Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bunny Ears



**Ravelry Pattern Page**

Materials
-Worsted weight yarn in desired rabbit colors.  (I used Patons Canadiana)
-Double pointed needles in size 4US
-Yarn needle to sew up ears!

Directions
Outer ear-- Using 1 of your bunny colors
-cast on 32 sts (8sts on first,16sts on second, 8sts on third needle )
-join in round careful not to twist and knit 40 rounds
-knit 6 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 12sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 6 sts

-knit 3 rounds
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knit 5 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 10sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 5 sts
-knit 3 rounds
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knit 4 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 8sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 4 sts
 -knit 2 rounds
-continue the decrease rounds until 4 sts left on needles total. Cut yarn and weave through sts.

-bring yarn to inside of ear and tie off. No need to weave in because you are going to sew up the ear later 
--Outer ear is done!  Now do it again!

Inner Ear (new yarn color)
-cast on 12 sts (I just used 2 dpns knitting this portion flat)
-knit/purl for 35 sts
-ssk, knit 8, k2tog
-knit 2 rows
-ssk, knit 6, k2tog
-knit 2 rows
-ssk, knit 4, k2tog
-knit 1 row
-ssk, knit 2, k2tog
-knit 1 row
-ssk, k2tog

-cast off
--Inner ear is done!  Now do it again!

Finishing
-Take the inner ear and lay it on the outer ear matching up the bottom rows. Sew in place using the yarn tails from the knitting of the inner ear.  
-Do it again!
--Now attach to your toque, beenie, hat, headband, whatever!

2 comments:

  1. Hi there! I'm really interested in placing the ears more near the crown of the head, so that they stand up. I know I need to insert maybe plastic canvas or something in them, but I'm curious about having a more flat base to work with for the ear. These come to a point at both ends, and I don't know if that will provide the type of stability I'm looking for in regards to placement. What do you think? Any advice?

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    1. Hi sorry. I'm out of town and have been for a bit.
      Maybe I should reread the directions but you should be left with a flat base. You should be able to insert something in there. Maybe some wire so it'd be bendable? So cute

      Hope it works out for you! Thanks for the interest

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