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Knit bunny beanie – free pattern 

Hello peeps,

As I was typing the title of this post, I couldn’t help but gleam in satisfaction, for a number of reasons. One, I finally came up with a pattern for a knit beanie, although my contribution is little. Two, I finally had time to put up a blog post and a pattern that I love, with a baby girl who just discovered crawling and is teething at the same time. Three, I promised myself I would get it out before Easter and there it is.

Alright, all the chit chatter aside let’s get on to the pattern with the disclaimer. I’m no expert at pattern writing or at knitting, I taught myself to do both and I love sharing how its done for those who are interested.
I made a basic beanie following the pattern for a 12 month old basic baby beanie from Mamas stitchery projects. I’m so thankful for the wonderfully written free pattern on that blog. However since I used a bigger sized needles, my gauge was way off and I ended up with a slightly bigger circumference. Although it somehow fit my baby girl so all is well. Now getting on to the rabbits ears, I wish I had double pointed needles so I didn’t have to sew the two bits, but I only had circular needles at hand.

Supplies Used:

  • 4.5mm circular needles
  • Acrylic 8 ply yarn
  • tapestry needles

Gauge:

20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches stockinette

Pattern:

I followed the pattern on the fore mentioned blog to tee for the beanie. Now heading on to ears make two of the white parts for the outer ear and two pink bits for the inner ear. The white part is slightly bigger than the pink part so that it is still visible in the front as well.

Using white colored yarn, cast on 16 stitches. I used the long tail knit cast on, and then stockinette stitch for 11 cms.
i.e., 26 rows of knit 16 and purl 16

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To make the decreases

k1, ssk, knit 10, k2tog, k1.
p14.
k1, ssk, knit 8, k2tog, k1.
p12.
k1, ssk, knit 6, k2tog, k1.
p10.
k1, ssk, knit 4, k2tog, k1.
p8.
k1, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, k1.
p6.
k1, ssk, k2tog, k1.
p4.
Cast off and make two of these

For the bunny’s inner ear
Using pink color yarn cast on 14 stitches and make 26 rows of stockinette stitch i.e., k14,p14
The make the decreases

k1, ssk, knit 8, k2tog, k1
p12
k1, ssk, knit 6, k2tog, k1
p10
k1, ssk, knit 4, k2tog, k1
p8
k1, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, k1
p6
k1, ssk, k2tog, k1
p4
Cast off and make two of these

Place the white part and pink part with the right side facing one another and sew around. These pictures should give you an idea as to how its done.

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Ta da! now that you have the two ears, fold it and sew it to the beanie.

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Amigurumi Rabbit

Hello peeps!
Let’s say I wanted to get this pattern out by Easter and it has taken me this long to write it down. Hope you don’t mind, I know you wouldn’t. 🙂

Rabbit amigurumi_free pattern

Crochet Hook : 2.5mm
Yarn : Medium weight gray colored yarn

Note: Worked in continuous rounds without joining each time.
If there’s a semi colon in between rounds it means those rounds are sc around without an increase or decrease.

Head

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: [sc in the next 3sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (30)
Round 6: [sc in the next 4sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (36)
Round 7: sc around. (36)
Round 8: sc around. (36)
Round 9: [sc in the next 5sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (42)
Round 10: sc around. (42)
Round 11: [sc in the next 6sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (48)
Round 12: sc around. (48)
Round 13: sc around. (48)
Round 14: [sc in the next 7sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (54)
Round 15: [sc in the next 8sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (60)
Round 16: sc 20, [sc in the next 8sc, dec in the next] * 4 times. (56)
Round 17: [sc in the next 8sc, dec in the next] * 2 times, [sc in the next 7sc, dec in the next] * 4 times. (50)
Round 18: [sc in the next 7sc, dec in the next] * 2 times, [sc in the next 4sc, dec, dec] * 4 times. (40)
Round 19: [sc in the next 4sc, dec, dec] * 2 times, [sc in the next 2sc, dec, dec] * 4 times. (30)
Round 20: [sc in the next 2sc, dec, dec] * 2 times, [dec, dec] * 4 times. (16)

Rabbit’s body:

We’re working from the bottom upwards to its neck where it can be joined to the head. Starting with a white coloured yarn,
Round 1: 8 sc in a magic circle. (8)
Round 2: 2sc in each. (16)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 8 times. (24)
Round 4: [sc in the 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 8 times. (32)
Round 5: [sc in the 3sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 8 times. (40)
Round 6: sc around. (40)
:
Round 9: sc around. (40)
Join in with the pink coloured yarn,
Round 10: sc around. (40)
Round 11: [sc in the next 3sc, dec in the next] * 8 times. (32)
Round 12: sc around. (32)
Round 13: sc around. (32)
Round 14: [sc in the next 2sc, dec in the next] * 8 times. (24)
Join in with the gray coloured yarn,
Round 15: sc around. (24)
Round 16: sc around. (24)
Round 17: [sc in the next sc, dec in the next] * 8 times. (16)
Finish and leave a long tail to sew the body to the head

Rabbit’s eyes:

I’m not sure if I did full justice to her eyes, I wanted some naive looking ones and my husband says it makes her look like an owl.
Using black coloured yarn,
Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2 sl st in each sc around. (12)
Adding the white coloured yarn,
Make 8 sc in a semi circle.

Rabbit’s ears:

Using pink coloured yarn, the ears are worked in single crochet through and I hope it makes sense to just put down the number of stitches in each row if it is 1sc in each sc
Row 1: Chain 7 (6)
Row 2: (6)
Row 3: (6)
Row 4: 2sc(inc),1sc in each sc(4), 2sc(inc). (8)
Row 5: (8)
Row 6: (8)
Row 7: 2sc(inc),1sc in each sc(6), 2sc(inc). (10)
Row 8: (10)
Row 9: (10)
Row 10: 2sc(inc),1sc in each sc(8), 2sc(inc). (12)
Row 11: (12)
Row 12: (12)
Row 13: 2sc(inc),1sc in each sc(10), 2sc(inc). (14)
Row 14: (14)
Row 15: (14)
Row 16: (14)
Row 17: 1sc(dec),1sc in each sc(10), 1sc(dec). (12)
Row 18: 1sc(dec),1sc in each sc(8), 1sc(dec). (10)
Row 19: 1sc(dec),1sc in each sc(6), 1sc(dec). (8)
Row 20: 1sc(dec),1sc in each sc(4), 1sc(dec). (6)
Using gray coloured yarn single crochet around the ears. I have a feeeling it would look better with a furry yarn.

Rabbit’s legs:

Using gray colored yarn and working in rounds,
Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: sc around. (24)
Round 6: sc around. (24)
Round 7: [sc in the next 2sc, dec in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 8: sc around. (18)
:
Round 11: sc around. (18)

Rabbit’s arms:

Using gray colored yarn and working in rounds,
Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: sc around. (18)
Round 5: sc around. (18)
Round 6: sc around. (18)
Round 7: [sc in the sc, dec in the next sc] * 6 times. (12)
Round 8: sc around. (12)
Round 9: 1sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 1sc till the end(6). (15)
Round 10: 1sc, dec, 1sc, dec, 1sc, dec, 1sc till the end(6). (12)
Finish, stuff and sew all the parts to its body.

Rabbit’s skirt:

Using pink colored yarn, join in at the region where the top of the dress meets the undergarments of the bunny.
Round 1: sl st around. (40)
Round 2: [sc in the next 4 sl st, 2sc in the next sl st]* 8 times (48).
Round 3: [sc in the next 5sc, 2sc in the next] * 8 times. (56).
Round 4: [sc in the next 6sc, 2sc in the next] * 8 times. (64).
Round 5: [sc in the next 7sc, 2sc in the next] * 8 times. (72).
Round 6: [sc in the next 8sc, 2sc in the next] * 8 times. (80).
Now for the scalloped trim at the end,
[sc, chain 2, skip 1] repeat around the skirt.
For the collar I have joined in the pink colored yarn in a similar manner at the neck, and worked in rounds till it looked like one.