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Bunny Ears Knit Headband Pattern

bunny ears knit headband for a baby

bunny ears knit headband for a baby

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Knitting Needles 3 mm (UK11);

<> Red Heard, Comfort (4) –100% acrylic. Color of your choice.

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

ryo – reverse yarn over

k2tog – knit 2 together

Note for knitters:

<> Each Row has selvage stitches

<> Gauge: 18 stitches – 4 inches (10 cm)

<> Head circumference 48-50 cm (toddler)

<> Headband length – 34 cm without ears

baby girl wears pink knit headband with bunny ears

Knit headband pattern with bunny ears:

Cast on 4 stitches.

Row 1: sel s, ryo, k2, ryo, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, k4, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, ryo, k4, ryo, sel s.

Row 4: knit all stitches (do not forget about sel sts)

Row 5: sel st, ryo, k6, ryo, sel s.

Row 6: knit all stitches.

Row 7: sel st, ryo, k8, ryo, sel s.

Row 8: knit all stitches.

Row 9: sel st, ryo, k10, ryo, sel s.

Row 10: knit all stitches.

Row 11: sel st, ryo, k12, ryo, sel s.

Row 12: knit all stitches.

Row 13: sel st, ryo, k14, ryo, sel s.

Row 14: knit all stitches.

Row 15: sel st, ryo, k16, ryo, sel s.

Row 16: knit all stitches.

Row 17-25: knit all stitches.

Now you will need to take one more needle. Slip first stitch to the 1st needle and the second stitch to the 2d, after that slip third stitch to the first needle again and 4th stitch to the second. Repeat alternation until you have 10 stitches on the first needle and 10 stitches on the second.

Leave the second needle behind and work only with the first one. Knit 10 rows and do not forget about selvage stitches. Cut the yarn. Return to the second needle, attach the yarn and repeat the same. Knit 10 rows. After that return stitches to one needle again. The first stitch must be the stitch with a working yarn attached. Using this technique we will get a small pocket to be uses making bunny ears stick upright.

baby girl wears bunny ears knit headband

Row 36: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Repeat Row 36 until the headband reaches desired length.

Afterall, if you want to knit one more pocket, then split stitches again, knit 10 rows for each needle and after that place all stitches back on one needle.

Repeat Rows 17-25.

Next Row: sel s, k2tog, k14, k2tog, sel s.

Next Row: knit all stitches.

Next Row: sel s, k2tog, k12, k2tog, sel s.

Next Row: knit all stitches.

Next Row: sel s, k2tog, k10, k2tog, sel s.

Next Row: knit all stitches.

Next Row: sel s, k2tog, k8, k2tog, sel s.

Next Row: knit all stitches.

Next Row: sel s, k2tog, k6, k2tog, sel s.

Next Row: knit all stitches.

Next Row: sel s, k2tog, k4, k2tog, sel s.

Next Row: knit all stitches.

Next Row: sel s, k2tog, k2, k2tog, sel s.

Next Row: knit all stitches.

Next Row: sel s, k2tog, k2tog, sel s.

Bind off last 4 stitches.

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Jo 27th June 2021 at 15:01

Hi Ann. Yup me again. I found a new section on your site with soooooo many amazing stitches and patterns!!!!! I know my comments are long and sometimes babbly but I’m so passionate I have trouble keeping my thoughts inside ; ). So here I am back at the bunny ear headband and I just had to comment on your adorable model!! Your daughter I’m guessing. Gosh what a sweetie she is!

I wanted to thank you for all the encouragement you’ve given me over the past many months! You are a very generous and wonderful person!

As for the heatwave and you know I prefer colder weather but we’re having a a really sickening heat wave which wouldn’t be too bad but it’s the humidity that makes it so unpleasant.

One last thing . Please please pleeeease never feel pressure to reply to me right away! I know you are a very busy lady and the last thing I want is for you to feel pressure to reply right away. I think we all have enough stress without that adding to it so take all the time you need. I’m a really easy going gal.

Knitting Guru 8th July 2021 at 10:33

Hi Jo. Happy to see you here already. Did you try knitting bunny ears headband? Yeah, my daughter is a model here. It is really hard to catch her and make a pic, you know kids are running non-stop, but she is always happy when i create something for her. Please, no excises. I like you always write and remember me ha ha. I hope you are doing great too. There weather is perfect here now, so no complains))))) Write me what is on your needles now as I am still thinking what kind of baby hat I have to knit for my next tutorial.

Judy 6th July 2021 at 10:29

How can the pattern be copied for i tried and it didn’t work. can you let me. know thanks

Knitting Guru 8th July 2021 at 10:25

hi there. The free version is available only online. there is ads free and printable vertion, but it’s paid

Frankie Howey 4th August 2021 at 13:41

Cute pattern. There is a list of abbreviations and has sel s, but the first abb. In the pattern says sel t. What is that? Thanks!

Knitting Guru 4th August 2021 at 22:57

thanks for letting me know, just corrected it. sel t= sel s

Darlene 2nd October 2021 at 12:26

Hi, this question is about the selvedge sts. You say in the directions here to slip the first st. purl wise and then the last st. you knit it. But when I watched the video, you slip the first stitch purl wise and then purled the last st. Is there a mistake in the directions? Also I was wondering about the purpose of making a pocket on both ends, as just one end slips into the pocket?

Knitting Guru 4th October 2021 at 20:45

Hi, Darlene. It was a misprint, you are right, I usually purl the last stitch. Thank you! Regarding the pocket you are right as well, one will be enough actually. Just did it on purpose to show one more time how to knit it.

Leah 3rd December 2023 at 06:37

Hi there,
In Row 7 where you say “YO” (twice), do you mean to say “RYO” instead?
Thank you.

Ann 3rd December 2023 at 17:17

exactly, thank you


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