Easter Bunny Beanie

This beanie is made with Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in Aran with accents in Soft Rose.

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

2dctog – yarn over (YO) and insert hook into first st and pull yarn through one loop, YO and pull yarn through two loops, YO and insert hook into the next st and pull yarn through one loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining three loops on the hook.

YO – yarn over

Using size 4 yarn (worsted or medium weight yarn) in CREAM (for main body of the beanie) and PINK/ORANGE (for contrast in the ears) with a J-10 (6.0 mm) needle:

BASIC BEANIE (6.5 inches high and flat circumference of 16 inches)

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 11 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (12 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (24 dc) 

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (36 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 3 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 st, 2 dc in the next st dc in the next 3 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (44 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around to the end. Join with sl st to first dc. (44 dc)

Row 6-11 – repeat row 5  (44 dc)

Row 12 – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with st to the first sc and fasten off.  (44 sc)

EARS (Make 2) 

Using CREAM colored yarn to start, ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round) and then 4 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (5 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round), 2 dc in the next st, CHANGE TO PINK/ORANGE colored yarn, 2 dc in the next st, CHANGE TO CREAM colored yarn, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (8 dc)

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round), 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, CHANGE TO PINK/ORANGE colored yarn, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, CHANGE TO CREAM colored yarn, 2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (12 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round), dc in the next 3 st, CHANGE TO PINK/ORANGE colored yarn, dc in the next 3 st, CHANGE TO CREAM colored yarn, dc in the next 5 st.  Join with sl st to the first dc.  (10 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round), dc in the next 3 st, CHANGE TO PINK/ORANGE colored yarn, dc in the next 3 st, CHANGE TO CREAM colored yarn, dc in the next 5 st.  (10 dc)

Row 6 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round), dc in the next 3 st, CHANGE TO PINK/ORANGE colored yarn, dc in the next 3 st, CHANGE TO CREAM colored yarn, dc in the next 5 st.  Join with st to the first dc and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  (10 dc)

TAIL (Make 1)

Using OFF WHITE yarn, ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 11 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (12 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around to the end. Join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc)

Row 3 – ch 1 and dc in the next st (this is your first 2dctog of this row), 2dctog over the next two stitches all the way around.  Join with sl st to first dc and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  (6 2dctog)

Putting it together:

  • Sew Ears in between Rows 2-4 on each side, with accented colored side facing frontwards
  • Sew Tail in between Row 6-8 on the back of the beanie, equidistant between each ear.

Happy Crocheting! Wear with HOPE and be warmed by LOVE.

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