Baby Bunny and Bear Hats
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 4 Size 6 double-pointed knitting needles
- 2 Size 6 knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Embroidery floss
- Bernat Softee Baby Yarn
- Bunny: one 5-oz ball each: White (MC), Soft Red (A)
- Bear: one 5-oz ball each: Ocean (MC),White (A)
GAUGE: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" in stocking st.
Instructions are written for baby size 3/6. Changes are necessary for baby size 12/18 are in ( ).
Hat Lining: Beg at top of crown, with A, cast on 8 sts leaving a 6" end. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles (2, 3, 3 sts). Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: Knit, inc 1 st in each st around. 16 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
5th rnd: *K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 32 sts.
7th rnd: *K3. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
Cont in this manner, inc 8 sts evenly around following alt rnds until there are 80 (88) sts. Place marker on last rnd. Knit even in rnds until work from beg measures 9" (10").
Outer Hat: Change to MC & knit in rnds until work from color change measures same length as Lining to marker.
Shape top: 1st rnd: *K8 (9). K2tog. Rep from * around. 72 (80) sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K7 (8). K2tog. Rep from * around. 64 (72) sts.
5th rnd: *K6 (7). K2tog. Rep from * around. 56 (64) sts. Cont in this manner, dec 8 sts evenly around following alt rnds until there are 16 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts and fasten securely. Weave end at crown of lining tightly through cast on sts and fasten securely. Fold Lining into Outer Hat along fold line. Fold up cuff.
BUNNY EARS (make 2)
With MC, cast on 13 sts, then with A, cast on 10 sts. 23 sts. When changing colors, twist
the 2 colors around each other where they meet on WS to avoid a hole.
1st row: (RS). With A, P10. With MC, K13.
2nd row: With MC, P13. With A, K10. Rep last 2 rows 8 times more (18 rows total).
Shape top: 1st row: (RS). With A, P2tog. P6. P2tog. With MC, K2tog. K9. Sl1. K1. psso.
2nd and alt rows: Work even in pat.
3rd row: With A, P2tog. P4. P2tog. With MC, K2tog. K7. Sl1. K1. psso.
5th row: With A, P2tog. P2. P2tog. With MC, K2tog. K5. Sl1. K1. psso.
7th row: With A, (P2tog) twice. With MC, K2tog. K3. Sl1. K1. psso.
9th row: With A, P2tog. With MC, K2tog. K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Break yarn leaving a long end of MC. Draw MC end tightly through rem 4 sts and sew side seam. Sew Ears in position.
BEAR EARS (make 2 each with MC and A)
Cast on 15 sts. Work 6 rows stocking st.
Shape top: Dec 1 st each end of next 4 rows. Cast off rem 7 sts.
With WS facing each other, sew Ear made with MC to Ear made with A. Sew Ears in position. Sew on buttons.
Using embroidery floss and stem st, embroider mouth as shown.