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Bunny Beanie with Ears Free Crochet Pattern (Boy and Girl)

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The only thing more adorable than an itty bitty bunny? An itty bitty human pretending to be an itty bitty bunny. Good thing too, because we have a BRAND NEW and super adorable bunny beanie with ears free crochet pattern to use for Easter!

Bunny Beanie with Ears Crochet Pattern

This Easter themed bunny beanie hat pattern starts with a basic beanie (get all different sizes of beanies here) then we attach two ears along with a bow and voila! You’ve got yourself a bunny.

Bunny Beanie with Ears Crochet Pattern

This pattern is very easy as far as skill level needed; the only stitches used are the chain stitch, double crochet and single crochet. After we make the beanie, two ears and the bow or top hat, we will simply sew them together and we’ve got an easy peasy bunny beanie!

Bunny Beanie with Ears Free Crochet Pattern

Materials:

Worsted Weight yarn (size 4, medium weight) in white
Worsted Weight yarn (size 4, medium weight) in other color of your choice
Crochet hook in size H
Upholstery needle for sewing
Pipe cleaners in white

Pattern:

***NOTE*** If you need a different size beanie (from newborn to adult!) you’ll want to use my master beanie pattern. When finished, continue making the ears and bow or top hat below and move on to the construction as noted.

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Hat (6-12 month size)

Row 1: Magic circle. 10 dc in circle. Join with sl st to top of first dc. Pull tight. (10)
Row 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (20)
Row 3: Ch-2, *dc in first st, 2dc in next* repeat from * * around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (30)
Row 4: Ch-2, *dc in first 2 sts, 2dc in next* repeat from * * around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (40)
Row 5: Ch-2, *dc in first 3 sts, 2dc in next* repeat from * * around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (50)
Row 6 – 12: Ch-2, dc in each st around (50)
Row 13: (in contrasting color) Ch-1, sc in each st around (50)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ears (make two)

Row 1: Magic circle. 6 dc in circle. Join with sl st to top of first dc. Pull tight. (6)
Row 2: Ch-2, 2dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of first dc. (12)
Row 3: Ch-2, *dc in first st, 2dc in next* repeat from * * around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (18)
Row 4: Ch-2, *dc in first 2 sts, 2dc in next* repeat from * * around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (24)
Rows 5 – 8: Ch-2, dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (24)
Row 9: Ch-2, *dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog* repeat from * * around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (18)
Row 10: Ch-2, dc in each st around. (18)
(if you’d like taller, more floppy ears do 2 more rows)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

How to Make Ears Stand up in Crochet

Turn ears inside out, and whip stitch around pipe cleaner as shown (being sure not to make the stitches go all the way through to the other side lest they show). Fasten off and weave in ends, then carefully turn ears right side out. Bend pipe cleaner ends in so they aren’t sharp and pointy. Form them into bunny ears and set aside.

Adding Pipe Cleaner to Crocheted Ears

Bow (see top hat instructions below)

Row 1: Ch-40, join with sl st to beg ch without turning. (40)
Row 2 – 8: Ch-1, sc in same st and in each around. Join with sl st to top of first sc. (40)
Fasten off leaving a super long tail (we will use the tail to make the center of the bow).

How to Make a Crocheted Bow

Find the middle of the “bow” and pinch together as shown. Wrap yarn tightly to hold its shape, and continue wrapping until you reach desired bow center width. On back side, use your upholstery needle to secure the end, leaving a long enough tail to then attach the bow to hat when ready. Set aside.

Crocheted Bow

Construction

Fold bottom edge of each ear in half and, using your upholstery needle, thread white yarn through to keep the ear puckered at the bottom – as in photo. Make them as puckered or as flat as you like.

Crocheted Bunny Ears

Position the ears at the top of the beanie. I positioned mine to span two rows each, the 2nd and 3rd rounds on each side of beanie. Sew ears on as evenly as possible. I sewed mine more securely in the front so that they hang forward just a bit (instead of lolling backward). After we place the bow it will offer additional support so that the ears remain upright at all times.

How to Crochet Bunny Ears

Add the bow directly to the center of the beanie, in between the ears. Sew on securely and fasten off and weave in ends.

Crocheted Bunny Beanie with Ears

How easy was that?! Ready for the top hat instead? Read on friend!

Bunny Beanie with Ears Crochet Pattern

If you’d like the bunny beanie to be a little more “boyish”, use this top hat pattern instead.

Top Hat

Round 1: Magic circle, ch-1, 10hdc in circle. Join with sl st top top of first hdc. Pull circle tight. (10)
Round 2: Ch-1, 2hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (20)
Round 3: Ch-1, *hdc in first st, 2hdc in next* repeat from * * around. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (30)
Round 4: working in blo entire round  Ch-1, hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (30)
Round 5-9: Ch-1, hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (30)
Round 10: working in flo entire round – Ch-1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2hdc in next. Ch-8, sk 6 sts. *Hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next* Repeat from * * four more times. Ch-8, sk 6 sts. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (40)
Round 11: Ch-1, *hdc in first 3 sts, 2hdc in next* Repeat from * * around. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (50)
Round 12: Ch-1, hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of first hdc. (50)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Here’s a photo of the end of round 10 (ear holes):

Bunny Hat with Ears Crochet Pattern

When finished crocheting the hat, you’ll take the ears and slip them into the holes created in the chain spaces made in round 10.

Crocheted Bunny Ears with Top Hat

Sew the ears on to the hat from the underside. White ear to white hat. Sew them on as evenly as possible, pulling tighter on the front side of the ears so that they don’t fall backward.

How to Crochet Bunny Ears and Top Hat

When finished sewing both ears on (through the holes in the hat) carefully attach a few stitches along the front of the brim of the hat, just to keep it from moving around. Be careful not to allow the white to peek through the top of the brim.

Crocheted "boy" and "girl" Bunny Hats

More crochet patterns before you go:

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The Joker (Batman) Amigurumi FREE Crochet Pattern
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38 Comments

  1. I made the girl version with slight variations. It came out great. I am in the process of making the boy version, but had to make the hat bigger. Thank you for the bigger size chart! I even figured out how to make the ears bigger to match. But I’m having a heck of a time making the top hat bigger, and not so floppy. Please help!
  2. Can you wash the beanie if it has pipe cleaners in the ears? If not, what might be another way to keep the ears from being too floppy?
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  13. How very cute!! My granddaughter has a bunny and I'd love to make this for her. Thanks for sharing!
  14. Imhaving a problem with the ears I'm following the pattern but its a circle not possible to make ears from it HELP !!!!!!!!!
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  21. I made both, the male & female version. The female one was much easier and the ears stand up. The male version was difficult and the ears are floppy. The instructions are a bit confusing on the male one. "White ear to white hat"..?
    1. Mine did too! I ended up throwing a few stitches through the ear into the top hat to give it a little help
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  25. Oh my gosh - this is the MOST adorable bunny hat I've ever seen!!!! Have GOT to make this - going to Michael's today!!!!! Thank you for sharing!