My friend’s daughter had a birthday party on Saturday. She’s turning three and is the biggest fan of bunny rabbits and everything yellow. I had seen this hat pattern on Pinterest earlier and thought it would make a perfect gift for the little girl.
The pattern I used is called Hyzenthlay Rabbit Ears Beanie (what a mouthful) and it can be found on Ravelry. I had some problems with sizing (especially after substituting the yarn for something chunkier, I used We are Knitters’s Petite Wool which is bulky wweight) as the girl’s head circumference is 51 cm but the sizes for the hats are “Baby (Toddler, Child, Average Adult, Large Adult) to fit a head circumference of about 14” (16”, 18”, 21”, 23”)/35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 53, 58.5) cm”. No note about negative ease. So which one should I choose? I decided to go with the child version, because a three-year old is no longer a toddler and rather a bit too big a hat than too small, right? However, with my chunky yarn the hat turned out enormous (even a bit too big for me) so I ripped back and made the toddler version instead. It fits her perfectly.
My biggest worry about this project were the crocheted flowers. I have done some crochet before but so seldom that it always takes me a long time and more than a few youtube videos before I get the hang of it again. This time I was lucky to go for a coffee with a friend who is more experienced in crochet than I am, and she got me making flowers in no time. I was actually even surprised how quickly I made all the 8 flowers and 7 leaves this pattern calls for!