Baby Bunny Ears Hat- FREE PATTERN (Make-A-Hat Challenge Week #3 Complete)

I’m running a few days late on posting about my Week #3 hats for the Make-A-Hat-Challenge, and I apologize for that! It was a busy week again and there are so many things I didn’t get accomplished because of it. Better late than never though, right? (I’ve successfully made a total of four hats in three weeks for my challenge!)

This cute little baby hat pattern has been completed just in time for Easter crocheting! Being for such a small head, they work up in no time fast! I’ve designed three sizes (up to 3 months old, up to 6 months old, and up to 12 months old). However I always recommended that if you are able to measure baby’s head before choosing which size to make, all the better. Baby’s heads are always different sizes, even for the same ages.

And, as always, if you’re participating the Make-A-Hat Challenge, I would love to see your work! Please share your photos on the Crochet On The Brain Facebook Page 🙂

Baby Bunny Ears Hat

© Amanda Bryant 2021

Materials Used:

Red Heart TLC Baby, sport/lightweight (“3”) yarn (color Powder Pink)

4 mm hook

Yarn needle for sewing

Sizing:

Small- up to 3 month size- 15 inch circumference, 6 inch length

Medium- up to 6 months size- 16 inch circumference, 6.25 inch length

Large- up to 12 months size- 17 inch circumference, 6.5 inch length

Gauge:

10 dc= 2 inches

5 rounds= 2 inches

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

Ch- chain

Dc- double crochet

Sc- single crochet

st(s)- stitch(es)

Sl st- slip stitch

Dc inc- double crochet increase (2 dc in specified st)

Instructions:

3 Month Size

Body of the hat:

Starting at the crown, Ch 3 (beginning ch doesn’t count as a dc here or throughout pattern)

Round 1- make 10 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to the first dc (10 dc)

Round 2- ch 2, dc inc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (20 dc)

Round 3- ch 2, (dc inc, dc) around, join with a sl st to the first dc (30 dc)

Round 4- ch 2, (dc inc, 2 dc) around, join with a sl st to the first dc (40 dc)

Round 5- ch 2, (dc inc, 3 dc) around, join with a sl st to the first dc (50 dc)

Round 6- ch 2, (dc inc, 4 dc) around, join with a sl st to the first dc (60 dc)

Rounds 7- 14- ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (60 dc)

Round 15- ch 1, sc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first sc (60 sc)

Fasten off and weave in yarn ends.

Ears (worked in joined rounds, make 2):

Starting at the tip of the ear, Ch 3 (beginning ch doesn’t count as a dc here or throughout the pattern)

Round 1- make 6 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to the first dc (6 dc)

Round 2- ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (6 dc)

Round 3- ch 2, dc inc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (12 dc)

Round 4- ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (12 dc)

Round 5- ch 2, (dc inc, dc) around, join with a sl st to the first dc (18 dc)

Round 6- ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (18 dc)

Round 7- ch 2, (dc inc, 2 dc) around, join with a sl st to the first dc (24 dc)

Round 8- ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (24 dc)

Round 9- ch 2, (dc inc, 3 dc) around, join with a sl st to the first dc (30 dc)

Round 10-ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (30 dc)

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing. 

Weave in the beginning yarn tail inside the tip of the ear.

Fold the ear in half and sew through all 4 thicknesses to close the hole opening. 

Sew the ears on either side of the top of the head, in between Rounds 2 and 3 of the crown of the hat. 

Weave in all yarn ends. 

6 Month Size:

Body of hat: Follow rounds 1- 6 of the 3 month size

Round 7- ch 2, (dc inc, 11 dc) around, join with a sl st to the first dc (65 dc)

Rounds 8- 15- ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (65 dc)

Round 16- ch 1, sc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first sc (65 sc)

Fasten off and weave in yarn ends.

Ears (worked in rounds, make 2):

Follow the directions for the 3 month size

12 Month Size:

Body of hat: Follow rounds 1-6 of the 3 month size

Round 7- ch 2, (dc inc, 5 dc) around, join with a sl st to the first dc (70 dc)

Rounds 8- 17- ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (70 dc)

Round 18- ch 2, sc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first sc (70 sc)

Fasten off and weave in yarn ends.

Ears (worked in rounds, make 2):

Follow rounds 1-10 of the 3 month size

Round 11- ch 2, (dc inc, 4 dc) around, join with a sl st to the first dc (36 dc)

Round 12- ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the first dc (36 dc)

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing. 

Weave in the beginning yarn tail inside the tip of the ear.

Fold the ear in half and sew through all 4 thicknesses to close the hole opening. 

Sew the ears on either side of the top of the head, in between Rounds 3 and 4 of the crown of the hat. 

Weave in all yarn ends. 

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