I'm looking at the pattern. You're at Row 20? I don't do dpns much so I'm trying to make sense of it. I suspect I'll wing it on slippers and borrow the face and mane part. I'll look some more; otherwise, here's some of the pattern, and if I post too much it will have to be edited, for others to see.
SLIPPER (make 2)
Note: Slipper is worked with two
strands held together.
Row 1: With gold, cast on 2 sts, knit
Row 2: K Inc in first st, K 1. (3)
Rows 3–4: K across.
Row 5: K Inc in first st, K across. (4)
Rows 6–17: Repeat rows 3–5
[Note: For small size, omit rows 18–19.]
Rows 18–19: K across.
Note: At end of row 19 , do not turn.
Row 20 : With second needle, pick
up one st in end of each odd-num-
bered row, (9) , turn; with sepa-
rate needle, K 8 , purl (P) 1; with
separate needle, K 8; with third nee-
dle, pick up one st in end of each
odd-numbered row. (26) 
Note: For remainder of Slipper, change
needles following established pattern.