Rabbit Ears Consumed Weight Hat Free Knitting Pattern

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Introducing the Perfect Waist Weight Bunny Ear Hat Knitpaper pattern. These free knitting patterns are available in baby, toddler, kids, women’s and men’s sizes. You will make a hat for everyone you know!

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Links to our adjustable animal ear hat patterns: bear fox rabbit cat mouse

Patterns are always free on our blog, but many prefer the ad-free, printer-friendly PDF version. It can be purchased from: Etsy, labelly and lovecraft.

goods:

Yarn – #4 weight consumed.

The thread used in the photo is Loops & Threads Impeccable. Colors used – Aran and Rich Orchid.

Buy online: (Amazon USA) (Amazon Canada) (Michaels)

Other Acrylic Options to Consider – red heart super saber, Verna Super Value.

Wool Blend Options to Consider – lion brand wool is (#4 weight).

needle – please check the gauge Before you start, you may need to increase or decrease the needle size to get the right size. Size US 6/4mm 16″ Long Round Needle for the edge. Size US 7/4.5mm, 16″ long round needle for the body; US 7/4.5mm double pointed needle for reduction.

danning needle, stitch marker, measuring tape and scissors.

meter:

4” x 4” = 16 stitches and 23 rows in a stocking stitch.

certainly check the gauge Make sure the hat fits properly.

abbreviation:

K = knit

P = Pearl

K2tog = knit two together

size:

0-3 months, 3-12 months, 1-2 years (infant), 3-12 years old (child), adolescent/female, male

Suggested head circumference for each size:

0-3 months – 13-15” 3-12 years – 19-21”

3-12 months – 15-18” Teen/Female – 21-22”

1-2 years old – 18-19” male – 23-24”

map:

0 – 3 months:

cast on 48 needles your smaller circular needle.

join.

Start with a task*K1 P1; * Repeat until end of round 6 rounds.

switch to your bigger circular needle.

k all to measure your work 4.25” Total length.

Reduction (switch to double pointed needle if cap is too tight to fit around round needle):

*K4, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K3, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K2, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K1, K2 together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

Cut the thread and weave through the remaining stitches. Insert the tail into the hat through the middle hole and pull up to close it. Secure the tail inward and weave the ends.

The hat is about 12 inches long (unstretched) and has a total length of 5.75 inches.

Go to your ears (see instructions below).

3-12 months:

cast on 56 needles your smaller circular needle.

join.

Start with a task*K1 P1; * Repeat until end of round 7 rounds.

switch to your bigger circular needle.

k all to measure your work 5” Total length.

Reduction (switch to double pointed needle if cap is too tight to fit around round needle):

*K5, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K4, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K3, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K2, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K1, K2 together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

Cut the thread and weave through the remaining stitches. Insert the tail into the hat through the middle hole and pull up to close it. Secure the tail inward and weave the ends.

The perimeter of the hat is approximately 13 inches (unstretched) and the total length is 6.5 inches.

Go to your ears (see instructions below).

1-2 years old (infant):

cast on 64 needles your smaller circular needle.

join.

Start with a task*K1 P1; * Repeat until end of round 8 rounds.

switch to your bigger circular needle.

k all to measure your work 5.25” Total length.

Reduction (switch to double pointed needle if cap is too tight to fit around round needle):

*K6, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K5, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K4, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K3, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K2, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K1, K2 together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

Cut the thread and weave through the remaining stitches. Insert the tail into the hat through the middle hole and pull up to close it. Secure the tail inward and weave the ends.

The perimeter of the hat is about 14 inches (not stretched) and the total length is 7 inches.

Go to your ears (see instructions below).

Ages 3-12 (Children):

cast on 72 needles your smaller circular needle.

join.

Start with a task*K1 P1; * Repeat until end of round 8 rounds.

switch to your bigger circular needle.

k all to measure your work 5.5” Total length.

Reduction (switch to double pointed needle if cap is too tight to fit around round needle):

*K7, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K6, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K5, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K4, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K3, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K2, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K1, K2 together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

Cut the thread and weave through the remaining stitches. Insert the tail into the hat through the middle hole and pull up to close it. Secure the tail inward and weave the ends.

The hat should measure approximately 16 inches (unstretched) and a total length of 7.5 inches.

Go to your ears (see instructions below).

Teenager/Female:

cast on 80 needles your smaller circular needle.

join.

Start with a task*K1 P1; * Repeat until end of round 9 rounds.

switch to your bigger circular needle.

k all to measure your work 6.25” Total length.

Reduction (switch to double pointed needle if cap is too tight to fit around round needle):

*K8, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K7, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K6, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K5, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K4, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K3, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K2, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K1, K2 together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

Cut the thread and weave through the remaining stitches. Insert the tail into the hat through the middle hole and pull up to close it. Secure the tail inward and weave the ends.

The hat has a circumference of approximately 18 inches (not stretched) and has a total length of 8.5 inches.

Go to your ears (see instructions below).

men:

cast on 88 needles your smaller circular needle. join.

Start with a task*K1 P1; * Repeat until end of round 10 rounds.

switch to your bigger circular needle.

k all to measure your work 7” Total length.

Reduction (switch to double pointed needle if cap is too tight to fit around round needle):

*K9, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K8, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K7, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K6, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K5, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K4, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K3, K2 Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K2, K2together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K1, K2 together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

all

*K Together; * Repeat from beginning to end.

Cut the thread and weave through the remaining stitches. Insert the tail into the hat through the middle hole and pull up to close it. Secure the tail inward and weave the ends.

The hat should measure approximately 20 inches (unstretched) and a total length of 9.5 inches.

Go to your ears (see instructions below).

ear making

Use the same size needle you used for the main part of the hat (not the brim).

Concha (make 2):

Cast in the main color 10.

Row 1 – Flutter. Rotate after completing each row.

Row 2 – Knit

Row 3 – fur

Row 4 – knit

Row 5 – fur

Row 6 – knit

Row 7 – fur

line 8 – knit

Row 9 – fur

Line 10 – K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1 (8 left)

Row 11 – fur

Line 12 – K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1 (6 left)

Row 13 – fur

Line 14 – K1, K2tog, K2tog, K1 (4 left)

Line 15 – Flutter

Line 16 – K2tog, K2tog (2 left)

Cut the thread and weave with the remaining 2 needles.

Inner ear (make 2):

Cast to 8 of the contrast color.

Row 1 – fur

Row 2 – Knit

Row 3 – fur

Row 4 – knit

Row 5 – fur

Row 6 – knit

Row 7 – fur

line 8 – knit

Row 9 – fur

Line 10 – K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1 (6 left)

Row 11 – fur

Row 12 – K1, K2tog, K1 (4 left)

Row 13 – fur

Line 14 – K2tog, K2tog (2 left)

Cut the thread and weave with the remaining 2 needles.

Ear Attachments:

Place the inner and outer earpieces together. The pearl side goes in (they touch) and the knit side faces out. The outer ear should cover the inner ear.

Start stitching the two pieces together using a contrasting color tail. When picking up the inner ear, insert the needle into the turn stitch. When picking up the outer ear, insert the needle into the first pearl stitch of each row (not the rotating needle). This way you can hide the thread as much as possible along the back. If you pick up the turn stitch on the outer ear, you will see a contrasting thread on the front and back of the ear.

Continue to raise the ear upwards and then lower it again to the opposite side. When you reach the tip of the ear, slide the two tails that complete the earpiece into the ear. After completing the ears, gently pull on both ends to adjust the shape of the ears on the top. Tuck this tail inside the ear or cut it off if it is quite long. Do not cut the two tails at the beginning of each earpiece. When the contrasting thread is visible along the back, gently pull the white thread next to it to hide it. If the pink is completely exposed on the back, you may have put the needle in the wrong place.

When attaching the ears to the hat, use the contrasting colored tails to attach them along the same colored part of the ears, and use the base color tails to sew along the sides and back.

Repeat for the second ear to ensure it is evenly placed on the hat.

Links to our adjustable animal ear hat patterns: bear fox rabbit cat mouse

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