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Bunny Hat Knitting Pattern

March 16, 2018

Bunny Hat Knitting Pattern

We’re going to some fun, Easter themed activities this month so my little guy needed a bunny ear hat! This Bunny Hat Knitting Pattern features big ears with cotton lining. The ears are knit separately from the hat and then the cotton lining is sewn on by hand. It’s only takes a few minutes to sew and you can customize the hat any way you’d like!

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Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA in New York White

Needles: Size US 11 circular needles, 16 inch, size US 11 single point needles

Also needed: scrap of quilting cotton, needle & thread

Gauge: 2 inches= 4 sts

Bunny Hat Knitting Pattern

Size: 2-4 years old

Cast on 44 sts. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 3 rows. Knit in the round until piece 6 measures inches from the cast on edge.

Shape crown:

Row 1: Knit 3 sts, Knit 2 together across round.

Row 2: Knit 2 sts, Knit 2 together across round.

Row 3: Knit 1, Knit 2 together across round.

Knit 2 together until you are left with 6 sts. Break yarn, pull through remaining stitches and pull to tighten. Weave in ends.

For the ears (make 2)

Using the size 11 needles, cast on 9 sts. Work in stockinette stitch for 3 1/2 inches, ending with a knit row.

Decrease row 1: P2tog, P5, P2tog

Decrease row 2: K across row

Decrease row 3: P2tog, P3, P2tog

Decrease row 4: K across row

Decrease row 5: P2tog, P1, P2tog

 How to assemble the ears
Bunny Hat Knitting Pattern
Using the knit ear as a pattern, cut out the cotton. Fold the edges of the cotton over and stitch to the knit ear.
Bunny Hat Knitting Pattern
Pinch the ear at the bottom to create a fold and stitch it to the top of the hat. Repeat with the other ear.
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  • Reply
    Alicia
    March 20, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Adorable hat! I’d like one my size to wear during the holidays (and probably the rest of the winter) 🙂

    I’m putting together my yearly Easter arts and crafts compilation blog post and was wondering if I may share one of your pictures (with a link back to this post of course)? I actually found you last year when searching the web for Easter crafts and included your pink bunny hat with the knitted bow then. You’re apparently my first go-to-place for fun Easter projects and I’d love to share them with my little world, if I may (again)!

    Best of wishes,
    Alicia

    • Reply
      ginamichele
      March 22, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      Hi Alicia- Sure, you can share pics with a link back. Thanks so much for asking!

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