Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern (Sizes Baby to Adult)

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With ears that stand on their own, this adorable bunny hat is sure to be a hit with little children. Warm enough to wear all winter and spring, or fun to wear to dress-up at Easter Time. This free bunny hat crochet pattern is available in sizes baby to adult.

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With ears that stand on their own, this adorable bunny hat is sure to be a hit with little children. Warm enough to wear all winter and spring, or fun to wear to dress-up at Easter Time. This free bunny hat crochet pattern is available in sizes baby to adult.
Adorable Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Free Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: Yarnspirations. MC: Bernat Softee Chunky.  100 g (3.5 oz) and 108 yds (99 m). 100% Acrylic, 3Ply yarn. Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6]. Machine wash in cool water. Do Not Bleach. Do Not Dry Clean. Do Not Iron. Tumble Dry, Gentle, Low Heat. Other Colors: use Bulky Weight Yarn [5]. 100 g (3.5 oz) and 180 yds (164 m). 
  • Colors: Soft Taupe (MC). Other Colors: White, Black and Pink.
  • Hook: 8 mm (L) and 5.50 mm (I) 
  • Finished Project Yardage: 1 Ball of each color of Yarn
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy-Intermediate

Finished Sizes

  • Preemie Bunny Hat: 11 inches circumference and 4.5 inches in height
  • 0-3 months Bunny Hat: 13.5 inches circumference and 5.25 inches in height
  • 3-12 months Bunny Hat: 15.5 inches circumference and 5.5 inches in height
  • 1-5 year Bunny Hat: 18.5 inches circumference and 7.5 inches in height
  • 5-10 year Bunny Hat: 19.5 inches circumference and 7.5 inches in height
  • Adult Bunny Hat: 21.25 inches circumference and 8.75 inches in height

Gauge

  • Approximately 8 hdc in 4 inches and 8 rows in 4 inches

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • beg – beginning
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • DMR – double magic ring
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • R – round
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • sc –  single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • You may replace any DMR (double magic ring) in the pattern with a chain 3 and slip stitch to the third chain from the hook to join and to create a ring.
  • I prefer to work in continuous rounds (spirals) and use a stitch marker to mark my place. I do not use a slip stitch to join or chain any additional stitches to increase my height on each round.
  • The final round of sl st is done with a relaxed tension. It is decorative so if you cannot crochet loose slip stitches, please omit this round, or replace it with a single crochet round.
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Darla’s Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

 Main Bunny Hat

This Adorable Bunny Hat is crocheted in continuous rounds from the top of the head to the brim. The ears and facial features are added to the main hat at the end of the project.

Preemie Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Using Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] in Taupe and your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1:  DMR: 6 hdc [6]

R2:  2 hdc in each st around [12]

R3: *1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4:  *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *1 hdc in each of the next 11 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 2 times.  [26]

R6- R8:  1 hdc in each stitch around [26]

R9: 1 sc in each stitch around [26]

R10: 1 sl st (loosely) in each stitch around,  finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [26]

0-3 months Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Using Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] in Taupe and your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1:  DMR: 6 hdc [6]

R2:  2 hdc in each st around [12]

R3: *1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4:  *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 6 times.  [30]

R6- R10:  1 hdc in each stitch around [30]

R11: 1 sc in each stitch around [30]

R12: 1 sl st (loosely) in each stitch around,  finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [30]

3-12 months Adorable Bunny Hat crochet Pattern Free

3-12 months Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Using Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] in Taupe and your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1:  DMR: 7 hdc [7]

R2:  2 hdc in each st around [14]

R3: *1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [21]

R4:  *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [28]

R5: *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 7 times.  [35]

R6- R10:  1 hdc in each stitch around [35]

R11: 1 sc in each stitch around [35]

R12: 1 sl st (loosely) in each stitch around,  finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [35]

Toddler (1-5 years) Adorable Bunny Hat crochet Pattern Free

Toddler (1-5 years) Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Using Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] in Taupe and your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1:  DMR: 6 hdc [6]

R2:  2 hdc in each st around [12]

R3: *1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [18]

R4:  *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [24]

R5: *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 6 times.  [30]

R6: *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. [36]

R7-R14: 1 hdc in each stitch around [36]

R15: 1 sc in each stitch around [36]

R16: 1 sl st (loosely) in each stitch around,  finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [36]

0-3 months, 3-12 months and Toddler (1-5 years) Adorable Bunny Hat crochet Pattern Free

Child (5-10 years) Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Using Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] in Taupe and your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1:  DMR: 7 hdc [7]

R2:  2 hdc in each st around [14]

R3: *1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [21]

R4:  *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [28]

R5: *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 7 times.  [35

R6: *1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. [40]

R7-R16: 1 hdc in each stitch around [40]

R17: 1 sc in each stitch around [40]

R18: 1 sl st (loosely) in each stitch around,  finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [40]

0-3 months and 3-12 months Adorable Bunny Hat crochet Pattern Free

Adult (medium) Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Using Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] in Taupe and your 8 mm (L) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1:  DMR: 7 hdc [7]

R2:  2 hdc in each st around [14]

R3: *1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [21]

R4:  *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [28]

R5: *1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 7 times.  [35]

R6: *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next stitch**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. [42]

R7: 1 hdc in each of the first 21 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 20 sts. [43]

R8-R17: 1 hdc in each stitch around [43]

R18: 1 sc in each stitch around [43]

R19: 1 sl st (loosely) in each stitch around,  finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [43]

With ears that stand on their own, this adorable bunny hat is sure to be a hit with little children. Warm enough to wear all winter and spring, or fun to wear to dress-up at Easter Time. This free bunny hat crochet pattern is available in sizes baby to adult.

Bunny Ears (Outer Ears)

Preemie, 0-3 months and 3-12 months Bunny Ears (Outer Ears)

Using Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] in Taupe and your 8 mm (L) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: Ch 10 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, 3 dc in the last ch.

Rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the foundation chain.

1 dc in each of the next 4 chs,  1 hdc in each of the next 4 chs, 1 sc in the last ch, 1 sl st into the sk ch (what would have been the first ch in R1).

R2: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you just sl st to at the end of R2), 1 hdc in each of the next 3 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 3 sts, 1 sl st to the first sc of R2

R3: Starting in the next sc (the second sc of R3),  sl st in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. Leave a long tail to allow you to sew the ear to the hat.

Toddler (1-5 years) Bunny Ears (Outer Ears)

Using Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] in Taupe and your 8 mm (L) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: Ch 12 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, 3 dc in the last ch.

Rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the foundation chain.  

1 dc in each of the next 4 chs,  1 hdc in each of the next 6 chs, 1 sc in the last ch, 1 sl st into the sk ch (what would have been the first ch in R1).

R2: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you just sl st to at the end of R2), 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, 1 sl st to the first  sc of R2

R3: Starting in the next sc (the second sc of R3),  sl st in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. Leave a long tail to allow you to sew the ear to the hat.

Child (5-10 years) and Adult Bunny Ears (Outer Ears)

Using Super Bulky Weight Yarn [6] in Taupe and your 8 mm (L) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: Ch 14 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, 3 dc in the last ch.

Rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the foundation chain.  

1 dc in each of the next 3 chs,  1 hdc in each of the next 8 chs, 1 sc in the last ch, 1 sl st into the sk ch (what would have been the first ch in R1).

R2: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you just sl st to at the end of R2), 1 hdc in each of the next 7 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, 1 sl st to the first  sc of R2

R3: Starting in the next sc (the second sc of R3),  sl st in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. Leave a long tail to allow you to sew the ear to the hat.

Bunny Ears (Inner Ear)

Preemie, 0-3 months, 3-12 months and Toddler (1-5 years) Bunny Ears (Inner Ear)

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in Pink and your 8 mm (L) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: Ch 9 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chs, 3 dc in the last ch.

Rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the foundation chain.  

1 dc in each of the next 2 chs,  1 hdc in each of the next 4 chs, 1 sc in the last ch, 1 sl st into the sk ch (what would have been the first ch in R1).

R2: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you just sl st to at the end of R2), 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.

R3: 1 sl st in each st around. Finish off with an invisible join. Leave a long tail to allow you to sew the ear to the hat.

Child (5-10 years) and Adult Bunny Ears (Inner Ear)

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in Pink and your 5 mm (H) hook:

  • Make 2

Round 1: chain 15, 2 sc in the second chain from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 8 dc in the end stitch, 1 hdc in each of the next 13 sts, 1 ss into the skipped chain (what would have been the first chain of round 1)

Round 2: 1 hdc in the same st as the ss, 1 hdc in each of the next 15 sts, 2 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 15 sts

Round 3: ss in each st around and FO

With ears that stand on their own, this adorable bunny hat is sure to be a hit with little children. Warm enough to wear all winter and spring, or fun to wear to dress-up at Easter Time. This free bunny hat crochet pattern is available in sizes baby to adult.

Bunny Nose

Preemie, 0-3 months and 3-12 months Bunny Nose

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in Pink and your 5 mm (H) hook:

R1:  Ch 4 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in each of the next ch, 2 sc in the last ch; rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of foundation ch but skip the base of the final ch where you just placed 2 sc. 3 hdc in the next ch, 1 sc in the last ch, 1 sl st in the sk ch (what would have been the first ch in R1).

R2: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sl st in th enext st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sl st in the next st,  finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly.

Toddler (1-5 years), Child (5-10 years) and Adult Bunny Nose

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in Pink and your 5 mm (H) hook:

R1:  Ch 5 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 2 chs, 2 sc in the last ch; rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of foundation ch. 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the last ch, 1 sl st in the sk ch (what would have been the first ch in R1).

R2: 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.

R3: 1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly.

Mouth Patch

Preemie and 0-3 months Mouth Patch

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in White and your 5 mm (H) hook:

R1: Ch 7 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in 2nd chain from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 5 chs; rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the foundation ch.  1 dc in the next ch,  2 dc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 chs,  1 sl st to the sk ch (what would have been the first chain of R1).

R2: 1 hdc in the first st (the same st you just sl st to at the end of R1), 1 hdc in each of the next 10 sts, 3 dc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 sc in the sl st

R3: 1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly.

3-12 months Mouth Patch

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in White and your 5 mm (H) hook:

R1: Ch 7 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in 2nd chain from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 5 chs; rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the foundation ch.  1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 3 dc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 sl st to the sk ch (what would have been the first chain of R1).

R2: 1 hdc in the first st (the same st you just sl st to at the end of R1), 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sl st in the sl st

R3: 1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly.

Toddler (1-5 years) Mouth Patch

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in White and your 8 mm hook:

R1: Ch 7 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in 2nd chain from the hook, 1 sc in each of the next 4 chs, 4 sc in the last ch; rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the foundation ch.  1 sc in each of the next 5 chs, 1 sl st to the sk ch (what would have been the first chain of R1).

R2: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you just sl st to at the end of R1), 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.

R3: 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

R4: 1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly.

Child (5-10 year) and Adult Mouth Patch

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in White and your 6.5 mm (K) hook:

R1: Ch 6 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 2 dc in 2nd chain from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 chs, 4 dc in the last ch; rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the foundation ch skipping the base of the last ch you worked into (the one with 4 dc),  1 hdc in each of the next 4 chs, 1 sl st to the sk ch (what would have been the first chain of R1).

R2: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you just sl st to at the end of R1), 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, 1 sc in the sl st.

R3: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 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 6 sts

R4: 2 sc in the first st of the round, 1 sl st in each rem st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly.

0-3 months Adorable Bunny Hat crochet Pattern Free

Eye Patches

Preemie and 0-3 months Eye Patches

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in White and your 5 mm (H) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: Ch 6 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in the next ch, 2 dc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 3 sc in the last ch; rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the foundation ch. 1 sc in the first ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 sc in th elast ch, 1 sl st in the sk ch (what would have been the first chain of R1)

R2: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you sl st to in the end of R1), 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts

R3: 1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly.

3-12 months Eye Patches

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in White and your 5 mm (H) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: Ch 6 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the next ch, 2 dc in the last ch, 1 hdc in the next ch, 3 sc in the last ch; rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the foundation ch and skipping the base of the end st (the last ch where you worked 3).  1 hdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 sl st in the sk ch (what would have been the first chain of R1)

R2: 1 sc in the first st (the same st you sl st to in the end of R1), 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sl st in the sl st. 

R3: 1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly.

Toddler (1-5 years) Eye Patches

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in White and your 8 mm (H) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: Ch 6 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 2 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 chs, 4 dc in the last ch; rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the current row; 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, sl st to the sk ch (what would have been the first chain of R1)

R2: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you sl st to in the end of R1), 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

R3: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly.

Child (5-10 years) and Adult Eye Patches

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in White and your 6.5 mm (K) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: Ch 6 (you will be working around this chain on both sides), 2 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 chs, 4 dc in the last ch; rotate your work to begin crocheting along the bottom edge of the current row; 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, sl st to the sk ch (what would have been the first chain of R1)

R2: 2 sc in the first st (the same st you sl st to in the end of R1), 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, 1 sc in the sl st

R3: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 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 6 sts

R4: 2 sc in the first st, 1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly.

Pupils

Preemie, 0-3 months, 3-12 months Pupils

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in Black and your 5 mm (H) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: DMR: 6 sc finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail for assembly

Toddler (1-5 years) Pupils

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in Black and your 5.50 mm (I) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: DMR: 4 sc [4]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [8]

R3: 1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly

Child (5-10 years) and Adult Pupils

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in Black and your 5 mm (H) hook:

  • Make 2

5-10 year and Adult sizes

R1: DMR: 4 sc [4]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [8]

R3: *1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. [12]

R3:  1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly

Iris

Preemie, 0-3 months, 3-12 months Iris

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in Grey and your 5 mm (H) hook:

  • Make 2

R1 1: DMR: 10 sc, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail for assembly

Toddler (1-5 years) Iris

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in Grey and your 5.50 mm (I) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: DMR: 5 sc [5]

R2: 2 sc in each st around [10]

R3: 2 sc in each of the first 3 sts, 1 sl st in each remaining st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly

Child (5-10 years) and Adult Iris

Using Bulky Weight Yarn [5] in Grey and your 5 mm (H) hook:

  • Make 2

R1: DMR: 8 hdc [8]

R2: *1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. [16]

R3:  1 sl st in each st around, finish off with an invisible join and leave a long tail of yarn for assembly

Whiskers and Optional White Fleck in Eyes

Whiskers and optional white fleck in each eye are sewn on using white yarn (Bernat Softee Chunky) and a yarn needle.

With ears that stand on their own, this adorable bunny hat is sure to be a hit with little children. Warm enough to wear all winter and spring, or fun to wear to dress-up at Easter Time. This free bunny hat crochet pattern is available in sizes baby to adult.

Assembly All Sizes

The ears can be assembled as ‘upright’ or as ‘floppy’ ears. This will depend on how you attach them to the top of the hat.  The construction of the ears will allow them to stand straight upright without reinforcing them.

Use the leftover yarn tails in the same color as the top crocheted embellishment you are attaching, assemble your bunny hat, using the photo of my hat as a guide.

When stitching the pieces together I stitch between the posts of the single crochet stitch rounds and the final sl st rounds (it tends to hide the stitches within the work). Try not to split your stitches when you are sewing as it can pull on the yarn and rip your crochet stitches.

  • Sew the eyes together first, attaching the pupil to the iris and then the iris (with pupil attached to the eye patch.
  • Next sew the inner ear to the outer ear. 
  • After sewing the pink inner ear into the outer ear shell, I stitch the bottom part of the ears closed (to give some extra shape to the ears).
  • The whiskers are added using long sewn stitches in white yarn.

Before stitching your pieces to the hat, 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). You can also tack the pieces with a few stitches and then take a photo of the hat to see if you like the placement. 

With ears that stand on their own, this adorable bunny hat is sure to be a hit with little children. Warm enough to wear all winter and spring, or fun to wear to dress-up at Easter Time. This free bunny hat crochet pattern is available in sizes baby to adult.

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  1. Hi Aleene, I sewed them on the outside of the entire ear, all the way around the ear and on the inside of the hat I even tacked a couple extra right into the middle of the ear to help support it. Since the ears are pretty stiff and the hat itself was a bit thicker it worked well to keep them standing up tall when she was wearing her hat 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  2. Such a fun project and adorable pattern!
    I have been working on this cute hat for my 2 year old granddaughter for Christmas. Do you have any hints on how to attach the ears to the hat so they stand up? I’m not sure how to stitch them to the hat because of their heaviness.

  3. You have such a wonderful collection of hats your work is so creative well done. I love this bunny hat.best wishes Julie

  4. Rhondda!! Hi! Your blog is adorable, and as you know I joined! I didn't even know you had one, or maybe I just didn't look because we are talking on the group postings! There is a lot to your patterns! Work!! You do lovely work, I have that picture on my FB page too. Your FB Page is soaring!! Congrats! You certainly earned it…Have a great evening, and I need to be sure I have your link on my blog here, so I am going to go check, and put it on if I forgot to! Sandy