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My husband, an avid duck hunter and an ornithologist, asked me for a 3-D hat that looked like a mallard. I thought, you've got to be kidding me. But here it is! We often ride our bikes together, and he wears this hat. I bike a few feet behind him so that I can watch the wings and feet flap in the breeze. Too funny.
The duck hat starts with a basic ear-flap hat. The head and wings are knit separately and sewn on. The legs are picked up from the provisional cast-on of the bottom of the earflaps, and knit in i-cord down to the short-row feet.
20 sts/30 rows over 4" in stockinette.
220 yards of Worsted weight