Friday, February 1, 2019

Benjamin Bunny Hat

My grandson loves the Peter Rabbit and Friends cartoon and every time he watches it I think 'someday I will make Benjamin Bunny's hat!'. Being a much slower knitter than crocheter, and really wanting to squeeze in a couple of presents before Christmas, I decided to do a crochet version.

The colors of my hat are not quite accurate as I had this really plush apple green that I wanted to use. The hat would look great in any combination of colors, with or without the ears. It is a very thick and warm hat, and very stretchy, so should fit for quite a while!

It is very important that you make a gauge swatch before beginning this hat and adjust your hook size accordingly. A 15sc by 18 or so row swatch should do it. I measured it relaxed and unblocked to record the gauge, so you will want to do the same. I used Aran weight yarn for my hat shell, so got pretty big stitches from my hook/yarn combo. Keep that in mind as you are choosing a yarn and trying to match gauge. If you choose a Worsted Weight, you will most likely have to go up a hook size or two.

I hope you will enjoy making this hat and enjoy seeing a little one wearing it. If you run into any problems, please send me an email and I will try to answer any questions you have! I have included links below to all of the stitches used and hope that you will upload your project to Ravelry for all to see!

Sizes:

Baby (9 – 18 months)
fits head circumference 15 -17 inches

Toddler (18 months – 3 years)
fits head circumference 17 - 19 inches

Child (3+ years)
 fits head circumference 19 - 21 inches

Materials:

Aran Weight yarn in:
- Green – 300 -400 Yards
Aran or Worsted in:
- PomPom – 100 Yards
- Tan – 60 Yards
K/10 6.50mm crochet hook

Locking Stitch Markers
Long straight pins
Large Eye Tapestry Needle
Optional:
Beige, peach, or pink felt
Thread or smaller gauge yarn to match felt
Sharp sewing needle
Paper and pencil












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