This cute crochet beanie is easy and quick to make and as sweet as a kitten. Add an embroidered face for extra charm. The pattern is easily adjustable for any size. Makes a great hat for activist marches, or just an adorable kitty hat for any occasion.
Written using US terminology.
Yarn: This hat can be created with any yarn. I typically use worsted weight yarn, usually cotton since I live in a warm climate, but the pattern can be easily adjusted to accommodate any yarn. I have updated the pattern to also include stitch counts for worsted weight yarn. It also has a size chart and instructions to help you create the hat in any yarn, any size. A stitch count has been provided in worsted weight using my gauge of 17 stitches and 13 rows in 4". Your stitch count may vary based on your gauge.
Hook: Use the hook recommended on your yarn ball. For my hats I use a 5mm, H hook.
Notions: Tapestry needle, small amount of embroidery thread or yarn in black or your chosen color to be used for the nose and whiskers.
Gauge: This hat is sized base on measurements, so your gauge is not important. For the example stitch count, I used a gauge of 17 stitches and 13 rows in 4".
Stitches: Foundation half double crochet (fhdc), half double crochet (hdc), slip stitch (sl. st.), chain (ch.). You will also need to know a few embroidery stitches - whip stitch to sew the ears together, satin stitch to create the nose, and the whiskers are simply straight lines.
Sizing: I have provided a size chart to help create your hat to the correct size. The hat can be made in any size. The chart includes newborn, 0-3 months, 6-12 months, toddler, child, teen, womens, and mens measurements and these are also included as stitch and row counts for worsted weight yarn.
Easy to follow and the ladies loved their hats. Thank you!
Feb 3, 2017 by Whitney Wesley
Jan 30, 2017 by Shelly adwell
This is the CUTEST pussyhat with extra special embroidery for extra punctuation. Used this pattern as inspiration for my 18-month-old and I to have matching hats for this Saturdays Women's March On Washington, sister-city San Jose. We received so many compliments! Having the directions with inches rather than stitches was a great touch, because I was using a giant funky-chunky yarn to whip these babies out in time. :D Thanks so much, Charissa! My little babe never used to wear hats, and now she wants us to wear "kittycat hat" all the time!!! She said "Hike people clapping (in) kittycat hat" about the march, so it was a big huge visual statement for us to make. <3