No idea how to go about tums the hippo!
I am knitting Tums the Hippo from mochimochiland.com
Switch to dpn and knit one row. (which I put the 18 stitches and divided it up so there are six stitches on each of the three needles.)
This is where I become lost:
Rotate piece 90 degrees clockwise, and with yarn still attached, PM, pick up and knit 36
sts along long side, PM, pick up and knit 18 sts along short side, PM, pick up and knit 36
sts along other long side, and place beginning of round marker (108 sts). You will now
work the body in the round, from the bottom up.