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Bunny Ear Hat {Easy Pattern}

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This bunny ear hat is knit flat on two needles and then seamed.

The hat has been made from pink cotton and has floppy ears.

Great for Easter, this sweet little hat will look awesome on baby!

Pink knitted bunny hat

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off and knit and purl stitches.

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It will also introduce you to shaping, through simple increases and decreases.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Bunny ears hat knitting pattern for baby

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

Pink knitted bunny ears hat for baby

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Yield: Bunny ear hat

Bunny Ear Hat

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Make a cotton bunny hat for baby with this free pattern.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 4 hours
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • 1 x Rico Creative Cotton Aran in Rose - (00)
  • Scraps of Rico Creative Cotton Aran in pearl grey (52) for the eyes/nose/mouth
  • (Medium weight yarn 04)
  • For the larger size hats you will need 2 x the main colour yarn for the hat

Tools

  • 1 pair of 4mm (US 6) knitting needles
  • 1 pair of 4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

Instructions

Bunny Ear Hat Pattern

Yarn A - Pink / Yarn B - Grey

  1. With 4mm (US 6) knitting needles - CO 61 (68/75) sts in Yarn A and work 4 rows in st st.
  2. Change to size 4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles and work 16 (18/20) rows in st st.
  3. Decrease > Row 1 – *K8, K2tog* rep from * to last st (8:5) and K1 (8:5).
  4. Work 3 rows in st st.
  5. Decrease > Row 2 – *K7, K2tog* rep from * to last st (8:5) and K1 (8:5).
  6. Work 3 rows in st st.
  7. Decrease > Row 3 – *K6, K2tog* rep from * to last st (0:5) and K1 (0:5).
  8. Work 3 rows in st st.
  9. Decrease > Row 4 – *K5, K2tog* rep from * to last st (0:5) and K1 (0:5).
  10. Purl 1 row
  11. Decrease > Row 5 – *K4, K2tog* rep from * to last st (0:5) and K1(0:5).
  12. Purl 1 row
  13. Decrease > Row 6 – *K3, K2tog* rep from * to last st (0:0) and K1 (0:0).
  14. Purl 1 row
  15. Decrease > Row 7 – *K2, K2tog* rep from * to last st (0:0) and K1(0:0).
  16. Purl 1 row
  17. Decrease > Row 8 – *K2tog* rep from * to last st (1:0) and K1 (1:0).
  18. Leave a length of yarn (say about 5/6 inches) and cut, thread the yarn through the rem st and with the wrong side of the hat facing you, secure the yarn.

Making Up

  1. Sew the seam (I used an invisible seam for this and you can’t see the seam on the right side).
  2. Roll the brim and secure it into position with a stitch or two.
  3. Stitch the eyes/nose mouth on in Yarn B.

Bunny Ears - Make 2

  1. With Yarn A and 4.5mm (US 7) needles CO 8 sts
  2. K 20 rows in st, st
  3. Row 21 - K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog
  4. Row 22 - P
  5. Row 23 - K
  6. Row 24 - P
  7. Row 25 - K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog
  8. Row 26 - P
  9. Row 27 - K
  10. Row 28 - P
  11. Row 29 - K2tog, K to last 2 sts, K2tog
  12. Row 30 - P
  13. Cont to work in st, st inc (KFB) at both ends of rows 2, 4, and 8.
  14. Work in St, st for 21 rows
  15. Cast off.

Making Up

  1. Stitch the side seams and leave the ears to lie flat.
  2. Stitch to the top of the bunny hat - where you want the ears to go, I find it easier to do this with the hat placed over a ball of yarn.
  3. Secure and sew in any loose ends.

Notes

This Easter bunny hat knits up quickly in double knit yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!

Gauge >

18 sts in 25 rows in 4 inches - measured over st, st using 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Size >

0-3 months - Head circumference = 34 cm / 13.5 inches

3-6 months - Head circumference = 38 cm / 15 inches

6-9 months - Head circumference = 42 cm / 16.5 inches

Abbreviations >

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • CO - cast on
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • Dec = Decrease
  • Inc = Increase
  • K = Knit
  • KFB - Knit into the front and back of the stitch (to increase)
  • K2tog = Knit 2 sts together
  • M1 – Make one st
  • P = Purl
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • St St = stocking stitch – knit 1 row, purl 1 row

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