Bunny Diaper Cover and Hat Set Crochet Pattern Newborn 0-3 Months

Easter is quickly approaching. This newborn/0-3 month bunny set is perfect for little ones born close to Easter or spring. This hat and diaper cover serve as a perfect baby shower gift or photography prop. The diaper cover is adjustable which makes it easier to put on and take off. This set is easy to crochet and works up in no time. I crocheted mine in pink as requested by a friend, but of course you can choose to work with any colors and make your set suitable for a baby girl or boy.

Newborn/0-3 Month Bunny Diaper Cover and Hat Set

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Please be sure to read through all directions and entire pattern before beginning. The hat is worked in the round. Be sure to use your stitch marker while you work to keep track of your place. If you run into any issues while following this pattern please feel free to contact me by e-mail or by leaving a comment below.

Materials required for this project:

*Worsted weight yarn in any color desired

*White bulky yarn for the insides of the ears. I used Lion brand’s homespun thick and quick.

*H hook, I hook (I used a size H hook for the newborn size, and a size I hook for the 0-3 month size.)

*Stitch marker

*Scissors

*Darning needle

* 2 buttons (about 1″ in diameter)

*Matching thread

*Measuring tape

Stitches used:

Single crochet – sc

Chain – ch

Half double crochet- hdc

Double crochet- dc

Slip stitch- ss

Half double crochet decrease – hdc dec

*Please note that your ch 1 throughout is not included in the final stitch count at the end of every row.

Hat

To begin, chain 2.

Row 1. 9 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. (9) (pull the beginning strand tight to close hole in the center)

Row 2. 2 hdc in each st around. (18)

Row 3. 1 hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (27)

Row 4. 1 hdc in first 2 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (36)

Row 5. 1 hdc in first 3 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (45)

(should measure about 13” around in newborn size, about 13.5 in 0-3 month size)

Row 6. 1 hdc in each st around. (45)

Rows 7-16. 1 hdc in each st around. (45)

Row 17. ss in first st, ch 1, sc in each st around, ss to next st, finish off.

Sew in ends

Ears (make 2)

To begin, ch 13

Row 1. hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 2. hdc in each st, ch 1, turn (12)

Rows 3-7. hdc in each st, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 8. hdc first 2 st together, hdc in 8 st, hdc last 2 st together, ch 1, turn (10)

Rows 9-17. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (10)

Row 18. hdc first 2 st together, hdc in 6, hdc last 2 st togethter, ch 1, turn (8)

Rows 19-23. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (8)

Row 24. hdc first 2 st together, hdc in 4, hdc last 2 st together, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 25. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 26. ch 1, sc all around the ear, finish off.

Whites of ears (Make 2) (Using homespun or a different kind of bulky yarn)

To begin, ch 8

Row 1. hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, ch 1, turn (7)

Rows 2-15. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn, (7)

Row 16. hdc first 2 st together, hdc 3, hdc last 2 st together, ch 1, turn (5)

Rows 17-18. dc in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Finish off and sew whites onto insides of pink ears.

Diaper Cover

To begin, ch 36

Row 1. hdc in 2nd ch from st and in each st across, ch 2, turn (35)

Row 2. dc in each st across, ch 1, turn (35)

Row 3. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (35)

Row 4. ss in first 8 st, ch 1, hdc in 18 st, ch 1, turn (26)

Row 5. hdc in each hdc across, ch 1, turn (18)

Rows 6-11. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 12. hdc first 2 st together, hdc in 14, hdc last 2 st together, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 13. hdc first 2 st together, hdc in 12, hdc last 2 st together, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 14. hdc first 2 st together, hdc in 10, hdc last 2 st together, ch 1, turn (12)

Rows 15-19. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 20. 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in 10, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 21. 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in 12, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 22. 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in 14, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1, turn (18)

Rows 23-27. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (18)

Row 28. sc around entire edge of diaper cover.

Finish off and sew in ends.

Attach two buttons to the outside front corners of the diaper cover. Your buttons need to be large enough to not slip through the double crochet stitches too easily as this is what will hold your diaper cover shut. Sew the buttons on with matching thread.

 

Bunny tail pom pom

Using your bulky white yarn, wrap the yarn around 4 fingers about 20 times as shown in the photo below. Cut a long piece of yarn and use your hook to pull it through your fingers. Tie the yarn strand around the yarn, slip yarn off of your fingers and tie the strand a bit tighter. You should have a nice full circle which works perfectly as a bunny tail! Attach to the backside of your diaper cover using a needle and thread.

  

 

I hope this pattern was easy to follow and that you are happy with your final product. Thank you for supporting With a Shari on Top!

Happy crocheting!

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