Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern
free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com
Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes
Pink Yarn for Beanie Hat main color (or desired color)- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black Yarn for eye pupil and smile
White Yarn for face circle and front ear pieces
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Baby / Infant Sized (6- 12 Months) Double Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.
Hat Base: in main color yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your anime inspired anime hat!
One completed sl st white yarn to where you left off on beanie base. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st. Fasten off. Now you are ready to start making the features for this easy crochet bunny hat.
Note: If you are going to do this in newborn / infant/ up to 1 year old sizes, switch to a G hook for the features instead of the J to scale them down in size or eliminate one increase row from each feature worked in the round.
Nose: using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc. Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Face Area Circle: Using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc. Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Before you cut your yarn make sure you leave a tail long enough sew your face area on to your beanie hat.
Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc. Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (8 hdc)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your bunny hat during assembly.
Repeat for second eye.
Ear Front (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: Ch 7 before placing 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook and place 1 dc in each of the following 5 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Round 2-5: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Round 6: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 4 st. Ch 1 and turn. (5 dc)
Round 7: Sc in 1st st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in following st, and sc in last st. Sl st in to the bottom of last st. Fasten off.
Ear Back (Make 2): using pink or main color yarn
Repeat Rounds 1-7 from Ear Front step above but do not fasten off at end of Round 7.
Round 8: Place one finished Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working on before ch 1, then work a round of sc around the perimeter through both pieces. For a more rounded ear top, place 3 sc in each of the bottom corners of the ears and 2 sc in the top most 3 st from Round 7.
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the ears on to top of your bunny hat during assembly.
Tip: I find that by working from bottom up you get a better idea of how much space you have during the process. Otherwise you may find yourself scrunching up features at the bottom if you haven’t left enough space in your process. By working upwards you always have extra room as you can just move the next feature up a little higher if need be.
You are now going to use this the tail left on your nose from before and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the nose into the desired place on the white face area. (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own.) Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the back side of the face area before finishing off.
Next we will attach the face area to your beanie hat. Using the tail left on the face area circle and yarn needle secure the face area in place on to the beanie hat. Pull yarn in to the inside of beanie once sewn on and fasten off.
Next we will work on the eyes. Take the yarn tail left from one eye and sew it into place on to the hat using yarn needle. Once it’s sewn in place, pull yarn in to the inside of the hat before finishing off. Repeat for second eye.
Using the tail left behind on one of the ears, use your needle to secure the ear to the top of the beanie in desired location with the contrast white yarn (or desired color) facing forward on hat. Once you have it in place, pull your yarn in to the inside of the beanie before finishing off extra length. Repeat this process for the second ear.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any. I would love to see your version of my anime inspired bunny hat if you make one, just drop me a link.
Note: All the cRAfterChick patterns shared on this site are free of charge. Please feel free to use them to make your own items. If you use it to make items to sell please credit cRAfterChick for the pattern and provide link to our site. Please do not copy and paste my pattern or try to use my images as your own. You can link to any of my patterns. Happy crafting!