Crochet cat hat

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Keep cosy this winter with this cute crochet hat, courtesy of Posh Patterns.

Keep your head cosy this winter with a cute crochet cat-shaped hat, available in newborn to adult sizes. Click on the sizes below for the full pattern:

Cat hat newborn to 3 months

Cat hat 3-6 months

Cat hat 6-12 months

Cat hat 12-24 months

Cat hat toddler

Cat hat adult

You will need:

Worsted weight yarn

Size I crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Ch: chain

St: stitch

Sl: slip

Hdc: half double crochet

Gauge: approximately 2.5 sts/inch

Stitch guide

Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook; repeat from *. Note: This hat is worked seamlessly. After round 1, place a marker and move it up as you work. You will join your work before the last round of the hat, and again before fastening off.

Newborn to 3 months

Ch 2.

Round 1: 10 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. (10 sts)

Round 2: *2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (20 sts)

Round 3: *hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 4: *hdc in next 14 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (32 sts)

Round 5-9: *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (32 sts) (Note: this is where you can adjust the length. If you'd like it shorter or longer, work fewer or more rounds.)

Sl st in next st, ch 1.

Round 10: Hdc in same st, *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (32 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends. Follow directions for ears below.

3 to 6 months

Ch 2.

Round 1: 10 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. (10 sts)

Round 2: *2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (20 sts)

Round 3: *hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 4: *hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Round 5-10: *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (36 sts)(Note: this is where you can adjust the length. If you'd like it shorter or longer, work fewer or more rounds.)

Sl st in next st, ch 1.

Round 11: Hdc in same st, *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (36 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Follow directions for ears below.

6 to 12 months

Ch 2.

Round 1: 10 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. (10 sts)

Round 2: *2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (20 sts)

Round 3: *hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 4: *hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (40 sts)

Round 5: *hdc in next 19 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (42 sts) Round 6-12: *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (42 sts) (Note: this is where you can adjust the length. If you'd like it shorter or longer, work fewer or more rounds.)

Sl st in next st, ch 1. Round 13: Hdc in same st, *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (42 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Follow directions for ears below.

12 to 24 months

Ch 2. Round 1: 10 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. (10 sts)

Round 2: *2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (20 sts)

Round 3: *hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 4: *hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (40 sts)

Round 5: *hdc in next 7 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (45 sts)

Round 6-13: *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (45 sts) (Note: this is where you can adjust the length. If you'd like it shorter or longer, work fewer or more rounds.)

Sl st in next st, ch 1.

Round 14: Hdc in same st, *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (45 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Follow directions for ears below.

Toddler

Ch 2. Round 1: 10 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. (10 sts)

Round 2: *2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (20 sts)

Round 3: *hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 4: *hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (40 sts)

Round 5: *hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (48 sts)

Round 6-15: *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (48 sts) (Note: this is where you can adjust the length. If you'd like it shorter or longer, work fewer or more rounds.) Sl st in next st, ch 1.

Round 16: Hdc in same st, *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (48 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Follow directions for ears below.

5T to adult

Ch 2. Round 1: 10 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. (10 sts)

Round 2: *2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (20 sts)

Round 3: *hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (30 sts)

Round 4: *hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (40 sts)

Round 5: *hdc in next 3 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (50 sts)

Round 6: *hdc in next 24 sts, 2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (52 sts)

Round 7-16: *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (52 sts) (Note: this is where you can adjust the length. If you'd like it shorter or longer, work fewer or more rounds.) Sl st in next st, ch 1.

Round 17: Hdc in same st, *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (52 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Cat ears

Ch 2. Round 1: 4hdc in 2nd chain from hook. Join to first st. (4 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1. Hdc in same st, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st. Join to first st. (6 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1. 2hdc in same st, *2hdc in next st; repeat from * around. Join to first st. (12 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1. Hdc in same st, *hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (12 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to secure ears to hat. Using a tapestry needle and the yarn tail on the ear, secure ears to the top of the hat.

With thanks to Posh Patterns for providing this fantastic Kitty Cat Hat pattern, printed in the January 2016 issue of Your Cat Magazine.