Bunny Hop Set

Accessorize your little one with this adorable bunny hat and diaper cover set. This easy pattern set, for sizes newborn through six months, is just what your baby needs for an extra “hoppy” Easter.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Newborn, 0-3 Months Old; Head Circumference 13.5″ [34 cm], Hat Height 5.5″ [14 cm]
3-6 Months Old; Head Circumference 15″ [38 cm], Hat Height 6″ [15 cm]

Gauge: 5 sts and 4 rows = 2″ in hdc

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky Weight Yarn Patons Merino Extrafine Big (100% virgin wool; 172 yards [160 meters]/ 200 grams): #305 Camel (MC, 3 skeins), #301 White (CC, 1 skein)

Hook: US size L/11 (8.0 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors, four buttons

Hat Pattern

Rnd 1: Using MC and 7.0 mm crochet hook, ch 2, 8 hdc in 1st ch. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd, 2 hdc in the 1st st, 2 hdc in every st. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd, 2 hdc in 1st st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * all around. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd, 2 hdc in 1st st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * all around. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (32 sts)

0-3 Months, 3-6 Months Only
Rnd 5: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd, 2 hdc in 1st st, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * all around. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (40 sts)

All Sizes
Rnds 6-11: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd, hdc in next 40 sts. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd.

0-3 Months, 3-6 Months Only
Rnd 12: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd, 1 hdc in next 40 sts. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. 

All Sizes
Rnd 13: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd, sc in next 40 sts, sl st in 1st st of this rnd.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Ears (Make Two)

Outer Ear

Rnd 1: Using MC and 7.0 mm crochet hook, ch 7, 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 4 ch, 5 hdc in last ch. Working in the opposite side of foundation ch, hdc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in last st. Do not sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (18 sts)
Rnd 2: Start crocheting in the 1st st from the previous rnd, 2 hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (28 sts).
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Inner Ear

Rnd 1: Using CC and 7.0 mm crochet hook, ch 7, 3 dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 4 ch, 5 dc in last ch. Working in the opposite side of foundation ch, dc in next 4 sts. 2 dc in last st, sl st in 1st st of this rnd. (18 sts).
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
With tapestry needle, sew the 2 outer ears onto the hat towards the top. Sew the 1 inner ear inside each of the outer ears.

Diaper Cover Pattern

Newborn Size (13″ Waist)
Row 1: Using MC and 8.0 mm crochet hook, ch 31, hdc in 2nd ch from your hook, hdc in next 29 ch. (30 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 29 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 29 sts.
Row 4: Sl st in next 7 sts, ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 14 sts,hdc2tog, turn work. (16 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1,hdc2tog, hdc in next 12 sts,hdc2tog. (14 sts)
Row 6: Ch 1,hdc2tog, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog. (12 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog. (10 sts)
Rows 8–17: Ch 1, hdc in next 10 sts.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

3-6 Month Old Size (16″ Waist)
Row 1: Using MC and 8.0 mm crochet hook, ch 37, sc in 2nd ch from your hook, sc in next 35 ch. (36 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 35 sts.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 35 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 35 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 35 sts.
Row 6: Sl st in next 9 st, ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 16 sts, hdc2tog, turn work. (18 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 14 sts, hdc2tog. (16 sts)
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog. (14 sts)
Row 9: Ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc2tog. (12 sts)
Rows 10-22: Ch 1, hdc in next 12 sts.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
With larger crochet hook and MC, attach yarn to the back of the diaper cover at the middle.
Sc all along the edge of your diaper cover, sl st in the 1st sc.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
Sew  2 buttons onto the front of the diaper cover, making sure that when the diaper cover is folded closed that “Row 2” (“Row 3” for 3-6 month size) is above the buttons. Easily adjust the size of the diaper cover by changing what double crochets you use as a buttonhole for the buttons.

Pompoms

With CC, make 1 pompom. Make sure the pompom measures 4-5″ in diameter.
With tapestry needle, attach the pompom to the back of the diaper cover.

Finishing

With tapestry needle and yarn (I used Maroon from the same collection), embroider “Nose” detailing onto the hat.
Sew 2 buttons eyes onto the front of the hat above the nose, making sure to space them out evenly. yarn ball

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