Easter is coming! Easter is coming! Once I realized that Easter was this month, not April, I began working on bunnies. Here are some bunny hats for babies in the NICU. To make these hats, I followed my usual pattern of a garter stitched brim to allow for adjustments to fit the babies’ heads. The rest of the hat is e-wrapped. The bunny ears are crocheted following this pattern.
Easter reminds me of my grandmother, because when I was little, I would go visit her in Ohio on Easter Break. And yes, they called it Easter Break when I was in elementary school! Things were so different back then. My mother would send me on an airplane by myself to Ohio, trusting the stewardesses to help me when I needed help. And coming from California, Ohio really did Easter up! There were yard decorations and decorations in the house, things I never saw in California for Easter, perhaps because Ohio was welcoming Spring and the end of the snow; perhaps because of the religious importance of this holiday… My grandmother and I would make all kinds of Easter chocolates, bunnies, chicks, crosses in milk, white and pink chocolate. My grandmother would make a fabulous Easter dinner with a cake that was either a cute bunny, baby chick or a cuddly lamb. Aww, Easter reminds me of great, loving times with my grandmother, who passed April 15, 2006 and inspires me to make Easter special for others.
I also created a bunny hat for a pediatric Cancer Warrior using the toddler sized round loom. The brim is garter stitched (1 row e-wrap and 1 row purl). The rest of the hat is e-wrapped and the bunny ears are the same pattern as I referred to above, just a bit longer. I hope that the ears flop around as the child who wears this hat hops around.