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
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can also stuff the ears with hollow fiber to add them more volume.
would love to see this kitty hat with smaller size for little girls. thanks for this beautiful work
let me know the head circumference of you gul, otherwise just cast on smaller number of stitches.
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!
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.
Thank you very much for your answer!
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!
Does this work for the Pussy Cat Hat project??
well, it is my own project
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.
Wish you luck 🙂
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?
Yeah. might work. Let me know how it worked for your hat, I am just really interested in