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Seed Stitch Knit Cat Hat Pattern

knit cat hat pattern

knit cat hat pattern

I’m always trying to knit something interesting for you and hope that this seed stitch knit cat hat won’t be a disappointing one. A fun design with cat’s 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 knit cat hat pattern with me and others. Keep in mind that I’m always here to help you, so feel free to post your questions in the comment section.

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

Knit cat hat size:

Adult 52-54 cm

Gauge: 19 stitches = 4 inches

seed stitch knit cat hat

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.

ribbing of knit cat hat
ribbing of the seed stitch knit cat hat

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.

half-finished body of the knit cat hat
finished body of the knit cat hat before sewing the top

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.

sewed top of the knit cat hat

Knitting cat’s 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 right ear of the knit cat hat
shaping left ear of the knit cat hat
sewing ears of the seed stitch knit cat hat
hollow fiber for ears of knit cat hat

You can also stuff the ears with hollow fiber to add them more volume.

Meow! 🙂

knit cat hat on mannequin - right angle view
knit cat hat on mannequin - left angle view

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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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