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Free Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern (Newborn-Toddler)

This free crochet bunny hat pattern makes a darling DIY Easter gift for your favorite baby or toddler. Sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler. Pair with our free crochet carrot baby toy pattern. Click for free pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

This free crochet bunny hat pattern is easier than it looks and makes a darling Easter accessory for your favorite baby or toddler.

Free-crochet-bunny-hat-pattern-toddler-4I’ve started to worry lately about what I will crochet when I don’t have a cute baby head available to accessorize.

I guess I will just have to make patterns for cute 6-year-olds and 8-year-olds and 11-year-olds…and then after that…well, I’m sure my kids will be shopping at Forever 21 at that point and probably not for crocheted bunny hats.

This free crochet bunny hat pattern makes a darling DIY Easter gift for your favorite baby or toddler. Sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler. Pair with our free crochet carrot baby toy pattern. Click for free pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.comSo, I’m going to enjoy this cute animal hat chapter while I can. Mo actually loves getting new crochet projects every week or two. Quinn, on the other hand, has just turned the corner into the I-will-remove-anything-you-put-on-my-head-no-matter-how-many-thousands-of-times-you-try stage.

So needless to say, photographing this hat was a challenge. 391 pictures later (no kidding–thank goodness for digital photography), we got a few good ones.

I think this might be the last headwear project Quinn’s going to get for a while.

This free crochet bunny hat pattern makes a darling DIY Easter gift for your favorite baby or toddler. Sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler. Pair with our free crochet carrot baby toy pattern. Click for free pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.comIf you’re looking for a sweet, handmade, non-candy Easter gift or you just know a baby that would look adorable as a little bunny rabbit (I mean, really, who wouldn’t?), this free bunny hat pattern is perfect for you. (Add the free crocheted carrot rattle pattern and you’ve got yourself a winning set!)

It’s quite quick to whip up and the only stitches used on the main body of the hat and ears are a half double crochet (hdc), half double crochet decrease (hdc-dec) and a chain. The scalloped edging uses a slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc) and a triple (aka treble) crochet (tc).

This free crochet bunny hat pattern makes a darling DIY Easter gift for your favorite baby or toddler. Sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler. Pair with our free crochet carrot baby toy pattern. Click for free pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.comIf you’re a beginner crocheter, this project is a great way to learn a few new stitches. But if that sounds overwhelming, you can just leave off the scalloped edge and add one more row of half double crochets instead.

The hat can be made with or without the face details. Originally, I thought I’d prefer it without eyes, nose and whiskers, but after a day of looking at it, I decided to add them. It’s totally up to you.

This free crochet bunny hat pattern makes a darling DIY Easter gift for your favorite baby or toddler. Sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler. Pair with our free crochet carrot baby toy pattern. Click for free pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.comI wrote this pattern with sizing for newborns (0-3 months baby), 3-6 months, 6-12 months and toddlers/preschoolers. The complete free newborn bunny hat pattern is below.

The larger baby and child sizes are in our exclusive subscriber Vault. Simply enter your email address in the pink and green box at the bottom of this post to gain instant access to additional sizes of this pattern and lots of other free crochet patterns.

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You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, please link back to my homepage (MakeAndDoCrew.com) as well as this post page. Do not use my photos as your own sales photos. Do not distribute this pattern as your own. Okay, let’s make something awesome!

This free crochet bunny hat pattern makes a darling DIY Easter gift for your favorite baby or toddler. Sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler. Pair with our free crochet carrot baby toy pattern. Click for free pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

CROCHET BUNNY HAT SUPPLIES

• 1 skein “I Love This Cotton” (from Hobby Lobby) – color: Spunky
• size I/9 crochet hook
• (2) 1” wooden buttons for eyes
• small amount of accent color yarn for nose and whiskers
• tapestry needle
• sewing needle and thread (to attach button eyes)

Gauge:
2” = 7 stitches

CROCHET BUNNY HAT PATTERN

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0-3 month (newborn):
Round 1: Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 hdc in ring, join to first hdc, chain 1 (8 hdc total)

Round 2: 2hdc in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 hdc total)

Round 3: (2hdc in first stitch, hdc in next stitch) repeat around, join, chain 1 (24 hdc total)

Round 4: (2hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches) repeat around, join, chain 1 (32 hdc total)

Round 5: (2hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 3 stitches) repeat around, join, chain 1 (40 hdc total)

Round 6-12: hdc around, join, chain 1 (40 hdc total)

Row 13: (scalloped edging) sc, dc, tc, dc, sc, sl st, [sl st, sc, dc, tc, dc, sc, sl st] repeat 4 times, sl st, sc, dc, tc, dc, sc. Fasten off. (40 stitches total)

0-3 month ears:
Make 2.

Round 1: Magic ring, ch 1 and make 6 hdc in ring, join to first hdc, ch 1 (6 hdc total)

Round 2: [2hdc in first stitch, hdc, hdc] repeat around, join, ch 1 (8 hdc total)

Round 3: [2hdc in first stitch, hdc, hdc, hdc] repeat around, join, ch 1 (10 hdc total)

Round 4: [2hdc in first stitch, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc] repeat around, join, ch 1 (12 hdc total)

Round 5: [2hdc in first stitch, hdc, hdc,] repeat around, join, ch 1 (16 hdc total)

Round 6-20: hdc in each stitch, join, ch 1

Fasten off.

Finishing – All Sizes
Fold corners of the top of the ear in to meet in the middle. Whip stitch the seam that forms together. Repeat with second ear. Sew both ears to hat. Reference photos for placement. (I attached them so that the top of the ear was about four rows down from the top of the hat and both ears were slightly more to the front of the hat than the back.)

This free crochet bunny hat pattern makes a darling DIY Easter gift for your favorite baby or toddler. Sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler. Pair with our free crochet carrot baby toy pattern. Click for free pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.comSew button eyes on. Use accent color of yarn to add a nose and whiskers as pictured.

This free crochet bunny hat pattern makes a darling DIY Easter gift for your favorite baby or toddler. Sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler. Pair with our free crochet carrot baby toy pattern. Click for free pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
Now that you’re feeling like a DIY rockstar, peruse my archives to find your next Easter project or free crochet pattern–especially the yummy free pattern for the carrot rattle!

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comMake And Do Crew's confessions of real life

Snazzy blog photos can make it look like some people are doing it all (effortlessly!) while others of us (me!) are barely holding it together. So whenever I can, I like to introduce a little reality check in the form of a very un-Pinterest-worthy detail from my perfectly imperfect real life.

My hope is that it’s a helpful reminder to anyone reading that NO ONE is doing it all perfectly. 

WAHM blogger balancing work and motherhood during a blog photoshoot. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
Don’t let all these airy, luminescent baby pictures give you the wrong impression. My kiddos were digging in the dirt and chewing on sticks in between each photo. How else are they going to learn to be real bunnies?!

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46 Comments

  • ananda
    March 12, 2016 at 7:52 am

    hi jess! thank you for visiting me and such a delight to find your blog!
    everything is gorgeous here! not to mention this cute beyond words, beautiful baby and the hat!! you are so talented!! <3

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 14, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Thanks so much, Ananda. I have been thinking about your book list since I found it a couple of days ago. I love that you include the “Abraham” books on it. My mom took me to watch Esther channel Abraham when I was in high school. It was incredible. We used to listen to the cassette recordings of their conversations when I was even younger. It’s great stuff!

      Happy making! (And reading!)

      jess

      Reply
  • Kristina & Millie
    March 16, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    adorable and the hat is awesome! who wouldn’t want a crochet bunny hat! thanks for sharing the pattern with us!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 16, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      It’s my pleasure! You are so sweet to comment on my patterns. Perhaps it’s because you know how much work goes into them? 😉

      I appreciate you being here.

      jess

      Reply
  • Debbie Bouteiller
    March 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I have not got the password to get the rest of the sizes…I joined with my email…

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 21, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      Hey Debbie,

      Thanks so much for reading Make and Do Crew! I’m sorry you’re having trouble! I don’t want anything to stand in the way of your crocheting 🙂

      When you subscribed, you should have received an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Once you click that, you’ll receive another email that gives you the password to enter the Make & Do Crew Vault. (It’s the same password for everyone.) 

      Have you gotten that yet? If not, just check your spam folder for the confirmation email or do a search within your email for “Make and Do Crew.” 
      Let me know if this works for you. I’m here to help if not.

      Happy crafting!
      Jess

      Reply
      • Janjece
        August 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

        I did and it keeps telling me the same over and over I need to subscribe.

        Reply
  • Tracy King
    March 20, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Adorable pattern! I’m going to try sizing it up for my 13 year old. Maybe make the ears a little longer so she looks goofier ha ha. I’ll send you a pic of it turns out ok. All I will do is upsize my hook and yarn. Doing that can get tricky with hats but I will still try. Thanks so much for sharing and adorable pictures with the post.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      I love that idea, Tracy! And I would LOVE to see a pic. The way the ears are crocheted, you could definitely just add a few extra rows toward the end to make them longer. I have a few other hat patterns in the subscriber Vault with teen/adult sizes if you want to reference them for stitch counts on the hat. Best of luck and let me know how it turns out!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Janiece
        August 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm

        I can’t get it to download the bigger sizes of the bunny hat pattern for me

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          August 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm

          Hey Janiece,

          They’re in the subscriber vault. Have you subscribed in one of the boxes on the right side of the page or at the bottom of the post? Once you do so, you’ll get an email with download instructions. 🙂

          Jess

          Reply
  • Barb
    March 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I’m missing the 13 – 16 in the newborn pattern. :/

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 21, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Hey Barb! Thank you so much for pointing out that error. I’m so sorry about that. It should read “round 13” instead of 17. (So there is nothing that you’re actually missing after row 12, I just made a typo with round “17.”

      Thanks again for pointing it out. I’m sure you’ve helped someone else out by finding that error and you’ve certainly helped me!

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Trudi Lawrence
    March 24, 2016 at 7:22 am

    I am not able to print? Does any one know how to? I tried to copy and convert to word it wont work. I tried to print the off the file would not work…

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Hey Trudi,

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble printing. Are you attempting to print it straight from the blog post or from the PDF you downloaded from The Vault? It sounds like you got the file from The Vault and now aren’t able to print it? I’ll just go ahead and email it to you as a Word doc and perhaps that will work. Please let me know if you’re still having trouble!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Irma
    April 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I’ve been trying to get the Free Subscriber Resources….the larger pattern for this bunny hat. Even after signing in…case sensitive and no spaces….I am still not getting any other sizes. Am I doing something incorrectly? I’m not so concerned about the hat…I can size that up, but I was wondering about the ears. Do they get larger with a larger hat?

    Please reply.

    Irma

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 5, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Hey Irma,

      The ears do size up with the larger patterns. I apologize that you’re struggling to access the pattern. If you’ve got the welcome email with the PW in it, perhaps try copying and pasting the PW directly? I’m not sure why that wouldn’t work. I haven’t heard anyone else having the same problem, but I’ve very curious what might be up with your situation. Please let me know if that doesn’t work and I’ll just email you pattern directly. I don’t want anything to stand in the way of your crocheting.

      Jess

      Reply
  • Katie Foley Fitch
    April 14, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Jess,
    This is an adorable pattern. I have a friend who will be a first time grandmother and want to make this for her grandson. I would also love to add that carrot, if you have the pattern for it. What cute little extra toy. They would also make great auction pieces for the school/choir fundraisers we participate in each year.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 21, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Hey Katie,

      I’d love it if your friend used my pattern for her new grandson! Here’s the link to the carrot toy as well. And feel free to make these for your fundraisers! I’d love it if these patterns helped you raise some money! I just ask that you credit Make & Do Crew with the pattern and link to my site if you’re sharing them online. Thank you for supporting M&DC!

      Jess

      Reply
  • marwa | Enthralling Gumption
    April 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    This bunny hat is so adorable. if only I had a baby around to make one!

    Reply
  • Michaell hendersonn
    April 27, 2016 at 3:39 am

    This is really a great post..
    My sister is 6 months pregnant and I would really like to make such kind of hat for her baby.. Thanks for sharing.. 🙂

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 28, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Hey Michaell,

      Congrats on your future niece or nephew! I’m glad you found my bunny pattern and hope you and your sister enjoy it!

      Happy crocheting!

      jess

      Reply
  • Jamie
    May 3, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    So many amazing headpieces on this website! I LOVE this week’s reality check moment. It is so refreshing and fun to see the “behind the scene” proof of what actually goes on. The carrot toy is the perfect pairing. BTW- do those cheeks come with the bunny hat?

    Reply
  • Jane
    May 4, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Super cute! Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
  • Katarina
    August 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Hello

    Where do I find the pattern for toddlers?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 15, 2016 at 12:26 am

      Hey Katarina,

      It’s in the subscriber “Vault” (a password protected area where I share the best freebies, printables, etc.) If you subscribe in the box at the bottom of this post (above this comment area) or on the side of the page, you’ll immediately get at email that tells you how to access it.

      Please let me know if you have any trouble. I’m happy to help!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Leticia Avilez
    October 26, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Es realmente hermoso! Me gustaría la traducción a ESPAÑOL pudiera ser?

    Reply
  • Paulien
    November 5, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Hi Jess,

    Fantastic hat! Can’t wait to start making it.
    I entered the subscribers vault, but can’t find the pattern for larger sizes there. Evn not via the link from the email. Where could I findit. Hope you can help. Thanks Paulien (Netherlands)

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 9, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Hey Paulien,

      Hello from the US! If you go to the Vault and click the link right below the bunny hat photo, you’ll open the pattern. The other link below that takes you back to the blog post.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Linda
        February 15, 2017 at 10:59 am

        I an’ get it to print the toddler size bunny hat pattern

        Reply
        • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
          February 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm

          Hey Linda,

          Were you able to download it from the Vault? If you enter your email address above, you should get an email with a link and password to download the pattern. Let me know if you need more help!

          Jess

          Reply
  • Patricia Oliver
    January 29, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I love this pattern and have sent email request for larger sizes and hopefully will receive them as I need to make in the larger sizes. I did make the ears and add to a basket to make a “Bunny basket” which is cute – although sometimes when I look @ it I think it resembles a puppy!

    Reply
  • Lorna
    March 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    it is just adorable, ty

    Reply
  • Daria Pilipczuk
    March 18, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Oooh, a bunny hat that my toddler grandson will like. Can’t wait to get the pattern in a larger size.

    Reply
  • Julia Walton
    March 26, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Hihii! Just came across this and was wondering what weight yarn you used?

    Reply
  • Jean Vassil
    March 28, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Please I would like the bigger size of this hat
    for my two year old granddaughter.
    So So cute!!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 3, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Hey Jean,

      If you enter your email address in the box above, you’ll immediatly receive an email with the instructions to access the larger sizes. 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Andrea
    March 29, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Can’t wait to make this for my perfect little baby.

    Reply
  • Debbie Vandenburg
    January 31, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I’m not able to find a way to get the bigger size patterns for the bunny hat…help, I may be doing something wrong?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Hey Debbie,

      If you subscribe in any of the boxes on the site, like the one above this comment area, you’ll receive an email with download instructions. If you don’t see the email from me right away, check your spam or junk folders. Sometimes they can get stuck there. 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • Kelly
    March 6, 2018 at 11:30 am

    How are you joining to the rows together? Everything I try results in extra stitches.

    Reply
  • Kelly Markham
    March 23, 2018 at 7:02 am

    I emailed the pattern to myself and now I don’t see where I can print it? Am I doing something wrong??

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 23, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Hey Kelly,

      Did you subscribe to the vault and download the PDF? That would be the best way to print it. The PDF if free when you put your email address in the box above. You’ll an email with download instructions.

      🙂
      Jess

      Reply

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