{FREE} Baby Bunny Ears Headband Knitting Pattern

Looking for a FREE quick & easy last minute Easter knitting pattern? This baby bunny ears headband knitting pattern is too cute!

Last Minute Easter Knitting Pattern

Anyone else a procrastinator? I’m not sure if I’m really a procrastinator or if I really just enjoy the pressure & stress of doing something at the last minute. I don’t know what that’s called, but I’m sure there’s a word for it.

FREE & Easy Easter Knitting Pattern for Beginners

Anyway! Quick & easy are my favorite kind of knitting patterns! For some reason, velvet reminds me of Easter… it’s soft, it’s cozy, you just want to snuggle up in it.

So, I started making a headband for a baby… and then added some ears. Oh my goodness, the cuteness!

Baby Easter Bunny Ears Knitting Patterns for Beginners

This pattern is knit flat with a few decreased stitches, a few seams with some knits and purl stitches. It only took a few hours to complete {after getting it wrong a couple of times first, but that’s how it goes}.

I’ve gotten several requests over the years for baby knitting patterns. Well, I don’t have a baby to take pictures of with my finished items, so I just let it go. {shrug}

A couple of years ago I purchased an American Girl Doll to design some patterns, which was fun, but it’s not the same as a baby knitting pattern. So, I let it go… again.

A Doll that Looks Like a Real Baby

Well, a few weeks ago an ad popped up recommending a doll that looks like a real baby. I researched this thing for several hours and found one on Amazon that I was willing to try and I hit “Buy now.” Although, I didn’t feel warm & fuzzy when I made the purchase that I was going to get what was in the listing, but I did it anyway. I really want to knit baby stuff. I’ve always had good luck with purchases on Amazon, but I do hours of research before I make a purchase.  Needless to say, I don’t shop much. 

Dolls Scare Me

A couple of days later {thank you Amazon for your quick delivery!} I got the doll in the mail. Now, just so you know, I’m not a doll kind of person, actually, they kinda freak me out. I wasn’t eager to open the box. It sat on my table for a few hours before I got the nerve to open it.

Wow, it was Emotional!

It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. I had to take it out of the plastic and get the twist ties off of it to detach it from the cardboard. Once I got it free, I sat down and put it in my lap to straighten up its clothes and get a better look at it. Wow, it was emotional. It was like holding a real baby. It brought back feelings that I had long forgotten about, not really forgotten about, but couldn’t access. Having a memory and going through the motions create completely different reactions. It brought back a lot of good memories and feelings. That right there was worth the purchase! 

I’m not creeped out by it anymore… I’m actually a little fond of it.

Did I mention that this is a great stash busting project?!


Available Sizes: One, baby doll
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Beginner
PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

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Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
Knit & Purl Stitches
Decreased Stitches {tip of ears}


Yarn Weight: Worsted 
Yardage: 22 – 27 yards {20 – 25 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Vel-Luxe Yarn, Silver
Needle Size: US 8 {5mm} Knitting Needles


Measurements: 6″ wide x 1 1/2″ {15cm x 4cm}
Weight: 0.50oz {15g}


Not reversible.
CO edge is length.
Knit using the stockinette stitch & rib stitch.


This pattern is intended for baby dolls. The ears may present a choking hazard for human babies.

Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Row 1 {WS}: *K1, P1*
Rows 2 & 4 {RS}: *K*
Row 3 {WS}: *P*
Row 5 {WS}: BO in the *K1, P1* pattern
Sew the edges together.

For the Ears:
Row 1 {WS}: *P*
Row 2 {RS}: *K*
Repeat rows 1-2 until it measures 5″ {13cm} from the beginning.

Next row {RS}: SKP, K3, K2TOG
Next row {WS}: P5
Next row {RS}: SKP, K1, K2TOG
Next row {WS}: P3
Next row {RS}: S1KW, K2TOG, PSSO

Repeat for the 2nd ear.

Sew the ears to the headband, on the top side and underneath. They measure approximately 1 3/4″ {4cm} apart.

Weave in all the ends.
No blocking necessary.


* – * – repeat between *
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
PSSO – pass slipped stitch over
RS – right side
S1PK – slip one stitch knit-wise
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side

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2 Responses

  1. vnlderksen

    Oh my goodness!
    So easy (that says a lot coming from me)!
    Knitted in unicorn green. 💕
    My friend LOVED IT. She’s expecting grand baby #2 in December.
    Going to knit another one a bit bigger.
    Bless your creativity!

    • Jennifer

      Aw, thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it!

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