Can I begin this post by asking you to please make bonnets for your babies when they are little. Bonnets have an instant charm, an old worldly beauty that look great on babies. Not just aesthetics, they protect your baby from the harsh winds much better that any other apparel. And my vote is for these bunny ears baby bonnet.

Let me explain some of the features of this beautiful baby bonnet. It is made to fit sizes from newborn to 6 month old. The bunny ears baby bonnet is worked with the half double crochet and looks amazing. It has instructions on how to attach the bunny ears to the bonnet. Most importantly these bunny ears baby bonnet have a beautiful slip stitch ribbing to keep the bonnet from sliding off.

Crochet bunny ears baby bonnet
bunny ears baby bonnet

To make this bunny ears baby bonnet you will need:

  1. #3 DK weight yarn / 8 ply Acrylic yarn
  2. 4.00 mm hook
  3. Sewing needle

Abbreviations Used

  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain
  • hdc inc – half double crochet increse, make two hdc in the same st
  • hdc dec – join two hdc st from previous row to make one hdc st

Video tutorial

Free written pattern

Make a magic circle.  

1) Chain 2, 10 half double crochet (hdc), sl st to close. (10) 

2) Ch 2, 2hdc in each stitch, sl st. (20) 

3) Ch 2, [1 hdc, hdc increase(inc)] * 10 times, sl st. (30) 

4) Ch 2, [1 hdc, 1 hdc, inc] * 10 times, sl st. (40) 

5) Ch 2, [1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, inc] * 10 times, sl st. (50) 

half double crochet bonnet

6) Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st. (50) 

7) Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. (50). Turn.  ( Do not close this round with sl st, instead turn your work ) 

Now, start working like you would work rows. 

8) Ch 2,(skip the first stitch), 47 hdc, 1 hdc decrease(dec).Turn  (48) 

9-13) Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Turn. (48) 

14) Ch 2,(skip the first stitch), 45 hdc, 1 dec. Turn. (46) 

15-16) Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Turn. (46) 

hdc baby bonnet

Now start making the ribbing

Please watch the video to understand how to do the sl st ribbing better.

  1. Chain 6. Turn
  2. Start working in the third chain from the hook, 4 sl st. Turn.
  3. Ch 1, 4 sl st. Turn.
  4. Ch 1, 4 sl st. sl st to the first stitch on the bonnet.

Repeat the steps all the way around the front of the bonnet making a sl st ribbing in the front.

Straps:

Please make nice thick straps for the bonnet, the think cord ones posses strangling risks.

1) Chain 2, 1 hdc in each st, Turn. (4) 

2-12) Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st, Turn. (4) 

13) Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog. (2) 

14) Ch 2, hdc2tog, Finish off.  

Bunny Ears Pattern

I am working the bunny’s ears in continuous rounds. If you prefer to sl st at the end of each round, you will face this tiny bump.

1) Magic circle, Ch 1, 6 hdc. (6) 

2) 2 hdc in each st. (12) 

3) [ 1 hdc inc, hdc] * rep 6 times. (18) 

4) [ 1 hdc inc, hdc, hdc] * rep 6 times. (24) 

5-7) hdc around. (24) 

8) 1 hdc dec, 10 hdc, 1 hdc dec, 10 hdc. (22) 

9) 1 dec, 9 hdc, 1 dec, 9 hdc. (20) 

10) 1 dec, 8 hdc, 1 dec, 8 hdc. (18) 

11) 1 dec, 7 hdc, 1 dec, 7 hdc. (16) 

12) 1 dec, 6 hdc, 1 dec, 6 hdc. (14) 

13-15) hdc around. (14) 

3 hdc to adjust. Finish off. 

And, that’s your baby bonnet done. If you are interested in making crochet tunics for baby girls here’s the free pattern. https://hellostitchesxo.com.au/how-to-attach-fabric-to-crochet-tunic/