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.
Sizing / Finished Measurements:
to fit an average adult head
1 set US size 7 /4.5 mm double-pointed needles
1 16" US size 7/4.5 mm circular needle
Cascade 220, natural 8505, small amount
Cascade 220, oatmeal 2442, one skein
Cascade 220, green 2409, small amount
Cascade 220, dark brown 8686, small amount
Cascade 220, dark blue 7348, small amount
Plymouth Encore Worsted, orange 1383, small amount