Bunny Cable Using Circular Needle, working in the round.
Cast on 66 Sts, this is a great number for the ribbing. Row 10 you will be making several increases, increasing to 90 Sts total. The increase in Sts will help with the natural shrinkage when you add in the cabled bunnies in the body of the hat, enabling your hat to fit great.
Here’s a little math, if you are interested; Each pattern repeat is 15 Sts.I used 3 Sts(first 3 sts noted in each row) in between each Bunny, which is 12 Sts. Using 6 Repeats of 15 Sts, will equal 90 Sts. You can easily add more or less stitches in between each bunny pattern to adjust the size if necessary.
Abbreviations CN; Cable Needle HIB; Hold in Back HIF; Hold in Front LH; Left Hand Needle M1; Make one K2tog; Knit 2 Together
A few helpful hints deciphering the "F" Code. I have been dabbling in the color world in Giant Angoras. Due to the lack of abundant quality Colored Giant Angoras, I decided to attempt to make my own. This whole colored world is a great learning opportunity for me. As white Giants are REW (Red Eyed White). You bred REW to REW and get REW. Pretty simple, well at least the color identification is simple. As a rabbit breeder with intent and a focused plan, nothing is ever simple.
This sparked several conversations regarding F1, F2, F3, vs Purebreds. I hope the following description helps when discussing the crossbreeds and/or Hybrids.
Hybrid and/or Crossbreed is a Giant Angora that has rabbits of a different breed other than Giants showing in the 4 generation pedigree. Please don't get hung up on Hybrid vs Crossbreed. Just remember that both are not purebreds.
F1 is a purebred Giant Angora crossed with a rabbit of a different breed.
I just loved making my new Giant Fuzzy Love Hat! Whew what a journey, I have learned a ton!
This hat was inspired by 3 things; My deep love for my Giant Angoras My passion to learn new things, such as stranded knitting My desperate need to use some of my overabundance of yarn stash
Mission accomplished! Some of my stash has dwindled, well... ummm at least a little bit. Every little bit helps. My Fuzzy Love hat went through several versions, as I struggled not only with the designing, but the reality of knitting stranded color work. I persevered, and I have learned a great deal!
The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know. With the help of several very talented knitting friends, by test knitting and sampling my Euphoria yarn, I have a great pattern to share. I can now wear my Giant Fuzzy Love Hat with Pride, and you can too! Click here for to purchase the pattern In knitting my Giant Fuzzy Love Hats, in a few I used my Euphoria Angora yarn in both colors, and …