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loops & threads® charisma® knit bunny baby hat

Knit a whimsical hat for your little one. A perfect accessory for an adorable photo session or an Easter brunch.
Step 1

SIZES: Hat = Preemie (Newborn, Baby, Toddler)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Circumference = 11½" (13", 14", 15½")  [29 cm (33 cm, 36 cm, 39 cm)]

GAUGE: 14 sts x 18 rows = 4" (10 cm); save time and check your gauge

PROJECT NOTE: For the materials and instructions to make the bunny featured with the hat, enter '88118' in the search field at michaels.com.


Ears (Make 2)

Note: Ears are knit flat in rows on 2 dpns.

CO 11 sts.

Rows 1-18: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 19: (K1, p1) twice, s2kp, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 20: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 21: K1, p1, k1, s2kp, k1, p1, k1.

Row 22: K1, p1, k3, p1, k1.

Row 23: K1, p1, s2kp, p1, k1.

Row 24: *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 25: K1, s2kp, k1.

Cut yarn, thread through remaining sts, and pull to fasten off.

Step 2


Cast on 40 (46, 50, 54) sts. Place marker and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnds 1, 3, 5: Purl.

Rnds 2, 4, 6: Knit.

Knit every rnd until hat measures 4½" (5", 5½", 6½") [11.5 cm (13 cm, 14 cm, 16.5 cm)].

Dec Rnd: K2tog around – 20 (23, 25, 27) sts.

Knit 2 rnds.

Dec Rnd: K2tog around to last 0 (1, 1, 1) st, knit last stitch if necessary – 10 (12, 13, 14) sts.

Cut yarn, thread through remaining sts, and pull to fasten off.


Sew on ears, using tail from CO, folding CO edge to sew on hat in a “V” shape.

Weave in any remaining ends.


CO = Cast On

Dec(‘d) = Decrease(d)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 Sts Together (1 St Dec’d)

P = Purl

Rep = Repeat(ing)

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

S2kp = Slip 2 Sts Tog as if to K, K1, pass both slipped sts over k st

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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