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Hooded Bunny Capelet (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - March 19, 2020


Dear fellow crocheters,

My newest free pattern, the Hooded Bunny Capelet, is here!

The Hooded Bunny Capelet is an adorable accessory that is sure to keep your little one’s head and neck super cozy!  The size is quite versatile as it can fit newborn babies from 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, to smaller toddlers at 2 years old.


It features a sweet lace frill around the edges, and will make your baby or toddler look absolutely precious.  The two bunny ears are added on for extra cuteness, though you can opt out for a lighter headwear.


There is minimal sewing as the hood and capelet are done in one piece, with bunny rabbit ears crocheted separately and sewn on.


This capelet is warm and functional.  It is easy to put on and wear, and is the perfect clothing accessory for the stylish, little trendsetter in your life.


For this sweet, little project, I chose to use Lion Brand Coboo Yarn, in the colors 'Beige' and 'White', and couldn't be happier with the results!  It's very soft to work with, and provides beautiful stitch definition.  What's also great is that it's a natural fiber of 50% cotton and 50% bamboo!
You’ll have fun crocheting this special handmade gift for your little one, or as a sentimental and heartfelt newborn baby shower gift for an expecting mom.  It will surely be treasured for years to come~


If you like this design of mine, you can check out my other clothing designs, or click here to see all the free patterns I have on my blog!


You can also PIN it for later!

Scroll down for the free, written pattern instructions.  If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!


Printable ad-free PDF pattern with photo references




HOODED BUNNY CAPELET

Free Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:
The Hooded Bunny Capelet is an adorable accessory that is sure to keep your little one’s head warm and cozy!  It features a sweet lace frill around the edges, and will make your baby or toddler look absolutely precious!  The two bunny ears are added on for extra cuteness, though you can opt out for a lighter headwear.  There is minimal sewing as the hood and capelet are done in one piece, with bunny rabbit ears crocheted separately and sewn on.  This capelet is easy to put on and wear, and is the perfect clothing accessory for the stylish, little trendsetter in your life.

The size is quite versatile as it can fit newborn babies from 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, to smaller toddlers at 2 years old.  It makes the perfect gift for expecting moms, baby showers, craft fairs, birthdays, holidays, and the like!

Finished Measurement: 
  • Hood height: 7 inches (18 cm)
    Hood width: 6 inches (15.5 cm)
    Height of entire finished piece: 11 inches (28 cm) 
  • Note: Due to the versatility of a hood’s size, it can fit newborn babies from 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, to smaller toddlers at 2 years old

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆  Easy / Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below) and attaching yarn

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Sk: skip 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half dc 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • BLO: back loops only 
  • FLO: front loops only

Materials:


~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~


Important Notes (Read before beginning!)
  • Visual references are available in the PDF pattern.
  • The hood is worked from the back of the head (in joined rounds) to the body of the hat (in rows). The frilly, lace section is then added to the edge of the hood, followed by the capelet portion.  The button straps and capelet edging are worked on next.  Finally, the ears are crocheted separately and sewn to the hood. 
  • The starting chains ("Ch 2"or "Ch 1") do not count as a stitch. 
  • “Dc-inc” means to insert two dc in the same stitch.

Row
Instruction
Stitch Count

HOOD

Start with main color yarn (beige).


Note: We will begin by working in joined rounds.

R1
In MR: ch 2, dc 12. *Join with a sl st to the first dc.
12 dc
R2
Ch 2, dc-inc around. *Join.
24 dc
R3
Ch 2, (dc, dc-inc) x 12. *Join.
36 dc
R4
Ch 2, (dc 2, dc-inc) x 12. *Join.
48 dc
R5
Ch 2, (dc 3, dc-inc) x 12. *Join.
60 dc
R6
Ch 2, (dc 4, dc-inc) x 12. *Join.
72 dc

Note: We will now work in rows from here on out. 

R7
Ch 1, dc 60. (This leaves the last 12 sts unworked.)
60 dc
R8
Ch 1, turn. Hdc in same st, sk next st. (Sc+dc in next st, sk next st) all the way across. Hdc in last st.

R9-R17
Repeat R8.

R18
Ch 1, turn. In BLO, sl st across.


Continue with the Lacy Frill section.



HOOD’S LACY FRILL


Switch to contrast color yarn (white).

R19
Sl st into the first of the unworked front loop from R17.  You will work only in the unworked loops for this row.
Ch 1, turn. In the unworked loops only, insert 3 hdc in each st across.


Fasten off and weave in the ends.



CAPELET


Use main color yarn (beige).


Place the hood face-up and upside-down. (Refer to photos on the following page if needed.)  Attach yarn to the right-most stitch of the bottom edge of the hood.

R1
Ch 1, sc across the flat edge. (19 sts)
Then, in the circular portion of the hood, sc across the 12 sts. (12 sts)
Continue sc across the flat edge. (19 sts)
50 sc
R2
Ch 2, turn, (dc, dc-inc) x 25.
75 dc
R3
Ch 2, turn, (dc 2, dc-inc) x 25.
100 dc
R4
Ch 2, turn, (dc 4, dc-inc) x 20.
120 dc
R5
Ch 2, turn, (dc 7, dc-inc) x 15.
135 dc
R6
Ch 2, turn, (dc 14, dc-inc) x 9.
144 dc
R7
Ch 2, turn, (dc 17, dc-inc) x 8.      
152 dc
R8
Ch 2, turn, (dc 37, dc-inc) x 4.
156 dc
R9
Ch 2, turn, (dc 51, dc-inc) x 3.
159 dc
R10
Ch 2, turn, (dc 52, dc-inc) x 3.
162 dc

Fasten off.



BUTTON STRAP & CAPELET EDGING


Start with main color yarn (beige).


Place the hood right-side up and facing you. Attach yarn to the front right opening of the capelet. (See photo references)
1
Ch 15 (or preferred strap length). Sl st in same st.
2
Continue by inserting sc along the entire front flap of the capelet.
3
Sl st in FLO along the bottom edge.
4
Sc along the second front flap.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.


BOTTOM LACY FRILL


Switch to contrast color yarn (white).


Attach yarn to first unworked back loop from capelet’s bottom edge.
1
Ch 1. In unworked loops only, insert 3 hdc in each st across.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

BUNNY EARS


Start with main color yarn (beige).

R1
In MR: ch 2, dc 12. *Join with a sl st to the first dc.
12 dc
R2
Ch 2, dc-inc around. *Join.
24 dc
R3-R4
Ch 2, dc around. *Join.
24 dc
R5
Ch 2, (dc 10, dec) x 2. *Join.
22 dc
R6
Ch 2, dc around. *Join.
22 dc
R7
Ch 2, (dc 9, dec) x 2. *Join.
20 dc
R8
Ch 2, dc around. *Join.
20 dc
R9
Ch 2, (dc 8, dec) x 2. *Join.
18 dc
R10
Ch 2, dc around. *Join.
18 dc
R11
Ch 2, (dc 7, dec) x 2. *Join.
16 dc
R12
Ch 2, dc around. *Join.
16 dc
R13
Ch 2, (dc 6, dec) x 2. *Join.
14 dc
R14
Ch 2, dc around. *Join.
14 dc
R15
Ch 2, (dc 5, dec) x 2. *Join.
12 dc
R16
Ch 2, dc around. *Join.
12 dc

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the hood later.




~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Gather your crocheted pieces: Hood and capelet (one piece), ears (2 pieces). 
  2. Using a yarn needle and the long yarn tail from the ears, sew them to the sides of the hood section. 
  3. Select a button for the capelet and position it to the other side of the button strap.  You will want to position it so that the strap can hook over it tightly enough.  Sew the button down.


Congrats on finishing the Hooded Bunny Capelet!




If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, if you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





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3 comments

  1. Thank you so much! The bunny caplet is beyond cute!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much for the kind comment! :) Glad you like my bunny capelet design!

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  2. Hi, I am blind and I can't get this pattern to copy. Any ideas?

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