Benjamin Bunny Hat

My grandson loves the Peter Rabbit and Friends cartoon and every time he watches it I think 'someday I will make Benjamin Bunny's hat!'. Being a much slower knitter than crocheter, and really wanting to squeeze in a couple of presents before Christmas, I decided to do a crochet version.

The colors of my hat are not quite accurate as I had this really plush apple green that I wanted to use. The hat would look great in any combination of colors, with or without the ears. It is a very thick and warm hat, and very stretchy, so should fit for quite a while!

It is very important that you make a gauge swatch before beginning this hat and adjust your hook size accordingly. A 15sc by 18 or so row swatch should do it. I measured it relaxed and unblocked to record the gauge, so you will want to do the same. I used Aran weight yarn for my hat shell, so got pretty big stitches from my hook/yarn combo. Keep that in mind as you are choosing a yarn and trying to match gauge. If you choose a Worsted Weight, you will most likely have to go up a hook size or two.

I hope you will enjoy making this hat and enjoy seeing a little one wearing it. If you run into any problems, please send me an email and I will try to answer any questions you have! I have included links below to all of the stitches used and hope that you will upload your project to Ravelry for all to see!


Baby (9 – 18 months)
fits head circumference 15 -17 inches

Toddler (18 months – 3 years)
fits head circumference 17 - 19 inches

Child (3+ years)
 fits head circumference 19 - 21 inches


Aran Weight yarn in:
- Green – 300 -400 Yards
Aran or Worsted in:
- PomPom – 100 Yards
- Tan – 60 Yards
K/10 6.50mm crochet hook

Locking Stitch Markers
Long straight pins
Large Eye Tapestry Needle
Beige, peach, or pink felt
Thread or smaller gauge yarn to match felt
Sharp sewing needle
Paper and pencil