Fuzzy Bunny Hat (Bulky Yarn)

 

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When I was young, my grandpa worked for Wells Blue Bunny making ice cream.  I’m certain that is where my love of ice cream and bunnies comes from!  That inspired me to make my daughter a special hat inspired by her great-grandpa.

I used Bernat Pipsqueak yarn, which created a beautiful, plush hat.  However, it is a little difficult to work with.  The fuzziness can make it tough to determine where your stitches are, especially on the increase rounds.  Ultimately, as long as you have the correct number of stitches per round, I don’t think it matters a ton if your stitches are perfectly placed in each stitch of the round before.  You won’t be able to see if you accidentally get one or two stitches in the wrong space.  The number of stitches is more important for sizing purposes.  I always count as I go, or I go back and count my stitches after each round.  If you are unsure about sizing, err on the side of having a hat that is a little big.   The hat pictured on my daughter (blue hat on the tricycle below) is a toddler sized hat (1-3 years) but the photo was taken when she was 10 months old.  It still fits her with plenty of room at 20 months.

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Here is my pattern:

Size: 3-6 month through small adult

Yarn: Bernat Pipsqueak or any bulky size yarn.  I used Bernat Pipsqueak in Baby Blue, but I have also made this hat using Whitey White.  Any color would be cute!

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Hook Size- J (Using this hooks size will keep your stitches closer and gives the hat a more plush look)

I do not count the first chain 2 at the start of each round as a stitch.

Hat:

(3-6 months)

Round 1: 8 DC in Magic Circle, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (8 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (16 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, DC in same stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, (DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch) around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (24 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in same stitch and in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch (DC in next w stitches, 2 DC in next stitch) around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (32 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in same stitch and in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (32 DC)

Repeat Round 5 until hat measures about 6-6.5 inches from top to bottom.

Hat Circumference should be between 14-16 inches around.

 

6-12 months

Round 1: 8 DC in Magic Circle, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (8 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (16 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, DC in same stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, (DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch) around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (24 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in same stitch and in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, (DC in next 2 stitches, 2 DC in next stitch) twice, DC in each of next 2 stitches, 2 DC in each of next 2 stitches, (DC in next 2 stitches, 2 DC in next stitch) three times, DC in each of next 2 stitches, 2 DC in each of next 2 stitches join with slip stitch to top of first DC (34 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in same stitch and in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (34 DC)

Repeat Round 5 until hat measures about 6.5-7 inches from top to bottom.

Hat Circumference should be between 16-18 inches around.

 

Toddler (1-3 years)

Round 1: 9 DC in Magic Circle, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (9 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (18 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, DC in same stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, (DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch) around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (27 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in same stitch and in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch (DC in next w stitches, 2 DC in next stitch) around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (36 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in same stitch and in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (36 DC)

Repeat Round 5 until hat measures about 7.5-8 inches from top to bottom.

Hat Circumference should be between 18-20 inches around.

 

Child/Small Adult

Round 1: 10 DC in Magic Circle, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in same stitch, 2 DC in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, DC in same stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, (DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch) around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (30 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in same stitch and in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch (DC in next w stitches, 2 DC in next stitch) around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in same stitch and in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to top of first DC (40 DC)

Repeat Round 5 until hat measures 8- 8.5 inches from top to bottom.

Hat Circumference should be between 20-23 inches around.

 

Ears:

This is the same for both sizes of hat.

Ch 22

Round 1- 5 DC in 2nd chain from hook, 1 DC in each of next 18 ch, 5 DC in last ch, turn 18 DC across, join with Slip stitch to first DC

Round 2- Chain 2, 2 DC in same stitch and in next 4 DC, 1 DC in each of next 18 stitches, 2 DC in next 2 stitches, (DC, TR, CH 1 , Tr, DC) in next Stitch, 2 DC in next 2 stitches, 1 DC in each of next 18 Stitches, join with slip stitch to first DC

Here is my little model in her fuzzy bunny hat:

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