Last Updated on January 25, 2022 by Cyprianne Nolan
Make this free crochet bunny hat pattern and bring some cozy warmth – and lots of attention – to your little one’s (and your!) wardrobe.
This sweet little crochet bunny hat is perfect for Easter, Valentines a great Halloween costume, a whimsical photo prop, or just a cheerful everyday hat for anyone.
Worked top down in single crochet even those fairly new to crochet can have success with this pattern. Photos are included to help you with the assembly of the hat.
The hardest part will be sewing on the ears and mouth but I have you covered with YouTube videos for attaching the mouth and for attaching the ears. The video is for a different hat but the same principles apply. So have a watch if you are struggling to attach them.
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This crochet bunny hat pattern is written for worsted weight yarn but also works up great in bulky yarn. Be sure to check your gauge if substituting to make sure it doesn’t end up too big – but a little wiggle room is also perfect when making a hat with earflaps.
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- 💕 Skill Level is Easy
- 💕 Skills Needed double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
- 💕 Sizes Newborn to Adult available Child size below
- 💕 Made with worsted or bulky weight yarn
- 💕 Unisex crochet hat pattern
- 💕 Written in Standard American terms
- 💕 Flower included in pattern
Crochet Bunny Hat Free Pattern
Stitches you need to know
- cc – contrast colour
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- mc – main colour
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- st – stitch
- sts – stitches
- sl st – slip stitch
- rpt – repeat
11 sts x 12 rows = 4″ square in single crochet
- 5.5 mm and 6.5 mm hooks
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Markers
- Buttons for eyes
- Sewing thread and needle
- 50g – 100g #4 Worsted Weight or #5 Bulky yarn (check our gauge if using bulky yarn)
- Small amount of worsted weight for contrast flower, if desired
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Child 12 months – 3 Years 18” x 8”
Free Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern
12 Months – 3 Years
*Hat is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join. Use a stitch marker at the beginning of round for easier counting
Using 6.5 mm hook ch2
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd st from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st and each st around (12)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in 1st st *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (18)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in 1st 2 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (24)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in 1st 3 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (30)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in 1st 4 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (36)
Rnd 7: 1 sc in 1st 5 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (42)
Rnd 8: 1 sc in 1st 6 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (48)
Rnd 9: 1 sc in 1st 7 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (54)
Change to contrast yarn (brown) here
Rnds 10-26: Sc in 1st and each st around (54)
Do not fasten off, continue with earflaps below.
EARFLAPS – Will be worked in rows
Row 1: Slst in next st, ch 1, sc in same space as slst (this counts as first sc), sc next 11 sts, ch 1 turn (12)
Row 2-3: Sc in 1st st and each st across, ch 1 turn (12)
Row 4: Sk 1st st, sc in each st across, ch 1 turn (11)
Row 5: Sk 1st st, sc in each st arosss, ch 1 turn (10)
Row 6: Sk 1st st, sc in each st across, ch 1 turn (9)
Row 7: Sk 1st st, sc in each st across, ch1 turn (8)
Row 8: Sk 1st st, sc in each st across, ch 1 turn (7)
Row 9: Sk 1st st, sc in each st across, ch 1 turn (6)
Row 10: Sk 1st st, sc in each st across, ch 1 turn (5)
Row 11: Sk 1st st, sc in each st across, ch1 turn (4)
Row 12: Sk 1st st, sc in each st across, ch 1 turn (3)
Row 13: Sk 1st st, sc in each st across, ch 1 turn (2)
Row 14: Sk 1st st, sc in each st across (1) Fasten off and weave in ends.
With right side of hat facing you, count 16 sts and join yarn with slst.
Repeat Rows 1-14 above.
Change to contrast yarn here if desired
Work sc around entire hat including earflaps. Be sure to work 3 sc in the bottom of each earflap.
MOUTH (worked in rounds)
If you want a round nose: Ch 2, 6 sc into 2nd ch from hook, join with slip stitch and fasten off.
Using 5.50 mm hook Ch 14
Rnd 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, 3 sc in last st, (continue working underside of ch), sc in each st across, sc in last.
Rnd 2: Sc in 1st st and each st around
Rnd 3: Sc in 1st st and each st around. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using tapestry needle and contrast colour yarn sew mouth and nose as shown in picture.
Using tapestry needle sew sides and bottom of mouth to hat
Stuff with batting and stitch remaining amount of mouth to hat.
CROCHET BUNNY EAR PATTERN
Make 2 (Work ears in continuous rounds)
The ears are worked in rounds using three different colours be sure to note when colour changes occur. The change will be in shown by “CC” indicating a colour change needs to be made to the Contrast Colour and MC for colour change to Main Colour.
Be sure to work the pink part of this ear loosely. A stitch that is too tight will make it difficult to insert the hook as indicated.
For different finished ears you can try folding the bottom corners inward as shown in the picture below are fold in half.
Using 6.5 mm hook
Rnd 1: With CC 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st and each st around (12)
Rnd 3: Sc in 1st st, *2 sc in next, sc in next st* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (18)
Rnd 4: Sc in 1st and each st around (18)
Rnd 5: Sc in 1st st and each st around (18)
Rnd 6: With MC, sc in 1st 13 sts, change to pink and sc in remaining 5 sts (18)
Rnds 7-18: With MC, sc in 1st 13 sts, change to pink and sc INTO remaining 5 sc of round below. (See Special Instructions) (18)
Rnds 19-22: Sc with MC in 1st and each st around (18)
Fasten off and leave a long tale for attaching ears.
Sew ears to hat using tapestry needle and yarn, using photo as guide.
Attach ties to earflaps.
Cut 18 pieces yarn 30 inches or longer.
Working in the 3 sc stitches at bottom of earflap, hold three strands of yarn and fold in half, (use only two for smaller sizes, if desired). Hold hat with right side facing you. Using hook, draw the folded ends through the stitch from right to wrong side. Pull the loose ends through the folded section and draw the knot up firmly. Repeat for next two stitches.
Braid to last 3 inches. Using a piece of string, about 12 inches long, tie and knot leaving one long end to wrap around braid. Wrap yarn around braid several times and then use tapestry needle to weave end through.
Repeat for other earflap.
This flower is made in two separate pieces which will be joined together.
Using 5mm hook ch 4, join with sl st
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 5 sc in circle, join with sl st
Rnd 2: ch 2, 2dc, ch 2, sl st, (sl st, ch 2, 2dc, ch 2, sl st) in next st rpt from to 3 more times. (5 petals)
Using 5mm hook ch 4, join with sl st
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in circle, join with sl st
Rnd 2: ch3, sl st next st (6 times) = 6, ch 3 spaces
Rnd 3: (sl st, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sl st) in each ch 3 sp, join last st with sl st. (6 petals) Fasten off and weave in ends
Need help? Questions – comments leave them below and I will get back to you!
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Cheryl Stearns says
On the ears round 7-18 it says to look at Special Instructions. I can’t find those instructions. Can you help?