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Free Knitting Pattern: Bunny Hat

Lion Brand® Modern Baby®
Pattern #: L40160
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Varies

Small (Medium, Large)
Finished Circumference About 17 (19, 21) in. (43 (48, 53.5) cm).



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Send kids off to school wearing this cute knit bunny hat made with Modern Baby® - they'll love the touchable pompom tail! Designed by Amy Bahrt.

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*Modern Baby (Article #924). 50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon; package size: 2.60oz/75.00 gr. (173yds/158m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  924-158 Modern Baby: Yellow
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$ 5.99  
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•  924-098 Modern Baby: Cream
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$ 5.99  
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•  924-194 Modern Baby: Chartreuse
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$ 5.99  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Pom pom Maker   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Small amount pink yarn
Small amount of fiberfill
 

Bunny Hat

Lion Brand® Modern Baby®

GAUGE:

20 sts + 28 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

French Knot
Thread needle and bring from back to front through knitted piece. Wrap yarn around needle 3 times, insert needle back into knitted piece close to where it emerged. Tighten knot.
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
Surface Chain Stitch
Thread needle and bring from back to front through piece. *Hold short length of yarn on front forming a small loop. Insert needle back into where it last came out, do not pull tight. Bring needle back through work and through small loop; repeat from * until chain is desired length.

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib (worked over a multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:

1. Hat is worked back and forth in rows and then seamed.
2. Hat is worked in intarsia colorwork, following Chart.
3. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section. Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes. Carry color not in use across WS of piece for short distances.
4. When working from Chart, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), and read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.
5. End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.



HAT
With smaller needles and B, cast on 88 (96, 104) sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 2 rows.
Change to A and continue in K1, p1 rib for 6 more rows.
Change to larger needles, and C.
Knit one row, purl one row.
Begin Bunny Chart
Next Row (RS):
With C, k38 (42, 46), beg with Row 1, work Bunny Chart across next 21 sts, k29 (33, 37) with C.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until 3 rows of Bunny Chart have been completed.
Next Row (WS): (P1 with A, p1 with C) 14 (16, 18) times, p1 with A, work Bunny Chart across next 21 sts as established, (p1 with A, p1 with C) 19 (21, 23) times.
Next Row (RS): With A, k38 (42, 46), work Bunny Chart across next 21 sts, k29 (33, 37) with A.
Continue as established, working Bunny Chart over 21 sts and rem sts in St st with A, until 20 rows of Bunny Chart have been completed.
With A only, continue in St st until piece measures about 4 3/4 (5 1/2, 6 1/2) in. (12 (14, 16.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.

For Sizes Medium and Large Only
Next Row (RS):
(K10 (11), k2tog) 8 times – 88 (96) sts.
Purl one row.

For Size Large Only
Next Row (RS):
(K10, k2tog) 8 times – 88 sts rem.
Purl one row.

FOR ALL SIZES
Shape Crown (top of Hat)
Dec Row 1 (RS):
(K9, k2tog) 8 times – 80 sts rem.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Dec Row 3: (K8, k2tog) 8 times – 72 sts rem.
Dec Row 5: (K7, k2tog) 8 times – 64 sts rem.
Dec Row 7: (K6, k2tog) 8 times – 56 sts rem.
Dec Row 9: (K5, k2tog) 8 times – 48 sts rem.
Dec Row 11: (K4, k2tog) 8 times – 40 sts rem.
Dec Row 13: (K3, k2tog) 8 times – 32 sts rem.
Row 15: (K2tog) across – 16 sts rem.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot.

FINISHING
Bunny Ear
With B and larger needles, cast on 3 sts.
Knit one row, purl one row.
Inc Row (RS): Kfb, k1, kfb – 5 sts.
Continue in St st for 9 rows.
Dec Row (RS): K2tog, k1, k2tog – 3 sts rem.
Purl one row.
Dec Row: K3tog.
Fasten off.
With B, embroider a line of surface chain st around outside edges of Bunny Ear.
Sew Bunny Ear to top of head of Bunny, stuffing lightly with fiberfill before sewing closed.
With small amount of pink yarn, embroider a French knot for nose.
With C, embroider a French knot for eye.
Following package instructions, make a small pompom with B.
Sew pompom tail to Bunny.
Sew sides to make Hat.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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