March 12, 2015

Crochet Easter Bunny Hat and Basket for 18" American girl doll

Crochet hat for American girl doll
Easter bunny hat and basket

I designed this crochet Easter bunny hat and basket to fit 18" American girl dolls.

Yarn used: Caron Simply Soft Acrylic yarn in colours “Off White” and “Strawberry”. Any worsted weight yarn would work.

Hooks used: 4 mm (G)
Abbreviations:
CH – chain
ST – stitch
SC – single crochet
Sl ST – slip stitch
Cl ST– cluster stitch
HDC - half double crochet
YO – yarn over
To work Cluster Stitch – YO, insert hook in next ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Hat: 

Round 1: With white colour CH 4. Cl ST 10 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop). Sl ST in top of CH 4 to complete round. (10)
Round 2: CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (20)
Round 3: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30)
Round 4-5: CH 3, Cl ST in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30)
Round 6: Place marker. For the ribbing work *two SC in first stitch, one SC in next stitch*, repeat around, do not join, continue working in spiral (45).
Round 7-10: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Ears: 

With pink colour CH13, DC in third CH from hook, 7DC, 2HDC, 1SC in the last ST. Change the colour to white, continue crocheting in the round working 1SC in each ST around (work 2SC in one ST in the "corners" of the ear). Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew ears to the hat.

Basket:

Round 1: CH 4. Cl ST 11 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop). Sl ST in top of CH 4 to complete round. (11)
Round 2:  CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (22)
Round 3: CH 3. Cl ST in each ST around in back post. Join with Sl ST at top of CH3. (Note: If you find it confusing to work Cl ST in back post, you may want to work Cl ST in each ST around like you normally would).
CH15 for the handle. Sew the handle to the other side of the basket. Weave in ends.
Enjoy!
Lili
***Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

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