Calling all cat owners and lovers of felines! We know you love to spoil your kitties in every way possible. Make your cat his/her very own hat and you will not be disappointed. Whether you want to capture your cat’s personality, a good photo for a Christmas card, or a good laugh as your cat wonders what is actually going on, you can’t deny that Cats in Hats is a excellent idea for many reasons! Enjoy this free pattern below from Sara Thomas’ new book, Cats in Hats!
Reprinted with permission from Cats in Hats © 2015 Sara Thomas, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.
This peppy pom pom hat is the perfect accessory for any high-spirited kitty.
Skill Level: Beginner
To fit a small adult cat
Ear opening: 2 in. (5 cm)
Width of hat between ears: 2 in. (5 cm)
- 20 yd (18 m) worsted weight yarn in A (pink)
- 5 yd (4.5 m) worsted weight yarn in B (green)
- Size H8 (5 mm) crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Pom pom maker (optional)
Using yarn A, work 2ch, leaving a 25 in. (64 cm) tail.
Row 1: 3sc in 2nd ch, 1ch.
Row 2: 3sc, 1ch.
Row 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc, 2sc in last st, 1ch. (5sc)
Row 4: 5sc, 1ch.
Row 5: 2sc in first st, 3sc, 2sc in last st, 1ch. (7sc)
Row 6: 7sc, 1ch.
Row 7: 2sc in first st, 5sc, 2sc in last st, 1ch. (9sc)
Row 8: 9sc, 1ch.
Row 9: 2sc in first st, 7sc, 2sc in last st, 1ch. (11sc)
First Ear Hole
Row 10: 1sc, 9ch, 1sc in last st, 1ch.
Rows 11-20: 11sc, 1ch.
Second Ear hole
Row 21: 1sc, 9ch, 1sc in last st, 1ch.
Row 22: 11sc, 1ch.
Row 23: 1sc, skip next st, 7sc, skip next st, 1sc, 1ch. (9sc)
Row 24: 9sc, 1ch.
Row 25: 1sc, skip next st, 5sc, skip next st, 1sc, 1ch. (7sc)
Row 26: 7sc, 1ch.
Row 27: 1sc, skip next st, 3sc, skip next st, 1sc, 1ch. (5sc)
Row 28: 5sc, 1ch.
Row 29: 1sc, skip next st, 1sc, skip next st, 1sc, 1ch. (3sc)
Row 30: 3sc, 1ch. 1sc in last st.
To create ties, work 25ch, snip yarn, and pull through loop. Trim tail. Work 25ch at the beg of the base, using 25 in. (64 cm) tail.
Holding yarns A and B together, work 30sc across front of hat base. Clip yarn, pull through loop, and fasten securely on underside of the hat.
Make a 1 in. (2.5 cm) pom pom from yarns A and B and attach to center of hat.
This is an easy design to adapt. Use your favorite sports team colors or holiday colors to make it your own.