Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern - Bunny Rabbit Costume Hat

Free Crochet Pattern - Bunny Rabbit Costume Hat





It’s the middle of October and my favorite holiday, Halloween, is right around the corner.  So it only makes sense I’d design a Bunny hat-right?  Why not?  Bunny rabbits aren’t just for Easter.  There can be lots of bunnies for Halloween!  Maybe Santa had a bunny helper-who knows.  The point is, if you want to be a bunny, you can be a bunny, regardless of what holiday is approaching. Check out this pattern on Ravelry and see how others have made this hat.   And as always, feel free to make as many as you like for personal use or for charity. Enjoy!

Please note, this pattern is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or redistributed. Distribution of this free pattern is to promote awareness of the need for fun children’s chemo hats. Please make one for Halos of Hope or another organization that collects and distributes kids’ chemo hats. For more information and where to donate, please go to www.halosofhope.org

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NOTE: I recently found out CottonTots has been discontinued : (  How sad.  You can use any worsted weight yarn, just watch your gauge check points and adjust your hook as necessary.





 YARN/NOTIONS: 

  • 1 skein Bernat CottonTots 100% cotton, 3.5 oz skein, or equivalent in Sweet Cream. Small amount of Country Pink
  • Stitch marker 
  • Yarn needle
  • H/8 (5.00 mm) hook or size needed to obtain correct gauge

SKILL LEVEL:

Easy

GAUGE:

If your final diameter is 6-6.5 inches, your hat will fit most kids 5 years old to teen. Hats should be about 1 inch less than the desired head circumference. (100% cotton yarns stretch less, shrink with frequent washing and may need to be made closer to actual head circumference.) When measuring gauge/diameter, always place the tape measure at the last stitch made and then measure through the middle, directly across for an accurate measurement.

NOTES:

Pattern is written using standard US stitches.  
  • ch=chain 
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet 
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side
  • sc2tog = single crochet two together (decrease)
  • magic circle/adjustable ring See this web post for photo tutorial

EARS, make 2 of each

 1) With pink yarn, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2, ch 1 and turn. (3 sc)

2-12) Sc in each, ch 1 and turn.

13) Sc2tog, sc, ch 1 and turn.

14) Sc2tog, break off yarn.

Edging row 1) Mark as RS. Attach yarn in lower right corner, 13 sc up side in each row, 3 sc in tip, 13 sc down side of each row, ch 1 and turn. 

Edging row 2) Sc in next 14, 3 sc in tip, sc in next 14. (31 sc)  Break off yarn.
1) With white yarn, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 chs, ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)

2-13) Sc in each, ch 1 and turn.

14) Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, ch 1 and turn.

15) Sc2tog, sc, ch 1 and turn

16) Sc2tog, break off yarn.

Edging row 1) Mark as RS.  Attach yarn in lower right corner, 15 sc up side in each row, 3 sc in tip, 15 sc down side of each row, ch 1 and turn. 

Edging row 2) Sc in next 16, 3 sc in tip, sc in next 16, ch 1 and turn. (35 sc)
Joining ears-hold pieces WS together.  Insert hook from the back of the white layer thru the pink layer and work them together as if they were one stitch.  Starting in the lower left sc join the next 13 sc pulling through both the white and the pink ears, 14th white sc with the 14th pink sc, 15th white sc with the 14th pink sc, 16th white sc with 15th pink sc,  17th white sc with the 15th pink sc, 18th white sc with the 16th sc, 19th white sc with the 17th pink sc, 20th white sc with the 17th pink, 21st white sc with the 18th pink sc,  22nd white sc with the 18th pink sc,  join the remaining 13 white sc with the remaining 13 pink sc, (35 sc) ch 1, turn and sc in each 35 sc.  Break off yarn leaving a long tail to join ear to hat.

Pinch the bottom of the ears prior to attaching.  Attach ears to round 6 of the hat, see below.

HAT worked in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds. Mark the beginning of each round.

Small/Medium

Fits approximate 19”-20½” head circumference (3 years-6 years)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS ~ approximate 18¾” circumference, 8” length

1) Using magic circle/adjustable ring, ch 1 then work 8 sc into ring. Tighten.

2) 2 hdc in each sc around. (16 stitches)

3) * Hdc in next, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (24 stitches)
Check gauge, 2” diameter.

4) * Hdc in next 2, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (32 stitches)

5) * Hdc in next 3, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (40 stitches) 
Check gauge, 3½” diameter.

6) * Hdc in next 4, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (48 stitches)

7) * Hdc in next 5, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (56 stitches)
Check gauge, 5” diameter.

8) * Hdc in next 6, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (64 stitches)  
(See Gauge note) Check gauge, 6” diameter.

Rounds 9)-22) * Hdc in next; repeat from * around. (64 stitches)

23-24) * Sc in each around. (64 stitches), sl st, break off yarn.
  

Medium/Large 

Fits approximate 20½”-22” head circumference (5 years-teen)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS ~ approximate 20½” circumference, 8½” length

1) Using magic circle/adjustable ring, ch 1 then work 8 sc into ring. Tighten.

2) 2 hdc in each sc around. (16 stitches)

3) * Hdc in next, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (24 stitches)  
Check gauge, 2” diameter.

4) * Hdc in next 2, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (32 stitches)

5) * Hdc in next 3, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (40 stitches)
Check gauge, 3½” diameter.

6) * Hdc in next 4, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (48 stitches)

7) * Hdc in next 5, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (56 stitches)
Check gauge, 5” diameter.

8) * Hdc in next 6, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 7 more times around. (64 stitches)

9) Round 9 is a ½ round.
* Hdc in next 7, 2 hdc in next; repeat from * 3 more times around. (36 stitches total)
Mark as new beginning of round. (See Gauge note) Check gauge, 6½” diameter.

Rounds 10)-23) * Hdc in next; repeat from * around. (68 stitches)

24-26) * Sc in each around. (68 stitches), sl st, break off yarn.