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Cat Hat

Beautiful model wearing my "Cat Hat" design
This "Cat Hat" was design for fun. For wearing it while skiing on the slopes. Perhaps even for the next Halloween.  However, it could symbolize disrespectful, derogatory and sexual treatment of women too.

Many of my friends will be going to Washington, DC for the Women's March. They will be giving a message to our leaders about women's rights for a decent life.

I will not be going to D.C., but my way to sympathize with their action and support their voice is to dedicate this "Cat Hat" pattern to them.

I wrote this pattern after I finished the hat (I was too busy taking images), so if anyone of you will find any error in the written pattern. Let me know. I keep super busy with other projects (including my art and my art exhibitions) so your help of checking for my errors would be greatly appreciated. See video link below.

Click on the images to see a little bigger image.



Adult Small/Medium (fits head 21" in circumference perfectly)
Measurements flat: width 11", length (top to bottom) 9"
Hat reaches slightly over the tip of the nose, and below the occipital bone.

about 3/4 of ball of yarn that is worsted weight #4, I had about 3/4 of a Red Heart Super Saver in tri color - light pink/pink/brown color but I think they don't make this color combination. It is not a soft yarn at all, but it keeps the form very well; You can substitute another #4 worsted yarn - wool or acrylic your choice
Hook size 3.75mm (I used smaller size hook to make it denser)
Yarn needle

4"x4" = 12 dc sts x 7 dc rows

ch - chain
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - two single crochet stitches together (decrease)
join - join with a slip stitch
prev. - previous


NOTE: this pattern slightly differs from video (which is mentioned in video)


Foundation:  create a magic circle and work in rounds. Rnds 1-15 & Rnds 17-18 you will work on the right side (RS). In Rnd 16 you will work on the wrong side (WS)

Note: If you want a medium/large size hat you could crochet 10 sc sts in the first row instead of 9 sc sts, and for large even 11 sts in the first row, and then do same repeats in Rnds 2 through 14th. Of course you would have different count of stitches in each row than in the pattern below. Also, you would have to adjust the "opening for eyes" in the Rnds 15 through 18.

Rnd 1          into the magic circle - ch2 (counts as sc), 9 sc, join (total 10 sts)
Rnd 2          ch3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in same st as the ch3, 2 dc into each stitch from prev row, join (total 20 sts)
Rnd 3          ch3  (counts as dc), 1 dc in same st as the ch3, 1 dc in next; then *[2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next]* - 9x, join (total 30 sts)
Rnd 4          ch3  (counts as dc), 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next sts; then *[1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st]* - 9x, join (total 40 sts)
Rnd 5          ch3, 1 dc in same st as the ch3, 1 dc in next 3 consecutive sts; then *[2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 consecutive sts]* - 9x, join (total 50 sts)
Rnd 6          ch3  (counts as dc), 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 consecutive sts; then *[1 dc in next 2 consecutive sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 consecutive sts]* - 9x, join (total 60 sts)
Rnd 7           ch3  (counts as dc), 1 dc in next 4 consecutive sts, 2 dc in next st, then *[1 dc in next 5 consecutive sts, 2 dc in next st]* - 9x, join (total 70 sts)
Rnd 8-14      ch3  (counts as dc), 1 dc in next 69 consecutive sts, join (total 70 sts)
Rnd 15         ch3  (counts as dc), 1 dc in next 49 consecutive sts, turn, (total 50 sts) Note: there are 20 sts untouched (the part above your eyes - the eye opening). Later on we will crochet a "divide" in the middle = over the nose, between the eyes.

Picture #1 - Rnds 1 through 14
Picture #2, 3, 4 -  Rnds 15 through 16

Rnd 16         (WS) ch3  (counts as dc), 1 dc in next 49 consecutive sts, ch26 (Note: these 26 sts will be your bottom part below your eyes), join and turn to crochet on the RS (total 76 sts)

Picture #1, #2 - Rnd 16
Picture #3, #4, #5, #6 - beginning of Rnd 17

Rnd 17-18     (RS again) ch3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in next 75 consecutive sts, join (total 76 sts)

Pictures #1, #2, #3, #4 - Rnd 17
Picture #5 - finished Rnd 18

Weave in all the tails/ends.


Picture #1 - figuring our the 9th sts
Picture #2, #3, #4 - Row 1-3

Turn your hat upside down and insert your hook into your 9th st (leaving 8 sts untouched). You will crochet half double crochets 3 rows back and forth. You can also opt for 2 rows of double crochets instead.

Row 1-3           ch2, 1 hdc into next 3 sts, turn


Row 1-2           ch3, 1 dc into next 3 sts, turn

Sewing in the "divide" (middle part)

When finished with your last row, leave a long enough tail to sew the divide to the "bottom part below the eyes". Count 12 sts from the corner to the middle and start sewing along next 4 sts (see images above for reference). When done weave in the tails/ends.


Foundation:  start with a magic circle, leaving about 20" long string for whiskers

Image #1 - magic circle
Images #2 through #5 - sewing the "nose" on

Rnd 1          into the magic circle - ch3 (counts as dc), 12 dc, join (total 12 sts) and fasten off leaving about 20" long string for whiskers

Sew the circle (nose), including whiskers, onto the hat's lower part - see images above for a reference. Weave in the tails/ends


make 2 pieces

Image #1 - each ear has a long tail to use for sewing
Image #2, #3, #4 - ears pinned dow with sewing pins
Image #5 - sewing from inside out through the stitch on the ears
Image #6 - sewing from the outside to the inside along (outside) the edge of the ear

Rnd 1           ch19, join without twisting
Rnd 2           ch1, 1 sc into each ch from prev. row (18 sts)
Rnd 3           ch1, *[sc2tog, 1 sc into next 7 sts]* - 2x, join (16 sts)
Rnd 4           ch1, *[sc2tog, 1 sc into next 6 sts]* - 2x, join (14 sts)
Rnd 5           ch1, *[sc2tog, 1 sc into next 5 sts]* - 2x, join (12 sts)
Rnd 6           ch1, *[sc2tog, 1 sc into next 4 sts]* - 2x, join (10 sts)
Rnd 7           ch1, *[sc2tog, 1 sc into next 3 sts]* - 2x, join (8 sts)
Rnd 8           ch1, *[sc2tog, 1 sc into next 2 sts]* - 2x, join (6 sts)
Rnd 9           ch1, *[sc2tog, 1 sc into next 1 sts]* - 2x, join (4 sts) close the hole with a sl. st. and pull the yarn tail to the inside and weave it in, then use the long tail to sew the ears onto the hat.

Because we used small sized hook and single crochet, your ears should be on the stiffer side. You can put a little stuffing inside if you wish, although you do not need to. Use your judgment where to place your ears before sewing them onto the hat. If you are not very skilled at sewing use 3-4 sewing pins to hold the ears in place while sewing (do not prick your fingers/hands). Start with a right side of your hat facing you, insert the needle through the ear and hat, then draw the needle from inside out next to the edge of the ear - repeat all around the perimeter of the ear. Make sure you attach the other ear symmetrically. When finished weave in the tails/ends

Me, wearing the "Cat Hat"

Even my glasses fit over the eye-opening :-)


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Note: Most of the time I work as fast as I can to keep up with knitting and crocheting requests. I have to videotape, edit videos, then convert them & upload them to my channel. After that often I post on my blog patterns. I answer many questions, which means that often I work up to 16 hours a day. I would tremendously appreciate IF anyone of you who finds an error in the written pattern, so please, let me know - where (what rows) and what may be the problem. Many future knitters & crocheters from our artsy and crafty virtual world will thank you for your good deed, including myself.