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Baby Bunny Hat

This hat is going to be part of a set with some booties for an as yet unborn baby with unknown gender – so it’s white (and sparkly) because that probably would be fine for either a boy or a girl. I used DK yarn and a 5mm hook which makes the hat quite light and airy.

SIZE

I have literally no idea how big a baby is so I used this wonderful website of baby sizes to make it (hopefully!) the right size. If you get the same gauge as me and follow the instructions exactly then the finished hat should measure ~38cm (15″) in circumference and 15cm (6″) long (before being turned up) which the website says is the size for a baby 3 – 6 months old. I decided to go for one size up from newborn as it’s better to be slightly too big as the baby can always grow into it.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • I used DK yarn and a 5mm hook to give a light and airy feel to the hat. It has a gauge of ~3.5 stitches and 3.5 rows per 2.5cm (1 inch) when worked in half treble (american = half double) crochet in back loops only. You can use any yarn and hook with any gauge if you have a look at this website of baby sizes and adjust the pattern for your particular needs.
  • yarn needle for sewing on the ears
  • As always I’ll be using English crochet terms so have a look at my conversion chart if you’d prefer American terms. However, the whole hat is completed in a single stitch: half treble crochet (htr) which in american terms is just half double crochet (hdc). Crochet into the back loop only of all stitches unless the instructions say otherwise and continue working in a spiral, using a stitch marker to keep track of rounds.

HAT

Round 1. Create a magic ring containing 6dc (sc in American terms). slst closed.

Work in back loops only of all stitches from now on.

Round 2. 2htr into each stitch (12 stitches total)

Round 3. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 4. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in each of next 2 stitches. *repeat 6 times (24 stitches total)

Round 5. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in each of next 3 stitches. *repeat 6 times (30 stitches total)

Round 6. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in each of next 4 stitches. *repeat 6 times (36 stitches total)

Round 7. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in each of next 5 stitches. *repeat 6 times (42 stitches total)

Round 8-22. 1htr in each stitch. (42 stitches total)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

EARS (MAKE 2)

Round 1. Create a magic ring containing 6dc. slst closed.

Work in back loops only of all stitches from now on.

Round 2. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in next stitch. *repeat 3 times (9 stitches total)

Round 3. 1htr in each stitch.

Round 4. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in each of next 2 stitch. *repeat 3 times (12 stitches total)

Round 5. 1htr in each stitch.

Round 6. *2htr into first stitch, 1htr in next stitch. *repeat 6 times (18 stitches total)

Round 7-15. 1htr in each stitch. (18 stitches total)

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

FINISHING

Flatten an ear and fold in half at the base as shown in the photo below. With the yarn needle and the tail of yarn sew through all layers a few times to secure the ear in this position.

Place the ear on one side of the hat at approximately round 4 and sew on. Weave in the loose end.

Repeat with the second ear on the opposite side of the hat. Turn up approximately 2.5cm (1″) and you’re done. Enjoy the cuteness!

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8 Responses

  1. dj says:

    bunny cuteness thank you for sharing !

  2. Kerrie says:

    This is just Darling!

  3. Ruth Spooner says:

    And thank you for the link to the baby measurements – SO helpful!

  4. Jess says:

    love this :) just made it for my due any day niece/nephew :D

  5. [...] used were: newborn crown, Sugar and Spice bonnet, pretty little baby hats with added appliques, and baby bunny hat without the [...]

  6. [...] browsed through the newborn hat options on Ravelry and settled on this adorable Baby Bunny Hat pattern by Cult of Crochet. It took a few hours here and there over a few days – moments of [...]

  7. leslieheisey says:

    Reblogged this on just thinking ……… and commented:
    I’ll just move the ears down to make a cow. This will fit a friend’s cow ear business

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