Friday, November 26, 2010

Mustache it up.

this free pattern used to be on a website called the twisted think tank, which is now defunct - but because i want the world to be filled with silly people with fake mustaches and warm noses, i shall re-post this pattern for the good of all mankind.  and just in time for your holiday knitting, too!

mustachio nosewarmer

  • 1 skein flesh-toned sport weight yarn (i used's baby cashmere, which is actually fingering weight, so i held 2 strands together)
  • 1 skein any sport weight hairy-textured and -colored yarn (i used lorna's laces grace in 36ns chocolate)
  • set of #2 dpn's
  • darning needle
optional supplies:
  • size F crochet hook (if you prefer to crochet ties instead of making an i-cord
  • velcro, tiny snaps or a tiny button (if you prefer to have interchangeable mustaches)
to make nosewarmer:

using flesh-toned yarn or choice, cast on 40 sts onto #2 dpn's.  divide evenly among needles, PM, join for rnd.  work *k1, p1 ribbing for 4 rnds.  switch to stockinette stitch as follows:

k 4 rnds even.
*k6, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd.
k 1 rnd even.
*k5, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd.
k 1 rnd even.
*k4, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd.
k 1 rnd even.
*k3, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd.
k 1 rnd even.
*k2, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd.
*k1, k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd.
*k2tog, rep from * to end of rnd.

5 sts remain.  cut yarn, use darning needle to pull through remaining sts and weave in ends.

to make 2 ties, either use crochet hook to single crochet for approx. 15 inches, or use #2 needles to make an i-cord by casting on 2 sts and working for approx. 15 inches.

to attach ties, flatten nosewarmer so that it is divided evenly in half.  attach tie at either side of flattened piece so that they will be spaced equally apart.

to make basic mustache (also known as the womb broom):  using hairy yarn of your choosing and #2 needles, CO 15 sts.  k 3 rows.  decr row:  k1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.  BO.  weave in ends.

tack mustache onto nosewarmer with some scrap yarn, or use the detachable method of your choosing!

10.10.11 Edited to add:  This is the basic version of this pattern.  I am currently working on a new version that will be available as a PDF download in my Ravelry shop for a nominal fee - it will have more photos, better instructions, and most importantly....MORE MUSTACHES! I'm working hard to make this totally worth the $3 asking price.  I hope you'll check back for updates and consider purchasing the new and improved pattern as your way of supporting an indie designer! 

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