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Knitted Bunny Hat

Designer: Crafts Beautiful
Tags:
crafts, crochet, hat, rabbit,
 

Love cute animals and crocheted accessories? Combine the two to create a whimsical hat

What you need...
  • Yarn, Bergère de France Toison: Castor x 4 (A), Chevalier x 1 (B), Hermine x 1 (C), 50g balls of each; DK, light brown (D)
  • Crochet hooks: 3mm, 3.5mm, 4.5mm
  • Buttons: white, 2.25cm x 2; black, 1.5cm, x 2
  • Needles: sewing, darning
  • Thread, black

  • ABBREVIATIONS
  • ch: chain
  • dc: double crochet
  • 2 dc in next st: two double crochet into next stitch
  • rep: repeat
  • RS: right sides
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st(s): stitch(es)

  • SIZE
  • Child: up to 51cm head circumference
  • Adult: up to 56cm head circumference

  • TENSION
  • 13 sts and 14 rows to 10cm over double crochet on 4.5mm hook.
instructions
  1. Main Piece - BOTH SIZES
    Starting at the top of the hat, with 4.5mm hook and A, make 4 ch and sl st to first ch to form a ring.
    Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 6 dc into ring, sl st into first dc (6 sts).
    Round 2 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st) 6 times, sl st into first dc (12 sts).
    Round 3 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 1 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (18 sts).
    Round 4 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 2 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (24 sts).
    Round 5 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 3 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (30 sts).
    Round 6 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 4 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (36 sts).
    Round 7 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 5 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (42 sts).
    Round 8 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 6 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (48 sts).
    Round 9 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 7 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (54 sts).
    Round 10 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 8 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (60 sts).

    ADULT SIZE ONLY
    Round 11 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), ( 2 dc in next st, 9dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (66 sts).

    BOTH SIZES
    Next: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, sl st into first dc. Rep last round 16 (18) times more.
    Fasten off.

  2. Ears (Make Two) - BOTH SIZES
    With 4.5mm hook and A, make 2 ch.
    Row 1 (RS): Work 3 dc into second ch from hook, turn (3 sts).
    Row 2 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (5 sts).
    Row 3: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.
    Row 4 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (7 sts).
    Row 5: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.
    Row 6 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (9 sts).
    Row 7: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.
    Row 8 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (11 sts).
    Row 9: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.
    Row 10 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (13 sts).

    ADULT SIZE ONLY
    Next: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn
    Next (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (15 sts).
    Next: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.
    Next (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (17 sts).

    BOTH SIZES
    Next: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.
    Rep last row 10 more times.
    Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn at the end.

  3. Inner Ears (Make Two) - BOTH SIZES
    With 4.5mm hook and B, make 2 ch.
    Row 1 (RS): Work 3 dc into second ch from hook, turn (3 sts).
    Row 2 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (5 sts).
    Rows 3–4: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.
    Row 5 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (7 sts).
    Rows 6–7: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.
    Row 8 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (9 sts).
    Rows 9–10: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.

    ADULT SIZE ONLY
    Next (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next st, turn (11 sts).
    Next: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.
    Rep last row once.

    BOTH SIZES
    Next: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, turn.
    Rep last row 10 more times.
    Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn at the end.

  4. NOSE - BOTH SIZES
    With 3mm hook and D, make 4 ch and sl st to first ch to form a ring.
    Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 6 dc into ring, sl st into first dc (6 sts).
    Round 2: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 1 dc in each dc, sl st to first dc.
    Round 3 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st) 6 times, sl st into first dc (12 sts).
    Round 4: As round 2.

    ADULT SIZE ONLY
    Next (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 1 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (18 sts).
    Both sizes
    Sl st to next st. Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn at the end.

  5. Cheeks (Make Two) - BOTH SIZES
    With 4.5mm hook and B, make 4 ch and sl st to first ch to form a ring.
    Round 1: 1 ch (does not count as a st), work 6 dc into ring, sl st into first dc (6 sts).
    Round 2 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st) 6 times, sl st into first dc (12 sts).
    Round 3 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 1 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (18 sts).

    ADULT SIZE ONLY
    Round 4 (inc): 1 ch (does not count as a st), (2 dc in next st, 2 dc) 6 times, sl st into first dc (24 sts).
    Fasten off, leaving a long length of yarn at the end.

  6. Making Up - EDGING
    With RS of work facing, using 3.5mm hook and B, rejoin yarn to the back of the hat by the second earflap and work 1 dc in each of the 10 [adult: 12] dc across the back of the hat, work 1 dc into each stitch down the edge of the next 9 [adult: 11] rows of the first earflap, ** working in the next 3 dc along the lower edge of the earflap, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc, 2 dc in next st, work 1 dc into each stitch at the edge of the next 9 [adult: 11] rows up the other side of the earflap**, work 1 dc into each of the next 24 dc across the front of the hat, work 1 dc into each stitch down the edge of the next 9 [adult: 11] rows of the second earflap, rep from ** to ** to finish the edging on the second earflap, sl st to first dc (80[adult: 90]sts).

    EARS
    With RS together sew the inner to the outer ear, leaving lower edge open. Turn RS out, positioning the inner ear so it sits centrally with a slight overlap each side of the larger outer piece. Join the lower edges. Bring the two corners of each side from the lower edge of the ear to the middle to shape. Stitch to hold in place. Attach to the main section of the hat.

    CHEEKS
    Sew the cheeks to the face, around 1.5cm from the lower edge, setting them close together.

    NOSE
    Flatten the nose and sew the 6 [adult: 9] stitches from each side of the top edge together to form a triangular shape. With the stitched edge at the top, sew the nose to centre front of hat, in between the top shaping of the cheeks.

    FINISHING TOUCHES
    Create two twisted cords, 20cm [adult: 30cm] in A, using six [adult: eight] strands of yarn. Make two pompoms, 5cm [adult: 6cm], in C and attach each to one end of the twisted cord, then stitch the other end of the cord to the tip of the earflap. Place the small black buttons over the larger white buttons and sew in place for the eyes.

This project has been taken from Crocheted Animal Hats by Vanessa Mooncie (GMC Books, £14.99). Visit http://www.thegmcgroup.com for more details.

 
 

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