Crocheted Easter Bunny Hat free crochet pattern in 3 sizes!

Feb 23, 2024 | Crochet patterns

This crocheted Easter Bunny Hat is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Crocheted Easter Bunny Hat free pattern

With Easter being a little bit earlier this year at the end of March I know we will most likely have cooler temps and probably some more winter-like weather as we head to Easter time. And, since my Heart Hat was so popular I thought an adorable peek a boo Bunny hat would be perfect!

The basic premise of the hat is the same, I simply adjusted the graph and the colors so if you previously made the Hearts Hat you are going to be all set for the Peek a Book Bunny Hat!

Crocheted Easter Bunny Hat Pattern Details

These crochet hats are worked from the bottom up. Once the bunny color work sections are completed you will begin working decrease rounds to the top of the hat making a fitted beanie style hat.

Once the main body of the hat is complete you will add the bottom edge and ribbing. The ribbing is made with chains and sc worked into the back loops only along the bottom edge. If you need a little visual help check out my Remember Me Beanie which has a photo tutorial for the ribbing section.

I have a video tutorial I put together for the crochet heart ear warmers. The tutorial explains how to read a graph, color changes and carrying colors to minimize ends. Check out the FPdc color work tutorial on YouTube.

Crocheted Easter Bunny Hat free pattern

I have several graphs and written pattern instructions included in the free pattern below – toddler size, child size and adult size hats. Size variations can be made to the provided sizes by simply changing up the hook size/yarn weights you choose to use for your bunny hat.

You may notice that the bunnies in the toddler graph are slightly smaller than in the child or adult sizes. The larger bunny just looked a little bit out of proportion to the smaller size hat so I made him slightly smaller. 

For my crochet Bunny hat pattern I am using Red Heart Super Saver* which is a medium worsted weight acrylic yarn.  Very economical and with plentiful color options! You can certainly substitute your favorite worsted weight yarn – Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn!, Red Heart With Love, Paintbox Simply Aran, Vanna’s Choice, Big Twist Value, Caron Simply Soft, Caron One Pound and so many more!  Raid your yarn stash – even mix and match.

Pom poms are completely optional but I really love the addition of yarn pom poms for mine. I love making yarn pom poms now because I use the amazing Clover pom pom makers! Quick and so easy to make! The 2.5″ pom pom maker is the perfect size for both the toddler & child sizes.

I tried several different options for the bunny’s eyes. First I tried small standard buttons but I really wanted something that would look more like safety eyes. However, I didn’t want to use safety eyes because the shaft on the back side is really long and would be uncomfortable to use in a hat. So I did some lengthy searching and found these black dome buttons on Amazon. They look like safety eyes but have a small shank rather than a shaft on the back to sew to your project. They take a little longer to attach but so worth it! Please don’t mind my weird look alien hand in the photo above. I was trying to give you a look look at the dome buttons. My hands get so dry in the winter – yikes!

These small buttons – even safety eyes – could potentially be a hazard for young ones so in that case I would suggest using black yard and embroider the eyes instead.

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Peek a Book Bunny Hat free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Red Heart Super Saver, Weight 4 Medium (100% acrylic)     

  • Color Minty 2.6 oz /  136 yards (MC)
  • Color White 0.8 oz / 42 yards (W)
  • Color Sweet Pink 0.2 oz / 11 yards (P)

Crochet hook size I (5.5 mm)
8 (8, 10) 9 mm Black Plastic Dome Buttons 
Embroidery thread to sew on buttons
Pom Pom (optional)
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size: 

  • Toddler: Approximately 16” circumference x 7” height
  • Child: Approximately 17” circumference x 8” height
  • Adult: Approximately 21” circumference x 9” height

Gauge: 13 FPdc sts x 10 rows = 4” x 4”    

Abbreviations:

  • MC = main color
  • W = white
  • P = pink
  • RS = right side
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • yo = yarn over
  • FPdc = front post double crochet (see special stitches section below)
  • sc = single crochet
  • BLO = back loop only
  • FPdc2tog = front post 2 double crochet stitches together (see special stitches section below)
  • Rnd(s) = round(s)

Special Stitches:

FPdc (front post double crochet stitch): Yo and insert your hook from front to back to front around the dc stitch post from the row below, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

FPdc2tog: Yo, insert hook from front to back to front around the dc stitch post from the row below, yo, pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yo, pull through two loops (two loops on hook), yo, insert hook from front to back to front around the next dc stitch post from the row below, yo, pull up a loop (four loops on hook), yo, pull through two loops (three loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining three loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Three different graphs are provided – toddler size, child size, adult size. Variations of size can be achieved by simply changing up hook size.
  • Hat is worked from bottom up, adding ribbing to bottom edge of hat at the end.
  • Graph is worked as FPdc around the stitch in the round directly below, with the exception of the first round which is a round of double crochet.
  • Each pixel of the graph corresponds to 1 FPdc (rounds 2 – 10) or dc (round 1) stitch.
  • Main body of the hat is worked in the round without turning. Slip stitch join at the end of each round into the top of the first FPdc, not the beginning ch-2.
  • Graph rounds represent rounds that are NOT decreasing rounds. Refer to written round instructions for decreasing stitch details.
  • To work color changes, work last dc stitch before new color until there are two loops on the hook, pull in new color with last yo. 
  • To reduce ends to weave in, I carried the non-working yarn as yarn “floats” on the wrong side of the hat.
  • Ch-2 at beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

Recommended Tutorial:

How to change colors and read graph for FPdc

Graphs

Toddler Graph

Bunny hat Toddler Graph

Child Graph

Bunny Hat Child graph

Adult Graph

Bunny Hat Adult Graph

Pattern Instructions

Toddler Hat Instructions

With W, ch 55, without twisting ch, change to MC and sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: (Begin color changes see below) (RS) Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in same st and in each ch to end, sl st in top of first dc st. (55)

    Rnd 1 color changes: MC 2, W 10, [MC 4, W 10] 3 times, MC 1.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, FPdc in st below ch-2 (first dc st), FPdc in each st around, sl st in first st.

    Rnd 2 color changes: MC 2, W 10, [MC 4, W 10] 3 times, MC 1.

Rnds 3-7: Repeat as for Round 2 with the following color changes:

Rnd 3: MC 3, W 8, [MC 6, W 8] 3 times, MC 2.

Rnd 4: MC 3, W 1, P 1, W 1, MC 2, W 1, P 1, W 1, [MC 6, W 1, P 1, W 1, MC 2, W 1, P 1, W 1] 3 times, MC 2.  

Rnd 5: Repeat round 4.

Rnd 6: MC 3, W 3, M 2, W 3, [MC 6, W 3, MC 2, W 3] 3 times, MC 2.

Rnd 7:  MC 4, W 1, MC 4, W 1, [MC 8, W 1, MC 4, W 1] 3 times, MC 3.

Rnd 8: With MC, repeat round 2.  

Rnd 9: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 9 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (50)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (40)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Rnd 12: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (20)

Rnd 13: Ch 2, FPdc2tog around. (10)

Rnd 14: Ch 2, FPdc2tog around. (5)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing hat closed.  Weave in remaining ends.

Continue to Bottom Edge & Ribbing Instructions to complete hat.

Child Hat Instructions

With W, ch 60, without twisting ch, change to MC and sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: (Begin color changes see below) (RS) Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in same st and in each ch to end, sl st in top of first dc st. (60)

    Rnd 1 color changes: MC1, W12, [MC3, W12] 3 times, MC2.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, FPdc in st below ch-2 (first dc st), FPdc in each st around, sl st in first st.

    Rnd 2 color changes: MC2, W10, [MC5, W10] 3 times, MC3.

Rnds 3-7: Repeat as for Round 2 with the following color changes:

Rnd 3: MC3, W8, [MC7, W8] 3 times, MC4.

Rnd 4: MC3, W1, P1, W1, MC2, W1, P1, W1, [MC7, W1, P1, W1, MC2, W1, P1, W1] 3 times, MC4.

Rnd 5: Repeat round 4.

Rnd 6: MC3, W3, MC2, W3, [MC7, W3, MC2, W3] 3 times, MC4.

Rnd 7: MC4, W1, MC4, W1, [MC9, W1, MC4, W1] 3 times, MC5.

Rnd 8: With MC, repeat round 2.

Rnd 9: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 8 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (54)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (48)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 6 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (42)

Rnd 12: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (36)

Rnd 13: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Rnd 14: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (24)

Rnd 15: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Rnd 16: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (12)

Rnd 17: Ch 2, FPdc2tog around. (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing hat shut. Weave in remaining ends.

Continue to Bottom Edge & Ribbing Instructions to complete hat.

Adult Hat Instructions

With W, ch 70, without twisting ch, change to MC and sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: (Begin color changes see below) (RS) Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in same st and in each ch to end, sl st in top of first dc st. (70)

    Rnd 1 color changes: MC1, W12, [MC2, W12] 4 times, MC1.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, FPdc in st below ch-2 (first dc st), FPdc in each st around, sl st in first st.

    Rnd 2 color changes: MC2, W10, [MC4, W10] 4 times, MC2.

Rnds 3-8: Repeat as for Round 2 with the following color changes:

Rnd 3: MC3, W8, [MC6, W8] 4 times, MC 3.

Rnd 4: MC3, W1, P1, W1, MC2, W1, P1, W1, [MC6, W1, P1, W1, MC2, W1, P1, W1] 4 times, MC3.

Rnd 5: Repeat round 4. 

Rnd 6: MC3, W3, MC2, W3, [MC6, W3, MC2, W3] 4 times, MC3.

Rnd 7: MC4, W1, MC4, W1, [MC8, W1, MC4, W1] 4 times, MC4. 

Rnds 8 – 10: With MC, repeat round 2.

Rnd 11: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 8 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (63)

Rnd 12: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (56)

Rnd 13: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 6 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (49)

Rnd 14: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (42)

Rnd 15: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (35)

Rnd 16: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (28)

Rnd 17: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (21)

Rnd 18: Ch 2, *FPdc2tog, FPdc next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (14)

Rnd 19: Ch 2, FPdc2tog around. (7)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing top of hat shut.  Weave in remaining ends.

All Sizes: Written as Toddler (Child, Adult)

Bottom Edge

Attach MC to bottom edge of hat in any unused loop from foundation ch with sl st.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each unused loop around, sl st to first st. 55 (60, 70) Do not fasten off.

Ribbing

Ch 6 (7, 9).

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, now working in sc sts from previous round of bottom edge, sl st in next two sts. Turn. 5 (6, 8)

Row 2: Skip 2 sl sts, working in BLO of sc sts from row 1 of ribbing, sc in BLO of each st to end. Turn. 5 (6, 8)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st to end, sl st in next two sts of main body of hat. Turn. 5 (6, 8)

Rows 4 – 55 (60, 70): Repeat rows 2 – 3. 

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing ribbing edges of hat together.

With mattress seam stitch, sew ribbing edges together.

With long length of yarn left for sewing, sew top of hat shut.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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