New Fuzzy Bunny Cabled Hat Pattern

Fuzzy Bunny Cabled Hat

By Tammy Vaughn


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Suggested Yarn; Fuzzy Vaughn’s Euphoria DK Angora Yarn, 50% Giant Angora/ 30% Merino/ 20% Silk,  9 WPI.


Needle Size; US 8 cable needle


Bunny Cable Using Circular Needle, working in the round.  


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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
P2tog;  Purl 2 Together
RS;  Right Side
PM;  Place MarKer
SSK;  Slip Slip Knit
Sts;  Stitches


Bunny Tail (Bobble Stitch in Row 15)


Row 1; (YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1) in the same stitch, turn
Row 2; Slip 1 st, P5, turn
Row 3; Slip 1 st, K5, turn
Row 4; *P2tog* 3 times, turn
Row 5; slip 1 st, K2tog, Pass slipped Sts over the K2tog


More detailed instructions for Bunny Tail (Bobble Stitch in Row 15)


red bun.jpgRow 1; Create your Bunny Tail in the M1 from previous Row 14. Bring the yarn over your needle to the front, create a yarn over. Knit the next stitch but do not drop the stitch off the needle.  Yarn over again, bring the yarn between the tips of your needles, and knit into this same stitch again.  Repeat this for a third time:  yarn over, knit the same stitch.   You've now created 6 stitches from that one stitch for your Bunny Tail..
Row 2; Turn your work around so that the back side is facing you, and work those same 6 stitches.  Holding your yarn to the front of your work, slip the first stitch to the right needle.  Purl the next 5 stitches.  
Row 3; Turn your work so that your right side is facing you again. With yarn held to the back, slip the first stitch, without knitting it, knit the next 5 stitches.  
Row 4; Turn again, and purl 2 together three times.  
Row 5; Turn to the right side once more and slip one stitch, knit 2 together, then pass the slipped stitch over that stitch and give it a little tug.  


Note:  You are creating a Bunny Tail while in our first row of cables, it may get a little tricky.  You only need a total of 6 Bunny Tails, by the time you finish your 6th one, you’ll be a pro!  There are lots of great YouTube instructional videos on how to create a Bobble stitch, you may even opt to try a Nupp stitch.  Have Fun with it.


Let’s Get Started -  Cast on 66 Sts


Rows 1-8; Rib stitch (1 K, 1 P) Repeat
Row 9; Knit all Sts
Row 10; *K4, M1, K2, M1, K2, M1, K2, M1, K1 PM* Repeat 6 times (90 Sts total)
Rows 11-13; Knit all Sts, 3 Rows
Row 14; *K9, M1, K6* Repeat 6 times (96 Sts total)
Row 15; *K3, slip 3 to CN HIB, K3, K3 from CN, make Bunny Tail in next st, slip 3 to CN HIF, slip remaining st from Bobble to LH needle, K2tog, K2, K3 from CN* Repeat 6 times (90 Sts total)
Rows 16-22; Knit all Sts, 7 Rows
Row 23; *K3, slip 3 to CN HIF, P1, K3 from CN, K4, slip 1 to CN HIB, K3, P1 from CN* Repeat 6 times
Row 24; *K3, P1, K10, P1* Repeat 6 times
Row 25; *K4, slip 3 to CN HIF, P1, K3 from CN, K2, slip 1 to CN HIB, K3, P1 from CN, K1* Repeat 6 times
Row 26; *K4, P1, K8, P1, K1* Repeat 6 times
Row 27; *K5, slip 2 to CN HIB, K2, K2 from CN, slip 2 to CN HIF, K2, K2 from CN, K2* Repeat 6 times
Rows 28-30; *K4, P1, K8, P1, K1* Repeat 6 times, 3 Rows
Row 31; *K5, slip 2 to CN HIF, K2, K2 from CN, slip 2 to CN HIB, K2, K2 from CN, K2* Repeat 6 times
Row 32; Knit all Sts
Row 33; *K5, slip 1 to CN HIB, K3, K1 from CN, slip 3 to CN HIF, K1, K3 from CN, K2* Repeat 6 times
Row 34; Knit all Sts
Row 35; *K4, P1, K1, K2tog, M1, K2, M1, SSK, K1, P1, K1* Repeat 6 times
Row 36; *K4, P1, K8, P1, K1* Repeat 6 times
Row 37; *K4, P1, K2tog, M1, K4, M1, SSK, P1, K1* Repeat 6 times
Rows 38-42; Knit all Sts, 5 Rows


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Row 43; K7, K2tog, K to marker, repeat
Row 44; Knit all Sts
Row 45; K6 K2tog, K to marker, repeat
Row 46; Knit all Sts
Row 47; K5, K2tog, K to marker, repeat
Row 48; Knit all Sts
Row 49; K4, K2tog, K to marker, repeat
Row 50; Knit all Sts
Row 51; K3, K2tog, K to marker, repeat



Note: Remove markers as you go, you get the jest of the decrease, go until you have approx 10 Sts left, or less.  Then break yarn leaving a 6” tail.  Thread tail through remaining stitches with darning needle, pulling firmly.  Fasten off on inside of hat.  Weave in ends. Block using preferred method appropriate for yarn.  Let’s make a pom pom too, put it on top.  Perfect!

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