Bunny Ear Usamimi Headband Crochet Pattern

I remember watching a KPOP music video a few years back (I think it may have been Girls Generation?), and thought it was so cute that they had these adorable bunny eared hairbands on. I wanted one for myself(!), though, the only problem at the time was that I was much too cheap to purchase one (yes, $5 while on a budget deficit was a huge deal then). Now, thanks to crochet, I can make myself super easy,  super cheap, and super fast bunny eared hairbands (in all the pretty colors I like), and so can you! Enjoy this fun, simple pattern!

Materials You’ll Need

  • Size 5.00mm crochet hook
  • Pipe cleaners or beading wire. I used pipe cleaners just because I had them ready at home, but I actually recommend using the beading wire because you won’t have to set up the ring, and it will hold up better.20160821_171411
  • Yarn in any color you’d like (I used Caron Simply Soft in Ocean) 20160821_171350

Abbreviations used

  • hdc = half double crochet crochet
  • inc = two half double crochets in 1 stitch
  • *__* = repeat the step in between for the specified number of times
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet two together

You’ll be working in rounds for this pattern without having to slipstitch to complete the circle. The finished length for my hairband was 31 inches long, but you can make it as long or as short as you like by adding more rows to the length (just make sure it fits though 😉 )

Row 1: Magic circle with 6 hdc within — (6)

Rows 2-3: hdc in each stitch around — (6)

Rows 4: *hdc, inc* 3 times — (9)

Rows 5-68: hdc in each stitch around (9)

Row 69: *hdc, hdc2tog* 3 times (6)

Rows 70-72: hdc in each stitch around (6)

It should look like this by now. Set this to the side, and lets work on the pipe cleaners!    20160821_171248

Take the pipe cleaners and begin binding them together by twisting like this:

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This should hold the pipe cleaners together. The pipe cleaners will be threaded into your headband to maintain the bunny ear shape. I realized in my first attempt at making this that the pipe cleaners ends will indeed poke through the crochet holes and will sometimes poke you, so to prevent that, just wrap some tape around those ends. Wrap the cleaners into a ring-ish shaped contraption. It should be made slightly longer then the length of your finished project. This is because when inserted, the wires will stretch the fabric out, making it the crocheted piece longer then it was when originally completed, so if you made the pipe cleaner too short, there wouldn’t be enough to wrap the band around your head.

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Next, you can go ahead and insert the pipe cleaner contraption into the hole in your crocheted project.20160821_172357
Now all you have to do if finish off the ends of the crocheted piece. Single crochet once, skip 2 stitches, and slip stitch into the 3rd. Break off.

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And you’re done! Have fun wearing you’re cute new crochet bunny ear hairband! Share with us your pictures on social media! I’d love to see those hairbands in action! Also, if you liked this pattern, let me know in the comments below (and if you didn’t… well, first of all, gomenasai(!), and secondly, tell me why as well, I’d love to fix it!).

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Happy hooking~

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