Friday, July 31, 2009

Preemie Bunny Hat – DPN

Preemie Bunny Hat – DPN
For charitable purposes and personal use only.
Please do not sell garments knit from it.
Pattern and photo are by Michele Lupien, 2011.
All rights reserved.

S Small (M Medium, L Large, XL XLarge)

-White 4 ply soft acrylic yarn
-DPN (Double Pointed Needles) size # 8
-1 darning needle
-ribbon or crochet chain

Cast on;   S 28 (M 32, L 36, XL 40) stitches
Rib; Knit 2 stitches, Purl 2 stitches for 1” (1.25”, 1.5”, 1.5”)
Work in stockinette; (Knit all rows)
until total hat length is 4.0” (4.5”, 5.0”, 5.5”)

EARS:  Divide evenly stitches on 4 needles;
7 (8, 9, 10) sts on each needle.
1st Ear:  (On 2 needles)
Knit 14 (16, 18, 20) stitches until the total length of your work measure 7” (7.75”, 8.5”, 9.25”)

Finishing 1st Ear;
Row 1; Knit 2 tog = 7 (8, 9, 10) stitches
Row 2: For S and L; Knit 2 tog, K1 = 4 (5) stitches.  For M and XLKnit 2 tog  = 4 (5) stitches

Cut yarn at 5” and draw yarn in stitches.
On wrong side pull and secure.
2nd Ear: Same as  1st  Ear.

On wrong side sew a couple of stitches between to two ears.Weave all ends.

Installing the ribbon or a crochet chain:  (Place hat on something round, the size of a: lemon (small orange, big orange, small grapefruit)

Tread 18” ribbon or chain in the darning needle. In the top middle back hat (between the beginnings of the ears) draw the ribbon or chain between two stitches.  Attach the two ears together by making 2 knots in the front.  Make a bow and make a knot with the two bow sides. 

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