We’ve had a few nice days and it’s totally putting me in the mood for all things Spring! My daffodils are even poking up which I view as the unofficial sign that winter is over. I wanted to knit a hat for Indigo that was medium weight and Spring appropriate. The first thing that came to mind was “Bunny!” This Bunny Baby Hat knitting pattern will be perfect for Easter!
This Bunny Hat is knit using worsted weight yarn. The ears are knit separately and the eyes and nose are stitch on after the hat is made which makes this an easy project. I crocheted the eyes, but you can use black buttons if you prefer.
I hope you guys like the pattern- happy knitting!
Needles: Size US 8 circular, 16 inch
Size US 8 single point
Bunny Baby Hat knitting pattern
Size 1-2 years
Cast on 52 sts, join together. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 3 rows. Knit in the round until piece measures inches 6 1/2 inches from the cast on edge.
Decrease Round 1:knit 2 tog
Decrease Round 2: Knit 4, knit 2 together. Repeat across round
Decrease Round 3: Knit 3, knit 2 together. Repeat across round
Decrease Round 4: Knit 2, knit 2 together. Repeat across round
Decrease Round 5: Knit 1, knit 2 together. Repeat across round
Decrease Round 6: Knit 2 together. Repeat across round
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Pull to tighten.
Ears (make 2)
Cast on 8 sts. using the straight needles. Work in garter stitch for 2 inches. Increase 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Knit for 3 1/2 more inches. Increase 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Knit until ear measures 10 inches total.
Finishing- Using the white yarn, make 2 pom poms. Tie pom poms to the end of the ears (the narrower end is the bottom of the ear) Sew ears to the top of the hat. Use the yarn needle to stitch the nose on the center bottom of the hat. To make the eyes, crochet in a circle for 3 rounds. If you don’t know how to crochet, you can use black buttons for the eyes.