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or Newborn Bunny Hat
Bev Qualheim 1994, 2013
This little hat is perfect for a brand new Easter baby, and your NICU's might just love a dozen of these for the preemies this year!
About 2 oz
of really soft 4 ply yarn
Scraps of varigated 4 ply worsted yarn for
Preemie - Use Size 5 needles and a size
F crochet hook for top.
Full term - Use Size 6 needles, 52 sts
cast on, and a size
F hook for top.
Cast on 44 sts
(full-term baby hat cast on 52 sts with
Rows 1-7: k2, p2 across (ending with
Rows 8-? Knit one row, purl one row until
hat measures 4 (5 1/2) inches from start. End on a purl row.
Next row right side (Knit row): *Knit 5
(knit 2 together in back of sts), Repeat from * across row.
Next row: Purl
this pattern, knitting 2
in the same spot where they were knitted together in previous row,
12 sts remain. Cut yarn with about a 15" tail. Thread onto yarn
and thread it through the sts on the knitting needle, remove and pull
Now sew down seam to bottom of hat.
very own 'CRISS-CROSS' TOPNOTCH - see photo above:
The top can be either a
pom, or you can add on a contrasting yarn and crochet several chs at
8 -10 chs long. Add each one with a sl st to somewhere on the top
of the hat. Make 10 - 15 of these chs. They can be very random,
crossing each other, to make it pretty. Sl st the last chain and
then thread the yarn through to the inside of the hat and tie it to the
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