Creating Beautiful Things in Life: Cottontail Bunny, Easter Beanie and Diaper Cover

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cottontail Bunny, Easter Beanie and Diaper Cover

Where has time gone? Didn't realize until yesterday that Easter is just around the corner. I normally associate this holiday with spring. Winter decided to get a late start this year and we still have a lot of snow on the ground. Feels like it's still January rather than March. When I was working on the Don't eat the Daisy's Diaper set, I also did another cute little set for Easter. I love crocheting those little tiny baby items. This set uses the same pattern for the diaper cover but the beanie is worked in half double crochets. This will make it easier to embroider or to add appliques. Hope you enjoy this pattern as well.


Bunny Beanie Pattern

Size - Newborn 14 inch diameter and 5 1/2 inches deep. 

Supplies: MC 3/4 skein of Worsted weight yarn (I used Hobby Lobby's I love this yarn in Iced Aqua and small amounts of White and Pink for the ears). CC  1/2 skein of Bernat Pipsqueak in white for the trim of the diaper cover, beanie and ears. Very small amount of black embroidery thread for eyes and mouth.(You can also separate worsted weight yarn into 2 strands.)

Size J - 5.50 mm Crochet hook for body of beanie and diaper cover. 
Size F - 3.75 mm Crochet hook for ears and nose of beanie.

My stitch gauge for a 4 inch square is as follows: 14 hdc and 10 rows

Special stitches: Sc tog. Insert hook into first stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

Rd 1:  Ch 4, slip stitch to first chain (or in magic ring) ch 2, 8 hdc into ring, do not slip stitch, work in continues rounds. Use stitch marker to mark beginning or end of rounds. (8 hdc)
Rd 2: 2 hdc into each stitch (16 hdc)
Rd 3: *Hdc into first st, 2 hdc into next st*. Repeat *-* for the end of round. (24 hdc)
Rd 4: *Hdc into first 2 st's, 2 hdc in next stitch*. Repeat *-* for the end of round. (32 hdc)
Rd 5: *Hdc into first 3 st's, 2 hdc in next stitch*. Repeat *-* for the end of round. (40 hdc)
Rd 6: *Hdc into first 4 st's, 2 hdc in next stitch*. Repeat *-* for the end of round. (48 hdc)
Rd 7: *Hdc into each stitch around. (48 hdc)
Rd 8 - 13 : Hdc into each stitch around. At the end of round 13, slip stitch into next stitch, change to CC. (48 hdc)
Rd 14: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. If using textured or furry yarn finish off, for regular yarn, slip stitch in first stitch, ch 1, turn and repeat row before finishing off. Work in any loose ends.

Ears: Work 2 in White (for this part I used regular worsted weight) and 2 in Pink
Rd 1: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch. Ch 1, turn (3 sc)
Rd 2: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (3 sc)
Rd 3 and 4: repeat rd 2
Rd 5: 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st., ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Rd 6 and 7: Sc in each stitch, ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
Rd 8: Sc together first 2 stitches, sc in next, sc tog. last 2 stitches. (3 sc)
Rd 9: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (3 sc)
Rd: 10: Sc tog. first 2 stitches, sc next, ch 1, turn (2 sc)
Rd 11: Sc tog. both remaining stitches, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. (1 sc)
Holding wrong sides together, whip stitch 1 white and 1 pink together. Repeat with other ear.
Attach White (I used Pipsqueak) yarn to bottom corner of ear and sc around, leaving very bottom of ear unworked. (Working through both parts of the ear.)
Hint: When working with textured and furry yarns, work with backside facing. This way your flat stitches will be in the back of the work and you will get a more textured or furrier look on the front.
Work in any loose ends and attach to beanie.
Nose: You can simply embroider your nose directly on to your beanie, or work as follows: Ch 3, 4 hdc into 3rd chain from hook, slip stitch to top of first stitch, break yarn.
Eyes: With all 6 strands of black embroidery floss, make French knot for each eye.
Use Back stitches to embroider mouth.

Diaper Cover is made using the pattern for the Don't Eat the Daisy Diaper Set. Sorry, haven't been able to figure out yet how to Hyper link a word, so here is the direct link to the pattern:

If you are using textured or furry yarn for the trim, only add one round of trim instead of two.

To make small pompom: Wrap yarn several times around 3 closed fingers, tie off center and cut open loops. Fluff and attach to the back of the diaper cover. Enjoy!
If you find any errors or have questions about this pattern, please let me know.

This pattern and photos are my originals. They are not to be posted or reproduced without my consent. You may use your finished product for any purpose. If you wish to share this pattern, please provide a link back to this Blog.


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  2. This is beautiful!!! I featured it in a round up at MNE Crafts!!

  3. Does anyone have the exact dimensions of this diaper cover? From top of back down to the top of the front, plus the width of the crotch and when button, the leg circumference. Every diaper cover pattern I find, is not correct, either to small or to large. Large is better though. Its important to give this information when crocheting an item someone is going to wear, just like hats! TY!

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