Hattie Holstein

Saturday Snapshot: Alan Dart's Hattie Holstein!

Issue 143 goes on sale on Friday, so here's a sneak peek at Alan Dart's latest amazing creation, Hattie the Holstein cow!

23rd January 2016

Alan Dart new patternAlan Dart’s laid-back bovine is basking in the spring sunshine in a straw hat decorated with pretty buttercups.

Alan Dart's cow

There’s a bit of colourwork involved in this project, and you’ll also sew a small beanbag to help Hattie sit up straight, so making this cuddly cow is sure to keep you amoosed. 

Alan Dart pattern

Hattie’s eyes and nostrils are embroidered on using little rings of chain stitches. Mark their placement with pins before you start and count the stitches carefully to make sure they’re placed symmetrically.

Alan Dart new cow pattern

When you’re done, fasten off the yarn at the top of her head – this area will be covered by the hat later on, so the yarn ends won’t be visible.

Cow pattern

You’ll do some easy colourwork to create the markings on Hattie’s legs and body.

You can see more of Alan's fantastic patterns here.

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