Classic Kitty Cat Hat

Dec 22, 2005
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Author

Bethany James

Introduction

Kitty Cat HatDesigned with a gathered effect on top, this classic hat is more flattering (on the designer at least!) than the usual smooth-top beanie style. Cat ears lend a flair of feline fun, while the bottom ribbing adds warmth. Variations can be made by leaving off the ears and adding a pompom or tassel.

Materials List

  • 3oz. sport weight yarn, grey and a small amount of pink. Model uses Lion Brand Micro Spun.
  • Size H/5mm hook, or any size so that you achieve the stated gauge.

Finished Size

Adult - one size fits all

Gauge

8 sts and 6 rows equal 2 inches

Notes

Join each row with a slip stitch. In the ribbing rows, treat the ch 3 and the 1st dc as one st, making the bpdc around both at once.

The Pattern

Hat:

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 1 st ch, join to 1st sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch, here and throughout), 2 hdc in same st and in each st around, join.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each stitch around, join.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 3 hdc in each stitch around, join. The edge will be ruffled.

Rnd 5-29: Ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

Ribbing:

Rnd 30: Ch 3 (does not count as a stitch, here and throughout, see pattern notes) dc in the front loop of the same stitch, and in the front loop of each stitch around, join.

Rnd 31-35: Ch 3, bpdc around turning ch and 1st st at once (see pattern notes), fpdc around next st, *bpdc around next dc, fpdc around next dc, repeat from *

Finish off and weave in ends. Turn up the ribbing.

Ear:

back of hatMake 2

Ear front

Rnd 1: With pink, Ch 2, 5 sc in 1 st ch, join in 1 st sc

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc in next st, 3 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next st, 3 sc in last st, join.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, join.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in the next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, join.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc decrease over first two sts, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st, sc decrease over last two sts, join. Fasten off.

Ear back:

With grey, follow rnds 1-5 for ear front, do not fasten off. Hold front and back wrong sides together. Work rnd 6 through both pieces, aligning corresponding stitches.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, join. Fasten off leaving a length of yarn.

Using the extra length of yarn, sew the ears to the top of the hat toward the front. Try the hat on and pin the ears in place for proper placement.


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Comments

Renee wrote
on Jul 8, 2006 12:46 PM

i tried clicking the link www.beppycat.com and says page not found :(

Anonymous wrote
on Jul 25, 2006 4:43 AM

when the new browser page opens, just delete the "%20" that follows the link, and press return. the link should then work. Alternatively, copy and paste the address.

Jennifer wrote
on Oct 18, 2006 10:58 AM

i started to make the hat, got to row 6, is it suppose to be realy ruffeled? will it straighten out?

Talli wrote
on Nov 20, 2006 11:05 AM

where can I learn how to do bpdc? please mail me at kukeit(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

jcollins1 wrote
on Oct 27, 2007 6:10 PM

cute ears.... do you get a reaction from any feline friends, i.e. where did you get those cat ears?

my one lillycat could go postal,... not sure I would wear them for her... since several years ago, I was experimenting with alternating rows of a bright orange-peach, and a sky blue color for a ribbed stitch, then tested it out on the other cat Reese... placing it around his neck,... and when lillycat saw him she became unglued, wild siren screeching hellcat noises and then ran after him... I had to give them time outs from each other, as lillycat was on a mission to destroy Reese.. poor boy, ... it took almost a week to get lillycat to settle backdown... thanks for sharing... pupviz 2007-oct-27

nightshadetn wrote
on Mar 5, 2008 2:59 PM
nightshadetn

This is too cute and I am teaching a teenage friend and I think this is the first full project I'm going to have her do.

on Oct 10, 2008 12:36 PM

I'm wondering about the gauge, as I want to make this with a different yarn. It says 8sts and 6 rows, but what kind of sts? Single crochet? Half doubles?

CrochetMad wrote
on Jun 8, 2009 10:29 PM

Oh just darling, if you don't mind, I'd like to adapt this for a premie/baby hat or toddler.

A Crocheter wrote
on Oct 3, 2009 3:59 PM

I really like your cat hat pattern!

Is there a way I can adjust this pattern to make children's sized hats? Do you think just using a smaller crochet hook size would do?

Thanks again!

A Crocheter wrote
on Oct 3, 2009 5:00 PM

triple post sorry!

A Crocheter wrote
on Oct 3, 2009 5:29 PM

Triple post sorry

lizz2034 wrote
on Jan 18, 2010 2:24 AM

Lizz McCallum

Yes, the hat does get that ruffled on row 6 and beyond. Don't worry, it will straighten out.

I love this hat pattern.

sharla1212 wrote
on Jan 4, 2011 8:00 PM

I just love this pattern, would u happen to have  the pattern for a bear, rabbit and the elepahant. please.

 

sharla1212 wrote
on Jan 4, 2011 8:00 PM

I just love this pattern, would u happen to have  the pattern for a bear, rabbit and the elepahant. please.