Knit Hats with Ears

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Knit Hats with Ears

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Easy to make and cute as a button, knit a bunny hat or a bear hat for your favorite little animal. Shown in Bernat Softee Baby.

Single Size
To fit baby sizes: 3-18 mos.
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The materials for this project cost $17.93

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  • Single Size

To fit baby sizes: 3-18 mos.

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Main Color (MC)

Softee Baby | White, 02000Edit Color
$4.99

Contrast A

Softee Baby | Warm Rose, 30421 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
$4.99

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 6/4mm
$4.00

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95

Materials not included in this kit:

 2 buttons for eyes. Embroidery floss.

The materials for this project cost $17.93

Abbreviations

Dec = decrease(ing)

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P2tog = purl two stitches together

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rem = remain(ing)

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit baby sizes: 3-18 mos.

MATERIALS

Bunny Version
Bernat Softee Baby (140 g/5. oz;331 m/362 yds)
Main Color (MC) White (02000) 1
Contrast A Warm Rose () 1
Set of four size 4 mm (U.S. 6) double- pointed knitting needles and pair of size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 buttons for eyes. Embroidery floss.
Bear Version
Bernat Softee Baby (140 g/5. oz;331 m/362 yds)
Main Color (MC) Ocean () 1
Contrast A White (02000) 1
Set of four size 4 mm (U.S. 6) double- pointed knitting needles and pair of size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 buttons for eyes. Embroidery floss.

GAUGE

22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

HAT(both Versions).
Lining:Beg at top of crown, with A, cast on 8 sts leaving a 6 ins [15 cm] 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) ins [23 (25.5) cm].
Outer Hat:Change to MC and knit in rnds until work from color change (fold line) 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 as shown.
BUNNY EARS(make 2).
With MC, cast on 13 sts, then with A, cast on 10 sts. 23 sts.
Note: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 as shown.
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 as shown. Sew on buttons.
Using embroidery floss and stem st, embroider mouth as shown.