Here are the patterns for the baby bunny hat and diaper cover I made for my daughter for her first Easter.
The hat is not my pattern, it is from Mango Tree Crafts and was the inspiration for my patterns. Be sure to learn the cluster stitch and the BLO (back loop only) single crochet if you don't already know those, as they are used the entire pattern.
Terms to know:
cl st: Cluster Stitch
sk st: Skip Stitch
blo: Back Loop Only
sc: Single Crochet
So here it goes. what you will need:
Bernat Baby Softee in Soft Peach
Red Heart Super Saver in White
A yarn needle
and for the tail a couple small rubber bands.
Ears for hat: make 2
R1: Make 6 Cluster Stitches (cl st) in a Magic Ring, join in first cluster.
R2: Join white yarn, chain 2 do not turn, 2 cl st in first space, switch to peach, 2 cl st in each space around and join. (2 white, 10 peach) There is no need to fasten off at the end of each color change, the backside will be inside the ears and won't be seen so just carry the colors over throughout.
R3-10: in white chain 2 do not turn, cl st in first two stitches, switch to peach, cl st in next 10. (2 white, 10 peach)
R4: flatten ear with white in the middle and sl st across the bottom to close off, fold in half at the bottom and sew together to create the shape of the ear.
Sew to sides of the hat, fasten off and weave in ends.
Ch 50, connect ends to make circle
R1: ch 1, sc around, do not join keep working in rounds (50)
R2-4: sc around in blo (50)
R5: sc in next 49 around, sl st in last stitch (50)
R6: ch3, *cl st in next 5 stitches, sk st* repeat around. sl st, ch3 (40)
R7-8: cl st around, sl st, ch3 (40)
R9: turn, cl st in next 19, ch3 (19)
R10: turn, sk st, cl st in next 17 st, sl st into last st, ch3 (17)
R11: turn, sk st, cl st in next 15 st, sl st into last st, ch3 (15)
R12: turn, sk st, cl st in next st, sk st, cl st in next 9 st, sk st, cl st in next st, sl st into last st, ch3 (11)
R13: turn, sk st, cl st in next 9 st, sl st into last st, ch3 (9)
R14: turn, sk st, cl st in next 7 st, sl st into last st, ch3 (7)
R15-16: turn cl st in all 7 st, ch3 (7)
R17: turn, 2cl st in first st, cl st in next 5 st, 2 cl st in last st, ch 3 (9)
R18: turn, 2cl st in first st, cl st in next 7 st, 2 cl st in last st, ch 3 (11)
R19: turn, 2cl st in first 2 stitches, cl st in next 7 st, 2 cl st in last 2 stitches, ch 3 (15)
R20: turn, 2cl st in first 2 stitches, cl st in next 11 st, 2 cl st in last 2 stitches, ch 3 (19)
Attach to front of diaper cover leaving two spaces on each side.
2 sc in each st around leg holes
Fasten off and weave in ends
Wrap white yarn around four fingers a ton of times, the more you wrap the thicker the tail will be. Pull off of fingers and wrap small rubber bands around the middle of the bundle as tight as you can get it. cut all loops in half on each end. trim ends until you have a perfect puff ball. sew securely into middle of the backside of the diaper cover. fasten off and weave in ends.
And there you have it an Easter Bunny costume in size 6 months. This is my first pattern to post so if you find any problems please let me know so I can fix it. And if you alter the pattern to fit bigger or smaller sizes or whatever feel free to post your changes in the comments in case someone else would benefit from your alterations.