Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bunny Rabbit Hat - Crochet Pattern - FREE PDF


UPDATE: Happy Easter!!! I am so happy to now be offering this super cute rabbit for FREE!

Okay, this is probably one of my favorite hats that I have ever designed! Living in the Northeast of the US, it can still be quite cool in the morning and evening throughout the Spring season, so I still like to put hats on my little ones. This one fits the bill perfectly for that job!

Also, my little guy LOVES rabbits! He has had a love of them for the past 2 years, so I wanted to make sure this hat was extra special. As I was working on them and the design I would ask his input and he would tell me either yes or no! It was very special and he hasn't taken it off since I finished it!

This hat is great for Easter or Spring themed photos too. We have an Easter photo shoot all set up, and I can't wait for my two little ones to get there photos in these hats!

I know I say this a lot with most of my patterns, but this hat is also perfect for both boys and girls. Just a touch of a flower or bow and boom, the hat is an adorable girl bunny for your precious little girl.

The wide range of sizes make this hat great for a newborn baby's photo prop, all the way up to a little guy or gal's hat!

The color combinations are endless!!






Bunny Rabbit hat
Skill Level - Easy
Abbreviations
    ch(s) – chain(s)
    sc – single crochet
    dc- double crochet
    hdc – half double crochet
    sp – space
    ea - each
    st(s) – stitch(es)
    sk - skip
    sl st – slip stitch
    sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
    Rnd(s)- round(s) FO – Fasten Off

Special Stitches
    Magic Circle – Many tutorials available online
    Reverse Single Crochet (Crab Stitch) - Ch 1, working from left to right, sk first st, insert hook from front to back in next st to the right, yo, pull loop through st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook.

Gauge for Hat
    10sc and 12 rows = 3” square; use a different size hook or yarn to obtain proper gauge

Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn:
  • Color A - Color of Hat
  • Color B - Color of Muzzle
  • Small amount of:
    • Black for Pupil
    • White for Eye & Whiskers
    • Pink for Nose
    • Blue, Green, Brown, for Eye
  • H hook (5mm)
  • G hook (4mm)
  • Stitch Marker
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • 8X8 inch piece of pink felt
  • Pink embroider floss

Finished Size

Age and Head Circumference
    0-3 months – 13.5” to 15.5”
    3-6 months – 15” to 17”
    6-12 months – 16” to 18”
    1-3 years – 17.5” to 19.5”
    3-5 years – 19” to 20”
    6-10 years – 20” to 21”

Notes
  • The hat is worked in continuous rounds, however use a stitch marker to keep track of what round you are on.
  • I work all pieces and then assemble at the end (unless otherwise noted), however you may assemble as you go
Instructions for Hat

Use H hook and Color A for all sizes

Size 0-3 months

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle, ch 1 and 6 sc in magic circle (6sts)

Rnd 2 – 2 sc in ea sc around (12sts)

Rnd 3 – *sc in next sc, 2sc in nextsc* repeat from * to * around (18 sts)

Rnd 4 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc* repeat from * to * around (24sts)

Rnd 5 – *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in nextsc* repeat from * to * around (30sts)

Rnd 6 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 4sc* repeat from * to * around (36sts)

Rnd 7 – *sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in nextsc* repeat from * to * around (42sts)

Stop here and measure your crown,it should be approximately 3.5” to 4”

Rnd 8 – *sc in ea sc* repeat from *to * around (42sts)

Continue round 8 until hat measures 5 inches from crown to bottom

On last round join with a sl st

Trim – Reverse sc around (see special stitches), join – FO (42sts)

Size 3-6 months

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle, ch 1 and 6 sc in magic circle (6sts)

Rnd 2 – 2 sc in ea sc around (12sts)

Rnd 3 – *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (18 sts)

Rnd 4 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc* repeat from * to * around (24sts)

Rnd 5 – *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (30sts)

Rnd 6 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc* repeat from * to * around (36sts)

Rnd 7 – *sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (42sts)

Rnd 8 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc* repeat from * to * around (48sts)

Stop here and measure your crown, it should be approximately 4” to 4.5”

Rnd 9 – *sc in ea sc* repeat from * to * around (48sts)

Continue round 9 until hat measures 5.5 inches from crown to bottom

On last round join with a sl st

Trim – Reverse sc around (see special stitches), join – FO (48sts)

Size 6-12 months

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle, ch 1 and 6 sc in magic circle (6sts)

Rnd 2 – 2 sc in ea sc around (12sts)

Rnd 3 – *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (18 sts)

Rnd 4 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc* repeat from * to * around (24sts)

Rnd 5 – *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (30sts)

Rnd 6 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc* repeat from * to * around (36sts)

Rnd 7 – *sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (42sts)

Rnd 8 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc* repeat from * to * around (48sts)

Rnd 9 – *sc in next 7 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (54sts)

Stop here and measure your crown, it should be approximately 4.5” to 5”

Rnd 10 – *sc in ea sc* repeat from * to * around (54sts)

Continue round 10 until hat measures 6 inches from crown to bottom

On last round join with a sl st

Trim – Reverse sc around (see special stitches), join – FO (54sts)

Size 1-3 years

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle, ch 1 and 6 sc in magic circle (6sts)

Rnd 2 – 2 sc in ea sc around (12sts)

Rnd 3 – *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (18 sts)

Rnd 4 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc* repeat from * to * around (24sts)

Rnd 5 – *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (30sts)

Rnd 6 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc* repeat from * to * around (36sts)

Rnd 7 – *sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (42sts)

Rnd 8 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc* repeat from * to * around (48sts)

Rnd 9 – *sc in next 7 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (54sts)

Rnd 10 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc* repeat from * to * around (60sts)

Stop here and measure your crown, it should be approximately 5” to 5.5”

Rnd 11 – *sc in ea sc* repeat from * to * around (60sts)

Continue round 11 until hat measures 6.5 inches from crown to bottom

On last round join with a sl st

Trim – Reverse sc around (see special stitches), join – FO (60sts)

Size 3-5 years

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle, ch 1 and 6 sc in magic circle (6sts)

Rnd 2 – 2 sc in ea sc around (12sts)

Rnd 3 – *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (18 sts)

Rnd 4 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc* repeat from * to * around (24sts)

Rnd 5 – *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (30sts)

Rnd 6 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc* repeat from * to * around (36sts)

Rnd 7 – *sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (42sts)

Rnd 8 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc* repeat from * to * around (48sts)

Rnd 9 – *sc in next 7 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (54sts)

Rnd 10 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc* repeat from * to * around (60sts)

Rnd 11 – *sc in next 9 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (66sts)

Stop here and measure your crown, it should be approximately 5.5” to 6”

Rnd 12 – *sc in ea sc* repeat from * to * around (66sts)

Continue round 12 until hat measures 7 inches from crown to bottom

On last round join with a sl st

Trim – Reverse sc around (see special stitches), join – FO (66sts)

Size 6-10 years

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle, ch 1 and 6 sc in magic circle (6sts)

Rnd 2 – 2 sc in ea sc around (12sts)

Rnd 3 – *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (18 sts)

Rnd 4 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc* repeat from * to * around (24sts)

Rnd 5 – *sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (30sts)

Rnd 6 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc* repeat from * to * around (36sts)

Rnd 7 – *sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (42sts)

Rnd 8 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc* repeat from * to * around (48sts)

Rnd 9 – *sc in next 7 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (54sts)

Rnd 10 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc* repeat from * to * around (60sts)

Rnd 11 – *sc in next 9 sc, 2sc in next sc* repeat from * to * around (66sts)

Rnd 12 – *2sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc* repeat from * to * around (72sts)

Stop here and measure your crown, it should be approximately 6” to 6.5”

Rnd 13 – *sc in ea sc* repeat from * to * around (72sts)

Continue round 13 until hat measures 7.5 inches from crown to bottom

On last round join with a sl st

Trim – Reverse sc around (see special stitches), join – FO (72sts)


Instructions for Pieces

Sizes (0-3mo) (3-6mo) (6-12mo)

Use G hook for all pieces

Ears (make 2)


Use Color A

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle ch 1, and 5sc in magic circle (5sts)

Rnd 2 – 2sc around (10sts)

Rnd 3 – sc around (10sts)

Rnd 4 – *2sc in next sc, sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (15sts)

Rnd 5 – *sc in the next 2 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (20sts)

Rnds 6-20 – sc around (20sts)

Rnd 21 – *sc in the next 2 sc, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around (15sts)

Rnd 22 – *sc2tog, sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (10sts)

Rnd 23 – sc around (10sts)

Join with a sl st – FO leaving a Long Tail for sewing ears to hat.

Muzzle

Use Color B

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle ch 1, and 5sc in magic circle (5sts)

Rnd 2 – 2sc around (10sts)

Rnd 3 – *sc in the next sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (15sts)

Rnd 4 – *2sc in the next sc, sc in the next 2 sc* repeat from *to* around (20sts)

Rnd 5 – *sc in the next 3 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (25sts)

Rnd 6 – *2sc in the next sc, sc in the next 4 sc* repeat from *to* around (30sts)

Rnd 7 – *sc in the next 5 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (35sts)

Rnd 8 – sc around (35sts)

DO NOT FO

Now fold the circle in half and sc both sides together.

FO leaving a long tail for sewing.

TIP: It is easier if you start to fold at the stitch next to your crochet hook

Nose/Mouth

Use Pink

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle ch 1, and 8sc in magic circle (8sts)

Rnd 2 – 2sc in the next 3 sc. – Leave remaining stitches unworked. This is the top of your nose. (6sts)

FO – leave a long tail for sewing nose and forming mouth.

Eyes (make 2)

Use White

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle ch 1, and 8sc in magic circle (8sts)

Rnd 2 – Hdc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next 2sts.

Join with a sl st – FO leaving a Long Tail for sewing and twinkle in pupil.

Now time to form Pupil

Use Black –

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle ch 1, and 6sc in magic circle (6sts)

Join with a sl st – FO

With eye color join with a sl st in join of pupil

Rnd 2 – 2 sl st in eat sc around (12 sts)

FO – leave a long tail to attach pupil to white eye piece.

Instructions for Pieces

Sizes (1-3yrs) (3-5yrs) (6-10yrs)

Use G hook for all pieces

Ears (make 2)

Use Color A

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle ch 1, and 5sc in magic circle (5sts)

Rnd 2 – 2sc around (10sts)

Rnd 3 – sc around (10sts)

Rnd 4 – *2sc in next sc, sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (15sts)

Rnd 5 – *sc in the next 2 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (20sts)

Rnd 6 – *sc in the next 9 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* once more (22sts)

Rnds 7-22 – sc around (22sts)

Rnd 23 – *sc in the next 2 sc, sc2tog* repeat from *to* around (17sts)

Rnd 24 – *sc2tog, sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (11sts)

Rnd 25 – sc around (11sts)

Join with a sl st – FO leaving a Long Tail for sewing ears to hat.

Muzzle

Use Color B

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle ch 1, and 5sc in magic circle (5sts)

Rnd 2 – 2sc around (10sts)

Rnd 3 – *sc in the next sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (15sts)

Rnd 4 – *2sc in the next sc, sc in the next 2 sc* repeat from *to* around (20sts)

Rnd 5 – *sc in the next 3 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (25sts)

Rnd 6 – *2sc in the next sc, sc in the next 4 sc* repeat from *to* around (30sts)

Rnd 7 – *sc in the next 5 sc, 2sc in the next sc* repeat from *to* around (35sts)

Rnd 8 – *2sc in the next sc, sc in the next 6 sc* repeat from *to* around (40sts)

Rnd 9 – *sc in the next 7 sc, 2sc in the next sc* (45sts)

Rnd 10 – sc around (45sts)

DO NOT FO

Now fold the circle in half and sc both sides together.

FO leaving a long tail for sewing.

TIP: It is easier if you start to fold at the stitch next to your crochet hook

Nose/Mouth

Use Pink

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle ch 2 (does not count as first hdc), and 8 hdc in magic circle (8sts)

Rnd 2 – 2sc in the next 3 sc. – Leave remaining stitches unworked. This is the top of your nose. (6sts)

FO – leave a long tail for sewing nose and forming mouth.

Eyes (make 2)

Use White

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle ch 2 (does not count as first hdc), and 8 hdc in magic circle (8sts)

Rnd 2 – Hdc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next 2sts.

Join with a sl st – FO leaving a Long Tail for sewing and twinkle in pupil.

Now time to form Pupil

Use Black –

Rnd 1 – Make a magic circle ch 1, and 6sc in magic circle (6sts)

Join with a sl st – FO

With eye color join with a sl st in join of pupil

Rnd 2 – 2 sl st in eat sc around (12 sts)

FO – leave a long tail to attach pupil to white eye piece.

Time for Assembly

Ears

  1. Trace and cut two inner ear pieces.
  2. Using embroidery floss sew inner ears onto crocheted ears.
  3. Fold bottom of ears (so the sides touch), and sew the bottom together and up the first three rounds (this will pinch and form the ears).


  4. Muzzle

  5. Sew pink nose onto muzzle piece by placing the round 2 stitches (nose top) on the center stitches of the muzzle.

  6. Sew mouth under nose with pink yarn.

  7. Pin muzzle to hat right above the reverse single crochet round on the bottom.

  8. Eyes
  9. Using eye color yarn sew pupil onto white of eye towards the bottom.
  10. Using the white eyes tail, sew a twinkle in the pupil of the eye.
  11. Pin eyes to hat above muzzle.

  12. *~* Feel free to adjust the muzzle and the eyes to get them in the exact place that you want them.
  13. Sew muzzle onto hat.
  14. With white sew whiskers onto hat from side of muzzle to head on both sides of the nose.

  15. Sew eyes onto hat using the white yarn from the twinkle.
  16. Place ears on top of the hat until you like the position. I like to go 4 to 5 rounds out towards the front from the center for smaller sizes, and 5 to 6 round out towards the front for the larger sizes.

  17. *~* By going out towards the front of the hat instead of off to the side, the ears will be on top of the person’s head. Otherwise the ears will be off to the back.

  18. Sew ears onto hat. To help them stay standing in place, be sure to sew all the way around the base of the ears. They will always have a little wiggle to them.
  19. Weave in all remaining ends.

  20. *~* ENJOY *~*

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