Chunky Bunny Crochet Hat

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It’s basically spring but I know a lot of you are still have heavy winter weather. This chunky bunny crochet hat will keep those heads warm! Made with Bernat Softee Chunky yarn that is soft and makes the hat a quick one to work up. But the best part of all is that the chunky yarn allows for the ears to stand up without any other support on the inside!

And how about those super sweet fabric ears?! Those were made by poking holes in fleece fabric and crocheting around the edges. You can choose ANY color or print of fleece fabric to change up the look of the hat!

I used a Skip Stitch Blade to poke holes around the fleece fabric. You can purchase a skip stitch blade and rotary cutter on slipstitch.com but for a detailed tutorial on how to use the skip stitch blade to cute fabric see THIS POST.

Materials:
– Size H Crochet Hook
Bernat Softee Chunky yarn in Clay. Shop all colors at Yarnspirations.com
– Fleece Fabric (1/2 yard is more than enough!) I purchase the pink polkadots at JoAnn Fabrics.
– Skip Stitch Blade Original #1 <<<< purchase here.
– 45mm Fiskars Rotary Cutter
– Tapestry Needle

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Basic Hat:
Note: I made Front Post Single Crochet (FPSC) and Back Post Single Crochet (BPSC) stitches on the bottom of my hat. In hindsight, this wasn’t such a great idea. It causes the rim to be very tight/stiff. I suggest finishing the whole hat in basic DC stitches as written below. If you do like the look of the ribbed band on the bottom edge of the hat, forgo the last 2 rows stitches in each size and finish with 4 rounds of FPSC and BPSC alternating.

Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, chain 2, make 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next four, join, ch 1 (36 DC)
Round 5-7: DC around (36 DC)
Round 8: SC around (36 SC)
Fasten off weave in ends

Size: 6-12 Months
Magic ring, chain 2, make 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next seven, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6-9: DC around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 10: SC around, join, ch 1 (45 SC)
Fasten off weave in ends

Size: Preschooler
Magic ring, chain 2, make 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
Round 6-10: DC around, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
Round 11: SC around, join, ch 1 (50 SC)
Fasten off weave in ends

Size: Child
Magic ring, chain 2, make 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 9, join, ch 2 (55 DC)
Round 7-11: DC around (55 DC)
Round 12: SC around (55 SC)
Fasten off weave in ends
 
Size: Teen/Adult
Magic ring, chain 2, make 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next four, join, ch 2 (60 DC)
Round 7-12: DC around (60 DC)
Round 13: SC around (60 SC)

Fasten off weave in ends

Ears (make 2):
Chain 12, DC in 3rd chain from hook and rest of the way down chain, make 5 DC in last chain, now working on other side of chain, DC in each stitch, do not join, turn, chain 1
Row 2: SC in first 8, HDC in next 2, 3 DC in next 4, HDC in next 2, SC in last 8, fasten off leaving long tail.

You will use one of the ears as your template to trace an ear piece in the fabric
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Cut it out and use it as your template to cut out a second fabric ear!
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Fabric ear should be smaller than crocheted ear.
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Use your skip stitch blade to cut holes along the edge of your ear. You will want to twist your blade and fabric to go around the curve. It’s ok to pick your blade up mid-cut. Just be sure to line up the blade with the last hole made when you place it back down. Keep in mind that YOU decide which holes to crochet in so if there is an extra hole, it’s typically no big deal.

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SC + chain in each hole around the fabric ear.
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Stitch the crocheted ear and fabric ear together with a tapestry needle. No need to stuff them! The Bernat Softee Chunky yarn makes these are thick and sturdy!
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Sew both ears on the top of the hat!
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Front of ears
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Back of ears
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At this point you can stop and enjoy your bunny hat! OR embellish it with a flower crown!
I used a bit of Bernat Super Value worsted weight yarn and size H crochet hook.
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Sew them on to the top of the hat in front of the ears. You shouldn’t need more than 3 or 4 flowers.
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Hoppy Easter!

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Comments

  1. Barb says

    How adorable!! Where’s the model? I scrolled down and down waiting to see her big smile but ??? Maybe she was taking a nap!

    Thank you for sharing your talents!

  2. Liz says

    Such a cute pattern! What sizing should I use for a 3-6 month bub? Or do you think the 0-3 month sizing would still fit? Thanks!!

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