Baby Bunny Hat Knitting Pattern

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Knit a sweet little baby bunny hat for your little one with this free knitting pattern!Baby Bunny Hat Knitting Pattern for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Spring is coming! I mean, eventually, spring is coming! It seemed only fitting to knit up a sweet little baby bunny hat with cute floppy ears for springtime. Actually, what seems like a thousand years ago, O’s very first Halloween costume was a baby bunny. We gave him a real carrot to hold and it was adorable. I kinda wish I’d had this hat then, it would have been a lot easier! Anyway, that post contains one of my favorite stories ever about the year Aa, as a little kid, looked out the window on Easter morning and saw an actual bunny in the yard and was 100% convinced for years that he’d seen the actual Easter bunny. So sweet. O is a little more pragmatic than that. After we took him to an egg hunt last year, he said, “Mom, it’s kind of strange, that Easter bunny can’t open his mouth!” Which just made me laugh. Like he kinda realized that obviously the giant stuffed bunny costume was not the real thing but it also didn’t bother him. So cute. Anyway, this bunny hat is adorable and perfect for spring. If you knit one, please share it with me! (And keep scrolling all the way down for the free pattern…)Baby Bunny Hat Knitting Pattern for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Looking for the pattern? Here's how it works:  This pattern is available for free in one size right here on my site (keep scrolling down). Or you can purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is ad-free and easy to print in just one or two nicely formatted pages. The PDF printable also contains instructions for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! You can purchase the PDF patterns either via Etsy or Ravelry. There is a very small fee for the PDF version and this helps me keep Little Red Window running! Thank you so much for loving my patterns!

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Or download the PDF pattern from Ravelry here:

Baby Bunny Hat Knitting Pattern (6 mo. size, see PDF upgrade for other sizes)

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

Worsted weight yarn in white, pink and gray

US 7 16″ circular knitting needles

US 7 double pointed needles

Yarn needle

(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 64 stitches onto your circular needles with the white yarn color. Join to knit in the round and k1, p1 in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.

Knit all rows until the hat is about 4 1/2 inches long.

Decrease (divide your stitches evenly between 3 double pointed needles  (24 stitches, 24 stitches, 16 stitches) and knit with the 4th):

Round 1: (k6, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 2: Knit all stitches

Round 3: (k5, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 4: Knit all stitches

Round 5: (k4, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 6: Use the fourth double pointed needle to knit all stitches to the end of the round.

Round 7: (k3, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 9: (k2, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 10: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 11: (k1, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 12: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 13: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round.

Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.

Outer Ears (make 2):

Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 12 stitches using the white yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the ears to the hat.

Rows 1-16: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 17: k2tog, k8, ssk 

Row 18: purl all stitches

Row 19: k2tog, k6, ssk

Row 20: purl all stitches

Row 21: k2tog, k4, ssk

Row 22: purl all stitches

Row 23: k2tog, k2, ssk 

Row 24: purl all stitches

Row 25: k2tog, ssk 

Row 26: p2tog 

Cut yarn, pull through remaining stitch to close, weave in that end. Baby Bunny Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.comTags

Inner ears (make 2):

Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 10 stitches using the pink yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the inner ears to the outer ears.

Rows 1-16: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 17: k2tog, k6, ssk

Row 18: purl all stitches

Row 19: k2tog, k4, ssk

Row 20: purl all stitches

Row 21: k2tog, k2, ssk 

Row 22: purl all stitches

Row 23: k2tog, ssk 

Row 24: p2tog 

Cut yarn, pull through remaining stitch to close, weave in that end.

To assemble the ears:

Lay one white outer ear down wrong (purl) side up and lay one pink inner ear wrong (purl) side down on top. Use the long cast-on tail from the pink inner ear to stitch the inner ear to the outer ear. Be careful to only catch the purl loops on the white outer ear so  your stitches don’t show through to the other side. Baby Bunny Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com(Optional: don’t weave in the cast-off end of one pink inner ear and instead, after you assemble that ear, use that cast-off tail to fold the ear down and stitch it in place with one stitch so the ear looks floppy. )Baby Bunny Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.comTo attach the ears:

Pinch one assembled ear at its base and use the white cast-on tail to make one stitch so it holds its shape. Then stitch the ear to the top of the hat. Repeat with other ear. Baby Bunny Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com Baby Bunny Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.comTo make the face:

Use a length of pink yarn to make three stitches in descending length to make the nose. Baby Bunny Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com Baby Bunny Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.comThen use a length of gray yarn to stitch three whiskers on either side of the nose. Make sure you leave the whiskers pretty loose so they won’t pull when the hat stretches around baby’s head. Weave in all ends.

The PDF printable also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 12 months and 2T+!

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