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Crocheted Cat Hat Pattern

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The pattern for this purrrfect kitty hat is very basic, but the embroidery really brings the cat to life. Kid classic yarn is a lovely soft choice for this project.

Size: Adult (one size).

Materials:

  • 1 x 100g ball of Rowan Kid Classic shade 828, Feather.
  • Oddments of sky blue and baby pink wool.
  • Dark grey embroidery thread.

Hook:

  • Size 4.5mm (US 7) crochet hook.

Tension:

16dc and 16 rows to 10cm/4in square.

Pattern:

Hat:

Make 6ch and ss into first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: 12dc into ring (12sts).

Round 2: [1dc into next st, 2dc into next st] rep around (18 sts).

Round 3: [1dc into next 2 sts, 2dc into next st] rep around (24 sts).

Round 4: [1dc into next 3 sts, 2dc into next st] rep around (30 sts).

Round 5: [1dc into next 4 sts, 2dc into next st] rep around (36 sts).

Round 6: [1dc into next 5 sts, 2dc into next st] rep around (42 sts).

Round 7: [1dc into next 6 sts, 2dc into next st] rep around (48 sts).

Round 8: [1dc into next 7 sts, 2dc into next st] rep around (54 sts).

Round 9: [1dc into next 8 sts, 2dc into next st] rep around (60 sts).

Round 10: [1dc into next 9 sts, 2dc into next st] rep around (66 sts).

Round 11: [1dc into next 10 sts, 2dc into next st] rep around (72 sts).

Round 12: Miss ldc, 1dc into every following st (71 sts).

Round 13: Miss ldc, 1dc into every following st (70 sts). Next few rounds: Work in dc until work measures 18cm/7in. Fasten off securely.

Earflaps (make 2):

Starting 8 sts in from the centre (both sides) at the bottom of the hat, work 1dc in each of the next 15 sts.

Foundation row: ch1, 1dc in each of the next 15dc.

Row 1: ch1, 1dc, dec1, dc around to last 3 sts, dec1, 1dc (13 sts).

Row 2: ch1, 1dc in each st around.

Row 3: ch1, 1dc, dec1, dc around to last 3 sts, decl, 1 dc (11 sts).

Row 4: ch1, 1dc in each st around.

Row 5: chi, 1dc, dec1, dc around to last 3 sts, dec1, 1 dc (9 sts).

Row 6: ch1, 1dc in each st around.

Row 7: ch1, 1dc, decl, dc around to last 3 sts, dec1, 1 dc (7 sts).

Row 8: ch1, 1dc in each st around.

Row 9: ch1, 1dc, [dec1] x 3 (4 sts).

Row 10: ch1, 1dc, dec1 (3 sts).

Row 11: ch1, 1dc, dec1 (2 sts).

Row 12: decl (1 st).

Fasten off securely.

Ears (make 4):

Make 12ch.

Foundation row: ch1, 1dc in each st around.

Row 1: ch1, 1dc, decl, dc around to last 3 sts, dec1, 1dc (10 sts).

Row 2: ch1, 1dc in each st around.

Row 3: ch1, 1dc, dec1, dc around to last 3 sts, dec1, 1dc (8 sts). Row 4: ch1, 1dc in each st around.

Row 5: ch1, 1dc, dec1, dc around to last 3 sts, dec1, ldc (6 sts).

Row 6: ch1, 1dc in each st around.

Row 7: ch1, 1dc, (dec1) twice, 1 dc (4 sts).

Row 8: ch1, [dec1] x 2 (2 sts).

Fasten off securely.

Cheeks (make 2):

Make 4ch using pink yarn, ss into first ch to form ring.

Round 1: ch1, 6dc into ring, ss into top of ch to join (6 sts).

Round 2: chi, 2dc into each dc around, ss into top of ch to join (12 sts).

Round 3: ch1, rick into next st, 2 dc into next st], rep around, ss into top of ch to join (18 sts).

Round 4: ch1, [1dc into next 2sts, 2 dc into next st], rep around, ss into top of ch to join (24 sts).

Fasten off securely.

Plaits (make 2):

Make long chains using 6 x 1m/1 yard tails. Plait 3 chain tails together.

Pom poms:

Using pink yarn, make 2 porn poms, each with an 8cm/31/4in diameter.

Making up:

Embroider the eyes, nose and whiskers in back and satin stitches, using the photograph opposite to guide you on their positions and colours. Sew the cheeks onto each sides of the hat, behind the whiskers, using pink yarn. Pair up 2 ear pieces and sew them together using an overstitch or the slip-stitch method. Repeat with the other 2 ear pieces. Position the ears on the hat using the photographs to guide you, then sew them onto the hat. Attach 1 porn porn to the end of each plait.

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