Pichu (Part 1)

My sister’s favorite Pokemon is Pichu, (a less evolved Pikachu):

It’s precious, and whenever we break out the old Pokemon games (we use simulators through our computers. And yes, we are extremely cool) it will eventually come around to how cute she thinks Pichu is, and how she “wants one”. So I’m making her one. I started making her one three years ago, but I wasn’t very good at making 3-D things from scratch, and the idea kind of fell through. But I’ve started over, and I’m making her a little one as part of her Christmas gift.

Pichu
Materials- 
Size 3 DPNs
MC: Berroco Comfort in color 9607 (light yellow)
CC: Black Encore Worsted (less than a skein)
Gauge- 11st and 14 rows/2″
Body:
CO 7 in MC 
Rows 1-4: Knit in ST st
Row 5: Knit, pick up 13 st around edges:
Row 6: Join in round *K3, kf&b, repeat from * to end
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: *K4, Kf&b, repeat from * to end
Rows 9-10: Knit
Row 11: *K5, Kf&b, repeat from * to end
Rows 12-17: Knit
Row 18: *K5, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 19: 
Row 20: (decreases: K2tog, K13, K2tog, K to end)
Row 21:
Row 22: Switching to all CC, Knit 
Row 33: *K3, K2tog, repeat from *, K3 (23 sts remaining)
BO tightly
Head:
CO 20 in MC (knitting in round)
Row 1: *K3, Kf&b, repeat from * to end
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *K4, Kf&b, repeat from * to end
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: *K5, Kf&b, repeat from * to end
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: *K6, Kf&b, repeat from * to end
Rows 8-11: Knit
Row 12: *K6, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 13: Knit
Row 14: *K5, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 15: Knit
Row 16: *K4, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 17: Knit
Row 18: *K3, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 19: *K2, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 20: *K1, K2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 21: *K2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 22: K2tog around (5 sts remain)
Cut yarn, pull tail through all sts, pull tight.
Ears:
CO6 in MC
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Join in round and knit
Row 3: Kf&b, K1, Kf&b, Kf&b, K1, Kf&b
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Kf&b, K3, Kf&b, Kf&b, K3, Kf&b
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Kf&b, K5, Kf&b, Kf&b, K5, Kf&b
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: Kf&b, K7, Kf&b, Kf&b, K7, Kf&b
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: K2tog, K7, SSK, K2tog, K7, SSK
Rows 12-13: Knit
Row 14: K2tog, K5, SSK, K2tog, K5, SSK
Rows 15-16: Knit
Row 17: K2tog, K3, SSK, K2tog, K3, SSS
Rows 18-19: Knit
Row 20: K2tog, K1, SSK, K2tog, K1, SSK
Rows 21-22: Knit
Row 23: K2tog, SSK, K2tog
BO, make another.
(Here it is on Ravelry
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