Thursday, October 27, 2016

Black Cat Hat Free Crochet Pattern!


Hello! It's almost Halloween and my kitty Ziggy keeps inspiring me to make cat themed accessories. I've been wanting to make a black cat hat all summer (since I got Ziggy) and I've finally made one in time for Halloween! And it's so comfy, I wore it this morning when I took Isaac to school.

And I love it so much that I want to share the pattern with ya'll! Keep scrolling for the free pattern. Or click here to purchase the pdf. This pattern is worked in the flat, in rows and I think it has a wonderful texture.


The fingerless gloves are a quick and easy free pattern by Sharon Maher called Challenge Mitts. I love them!




Cat Hat

Materials

Size H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
Red Heart With Love in Black or similar yarn in worsted weight (1 ball)
Caron Simply Soft in White or similar yarn 
Darning needle
Measuring tape
Scissors

Size

Adult small (20-23 inches) 
Instructions for other sizes

Gauge
7 stitches and 4 rows

Abbreviations

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

sl st: slip stitch

linked hdc: linked half double crochet (ch 2 tightly and insert the hook into the 2nd ch from the hook, draw up a loop, insert hook into either the back loop or the 3rd front loop, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on the hook.)

hdc in the 3rd front loop: half double crochet in the 3rd front loop (Because this pattern is worked in rows, the 3rd loop will be at the front of the stitch instead of at the back.)
*For a tutorial by Moogly, click here*

hdc BLO: half double crochet in the back loop only.

The Pattern

With Black

R1: Ch 40, ch 2 and put a hdc into the ch 40. hdc into each chain across. =40 

*The hat will be about 11 inches tall, this makes a slouchy cat hat. If you would like a tighter beanie, chain less. Or if you would like to make a hat in a different size, chain until the hat is the right height.*

R2: Ch 2 (the ch 2 does not count as a stitch here and throughout the pattern) and turn your work. Make a linked hdc in the ch 2 and in the 3rd front loop of the same stitch. hdc in the 3rd front loop across. =40

R3: Ch 2 and turn your work. Make a linked hdc in the ch 2 and in the back loop of the same stitch. hdc BLO across. =40

Repeat R2 and R3 until the hat is 19 inches or the length that you desire and end on a R2. I had 44 rows in total.
*Do not cut the yarn.*

Back Seam
The hat is now a long rectangle. Fold in half with the right side out and connect the 2 ends by slip stitching them together across. This will create the back seam. 
*Do not cut the yarn.*

Bottom Border
Ch 1, turn your work and sc across evenly in each row across the bottom of the hat. Sl st to the first sc or make an invisible join. Click here for a video tutorial on how to make an invisible join.
*Cut the yarn.*

Top Of The Hat
Lay the hat flat with the seam in the middle of the back of the hat. Insert the hook through the front and back on the right side, ch 1 and sc across the top of the hat.
*Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.*

Shape The Cat Ears




Try on the hat and fold down the cat ears so that you know how tall they need to be. Insert the darning needle into the side of the hat, and sew loosely across. 




End with the needle coming out the top of the hat.


Take the 2 ends and pull tight to shape the cat ear.



Insert the ends into the hat, pull tightly again on the 2 ends and tie the 2 ends together in the inside of the hat. Weave in the ends.

You can now add a nose and whiskers or you can leave the hat plain. I love both ways, but I really love the way the little nose and whiskers look.

Now your done! Try on your new cute little black cat hat and meow away!


Copyright ©2016 Alexandra Halsey
You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern without permission.

I hope ya'll liked this pattern! If you LOVE this pattern and would like to purchase the pdf, click here. If you have any questions, email me at: withalexofficial@gmail.com If ya'll make your own cat hat, I would LOVE to see! Post pictures to my facebook page or tag me on instagram @_with_alex or you can use the #cathatwithalex

What are ya'll going to be for Halloween? Would ya'll wear this hat at any time of the year?

Thanks a bunch!

Soft hugs and


2 comments:

  1. I LOVE how this hat looks. I know. It's no longer Halloween but .. see, over if my little sisters is NUTS about kitties. SO much that I actually call her My Kitty. I REALLY love her. I LOVE BOTH my sisters but I want to make her this hat! Except I can't figure out exactly what you mean but "linked hdc's"! I KNOW! I'm a doof! I've been hooking now for almost four years and can read diagrams that bamboozle most minds but written patterns STILL make me weep! �� Is there a picture somewhere I can look at, you can send me to look at? �� I know my sister would love you, and so would I!! If you

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    1. Hey! Thank you so much! I don't have a picture tutorial on the linked hdc but moogly does and they have a video tutorial too! I hope this helps, here is the link: http://www.mooglyblog.com/linked-double-crochet/

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