Taken from beginner-crochet-patterns.com
Every beginner can make this adorable Bunny hat - the crochet pattern is easy and simple! Ears stand up without additional support! You can make the hat in your favorite colors as well as in traditional white.
Preemie, Newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months.
You will need:
Yarn bulky (chunky) weight (#5) in white and baby pink (or 2 colors of your choice)
Crochet hook L 11/ 8.0 mm or M 13 / 9.00 mm or size needed to obtain the gauge
Gauge: 4 SC = 2’’, 5 rows = 2’’
Abbreviations and stitches used:
SC – single crochet, DC - double crochet, CH - chain, slip stitch.
You can use 2 strands of medium weight yarn (weight category #3 - such as DK or sport yarn) instead of chunky yarn. Just remember about the gauge!
The Bunny hat is a basic beanie with made separately and attached (sewn on) ears.
Start the beanie from the round bottom. The center is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join with a slip stitch at the end of each round, and do not turn at the beginning of each round. Use a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round, and move the marker up as work progresses.
NOTE: if possible, use the head circumference of your baby/toddler. The given sizes are approximate because every kid is different. When you know the circumference, the diameter of the bottom of the hat will be the circumference divided by 3.14 – work in continuous rounds until you reach the needed diameter.
CH 3, join in the ring with a slip stitch.
Row #1: SC 6 in the ring, slip stitch
Row #2: 2SC in each SC all around the row.
Row #3: [SC, 2SC], repeat [ ] 6 times.
Preemie size: Make 1 more row: [SC 5, 2SC] repeat [ ] 3 times, skip Rows ##4-6 and go to Row #7
Row #4: [SC 2, 2SC], repeat [ ] 6 times. For the Newborn size skip Rows ##5-6 and go to Row #7
Row #5: [SC 3, 2SC], repeat [ ] 6 times. For the size 0-3 months skip Row # 6 and go to Row #7
Row #6: [SC 4, 2SC], repeat [ ] 6 times.
Row # 7: SC in each SC all around the row.
Preemie size: Make 4 more rows like Row # 7, fast off
Newborn size: Make 5 more rows like Row # 7, fast off
Size 0-3 months: Make 6 more rows like Row #7, fast off
Size 3-6 months: Make 7 or 8 more rows like Row # 7, fast off
If possible, try the beanie on to make sure the height at the forehead is enough.
Bunny ears should stand up without additional support - that's why it is important to sew them to the bunny hat correctly.
Sew on the ear around as shown.
When you are at the front side again - tie both ends of the yarn together tight. The ear should stand up.
Sew on the second ear and the Bunny Hat is ready