTERN_ROFL_Penguin Rofl Penguin - Face Front

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the Round, Long Tail Cast On, Provisional Cast On, Short Rows, All Slip Stitches Slip as if to Purl, K2tog, KFB, S2KP, Kitchener stitch,
  • Yarn:Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice 100% Acrylic 100g/3.5oz 1 Ball Black (MC) Color #153 1 Ball White (CC) Color #100 1 Ball Terracotta (CC2) Color #860-134 Needles: #6 (US) DPN set of 5 (8" Length is preferred) #6 (US) 16" Cable #8 (US) Straight Needles #8 (US) 16" Cable

Pattern Description:

Its a Slouchy Hat with Ear Flaps, no it's a Penguin. His wings and feet flap
as you walk. Watch him fly as the teens wear him down the ski slopes!
He's a cool gift for any teen.

Don't worry about the difficulty level, I've included instructions and web links to video tutorials if you need visual help.

The yarn is inexpensive, easy to substitute and available at most craft stores. So you can make plenty as gifts that everyone will ROFL for.
ROFL (Roll On the Floor Laughing) is my mission in knitting.


#6 Needles Stockinette:
1 inch = 5 st x 6.5 rows
#8 Needles Stockinette:
1 inch = 4.5 st x 6 rows

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • FINISHED SIZE: Adult: 20" circm. (max. Stretch 22")


  • Notions: Buttons for eyes (2) 3/4" White Flat (2) 1/2" Black Flat Poly Fiber Batting: (Small amount Approx. quart size plastic bag) Tapestry Needle Stitch Holder (if 5th DPN is not available) Stitch Markers

Suggested yarn:

340 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Vanna's Choice


153, 100, 860

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