I know, I promised to post the snail and the whale toy tutorial (the toys are ready, need more time to sit down and write the step by step guide 🙂 ) but here is another hat tutorial!
This is the cutest hat ever! It’s my baby-bunny hat, so very soft and cuddly.
I used a whole ball of yarn for a hat for 6-9 month-old baby. It also depends on how long you want the ears to be so maybe you will need two balls of yarn. I chose a fluffy, soft baby yarn.
Make a beany!
For the right size measure the circumference of the baby’s head and divide it by 3,14, this will tell you the diameter of the ‘base pancake’ of the beany. Then just continue with the double stitches for the required length of the hat.
Now let’s make the ears:
Make the foundation chain of 4 loops.
[dc = double stitch, ch = chain stitch, add = 2 double stitches into the same loop]
1 row: 3 dc into the fourth loop, 3 ch to start the next row, turn
2 row: add (add one dc into the same loop of the 3 chain stitches – 3 chain stitches make up the first column of the row), 1 dc, add, 3 ch to start the next row, turn (5)
3 row: add, 3 dc, add, 3 ch to start the next row, turn (7)
4 row: add, 5 dc, add, 3 ch to start the next row, turn (9)
5 row: add, 7 dc, add, 3 ch to start the next row, turn (11)
6 row: add, 9 dc, add, 3 ch to start the next row, turn (13)
7 row: add, 11 dc, add, 3 ch to start the next row, turn (15)
8 row: add, 13 dc, add, 3 ch to start the next row, turn (17)
* continue without additions for the required length of the ear
Base of the ear:
When the ear is as long as you want it to be do a reduction (crochet two stitches into one) at the end of each row until you are left with 8 columns. Do another two rows of 8 stitches, this is the part that will be stitched to the hat and will hold the ear.
Stitch the ears onto the hat (measure the hat first and mark the place where you want the ears to be!).
Enjoy your new and awesome hat!
And as usual, here is Ellie posing in her new hat!
Now you can also order the hat in my Etsy store! 🙂