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May 9, 2013

My version of Flopsy.

I’ve been on a hat knitting bender, particularly hats of the slouchy variety. When I saw Flopsy, I knew it would be excellent car-ride-knitting as I traveled home for the Easter holiday: the slouchy style I love, bright springy colors, and simple-but-clever bunny ears that “spring” from the back of the hat! This hat is so much fun to wear because it looks like a regular striped slouchy hat from the front, and then–surprise!– it’s rockin’ ears in the back!

Photo © Jessica M. Anderson

This hat is equally fun on adults and sweet-faced little kiddos. The design features a ribbon, tied around the ears for that extra somethin’-somethin’. I didn’t have any ribbon that matched my zingy palette, so I improvised! I took two strands of Moonlight (for blue skies), two strands of Jelly Bean (for pink flowers), and two strands of Grass (well… for green grass), and braided them together.

Here I am, in my Flopsy!

Fun and cute! The colors are just what I need to cheer up the gray Minnesota days we’ve had lately and the hat keeps me toasty on cooler spring mornings too.

The Details

Pattern: Flopsy
Designer: Jessica M. Anderson
Size: Baby (6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Adult Small)
Needles: Size 6 (4mm) 16″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Grass #7502, Jelly Bean #7513, Lake #7507
This pattern can be found on Ravelry. (I made absolutely no modifications, except the braided yarn for the tie instead of ribbon.)

Photo © Jessica M. Anderson

Be sure to check out the Bunny Hop hoodie, complete with bunny ears as well!

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