Crazy Hands Knitting

Kitty hat pattern
(seed stitch knitting)

Seed stitch kitty hat pattern:

Kitty hat pattern features another free knit hat pattern from I’m always trying to knit something interesting for you and hope that this knit accessory won’t be a disappointing one. A fun design with kitty ears might be an excellent choice for kids, especially for the little ladies. Feel free to add your personal touch to the hat and share your version of the kitty hat pattern with me and other knitters. Keep in mind that I’m always here to help you, so feel free to post your questions and comments. Have a great time knitting with free knitting patterns from crazyhands.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3.5 mm (US 4) or circular needles;

<> Bonito Lanoso 49% wool, 51% acrylic. Red color: 100 grams -300 m per skein– less than one ball.

<> Tapestry needle

Kitty knit hat size: 

Adult 52-54 cm

Gauge: 19 stitches = 4 inches

Note for knitters:

Knit with two strands of yarn at once.

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p - purl

Ribbing of the kitty hat pattern:

Cast on 92 stitches, join into round. Place marker if you are using circular needles.

Round 1: Rib 1 by 1 (k1,p1) to end. Repeat this round until piece measures 7-8 cm.

Start the ribbing of kitty hat pattern

Kitty knitting hat pattern: full width of the ribbing

Body of the kitty hat pattern:

Round 1: *k1, p1 repeat from * to the end.

Round 2: *p1, k1 repeat from * to the end.

Continue to knit kitty hat pattern with seed stitch (Rounds 1 and 2) until piece measures 20 cm from the edge.  Bind off loosely.

body of the kitty hat pattern

sewing the top of kitty hat

Sew the top side of kitty knitted hat using the tapestry needle. In my opinion the hat looks better when seam is on the right side of the hat but that’s only matter of taste.

sew the top of kitty hat using tapestry needle

Knitting cat ears of the hat.

Turn inside out. Try to shape top two corners into ears and sew them as shown on the picture. Using this way, you will avoid visible seam on the right side. You may also pin ears if it’s hard to make them of the same shape.

shaping cat's ear of the hat

cat ear knit hat pattern

sewing cat's ear of the hat from the inside

adding hollow fiber to the ears of cat knitting pattern

I believe it’s also gonna be funny if you put hollow fiber inside the ears.

finished kitty hat

finished kitty hat for kids

knit cat ear hat pattern

Meow! 🙂

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Zinna 6th October 2016 at 23:42

would love to see this kitty hat with smaller size for little girls. thanks for this beautiful work

annanitato_175 7th October 2016 at 16:03

Hello Zinna,
let me know the head circumference of you gul, otherwise just cast on smaller number of stitches.

Kim 21st November 2017 at 21:34

Hello! Could you tell me how many stitches to cast on for a toddler size hat – her head is 18 1/2 inches in circumference. I love your hat! Thank you!

editor 21st November 2017 at 22:30

Hello Kim. Its hard to say as I dont know your gauge and what kind of yarn you are going to use. Using the same yarn as mentioned in the pattern I would cast on about 72-76 stitches. But sorry I can not be precise.

Kim 23rd November 2017 at 03:34

Thank you very much for your answer!

Kim 21st November 2017 at 21:14

Hello! Beautiful hat. Do you know how many stitches I should cast on for a toddler size hat – circumference of 18 1/2 inches? Thank you!

Marny CA 10th March 2018 at 08:47

Does this work for the Pussy Cat Hat project??

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 13th March 2018 at 12:08

well, it is my own project

Marny CA 4th May 2019 at 09:50

LOL but of course! I should have figured that out.

Thank you. The one I made for my friend was too big but once chemo took her hair, it was huge. So, she gave it back to me.

I want to make her another and like your style! Wish me luck.

Knitting Guru 20th May 2019 at 09:21

Wish you luck 🙂

Kerry 7th December 2019 at 02:14

Do you think a three needle bind off would work for closing the top of the hat as long as you did it in pattern?

Knitting Guru 7th December 2019 at 09:11

Yeah. might work. Let me know how it worked for your hat, I am just really interested in


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