How to knit baby Hat Bunny Ears for beginners
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How to knit the easiest Baby Hat with Bunny Ears for beginners

This is one of my favorite patterns for knitting a baby hat, in various sizes, for beginners, with bunny ears included … If you are a newbie knitter tired of the 150 scarves and assorted multi-colored dish-clothes that you have made in the past, this is your opportunity to  level up.

And if you are an experienced knitter, you will also enjoy making it, why? Well it’s one of those simple projects that pairs perfectly with Netflix, long journeys and trips to the DMV. Also, this cute hat matches the Baby Booties pattern we made months ago, this set will leave you perfectly prepared for that next baby shower emergency!

Even your own ; )

What you will need to get started:

MATERIALS

50-70 grams of worsted weight wool (for US 8 knitting needles or 4,5 – 5 mm) 

2 x 5 mm / US 8 knitting needles 

1 x Scissors 

1 x Measuring Tape 

1 x Tapestry needle 

ABBREVIATIONS

CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

k: Knit

k2tog: Knit two together

GAUGE

Always, always, always, prepare a gauge swatch (if you want the final size of the project to measure what the pattern actually indicates … otherwise the results could anything from a Barbie hat to a rhinoceros fedora … so better to use a few minutes to knit your square of at least 8 cm x 8 cm with your wool while using the needles that you will need to knit the hat). Ideally, it should be 10 cm x 10 cm or even larger.

8 cm equals 14 stitches and 26 rows.

APPROXIMATE MEASURES AND SIZES

Newborn: 9 in (23 cm) circumference and  4 in (10 cm) tall.

0 – 3 months: 13 in (33 cm)circumference and  5 in (13 cm) tall (this is the size made for the tutorial).

3 – 6 months: 15,75 in (40 cm) circumference and 6 in (15 cm) tall.

6 – 9 months: 17,75 in (45 cm) circumference and 6.3 in (16 cm) tall.

12 months: 18.5 in (47 cm)circumference and 6.7 in (17 cm) tall.

2 to 4 years: 20 in (52 cm) circumference and 7.8 in (20 cm) tall.

Baby Hat free knitting pattern for beginners

THE EASIEST BABY HAT WITH BUNNY EARS KNITTING PATTERN

0 – 3 months

CO 56 st using the cable cast on method (please click here to watch the video)

Knit 42 rows in Garter Stitch

Decreases (to shape the crown)

1º Row: *k5, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

2º Row: *k4, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

3º Row: *k3, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

4º Row: *k2, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

5º Row: *k1, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

6º Row: *k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

Break the yarn and pass the tapestry needle through every stitch to close the work, and pull. Weave in ends and sew both lateral edges together.

Newborn

CO 40 st using the cable cast on method (please watch the video)

Knit 22 rows in Garter Stitch

Decreases (to shape the crown)

1º Row: *k3, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

2º Row: *k2, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

3º Row: *k1, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

4º Row: *k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

Break the yarn and pass the tapestry needle through every stitch to close the work, and pull. Weave in ends and sew both lateral edges together.

3 – 6 months

CO 72 st using the cable cast on method (please watch the video)

Knit 40 rows in Garter Stitch

Decreases (to shape the crown)

1º Row: *k6, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

2º Row: *k5, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

3º Row: *k4, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

4º Row: *k3, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

5º Row: *k2, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

6º Row: *k1, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

7º Row: *k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

Break the yarn and pass the tapestry needle through every stitch to close the work, and pull. Weave in ends and sew both lateral edges together.

6 – 9 months

CO 80 st using the cable cast on method (please watch the video)

Knit 42 rows in Garter Stitch

Decreases (to shape the crown)

1º Row: *k8, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

2º Row: *k7, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

3º Row: *k6, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

4º Row: *k5, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

5º Row: *k4, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

6º Row: *k3, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

7º Row: *k2, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

8º Row: *k1, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

9º Row: *k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

Break the yarn and pass the tapestry needle through every stitch to close the work, and pull. Weave in ends and sew both lateral edges together.

12 months

CO 84 st using the cable cast on method (please watch the video)

Knit 46 rows in Garter Stitch

Decreases (to shape the crown)

1º Row: *k10, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

2º Row: *k9, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

3º Row: *k8, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

4º Row: *k7, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

5º Row: *k6, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

6º Row: *k5, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

7º Row: *k4, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

8º Row: *k3, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

9º Row: *k2, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

10º Row: *k1, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

11º Row: *k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

Break the yarn and pass the tapestry needle through every stitch to close the work, and pull. Weave in ends and sew both lateral edges together.

How to knit the bunny ears (all sizes up to 12 months)

(Make two).

CO 10 st using the knitted cast on method

Knit 11 rows.

To shape the ears, start decreasing st as follows:

1º Row: K2tog, k6, k2tog.

2º Row: Knit every st.

3º Row:K2tog, k4, k2tog.

4º Row: Knit every st.

5º Row: K2tog, k2, k2tog.

Break the yarn and pass the tapestry needle through every stitch to close the work, and pull. Weave in ends at the top. Please watch the video for sewing instructions.

2 – 4 years

CO 91 st using the cable cast on method (please watch the video)

Knit 54 rows in Garter Stitch

Decreases (to shape the crown)

1º Row: *k11, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

2º Row: *k10, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

3º Row: *k9, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

4º Row: *k8, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

5º Row: *k7, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

6º Row: *k6, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

7º Row: *k5, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

8º Row: *k4, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

9º Row: *k3, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

10º Row: *k2, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

11º Row: *k1, k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

12º Row: *k2tog*. Repeat from * to end of row.

Break the yarn and pass the tapestry needle through every stitch to close the work, and pull. Weave in ends and sew both lateral edges together.

How to knit the bunny ears (sizes 2 -4 years)

(Make two).

CO 12 st using the knitted cast on method

Knit 16 rows.

To shape the ears, start decreasing st as follows:

1º Row: K2tog, k8, k2tog.

2º Row: Knit every st.

3º Row:K2tog, k6, k2tog.

4º Row: Knit every st.

5º Row: K2tog, k4, k2tog.

6º Row: Knit every st.

7º Row: K2tog, k2, k2tog.

Break the yarn and pass the tapestry needle through every stitch to close the work, and pull. Weave in ends at the top. Please watch the video for sewing instructions.

And now, watch the whole video tutorial, just click here:

Knit the easiest Baby Hat with Bunny Ears for beginners

LOL and #happyknittingCarolina

PS: if you want to knit the Baby Booties as well, please click here to find the tutorial

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