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DIY Bunny Ears Headband (With Knitted Ears)


Make a fluffy knitted DIY bunny ears headband with this free knitting pattern and tutorial.

The knitted pieces are knit flat, then seamed and assembled to make up the headband.

You can use any size headband  – for a child or adult.

*Scroll down to view the free pattern below*


Easter Bunny Ears

This is a great Easter craft for making a quick, easy DIY bunny ears headband.

I started by buying a set of three pretty velvet headbands that cost about $1; they had bows on, so I ripped them off first.

They were great colors: white, pink, and grey, perfect for bunny ears, but it didn’t matter too much because I was going to cover the headband with yarn to match the ears.

I made two headbands, one in grey to match the Easter bunny I had made and the other in a softer white fluffy yarn.

DIY Bunny Ears Headband (With Knitted Ears)
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The bunny ears…

The bunny ears I made from the La Mia grey mohair boucle yarn turned out a bit stiffer and much better at standing up independently.

The white fluffy ears were much floppier, so I used some soft jewelry-making wire to thread through so that they could hold their shape.

This meant that they could also be bent and manipulated into different positions.

Related Post: Easter Bunny Pattern (Floppy Ears + Cuddly!)

big floppy eared knitted bunny

Grey Bunny Ears

Initially, I just wanted to make the grey bunny headband, as this would match the bunny I made from the same yarn.

I didn’t have enough of the cream mohair boucle yarn left for the inside part of the ears – to match the floppy bunny ears on the toy, so I used pink instead.

They work up well and can easily stand without flopping over or down.

knitted bunny ears headbad in grey and pink fluffy yarn

White Bunny Ears

I made this rabbit headband from some leftovers of a soft yarn from Sirdar Snuggly in white and pink.

I had used some of this to make an Easter bunny egg cozy, and that worked well.

However, once the ears were enlarged, they became floppy and had a little trouble staying upright when wearing the headband.

Easter bunny headband in white and pink

Adding wire in the structure…

After I had added the wire – they were much better and could stand and be positioned.

If you do add wire into your ears to make them stand how you want them to, make sure that you hide the wires safely and that they are not poking out anywhere.

So, depending on how you position those ears, I guess they could be more for the adults to wear as part of a bunny costume during the Easter season!

wire and bunny ears headband

DIY Bunny Ears

The headbands are pretty easy to knit and put together, so if you need a last-minute Easter bunny costume for your Easter egg hunt, then this will have you sorted!

You can use up any scrap yarn you have lying around in your yarn stash for this project, so it can be cheap to make.

You can also make a nose glove to wear that matches the headband.

knitted bunny ears headband in fluffy yarn

DIY Bunny Ears Headband


Skill Level – Easy/beginner

This fluffy bunny ears headband knits up quickly in boucle yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

You could also make this in another textured yarn, like faux fur.

You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern; I ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!

Gauge >

10×10 cm/4×4 inches = 20 sts x 14 rows.

Size >

Depending on your headband size – Kids to adults.

The ears on the headband measure – 5 inches tall and 3 inches wide.

The supplies you need


  • 1 x La Mia Mohair Boucle Yarn – 50g (50m) in the colour grey L031
  • 1 x La Mia Mohair Boucle Yarn – 50g (50m) in the color cream L193 or pink
  • For this project, you could also use any scraps of yarn left over in your yarn stash.
  • For the white/pink ears, I used Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Chunky in white and pink.
  • Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)


  • 7mm (US 6.5) Knitting needles
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle/yarn needle


Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK)

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • CC = Contrasting color
  • Dec = Decrease
  • Inc = Increase
  • K = Knit (garter stitch – every row knit)
  • KFB = Knit into the front and back of the stitch (to increase)
  • K2tog = Knit 2 sts together
  • M1 = Make one st
  • MC = Main color
  • P = Purl
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • St St = stocking stitch – knit 1 row, purl 1 row

Pattern Instructions

  • Yarn A – MC
  • Yarn B – CC

The Headband

  • Measure your hairband (mine was 13.5 inches)
  • CO – 50 sts in Yarn A
  • Knit 3 rows in garter stitch
  • Cast off.

Making Up

  • Stitch the length of the knitted piece around your headband, seaming the fold closed in the same yarn.
  • Secure and weave in any loose ends.
rabbit headband

The Bunny Ears

  • CO 10 sts in yarn A
  • Work 23 rows in st st, dec (K2tog) at each end of rows 15, 19, and 23.
  • Change to Yarn B and work 23 rows in st st (starting with a P row), inc by KFB at each end of rows 2, 4, and 8.
  • Cast off.

Making up

Using an invisible seam, stitch the side seams of the ears.

bunny ears pattern

Then stitch the bottom part of the ears together so that they have the ear shape.

bunny ears

Stitching the ears to the headband

When both ears are ready, stitch them into place on top of the headband.

grey bunny ears

This may be a little fiddly to do, but keep going, and when they are secure, weave in any loose ends.

Once you have finished, the headband will be ready to wear!

bunny ears headband

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