Cult of Crochet

Baby Bunny Hat

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This hat is going to be part of a set with some booties for an as yet unborn baby with unknown gender – so it’s white (and sparkly) because that probably would be fine for either a boy or a girl. I used DK yarn and a 5mm hook which makes the hat quite light and airy.

SIZE

I have literally no idea how big a baby is so I used this wonderful website of baby sizes to make it (hopefully!) the right size. If you get the same gauge as me and follow the instructions exactly then the finished hat should measure ~38cm (15″) in circumference and 15cm (6″) long (before being turned up) which the website says is the size for a baby 3 – 6 months old. I decided to go for one size up from newborn as it’s better to be slightly too big as the baby can always grow into it.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

HAT

Round 1. Create a magic ring containing 6dc (sc in American terms). slst closed.

Work in back loops only of all stitches from now on.

Round 2. 2htr into each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 4. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (24 stitches total)

Round 5. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in each of next 3 stitches. *repeat 6 times (30 stitches total)

Round 6. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in each of next 4 stitches. *repeat 6 times (36 stitches total)

Round 7. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in each of next 5 stitches. *repeat 6 times (42 stitches total)

Round 8-22. 1htr in each stitch. (42 stitches total)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

EARS (MAKE 2)

Round 1. Create a magic ring containing 6dc. slst closed.

Work in back loops only of all stitches from now on.

Round 2. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in next stitch. *repeat 3 times (9 stitches total)

Round 3. 1htr in each stitch.

Round 4. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in each of next 2 stitch. *repeat 3 times (12 stitches total)

Round 5. 1htr in each stitch.

Round 6. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 7-15. 1htr in each stitch. (18 stitches total)

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

FINISHING

Flatten an ear and fold in half at the base as shown in the photo below. With the yarn needle and the tail of yarn sew through all layers a few times to secure the ear in this position.

Place the ear on one side of the hat at approximately round 4 and sew on. Weave in the loose end.

Repeat with the second ear on the opposite side of the hat. Turn up approximately 2.5cm (1″) and you’re done. Enjoy the cuteness!

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