Newborn Bunny Hat Crochet Pattern

Something I've wanted for a very long time is an adorable little bunny to call my own!
Sure, I could probably crochet one, but nothing can really compare to stroking and cuddling a teeny ball of warm fluff.
This might seem a little premature to some, but being the planner that I am, I've already decided on the name of my future bunny wabbit... Snow White! Too much? Yeah, maybe.
So due to my current infatuation, you can fully understand why it would only seem appropriate to create a pattern for a newborn bunny hat, and just in time for Easter!
Do you own a bunny? What's his or her name? Let me know in the comments!


What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
60g Super Bulky Yarn {14ply} 
Piece Of Fabric 4 inches x 8 inches {10cm x 20cm}
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Sewing Needle
Scissors

Finished Size
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old
{Head Circumference 13.5 inches, 34cm. Hat Height 5.5 inches, 14cm}


~ Hat ~

Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the first chain you made. Chain 2 {Note: You're busy creating the holes for the bunny ears.} Crochet 3 Half Double Crochets into the last chain from hook, Chain 2. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the last chain from hook. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. {Note: In Chain 2 space you made in round 1, only crochet 2 Half Double Crochets, not 4.} Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 22 half double crochets now. 
Round 4 - 8~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. 
Round 9~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Then, taking some 8ply yarn and your tapestry needle, sew a little bunny nose in the middle of your hat.


~ Bunny Ears ~

Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 17 Chains. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet into the next 8 stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the following stitch, Chain 2, then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch.
{Note: The extra 2 chains and SC will turn your work around, and upside down. Now you're going to continue crocheting into the bottom of the row of chains.}


Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. In the next 8 stitches, crochet 4 Triple Crochet Decreases. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the following stitch, then Chain 2. Slip Stitch into chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
{Note: You've just created the bunny ear strip. You only need to make one, as it counts for 2 ears as I explain later on.}


Once you've finished crocheting the ears, take a sewing needle and piece of fabric and line the inside of the ears. Make sure to leave a border of crochet approximately 0.4 inches {1cm} wide all around.
Once you've lined the ears, weave it through the two holes at the crown of the hat you created in "Round 1". This will create two small bunny ears, from the one large ear strip.


Hope you all enjoyed this adorable newborn Easter pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
 Have a lovely day crocheting,


28 comments:

  1. This is just lovely! I love it!!!

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  2. I love this hat! Just shared it on my FB page, those fabric ears are completely adorable!!!

    Jennifer @ Fiber Flux

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  3. I love this! I will make this for my baby bunny Daphnée :) but will have to modify as she is not really a baby anymore (so I heard... i still dont believe it): she is 21 months old. Lovely pattern!

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  4. Could this be any cuter! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I have many bunnies and love them all! My favourite bunny was a Chocolate Polish named Cote Dor but unfortunately she passed away a few years ago. I have a bunny named Gus Gus and he is a blue eyed white and she is so soft! He is a mini rex. I love this bunny hat and think it will look cute on some pretty babies this easter!

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  6. Hi everybody! I'm trying to realize this hat but the first round is really hard to undrstand for me. Could somebody send me a little video or post some pictures? Please help me! I'm getting crazy! valedeluca@gmail.com

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  7. Help! The first row is very confusing! It says I should have 8 HDC, but the directions don't even ask to make 8 of them, I only had 6. Also, it keeps saying to crochet into the "last chain from hook". Does this mean into the first chain when you ask to Chain 2? I'm so confused and I really want to make this!

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  8. Heya, would you be able to tell me how many 'incrase' rI would need to do to make this for a 3-6 month old? Xws i

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    1. Continue increasing until the circle measures approx. 5 inches in diameter.
      Then stop increasing. Continue crocheting rounds (repeats of round 4.) till your hat measures 6" - 6.25".
      Hope this helps!

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    2. So by increasing, my 4th row should be *HDC in the next 3 sticthes, 2HDC in the next stitch* Does that seem right? Because I did that and it turned out huge! :/ I've just tried incorporating your gingerbread hat but it doesn't look right :(

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    3. Hello Daena,

      Your crochet tension could be a lot looser than mine.
      Maybe try using this chart? --> http://anniespictureperfect.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/how-to-properly-size-crochet-hats-chart.html

      Olivia

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    4. Thanks Olivia, usually my tension is fairly tight, I'm not sure what happened but I managed to make one up using a mixture of the bunny hat pattern and the gingerbread :) I basically just did the whole thing in DC and instead of making the first round 8, I did 10 for the ears to go through then followed the rest of the gingerbread for sizing :) I tagged you in a photo I posted of it on Instagram if you wanna check it out :) http://instagram.com/p/vzhJuzA1ki/?modal=true

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  9. I don't understand "4 Triple Crochet Decreases". can someone explain that to me?

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    1. You need to do it 4 times in the next 4 stitches she means. ...how to make it Google triple crochet decrease for the instructions.

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  10. I thought this little beanie was adorable and so did my friend whose babby I made it for. So cute!

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  11. I thought this little beanie was adorable and so did my friend whose babby I made it for. So cute!

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  12. Chazzy the snazzy bunny 😉

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  13. Help I too am stuck on first round- I've tried 12 different variations... What am I missing???

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    1. I'm stuck here too! If anyone has any insight could you email me s_winchester@icloud.com.
      Thank you!

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    2. did anyone get the first round figured out.????Help

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    3. Yes ....it's clearly mentioned. ..I did as per what was written

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  14. The first round is confusing the life out of me, I've tried it about four times now and I just keep giving up.

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  15. Can someone help me with the first round.
    brandijopercy@gmail.com

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  16. Can someone help me with the first round.
    brandijopercy@gmail.com

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  17. HI I need to make this one for a 6 month old baby may I know where I have to do the changes in the number of stitch?

    Kindly advice

    Thanks

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  18. I need help with the first round as well - bought yarn and hook for this but is having trouble figuring out the first round. I'm fairly new to crocheting, any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!!

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    1. specifically, what does it mean by 'last chain from hook,' and also 'slip stitch into the top of chain 3?' Because the last step before that was 'chain 2 and 1 DHC.'

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