Animal Heads - Paper Patterns

My faux taxidermy animal heads were the knits that started it all at Sincerely Louise. You could choose woodland animals, like the Fox or Badger. If you’re feeling a bit more mythical you could knit a Unicorn or Dragon head, but who says they’re not real? If you want to go into the wild, the Bison or Tiger head would be right for you. There are lots of creatures that you could knit as an endearing highlight for any wall. 

  • Each pattern is an A5 colour booklet written in English, with step-by-step sewing up instructions.
  • The patterns for all of these animals include instructions to knit both giant or mini animal heads, unless otherwise stated. You’ll just need to use different sizes of yarn and needles, which are listed in the pattern.
  • To complete your animal head project, you'll need to buy a mini or giant backing for mounting your finished project and toy eyes. You can add backing boards using the drop down options on this listing, or they are available separately in our Haberdashery section. Toy eyes are also available in our Haberdashery section.
  • Skill levels vary, but these are generally easy to intermediate knits
  • The average size of the mini heads are 20cm x 15cm x 18cm (8in x 6in x 7in), and the average size of the giant heads 25cm x 40cm x 45cm (10in x 16in x 18in). Sizes vary depending on which animal head you go for.

  • This listing is for paper patterns. For digital versions of the patterns please click here

These knitting patterns won’t teach you how to knit, but my new book First Time Knits can take you from beginner to knitter in nine fun (and cute) projects.

Please note: New Ram Head and Mini Fox Head knitting patterns have been released, so the original knitting patterns are available at a discounted price. The original Fox Head knitting pattern features intarsia colour work, which does not feature in the new Fox Head knitting pattern.