Classic Kitty Cat Hat

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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