This new A Bear and A Bunny Suit pattern is a modified version of the original pattern that first appeared in the book Drop Dead Easy Knits in 2016. I’ve changed quite a few things in the written pattern and design for this new version so I decided to release it with a slightly modified name, too.
A Bear and A Bunny Suit is a charming pint-size toy with a knit-in bunny suit including an attached hood that pulls off and on. You will fall in love with this little bear. The design and pattern feature an almost completely seamless construction and lots of specific guidance throughout to make sure your Bear turns out just right.
Approximately 5 ½ inches (14 cm) tall when sitting
Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight, 100% American Wool, 100 grams, 230 yards (210 meters)
Home Worsted Weight colors and amounts for samples:
Bear: 25 grams in the Bear colorway
Bunny Suit: 50 grams in either the Priscilla or Wishing Well colorways
Body, Head and Hood: US size 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed needles, set of four
Arms, Legs and Bunny Ears: US size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles, set of four
Or size needed to obtain gauge
Smaller needles: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Larger needles: 5.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Locking stitch markers
Small amount of black worsted weight yarn for the face embroidery
Optional: Two 6mm safety eyes (safety eyes are considered a choking hazard for infants and young children)
Note: If the toy is for an infant or young child use the black worsted weight yarn to embroider the eyes instead of the safety eyes.
The body is worked from the bottom up and in the round. The hood is then picked up at the neck using set-aside stitches and is worked flat. The hood stitches are placed on scrap yarn. The head is worked separately in the round and is then stitched to the top of the body (this is the only seam in the entire toy). The hood is then finished off. The bear ears, bunny ears, arms and legs are picked up and knit directly onto the toy.