Snow Bunny Hat with Ear Flaps

Dec 24, 2005
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by Vicki Peterson

Introduction

snow bunny hatThis pattern can be whipped up quickly, probably in a couple of hours or so. If you have a date on the slopes, start early and you'll have a GREAT FUNKY hat by the time you have to go. Be creative and change the yarn you use for rows where you add the ribbon and eyelash yarn... make it your own! Most importantly, have fun!

Materials List

  • 4 ply yarn, I used white Bernat Nice N' Soft
  • 7 different colors of 1/8" ribbon (I had mostly 12-yard spools from the dollar store and got 2 rows out of some of them), and I used Lion Brand yarn Confetti
  • Size J/6mm hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving in those dreaded ends

Notes

In this pattern, ch2 before a hdc row and ch1 before a sc row -- these do not count as a st.

Always sl st into the first sc or hdc in at the end of a round to join.

When using eyelash yarn, hold one strand together with regular yarn.

The Pattern

Hat

With yarn:

Round 1 - ch3, 8 hdc in 1st ch, sl st in 1st hdc (8)

Round 2 - 2 hdc in each hdc (16)

Round 3 - *1 hdc in st, 2 hdc in next st* around (24). Fasten off yarn and join ribbon.

With ribbon #1:

Round 4 -*1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* around (32). Fasten off ribbon and attach yarn

With yarn:

Round 5 - *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st* around (40). Do not fasten off yarn. Join eyelash yarn, ch1 turn

With eyelash yarn:

Round 6 - *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st*around (48). Fasten off eyelash yarn and continue with yarn. ch2. Turn.

bunny hat, side viewWith yarn:

Round 7 - *1 hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st* around (56)

Round 8 - *1 hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st* around (64)

Round 9 - hdc in each hdc. Fasten off yarn, attach ribbon.

With ribbon #2:

Round 10 - sc in each hdc. Fasten off ribbon #2 and attach ribbon #3.

With ribbon #3:

Round 11 - sc in each sc. Fasten off ribbon and attach yarn.

With yarn:

Round 12 - sc in each sc, ch1, turn, join in eyelash yarn

With eyelash yarn:

Round 13 - sc in each sc, ch1, turn, fasten off eyelash yarn

With yarn:

Round 14 - sc in each sc

Round 15 - hdc in each sc

Round 16 - hdc in each hdc

Round 17 - sc in each hdc, fasten off yarn, attach ribbon #4

With ribbon #4:

Round 18 - sc in each sc, fasten off ribbon, attach yarn

With yarn:

Round 19 - sc in each sc

Round 20 - sc in each sc, fasten off yarn, attach ribbon #5

With ribbon #5:

Round 21 - sc in each sc, fasten off ribbon #5, attach ribbon #6

With ribbon #6:

Round 22 - sc in each sc, fasten off ribbon #6, attach ribbon #7

bunny hat, up closeWith ribbon #7:

Round 23 - sc in each sc, fasten off ribbon #7, attach yarn

With yarn:

Round 24 - hdc in each sc

Round 25 - hdc in each hdc, join eyelash yarn, ch1, turn

With eyelash yarn:

Round 26 - sc in each hdc, fasten off both yarn and eyelash yarn. Don't weave this in yet -- you'll need it to mark the end of the round for counting purposes, so you can place the ear flaps.

Ear Flap:

From where you fastened off, count 8 sts and attach yarn from the outside of the hat.

With yarn:

Row 1 - sc in next 11 sts (working away from where you had fastened off), ch1, turn

Row 2 - sc in each sc, ch1, turn

Rows 3 & 4 - repeat row 2

Rows 5 - 8 - dec in first 2 sts and last 2 sts, 1 sc in each st in between, ch1, turn at end of each row

Row 9 - sc, dec in last 3 sts, then ch 25 (for cord) and sl st in each ch back. Fasten off and weave in ends.

For second ear flap, skip 26 sts across the front of the hat and repeat rows 1-9.

Now attach the yarn in the back of the hat and reverse sc around hat and ear flaps. Fasten off and weave in all the ends.

Put your hat on and wait for the snow!


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Comments

patti wrote
on Oct 4, 2006 4:13 PM

due to illness, i was forced to retire three years ago. but, my mind and hands are not retired...quitting smoking only made it worse. so, i decided to make hats for my grandson's preschool class for christmas. looking for a quick pattern for 20 hats and i think this is it! thanks so much for posting it!

Sandra wrote
on Oct 31, 2006 10:50 PM

I'm having trouble with this.. do i turn on the first few steps?

Gayle wrote
on Nov 30, 2006 7:00 PM

I want a hat just like the Snowbunny Hat but I can't tell if the pattern is sized for adults or children. I would like to get started on this project right away now that winter is right around the corner. Please respond asap.

Lizzy182 wrote
on Dec 11, 2007 5:47 PM

Lovely! I have been really wanting a pattern for this kind of hat.

deesdesyns wrote
on Sep 30, 2008 10:06 PM

I want to make this for my 17 year old daughter, but I don't see any finished sizes on it? Is this only for children or is it for adults as well? Thanks!