Marching Bunnies Hat by Luise O'Neill
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Marching Bunnies Hat

Knitting
November 2009
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Finished Circumference: 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20)” / 25 (31, 36, 41, 46, 51)cm To Fit Head: 12 – 14 (14 – 16, 16 – 18, 18 – 20, 20 – 22, 22 – 24)” / 31 – 36 (36 – 41, 41 – 46, 46 – 51, 51 – 56, 56 – 61)cm
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Knit in the round from brim to top, this fantastically whimsical hat begins with a special cast on that incorporates all four colours. The ‘marching bunnies’ are created through a slipped stitch pattern that couldn’t be easier.

The hat’s multi-strand cast-on provides a lovely spiral edge to the brim. Wearing the brim folded down showcases this lovely feature yet the magic of the rolled brim will allow it to remain a tot’s favourite for years to come.

With one skein of each of the recommended yarn colours, there is enough yarn to make several hats or a hat and the matching Synchiropus blanket.

Amount Required
1 skein each of:

  • Hot Lime {MC}
  • Too Purple {CC1}
  • True Yellow {CC2}
  • Hot Blue {CC3}
  • Hot Pink {CC4}

Yarn Note: Please note that Bernat changed the Bernat Softee Chunky yarn from a Bulky to a Super Bulky in 2013. Please be sure to choose an alternate yarn that works to the given gauge.

Needles
5mm CA/UK 6, US 8 circular 16” 40cm and set of 4 DPN

Gauge
Stockinette: 15 sts / 19 rows = 4” / 10cm
Over pattern: 16sts / 24 rows = 4” / 10cm

Notions
Stitch marker; tapestry needle.

Method
Knit in the round.

Skills Used
Knit, purl, k2tog, make 1, slip stitch, ssk, knit in the round.
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The Synchiropus blanket pattern is a companion piece. These two designs are variations on a theme with the blanket using a more textured version of the stitch pattern.
With one skein of each of the recommended yarn colours, there is enough yarn to make the blanket and at least one hat.

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This pattern was originally published in 2009 as the Striped Blanket / Play Rug with Bonus Hat under our Cranberry Ocean Knits label.


Pattern also available at:
Patternfish.com
LoveKnitting.com