As the air takes on a brisk chill and anticipation builds for the first snowflakes to grace us with their gentle descent, we stand at the cusp of the winter season. It’s that time when the world outside turns into a pristine snowy landscape, and the cool breeze encourages us to seek comfort in the coziest of fashions. With the upcoming winter season in mind, I’m excited to present a must-have for the little ones: the Crochet Bunny Ears Beanie. Created with care and fashioned for both style and comfort, this beanie is poised to be a winter wardrobe staple for kids!
- Acrylic Bulky yarn (I used the brand Kartopu Zambak – 2 skeins of 100 gr)
- 5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
hdc sl st BLO: half double crochet slip stitch, it’s a special type of half double crochet stitch, here’s a video of how to make it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnpqmTed7hs
R: row / round
Notes – Crochet Bunny Beanie
Gauge: 10 x 10 cm = 17 stitches x 13 rows (of hdc)
The rows end with a chain 1 then turn.
The ears are worked in the amigurumi technique, so no joining with a sl st at the end of the rounds.
This pattern is ideal for kids from 5 to 10 years old.
Crochet Bunny Beanie
Ch 49, then starting the 2nd loop from the hook:
Row 1: 48 hdc slt (48)
Row 2 to 76: 48 hdc slt BLO (48)
You should get a rectangle measuring: 43 cm (17 inch) width x 28 cm (11 inch) length
Fold the rectangle in 2 and join with a sl st in the 1st stitch on the other side of the rectangle. Then join both side together by slip stitching every corresponding stitches together, going through the 2 loops of the stitches on the 1st side of the rectangle, while going through the back loops only of the stitches on the other side.
Cut the yarn and leave a tail to sew the top of the beanie. Now turn your beanie upside down and grab your yarn needle, then sew in a zigzag method around the top, to close it.
Once you’ve made a full round, carefully pull the yarn tail to tighten the top of the beanie. This action cinches the stitches together, closing the hole at the crown. Secure it by weaving the ends tightly.
The Bunny Ears
Make a magic circle.
Round 1: 6 sc (6)
Round 2: sc inc x 6 (12)
R3: (1 hdc, hdc inc) x 6 (18)
R4: 18 hdc (18)
R5: (2 hdc, hdc inc) x 6 (24)
R6: 24 hdc (24)
R7: (3 hdc, hdc inc) x 6 (30)
R8: 9 hdc, hdc inc, 14 hdc, hdc inc, 5 hdc (32)
R9: 10 hdc, hdc inc, 15 hdc, hdc inc, 5 hdc (34)
R10 to 16: 34 hdc (34)
R17: 13 hdc, hdc dec, 15 hdc, hdc dec, 2 hdc (32)
R18 to 19: 32 hdc (32)
R20: hdc dec, 11 hdc, hdc dec x 2, 13 hdc, hdc dec (28)
R21: 28 hdc (28)
R22: hdc dec, 11 hdc, hdc dec, 13 hdc (26)
R23: hdc dec, 10 hdc, hdc dec, 12 hdc (24)
R24 to 26: 24 hdc (24)
R27: (2 hdc, hdc dec) x 6 (18)
R28: (1 hdc, hdc dec) x 6 (12)
R29: 12 hdc (12)
Cut the yarn and close the hole be sewing the sides together.
Make 2 ears this way, they should be around 22 cm long.
Sew everything together – Crochet Bunny Beanie
With the help of stitch markers, mark the top of the beanie to know where to sew the ears. Then proceed to sew them on top of the hat.
And…. you’re done! You can now make a happy kid and gift it to them for this winter, and what a cute and adorable gift it is!
Designed with kids from 5 to 10 years old in mind, this beanie is the perfect companion for their winter escapades. If you’ve enjoyed crocheting this Bunny Ears Crochet Beanie, there’s more magic in the stitches to come. To stay in the loop with the latest patterns, behind-the-scenes crochet tales, and a sneak peek into my upcoming creations, be sure to follow me on social media (links are in the top header or on the side right bar).
Happy crocheting, and stay tuned for the next stitchy surprise!