Monday, March 26, 2012

Fluffy White Bunny Ears Beanie

With Easter less than 2 weeks away, its time to start sharing all my Easter projects for this year, starting with this very cute fluffy white bunny ears beanie!
fluffy white bunny ears beanie
 For the fluffy ears and edge I used  a very fluffy 50/50 wool acrylic blend I got for $1 from the RSPCA op shop, and a 6mm hook. I didn't have enough in the 25g ball to do the whole beanie, so the rest of the hat is made using frost luxury wool from the Bendigo Mill. For that part of the beanie I used a 4mm hook.

To learn how to do the ears, I first did a sample in wool to learn the pattern. It's hard to see what you're doing when working with very fluffy yarn, so I could see the stitches better just using wool. The pattern for the ears came from pattern from an amigurumi pattern at Craft Passion. But for my ears, I added an extra increasing round (round 5, 2 sc, 1 sc in ea next 5 sc, sl st) so there are 5 rounds increasing then 10 more rounds not increasing. This way they are slightly bigger to match the beanie.
practicing making bunny ears
The beanie itself was quite straight forward, it has 6 increasing rounds then 10 more rounds not increasing, then 3 more rounds of the fluffy yarn to create a cute edge. The first round has 16 dc, the second round is (2 dc, dc) repeated.
these ears are not too floppy
I stitched the ears quite firmly to the beanie so they would have a chance to stand up. They looked rather cute on, so I thought I share a photo of Thomas wearing them!

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Your bunny ear hat is adorable! Thanks for your visit and comment. Joyous Wishes, Linda


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