Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Another Partial Pattern to Share

Wow, since shutting down the Etsy store, I'm realizing how many crochet patterns I had squirreled away here on my computer!

Like the bear ears pattern from a few days ago, this is another partial pattern. Tonight, it's bunny ears, made to go on your beanie of choice.

Whatever hook size you use for the base hat, use for the ears as well.
2 colors and types of yarn: Chenille for the outside ears will be heavy and warm, but it would be too heavy for both the insides and outsides. A medium nylon/acrylic blend would be very limp for both the insides and outsides.

Inside of the ears, done in either a contrasting or lighter shade of yarn from what the outside of the ears are done in. Make 2 separate insides.

Row 1: Chain 8-10. The ears are worked horizontally.
Row 2: Do a DC in the second chain from the end of the hook. 1 DC in each stitch. Chain 2 at the end and turn.
Row 3:1 DC in each stitch again. Chain 2 at the end and turn. *Repeat this until the inside of the ear is as long as you want it.

On the last 2-3 rows, decrease each row by 1 stitch in the middle of each row, to create a rounded off appearance. This should leave you with 3-4 DC in the center, plus one DC on each outside edge, for 5-6 total DC.

Finish off the yarn and weave in ends. You will end at the top of the inside ear.

After doing two of these pieces, with an I sized hook at 11” long, 10 DC wide, with a bulky yarn (Patons Glittallic), these almost finish off an entire skein (60 yards).

For more detail, go back with the inside ear color and do 2 rows of vertical SC’s up the inside pieces, from the bottom edges up, for 2 different lengths. Finish off the yarn and weave in the edges.

Outside of the ears, done in either a contrasting or lighter shade of yarn from what the outside of the ears are done in. Make 2 separate outsides.

Give yourself a length of 6-8” of unused yarn before you start (This will be what you use to attach the ear to the hat.).

Row 1: Chain 12. Do a DC in the second chain from the end of the hook.
Row 2: 1 DC in each stitch. Chain 2 at the end and turn.
Row 3: 1 DC in each stitch again. Chain 2 at the end and turn. *Repeat this until the inside of the ear (working from side to side) is as long as you want it, making sure it is longer than the inside pieces.

On the last 2-3 rows, decrease each row by 2 stitches (at the beginning and end of each row), to create a rounded off appearance. This should leave you with 3-4 DC in the center, plus one DC on each outside edge, for 5-6 total DC.

Finish off the yarn and weave in ends. You will end at the top of the outside ear. After doing two of these pieces, with an I sized hook at 13” long, 10 DC wide, with a medium yarn (Moda-Dea Dream), these almost finish off a half skein (about 49 yards).

Lay the outside pieces flat and lay the inside pieces flat on top of them, so the bottom edges are together. Using a yarn needle, use the several inches of outside ear piece to sew the insides and outsides together, using the edges of the insides to guide you. Finish off the yarn.

Once the pieces are combined, go back with the outside ear color and SC along the inside edges. This will cover the outside color where the pieces were sewn together, as well as give the ear a little more “depth.” Finish off the yarn and weave in the edges.

Sew the completed ears to the hat with the same outside color yarn, on top of the head.

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