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Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

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Try this adorable bunny crochet hat pattern for Easter or as a baby shower gift. They will make great photo props too.

 

Finished bunny hat crochet pattern in 4 colors

 

The pattern is based on my popular Crochet Teddy Baby Hat. I kept the basic ha pattern the same and changed up the ears. If you have already made that hat, this is going to be a breeze. 

 

 

Finished crochet bunny hat free pattern in boy colors

 

You can make it for baby boys or girls. For girls, I have also included the option to add some cute flowers to the bunny ears.

 

Crochet bunny ears hat with flowers

 

Which version do you prefer, the one with or without flowers? I will be able to decide what looks best only when seeing it on a baby. Can’t wait to make a matching blanket and gift this crochet bunny hat to someone. 

 

Bunny crochet hat for baby girls

 

What else can I make for a matching gift set for a baby? Any and all ideas are welcome. 

 

Crochet Easter bunny hat

 

 

Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

Pin it for later here. 

 

Materials

1. Super chunky size 6 Chenille yarn. Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in any colors Baby Pink, Seafoam, Baby Sand, and Vanilla were used for the finished bunny crochet hats pictured. You can substitute it with any super bulky yarn of the same gauge. 

 

2. Small amounts of any DK weight yarn for the flowers.

 

3. A size N/P(10mm) crochet hook for the main hat, a size L (8mm)hook for the bunny ears and a size E (3.5mm)hook for the flowers.

 

4. A big eye yarn needle to weave in the ends. 

 

 

Finished Size of Bunny Crochet Hat

Age Circumference

in inches

Height

in inches

Newborn    13″ 5″
0-3 Months 14″ 5.5″
3-6 Months 15″ 6″
6-12 Months 17″ 6.5″
1- 3 Years 18″ 7″

 

Yardage

50 to 70 yards depending on the size you are making.

 

Stitch Abbreviations

ch– chain

sc– single crochet

hdc- half double crochet

dc- double crochet

BLO– back loop only

 

Gauge

Gauge is calculated by measuring the diameter of the crown part. First, work the first 3 rounds of the Newborn Crochet Hat and then measure the diameter. Use any size hook to attain gauge.

 

The diameter of the circle after 3 Rounds= 4-1/2 inches

 

 

Stitch Explanations

Back Loop Only(BLO): Work in the BLO(Back Loop only) means you will insert your hook only under the back loop of a stitch and not both the loops as usual.  See the diagram below. This will leave a free loop on your work. 

 

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1. Insert hook under the back loops only

 

More Crochet Hat Patterns

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Pattern Notes

1. First round is ideally worked with a magic ring but I have also included an option to work the round without a magic ring for those who find it difficult to make a magic ring. 

 

2. If you opted for the magic ring, take special care to weave in the beginning tail securely going back and forth at least 3 times. You don’t want your magic ring to fall apart and ruin your hat.

 

3. If you opted to work the first round without a magic ring and you find that there is a hole on the top, use the beginning tail to close any holes left on the crown before weaving it in. 

 

4. The hat is worked without turning at the end of the rounds. 

 

5. First 3 Rounds are common for all sizes. After working on those proceed to Round 4 for the size you are making.

 

5. An invisible join is used to finish the last round of the hat. You can see a video here:

 

Crochet Pattern (All sizes)

Round 1(with magic ring): Make a magic ring and work 8 sc into it, close the ring, do not sl st and do not turn.——–8 sc

 

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2. For Round 1 without a magic ring work around the chain as shown

 

Round 1(without a magic ring): Ch 3, 2 sc into 2nd ch from hook, 4 sc into next ch, you will now end up below your foundation chain, 2 sc into the next free loop of the foundation chain, do not sl st and do not turn. See pic 2 above. ——–8 sc

 

 

Round 2: 2 sc in next st (the first st of Round 1), place a marker in the first st you just made, 2 sc in next 7 sts until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.——16 sc

 

 

Round 3: 1 sc in next marked st, move the marker up into the first st you just made, 2 sc in next *(1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next), repeat from * until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.———24 sc

 

Jump to the size you are making for Round 4 and onwards. 

 

 

Newborn Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Round 4: 1 sc in next marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 sc in each st across until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.———24 sc

 

Repeat Round 4 three more times until your hat is 4-1/2 inches tall. Do not fasten off yet.  Fold your hat flat. I found that it lays flat in some directions more than the others. This is especially true if you did not start with a magic ring. Experiment to find the best fold, so it becomes easy to attach the ears.

 

 

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3. Work sc sts until you reach the side of the hat and sl st to the side.

 

 

Once you fold the hat, most likely your marker won’t be on the side fold. So, take out the marker and continue working sc sts until you reach near the side of the hat. It might take you one or more stitches depending on how you folded it and the size you are making.

 

 

Last Round: Sl st loosely into the next st on the side fold, place a marker in this sl st, ch 1, 1 sc in BLO of the next st, 1 sc in the BLO of each st across until you reach the marked sl st, sc into the BLO of the marked sl st, cut yarn and pull the tail through, sk the next ch and make an invisible join into the next st.—-24 sc

 

 

Bunny Ears Crochet Pattern (make 2)

Finished crochet bunny ears

4. Finished bunny ears

 

Using the 8mm hook, leave a 1/2 yard tail and ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place a marker in the sc you just made, 1 sc in next 2 chs, 4 sc in last ch, pivot to work along the free loops of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 3 loops, 3 sc into the top two horizontal loops (this will be the beginning ch), 2 sc in the BLO of the next marked st, sl st in BLO of next 5 sts until you reach the base of the ear, fasten off with a 1/2 yard tail. You will use both tails to attach the ears to the hat.

 

Gently tug the ear to straighten it out. 

 

 

Attaching the Ears

You will use a tapestry needle to attach the ears to the hat. Pinch the bottom 1/2 inch of the ear and sew it in place with one of the tails left. Repeat for the other ear.

 

Place both ears on the hat to determine their position. I placed the ears on the 3rd round from the top and slightly slanted. 

 

Use the yarn tail on the left to sew from left to right and use the yarn tail on the right to sew from right to left. Rather than working along just the surface of your hat, run your needle in and out of the hat for a more sturdy attachment. 

 

 

Flower Pattern

With the 3.5mm hook, leave a 8-inch tail and ch 16, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and next 7 sts, 2 dc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next, 1 sc in last st. Fasten off with a long tail. Rolls the flower into shape keeping the 16 hdc part in the center, tuck the end a little under the flower and sew below the flower to hold its shape. Run the yarn tail under the flower to make sure the two tails emerge on either side of the flower.

 

 

Attaching the Flowers to the Hat

Use a tapestry needle and pull the two tails on the base of the flower into the hat at least 3/4 inch away from each other. Use the tails to sew the flower along its base going back and forth. Use both tails to do this and in the end make sure the tails emerge at the same point, knot to secure and trim. 

 

 

Attach 2 more flowers in the same way taking care to see that they are huddled close together. 

 

 

Finishing the Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Weave in any tails left.

 

 

0-3 Months Crochet Bunny Hat

Round 4: 1 sc in next marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in each st across until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.——-26 sc

 

 

Round 5: 1 sc in marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 sc in each st across until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.———26 sc

 

 

Repeat Round 5 three more times until your hat is 5 inches long. Do not fasten off yet.  Fold your hat flat. When I tried to fold the hat with the marker on the side, it wouldn’t lay flat. Experiment to find the best fold, so it becomes easy to attach your ears later.

 

 

Once you fold the hat, most likely your marker won’t be on the side fold. So, take out the marker and continue working sc sts until you reach near the side of the hat. It might take you one or more stitches depending on how you folded it. Please see pic 3 above given under the Newborn size crochet hat.

 

 

Last Round: Sl st loosely into the next st on the side fold, place a marker in this sl st, ch 1, 1 sc in BLO of the next st, 1 sc in the BLO of each st across until you reach the marked sl st, sc into the BLO of the marked sl st, cut yarn and pull the tail through, sk the next ch and make an invisible join into the next st. —-26 sc

 

 

Crochet Bunny Ears (make 2)

Using the 8mm hook, leave a 1/2 yard tail and ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place a marker in the sc you just made, 1 sc in next 2 chs, 4 sc in last ch, pivot to work along the free loops of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 3 loops, 3 sc into the top two horizontal loops (this will be the beginning ch), 2 sc in the BLO of the next marked st, sl st in BLO of next 5 sts until you reach the base of the ear, fasten off with a 1/2 yard tail. You will use both tails to attach the ears to the hat.

 

 

Gently tug the ear to straighten it out. See pic 4 under the Newborn size pattern above for the finished ears.

 

 

Attaching the Ears

You will use a tapestry needle to attach the ears to the hat. Pinch the bottom 1/2 inch of the ear and sew it in place with one of the tails left. Repeat for the other ear.

 

Place both ears on the hat to determine their position. I placed the ears on the 3rd round from the top and slightly slanted. 

 

Use the yarn tail on the left to sew from left to right and use the yarn tail on the right to sew from right to left. Rather than working along just the surface of your hat, run your needle in and out of the hat for a more sturdy attachment. 

 

 

Flower Pattern

With the 3.5mm hook, leave a 8-inch tail and ch 16, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and next 7 sts, 2 dc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next, 1 sc in last st. Fasten off with a long tail. Rolls the flower into shape keeping the 16 hdc part in the center, tuck the end a little under the flower and sew below the flower to hold its shape. Run the yarn tail under the flower to make sure the two tails emerge on either side of the flower.

 

 

 

Attaching the Flowers to the Hat

Use a tapestry needle and pull the two tails on the base of the flower into the hat at least 3/4 inch away from each other. Use the tails to sew the flower along its base going back and forth. Use both tails to do this and in the end make sure the tails emerge at the same point, knot to secure and trim.

 

Attach 2 more flowers in the same way taking care to see that they are huddled close together. 

 

 

Finishing 

Weave in any tails left.

 

 

3-6 Months Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern 

Round 4: 1 sc in next marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 2 sc in next st, *(1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * 2 more times, 1 sc in last 4 sts,  do not sl st and do not turn.——-28 sc

 

 

Round 5: 1 sc in marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 sc in each st across until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.———28 sc

 

 

Repeat Round 5  four more times until your hat is 5-1/2 inches tall. Do not fasten off yet.  Fold your hat flat. When I tried to fold the hat with the marker on the side, it wouldn’t lay flat. Experiment to find the best fold, so it becomes easy to attach the ears later.

 

 

Once you fold the hat, most likely your marker won’t be on the side fold. So, take out the marker and continue working sc sts until you reach near the side of the hat. It might take you one or more stitches depending on how you folded it. Please see pic 3 above given under the Newborn size.

 

 

Last Round: Sl st loosely into the next st on the side fold, place a marker in this sl st, ch 1, 1 sc in BLO of the next st, 1 sc in the BLO of each st across until you reach the marked sl st, sc into the BLO of the marked sl st, cut yarn and pull the tail through, sk the next ch and make an invisible join into the next st. —-28 sc

 

 

Bunny Ears (make 2)

Using the 8mm hook, leave a 1/2 yard tail and ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place a marker in the sc you just made, 1 sc in next 3 chs, 4 sc in last ch, pivot to work along the free loops of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 4 loops, 3 sc into the top two horizontal loops (this will be the beginning ch), 2 sc in the BLO of the next marked st, sl st in BLO of next 6 sts until you reach the base of the ear, fasten off with a 1/2 yard tail. You will use both tails to attach the ears to the hat.

 

Gently tug the ear to straighten it out. See pic 4 under the Newborn size pattern above for the finished ears.

 

 

Attaching the Ears

You will use a tapestry needle to attach the ears to the hat. Pinch the bottom 1/2 inch of the ear and sew it in place with one of the tails left. Repeat for the other ear.

 

Place both ears on the hat to determine their position. I placed the ears on the 3rd round from the top and slightly slanted. 

 

Use the yarn tail on the left to sew from left to right and use the yarn tail on the right to sew from right to left. Rather than working along just the surface of your hat, run your needle in and out of the hat for a more sturdy attachment. 

 

 

Flower Pattern

With the 3.5mm hook, leave a 8-inch tail and ch 18, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and next 7 sts, 2 dc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next, 1 sc in last st. Fasten off with a long tail. Rolls the flower into shape keeping the 16 hdc part in the center, tuck the end a little under the flower and sew below the flower to hold its shape. Run the yarn tail under the flower to make sure the two tails emerge on either side of the flower.

 

 

Attaching the Flowers to the Hat

Use a tapestry needle and pull the two tails on the base of the flower into the hat at least 3/4 inch away from each other. Use the tails to sew the flower along its base going back and forth. Use both tails to do this and in the end make sure the tails emerge at the same point, knot to secure and trim. 

 

Attach 2 more flowers in the same way taking care to see that they are huddled close together. 

 

 

Finishing 

Weave in any tails left.

 

 

6-12 Months Crochet Baby Bunny Hat

Round 4: 1 sc in next marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *(1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st), *repeat from * until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.——-32 sc

 

 

Round 5: 1 sc in marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 sc in each st across until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.———32 sc

 

 

Repeat Round 5 five more times until your hat is 6 inches tall. Do not fasten off yet.  Fold your hat flat. When I tried to fold the hat with the marker on the side, it wouldn’t lay flat. Experiment to find the best fold, so it becomes easy to attach the ears later.

 

 

Once you fold the hat, most likely your marker won’t be on the side fold. So, take out the marker and continue working sc sts until you reach near the side of the hat. It might take you one or more stitches depending on how you folded it. Please see pic 3 above given under the Newborn size.

 

 

Last Round: Sl st loosely into the next st on the side fold, place a marker in this sl st, ch 1, 1 sc in BLO of the next st, 1 sc in the BLO of each st across until you reach the marked sl st, sc into the BLO of the marked sl st, cut yarn and pull the tail through, sk the next ch and make an invisible join into the next st. —-32 sc

 

 

Crochet Rabbit Ears (make 2)

Using the 8mm hook, leave a 1/2 yard tail and ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place a marker in the sc you just made, 1 sc in next 3 chs, 4 sc in last ch, pivot to work along the free loops of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 4 loops, 3 sc into the top two horizontal loops (this will be the beginning ch), 2 sc in the BLO of the next marked st, sl st in BLO of next 6 sts until you reach the base of the ear, fasten off with a 1/2 yard tail. You will use both tails to attach the ears to the hat.

 

 

Gently tug the ear to straighten it out. See pic 4 under the Newborn size pattern above for the finished ears.

 

 

Attaching the Ears

You will use a tapestry needle to attach the ears to the hat. Pinch the bottom 1/2 inch of the ear and sew it in place with one of the tails left. Repeat for the other ear.

 

Place both ears on the hat to determine their position. I placed the ears on the 3rd round from the top and slightly slanted. 

 

Use the yarn tail on the left to sew from left to right and use the yarn tail on the right to sew from right to left. Rather than working along just the surface of your hat, run your needle in and out of the hat for a more sturdy attachment. 

 

 

Flower Pattern

With the 3.5mm hook, leave a 8-inch tail and ch 18, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and next 7 sts, 2 dc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next, 1 sc in last st. Fasten off with a long tail. Rolls the flower into shape keeping the 16 hdc part in the center, tuck the end a little under the flower and sew below the flower to hold its shape. Run the yarn tail under the flower to make sure the two tails emerge on either side of the flower.

 

 

Attaching the Flowers to the Hat

Use a tapestry needle and pull the two tails on the base of the flower into the hat at least 3/4 inch away from each other. Use the tails to sew the flower along its base going back and forth. Use both tails to do this and in the end make sure the tails emerge at the same point, knot to secure and trim. 

 

Attach 2 more flowers in the same way taking care to see that they are huddled close together. 

 

 

Finishing 

Weave in any tails left.

 

 

1 to 3 Years Hat Pattern

Round 4: 1 sc in next marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *(1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st), *repeat from * until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.——-32 sc

 

 

Round 5: 1 sc in next marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in each st across until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.——-34 sc

 

 

Round 6: 1 sc in marked st, move the marker up into the st you just made, 1 sc in each st across until you end in the st right before the marked one, do not sl st and do not turn.———34 sc

 

 

Repeat Round 6 six more times until your hat is 6-1/2 inches tall. Do not fasten off yet.  Fold your hat flat. When I tried to fold the hat with the marker on the side, it wouldn’t lay flat. Experiment to find the best fold, so it becomes easy to attach the ears later.

 

 

Once you fold the hat, most likely your marker won’t be on the side fold. So, take out the marker and continue working sc sts until you reach near the side of the hat. It might take you one or more stitches depending on how you folded it. Please see pic 3 above given under the Newborn size.

 

 

Last Round: Sl st loosely into the next st on the side fold, place a marker in this sl st, ch 1, 1 sc in BLO of the next st, 1 sc in the BLO of each st across until you reach the marked sl st, sc into the BLO of the marked sl st, cut yarn and pull the tail through, sk the next ch and make an invisible join into the next st. —-32 sc

 

 

Crochet Bunny Ears (make 2)

Using the 8mm hook, leave a 1/2 yard tail and ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, place a marker in the sc you just made, 1 sc in next 3 chs, 4 sc in last ch, pivot to work along the free loops of the foundation chain, 1 sc in next 4 loops, 3 sc into the top two horizontal loops (this will be the beginning ch), 2 sc in the BLO of the next marked st, sl st in BLO of next 6 sts until you reach the base of the ear, fasten off with a 1/2 yard tail. You will use both tails to attach the ears to the hat.

 

Gently tug the ear to straighten it out. See pic 4 under the Newborn size pattern above for the finished ears.

 

Attaching the Ears

You will use a tapestry needle to attach the ears to the hat. Pinch the bottom 1/2 inch of the ear and sew it in place with one of the tails left. Repeat for the other ear.

Place both ears on the hat to determine their position. I placed the ears on the 3rd round from the top and slightly slanted. 

Use the yarn tail on the left to sew from left to right and use the yarn tail on the right to sew from right to left. Rather than working along just the surface of your hat, run your needle in and out of the hat for a more sturdy attachment. 

 

Flower Pattern

With the 3.5mm hook, leave a 8-inch tail and ch 20, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and next 8 sts, 2 dc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next, 1 sc in last st. Fasten off with a long tail. Rolls the flower into shape keeping the 16 hdc part in the center, tuck the end a little under the flower and sew below the flower to hold its shape. Run the yarn tail under the flower to make sure the two tails emerge on either side of the flower.

 

 

Attaching the Flowers to the Hat

Use a tapestry needle and pull the two tails on the base of the flower into the hat at least 3/4 inch away from each other. Use the tails to sew the flower along its base going back and forth. Use both tails to do this and in the end make sure the tails emerge at the same point, knot to secure and trim. 

Attach 2 more flowers in the same way taking care to see that they are huddled close together. 

 

 

Finishing Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern

Weave in any tails left.

 

 

More Crochet Hat Patterns

Cute Baby Hat with Ears

DIY Crochet Chunky Beanie Pattern

Quick Beanie Crochet Pattern

 

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Nicole

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

Love this patter and the bear one too! I made both and love how this came out with this blanket yarn! I wanted to make an adult size hat with this hat base (minus the ears)and yarn size . Can you should us how to do this?

Alina

Friday 25th of March 2022

Very cute! I'm thinking a bunny tail diaper cover to match the bunny hat crochet pattern would make a really cute set.

Shehnaaz

Friday 25th of March 2022

That is a great idea. I am also thinking of making teething rings with crochet bunny ears.