Darla’s Bunny Hat Pattern

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Darla’s Bunny Hat Pattern

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Size: Toddler-Small Child (19 inches circumference/7.5 inches height) *will stretch to approximately 21-inches*
Tension: 8 hdc and  8 rows = 4 inches
Hooks:  Size 8.00 mm  (U.S. L/11) and 5.5 mm (U.S. I/9) (or size needed to obtain correct tension)
Materials:
Bernat Softee Chunky (11 sts)  [bulky 5] – 1 ball (100 g/3.5 oz, 99 m/108 y) – soft taupe was used for the main hat and the ears. [MC]
Bernat Softee Chunky [bulky 5] – < 1 ball of each colour (100 g/3.5 oz, 164 m/180 y)
(this is the ‘old version’ softee chunky from bernat)
Colours : white, black, linen and dark taupe for the eyes, face patches and whiskers
Lion Brand Yarn (Martha Stewart Crafts) alpaca blend -[bulky 5] < 1 ball,(100g/3.5 oz, 105 m/115 y) – used for the nose and inner ear colour –  Foxglove
Stitch Markers, Yarn Needle and Scissors
Abbreviations:
MC-main colour, ss-slip stitch, hdc-half double crochet, sc-single crochet, dc – double crochet, st-stitch, sts-stitches, x-times, FO-finish off, AL– adjustable loop
Instructions:
Hat (using MC) and size 8.0 mm hook
Round 1:  chain 3 and ss to the third chain from the hook (this will create a ring)
Round 2: 6 hdc into the ring formed in round 1 [6]
Round 3:  2 hdc in each st around [12]
Round 4:  (1 hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next stitch) 6x [18]
Round 5:  (1 hdc in first 2 sts 2 hdc in next stitch) 6x [24]
Round 6: (1 hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next stitch) 6x [30]
Round 7: (1 hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next stitch) 6x [36]
Round 8-15: hdc in each stitch around [36]
Round 16: sc in each stitch around [36]
Round 17: ss in each stitch around, FO [36]
Ears (make 2) using MC and size 8.0 mm hook
Row 1: chain 12 (you will be working around this chain on both sides)
Round 2: Working in the top two loops of the main chain: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 3 dc in the last st
Turn your work to begin working along the bottom edge of the current row: 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc in teach of he next 6 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ss to the skipped chain (what would have been the first chain of round 2)
Round 3: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you ss to in the end of round 2), 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts,  2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, ss to the 1st sc of round 3
Round 4: starting in the next sc (2ndsc of round 3) ss around and FO
Pink Inner Ears (make 2) using  Foxglove (Lion Brand Yarn/Martha Stewart Crafts alpaca blend) and size 8.0 mm hook
Row 1: chain 9 (you will be working around this chain on both sides)
Round 2: Working in the top two loops of the main chain: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 dc in the last st
Turn your work to begin working along the bottom edge of the current row: 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ss to the skipped chain (what would have been the first chain of round 2)
Round 3: 2 sc in the  first st (the same st you ss to in the end of round 2), 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts
Round 4: ss in each st around and FO
Mouth patch using Linen (Bernat Softee Chunky) and size 8.0 mm hook
Row 1: chain 7 (you will be working around this chain on both sides)
Round 2: Working in top two loops of the main chain: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 4 sc in the last st
Turn your work to begin working along the bottom edge of the current row: 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, ss to the skipped chain (what would have been the first chain of round 2)
Round 3: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you ss to in the end of round 2), 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st
Round 4: 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts
Round 5: ss around and FO
Nose using  Foxglove (Lion Brand Yarn/Martha Stewart Crafts alpaca blend) and size 5.5 mm hook
Row 1: chain 5 (you will be working around this chain on both sides)
Round 2: Working in top two loops of the main chain: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the last st
Turn your work to begin working along the bottom edge of the current row:  1 hdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 hdc in the last st, ss to the skipped chain (what would have been the first chain of round 2)
Round 3: 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st,
Round 4: ss around and FO
Eyes (make two of each of the following) using 5.5 mm hook
Black Pupils using black (Bernat Softee Chunky)
Round 1: 4 sc in a AL [4]
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around [8]
Round 3: ss around and FO
Brown Iris using dark taupe (Bernat Softee Chunky)
Round 1: 5 sc in a AL [5]
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around [10]
Round 3: 2 sc in each of the first 3sts, ss around and FO [13]
Face Eye Patches (make 2) using taupe (Bernat Softee Chunky) and a 8 mm hook
Row 1: chain 6 (you will be working around this chain on both sides)
Round 2: Working in the top two loops of the main chain:  2 dc in the 2nd st from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the  next 3 sts, 4 dc in the last st
Turn your work to begin working along the bottom edge of the current row: 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, ss to the skipped chain (what would have been the first chain of round 2)
Round 3: 2 sc in the  first st (the same st you ss to in the end of round 2), 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts
Round 4: 2 sc in the first st of the round, ss in the remaining sts around, FO
Whiskers and white fleck in each eye are sewn on using white yarn (Bernat Softee Chunky) and a yarn needle.
Assembly:
The ears can be assembled as ‘upright’ or as ‘floppy’ ears, depending on how you attach them to the top of the hat.  The construction of the ears will allow them to stand upright without inserting any other substance inside.
When stitching the pieces together I stitch between the posts of sc round and the final ss round (it tends to hide the stitches within the work).
Before stitching them to the hat, I count stitches from the middle of the hat to try to ensure that they are evenly placed.  You can use bits of yarn to mark placement (or safety pins).
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Good News! This pattern has been rewritten to include multiple sizes and yes! it is still a free crochet pattern. Click the following link to go to the new and improved multiple size version!
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28 Comments

  1. Wow…both are adorable. Rhondda your daughter is such a sweet heart. In bunny hat she is looking so cute. I love the pattern.

  2. I’m so happy you like it Jennifer!! Thank you for letting me know 🙂 I have to admit this one has a close spot in my heart as it was the first hat I designed specifically for my daughter!

    Have a lovely week,
    Rhondda

  3. I love this pattern thank you! I made one for daughter last year and I’m making her a new one 🙂

  4. This is absolutely adorable, thank you for this free pattern I’ve already started one for my great niece 🙂

  5. Thanks for this. Planning on making it for Easter next year. The kids will love it! 🙂

  6. Thanks Kristin 🙂 If you check in my free pattern links there are versions for multiple sizes now for this pattern 🙂 Also PDFs on Ravelry, Craftsy and Scribd. Happy Crocheting! Rhondda

  7. Can hardly wait to try this, but had to tell you what a precious little model you used! Thank you for the sweet pattern.

  8. You are so welcome! Thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked it 🙂 It really means a lot to get feedback!

  9. Hi Rosalyn, I'm so happy you liked the pattern! I'm also happy that you decided to make some for the craft fair. That is a big decision and a lot of work. I would love if anyone asks you for the pattern, if you would direct them to my blog, or facebook.If you have any photos of any you have completed and are willing to share them with me – I would be very grateful – I've only had one person send me a photo so far. If you send any, let me know if it is ok for me to post them on my blog/facebook or if you would like me to keep them private. Best of luck on the craft fair! You are most welcome for the pattern.Thank you for leaving a comment 🙂 Rhondda

  10. hi I have made this hat and everyone who saw it loved it . It actually made me decide to start making things to sell . I had made a lallaloopsy hat from a picture of a one that someone had made and everyone was saying I should sell them . I said no then when I made your hat they wouldnt leave me alone so I gave in and I am now in the process of putting items together to do a craft fair my sister in law is organizing . I would just like to thank you for sharing such a lovely pattern otherwise I would never of made this choice . thank you x

  11. This is awesome! Those ears are really fantastic, and the face is just perfect. Thanks for linking up on Hookin on Hump Day!