Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bunny Ears

**Ravelry Pattern Page**

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

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
knit 5 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 10sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 5 sts
-knit 3 rounds
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!

-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!


  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?

    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