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German knitting song

I've been reading the book Gaglow by Esther Freud (I can highly recommend it), and about half the book is about 3 sisters living in Prussia in WWI. At one point they are taught to knit with a cute little song about a hunter going into a wood, and the rabbit jumping over him. The translation into English makes it kind of clumsy, and Esther Freud's books are usually based on her or her family's lives, so I doubt she made it up. If I google jaeger + stricken (or strickerei) + wald or kaninchen / hase I just get jaeger brand wool. Is this a real little rhyme for learning knitting in german, and if so, what are the original words
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