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Bunny Crochet Hair Tie

Aren’t these the cutest Crochet Bunny Hair Ties? The bunny ears are a fun little accessory to add a little hop in your day. And they fit perfectly around an egg so they can be used for Easter decor as well! 

I can just see some happy girls out there opening up an Easter egg to find this inside. 

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Bunny Crochet Hair Tie

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With new life and spring just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment and chat with you about a recent experience of mine. It’s about a crying baby.

Hold up, stop right there. I know the words ‘crying baby’ might have possibly already caused a slightly anxious feeling. So don’t run away yet, I promise everything worked out fine. 

But how often have you found yourself hearing a crying baby in public?

Or been the parent trying to calm the crying baby?

It’s Hard. Like Super Hard

Remember that wonderful time before kids when you could judge everyone else parenting mistakes. It was soooo easy to say ‘well if that were me I would just do this and that.’

Give me a minute to go ahead and laugh at my old self right here. Feel free to join me.

Hypothetical parenting is easy.

Bunny Crochet Hair Tie

But things shift, and at one point of your life, you may have found yourself at the mercy of a screaming baby. And you have no idea how to make it stop. 

And then you start to sweat a little.

Your face feels flushed.

You are sure everyone is staring and judging. Because the truth is some people just might be judging. 

The other day I found myself on the outside of the screaming and crying. The crying baby is no longer my own, and my struggle is now sibling arguments. 

Me sitting in the car

I was sitting in the car line to pick up the kids, shuffling through my bag looking for a hook.

At first, when I started to hear a baby crying I ignored it, it wasn’t my kid, and where the heck was that hook.

I gave up on my crochet hook in my bag and went for the emergency stash in the console. Yes, I have an emergency stash in the car. Feel free to judge lol.

Being a little bored, I was so excited to work up more crochet bunny ear hair ties.

Being a little bored, I was so excited to work up more bunny ear hair ties. I took a deep breath, tried to tune out the baby cries, and then I realized….I forgot my pattern. Like ugh.

I snapped a pic and was about to message my fiber friend Sincerely, Pam. It was something funny about #designerlife and not having access to the pattern, which is probably scribbled on a scrap piece of paper left on the coffee table.  

me holding yarn in car

In the next moment, it was hard to avoid the struggle of the mother next to me.

With nothing to distract me anyone and I glanced over at her car. Instantly I saw the familiar emotional struggle. So much so, I had to take a deep breath for her at that moment.

The front gates to the school opened and the cars began to shift in two lines, side by side.

So I waited for her.

Of course, I could have skipped ahead of her, and allowed passing cars to stress her out more, but I waited. I blocked the line until she was ready. There was no rush; the school doesn’t let out for 15 more minutes, so no one is getting their kids soon.

She couldn’t do anything but leave the baby in the car seat and get back into the car.

When we were through the gate and stopped again, I couldn’t help but feel for her. And me.

And those times I was her.

I thought to myself ‘would she think I’m crazy if I got out of my car and walked to her car?’

‘What would I say?’ and ‘Maybe she doesn’t want any more attention.’

But then I remembered me. How lonely and isolating these moments can be. So before another thought, I grabbed my unopened granola bar and hopped out of my car.

As I strolled over to her window I saw the tears in her eyes. You wouldn’t think a crying baby would upset you so much until it does. And it can completely unravel your emotional control.

purse with yarn in car

She rolled down the window and I said, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be okay” and handed her the granola bar and told her by the time she finished it the line might be moving. It could be a helpful distraction and a snack to keep her fueled.

More tears rolled as she was so grateful. When a mother is struggling a small gesture like a granola bar can be the same as diamonds.

I told her I had been there, I had cried. And every single parent in this line had too.

No one was judging her today for the crying baby she couldn’t calm.

We were all rooting for her.

She told me thank you and how much it means.

I said I know. Because I do.

And maybe you do. Maybe you remember the struggle.

So the next time you are out and see a struggling parent, just let them know they aren’t alone and it will be okay. Even a smile and a nod can go a long way.

Why do I share this story? Because I want you to know why I offer some patterns for free on my blog and why you might see me promote them all over social media.

I’m giving you the granola bar distraction, just in case you are having a tough moment. It’s just me, tapping on your window, saying it’s going to be okay.

Bunny Crochet Hair Tie
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Supplies:

• Crochet Hook 3.75 mm (F), I highly recommend Furls Hook (affiliate link) or a Clover Crochet Hook (link below). I love both of these.
• Removable stitch markers if needed
• Yarn needle to weave in ends
 Flexible Hair Ties
• Pastels or Blush Makeup
• Makeup Brush or Q-tip

Yarn:
Lion Brand:
• Comfy Cotton Blend in Whipped Cream

Any worsted weight yarn can be substituted as long as the gauge can be matched. 

Yardage:
• 20 yards (19 m)

Measurements:
Length before placing onto hair tie:
6.25 inches (16 cm)l

Abbreviations:
• MC – Magic Circle
• sc – single crochet
• sc2tog – single crochet two together
• st(s) – stitch(es)

Skill Level:
• Easy/Advanced Beginner

Gauge:
• 6 sts and 4.6 rows = 1” (2.5 cm)
in single crochet stitch

Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below:


Girl sitting with hair tie

Notes:

Fun and quick bunny hair tie can add a little hop in your step or even decor for your Easter eggs. These can also be gifts to be put inside plastic eggs for an extra surprise.

– This pattern is worked in the round continuously without joining. Use a stitch marker to keep track of rounds.

– When the pattern is written as sc 2 this means to sc in each of the next two stitches (2 stitches in total worked). When the pattern is written as 2sc, this means to sc 2 into the next stitch which increases the stitch count.

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Magic Ring Video:

Invisible Decrease (sc2tog) Video:

Bunny Crochet Hair Tie

Bunny Hair Tie Crochet Ears:

RoundDescriptionStitch Count
1Working in the Magic Circle, sc 4, do not join as this is worked continuously, use a stitch marker on each round.4
2(2sc, sc 1) twice6
3(2sc, sc 2) twice8
4(2sc, sc 3) twice10
5(2sc, sc 4) twice12
6sc in each stitch around12
7(sc2tog, sc 4) twice10
8(sc2tog, sc 3) twice8
9(sc2tog, sc 2) twice6
10(sc2tog, sc 1) twice4
11-20sc in each stitch around (a total of 40 sc stitches)4
21-29Repeat rows 2-10 
 Fasten off and use the tail to weave through remaining stitches and close the opening. 

Assembly for Bunny Hair Tie:

To attach the bunny ears to the hair tie we will be using a larks head knot. See images below:

Larkshead knot
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Bunny Crochet Hair Tie
Bunny Crochet Hair Tie

Pink Inner Bunny Ear:

Using a make-up brush or q-tip, brush the inner ear with either a pink chalk pastel or even blush from your make-up stash.

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Bunny Crochet Hair Tie
Bunny Crochet Hair Tie
Mock up pdf bunny hair tie
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MA Douglas

Saturday 11th of April 2020

You are such a kind and generous person! Happy Easter!

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Fiona

Sunday 5th of April 2020

Do u have the cute carrot pattern on here (I was thinking might work great With a few dangly carrots round a hat with Choc eggs Round Brim etc etc, for a Easter hat??) or if u could plez Share with me where I might find The pattern for it please? Thanks so much for great patterns I've just come across! Lots of fun to be had here! ?

Briana Kepner

Monday 6th of April 2020

I don't yet! I was hoping to get to it this year, but with being isolated at home and helping the kids with homeschool it might have to wait until next year. Stick around because there will be lots more fun things coming. :)

Fi

Sunday 5th of April 2020

I love this post, it's such a reminder that somewhere along the way to becoming the modern technologically advanced society we are, the fact it takes a village of strong wise people to raise a child has been forgotten & we are judged on our ability as only one person to do the job that takes the whole community! Absolutely gorgeous easter bunny ear hairbands! Perfect pattern for current covid Lockdown! Thanks

Briana Kepner

Monday 6th of April 2020

Thank you so much :)

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