Tiny Tu Bunny Hat
~ free crochet pattern ~

This little bunny hat was originally scheduled to be posted before Easter…but as you can tell, it is now June. I am almost embarrassed to be posting this now…oh well, better late than never, right? Maybe some of you can make the bunny hat now in preparation for this Fall or next Easter!

Tiny Tu Bunny Hat - free crochet pattern by DORIYUMI

If you do happen to crochet this, please share your finished project photos with me! I really love to see your creations from my patterns 🙂

Below is the Tiny Tu Bunny Hat, a free crochet pattern, available in size newborn/0-3 months ^^

You may purchase a PDF of this pattern (it also includes size 3-6 months) at my Ravelry, Etsy or Craftsy stores.

 

 

PATTERN

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SUPPLIES

NOTES

  • Please read through the entire pattern before you start.
  • Adjust the size of the hats by using a larger/smaller hook or heavier/lighter weight yarn.
  • Measurements when laying flat:
    • NB/0-3m: approx. 5” in height (without ears) x 7” at the widest.
    • Ears: approx. 4” in height x 2” at the widest.
  • Worked in the round, do not join or turn.
  • Gauge: 8 hdc sts = 2 inches *CHECK YOUR GAUGE*

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together / sc decrease
hdc = half double crochet
hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together / hdc decrease
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
rep = repeat
* – * = repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Hat

  • Size: Newborn/0-3months
  • Always join to first st (not the ch-1) of the round. Always start in same st as join.

With main color (MC), work magic ring, ch 1.

Round 1: Work 8 hdc in magic ring, sl st in first hdc to join. (8 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (16 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st*, rep * – * around. Join. (24 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, rep * – * around. Join. (32 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, rep * – * around. Join. (40 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, *1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, rep * – * around. Join. (48 sts)

Crown circle diameter is approx. 4.5” at this point.

Rounds 7-10: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around. Join (48 sts)

Next, we will begin shaping the bunny’s snout.

Round 11: Ch 1. 1 hdc in next (24) sts to form back of bunny’s head.

Continue on to one side of bunny’s face; work 1 hdc, 2 dc, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, 3 tr, hdc2tog, sc2tog.

Finishing the other side of bunny’s face; work sc2tog, hdc2tog, 3 tr, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc, 1 hdc. Join. (48 sts)

Round 12: Ch 1. 1 hdc in next 25 sts. 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in next 3 sts. sc2tog x3. 1 sc in next 3 sts. 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 hdc. Join. (53 sts)

Round 13: Ch 1. 1 hdc in next 24 sts. 1 sc in next 9 sts, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, 1 hdc in next 3 sts, 1 sc in next 9 sts. Join. (51 sts)

Round 14: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join. (51 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Eyes & Snout

This is the time to customize the look of your bunny hat! As you can see, the eyes on my sample hat are simply buttons in the shape of a heart. You may find them online such as Etsy or Amazon, just search for ‘heart shape wooden buttons’. Sew on the eyes at Rounds 10 & 11, approx. 7 stitches apart.

Want to crochet the eyes instead? Follow this pattern from one of my pattern testers, Margie! You will need a tiny amount of black and white worsted yarn:

With white yarn, work 8 hdc in magic ring, join and leave a tail to sew on the hat.

With black yarn, Ch 2, work 6 sc in the first stitch. Leave a tail to sew on the white part of the eyes.

And here’s how it looks! Aren’t they cute?!?!
(click on thumbnails to enlarge photos)

 

 

For the snout, I used the contrast color in lavender. With a tapestry needle, I stitched a y-shaped nose starting at Round 11. You can do whatever you like!

Bunny Ears (make 2)

  • Always join to first st (not the ch-1) of the round. Always start in same st as join.

With main color (MC), work magic ring, ch 1.

Round 1: Work 6 hdc in magic ring. Join. (6 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1. *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, rep * – * around. Join. (8 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1. *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, rep * – * around. Join. (10 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1. *1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, rep * – * around. Join. (12 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1. *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, rep * – * around. Join. (16 sts)

Rounds 6-11: Ch 1. 1 hdc in each st around. Join. (16 sts)

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing on to hat.

Fold the bottom sides of each ear so that it meets in the middle. Then, whip stitch together and sew the ears to the top of the hat. Using contrast color (CC) & a yarn needle, stitch a straight line from top to bottom, then repeat as needed.

Enjoy! ♥

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