Easter Bunny Hat (Knit With Straight Needles)


This pattern post is for an Easter bunny hat that can be knitted flat on two needles.

Made to match up with another pattern I have for bunny slippers, they will look very cute together as a set. 

You can make this Easter hat in any color, from white and pink to greys or browns.

Related Post: Bunny Slippers For Baby (Perfect For Easter!)

baby Easter bunny hat knit in white and pink yarn

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are at the advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, and knit and purl stitches.

It will also introduce you to shaping through simple increases and decreases.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Easter bunny hat knitting pattern
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The Yarn I Used To Knit The Baby Hat

I have made the bunny ears hats using Sirdar Snuggly double knitting yarn in white and pink for the ears and rolled brim.

There are so many good DK (double knitting) yarns out there to choose from, so you can make them in any yarn or color combo you like!

Lion Brand, Sublime Yarns, and Debbie Bliss also have a great range of colors to choose from.

Side view of baby Easter bunny hat

Easter Bunny Hat Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive, ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.


Skill Level – Easy

The hat knits up quickly, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Size Information

  • This pattern fits baby sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-9 months.
  • 1 – 0-3 months (the first size mentioned).
  • 2 – 3-6 months (the second size in ().
  • 3 – 6-9 months (the third size in ().

Gauge –  22 sts in 36 rows in 4 inches – measured over st, st using 4 mm (US 6) needles.

The Supplies You Need


  • 1 x Sirdar Snuggly double knitting in white – 0303
  • Scraps of DK in pink for the ears and the rolled brim.
  • Scraps of brown yarn for the eyes/nose/mouth
  • Any DK/Light worsted/8 Ply yarn.
  • Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)


  • 1 pair of 4mm (US 6) knitting needles
  • 1 pair of 4.5mm (US 7) knitting needles


Easter bunny hat for baby and matching booties


Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK)

  • CO = cast on
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • Dec = Decrease
  • Inc = Increase
  • K = Knit
  • KFB = Knit into the front and back of the stitch (to increase)
  • K2tog = Knit 2 sts together
  • M1 = Make one st
  • P = Purl
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • St St = Stocking Stitch

Pattern Instructions

  • Yarn A – Pink
  • Yarn B – White
  • With 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles – CO 61 (68/75) sts in Yarn A and work 4 rows in st st.
  • Change to size 4.5 mm (US 7) knitting needles and Yarn B and work 16 (18/20) rows in st st.
  • Decrease > Row 1 – *K8, K2tog* rep from * to last st (8:5) and K1 (8:5).
  • Work 3 rows in st st.
  • Decrease > Row 2 – *K7, K2tog* rep from * to last st (8:5) and K1 (8:5).
  • Work 3 rows in st st.
  • Decrease > Row 3 – *K6, K2tog* rep from * to last st (0:5) and K1 (0:5).
  • Work 3 rows in st st.
  • Decrease > Row 4 – *K5, K2tog* rep from * to last st (0:5) and K1 (0:5).
  • Purl 1 row.
  • Decrease > Row 5 – *K4, K2tog* rep from * to last st (0:5) and K1(0:5).
  • Purl 1 row.
  • Decrease > Row 6 – *K3, K2tog* rep from * to last st (0:0) and K1 (0:0).
  • Purl 1 row.
  • Decrease > Row 7 – *K2, K2tog* rep from * to last st (0:0) and K1(0:0).
  • Purl 1 row.
  • Decrease > Row 8 – *K2tog* rep from * to last st (1:0) and K1 (1:0).
  • Leave a length of yarn (say about 5/6 inches) and cut, thread the yarn through the rem st, and with the wrong side of the hat facing you, secure the yarn.

Making Up

  • Sew the seam (I used an invisible seam for this, and you can’t see the seam on the right side).
  • Roll the brim and secure it into position with a stitch or two.

Bunny Ears – Make 2

  • Using size 4mm (US 6) knitting needles and Yarn B – CO 8sts.
  • Work 23 rows in st, st, dec (K2tog) at each end of rows 15, 19, and 23.
  • Change to Yarn A – and starting with a P row work 23 rows in st, st, inc (KFB) into each end of rows 2, 4, and 8.
  • Cast off.

Making Up

  • Stitch the side seams, fold the bottom in half, and place a couple of sts in to hold the shape.
  • Stitch to the top of the bunny hat – where you want the ears to go; I find it easier to do this with the hat placed over a ball of yarn.
  • Secure and sew in any loose ends.
  • Stitch the bunny face (eyes/nose/mouth) onto the hat using brown or grey yarn.

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Happy Knitting!

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