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Crochet Kitty Hat

Photos and instructions courtesy of Bernat® Yarn

 

 

 

 

Kitty Hat
Your baby will be the cat's pajamas with this cunning Kitten Hat. Crochet it in soft yarn that's easy to wash and fun to wear.

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviations:

    Approx = approximate(ly); beg = begin(ning); ch = chain(s); ch = chain(s); hdc = half double crochet; rem = remain(ing); rep = repeat; rnd = round(s); RS = right side; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; yoh = yarn over hook; hdc2tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook ; sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 stitches. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

Size:

    To fit 6 mos (12 mos – 18/24 mos)

Materials Needed:

Gauge:

    16 sc and 19 rows = 4" (10cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.

Directions:

    Instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

    Note: Ch 2 at beg of each rnd does not count as hdc.

    With A, ch 3.
    Rnd 1: 12 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to rst hdc.
    Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to rst hdc. 24 hdc.
    Rnd 3: Ch 2. 1 hdc in rst hdc. *2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last hdc. Join with sl t to rst hdc. 36 hdc.
    Rnd 4: Ch 2. 2 hdc in rst hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last hdc. 1 hdc in last hdc. Join with sl st to rst hdc. 48 hdc.
    Rnd 5: Ch 2. 2 hdc in rst hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 11 (3-2) hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last 11 (3-2) hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. 1 hdc in each of last 11 (3-1) hdc. Join with sl st to rst hdc. 52 (60-64) hdc.
    Rnd 6: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to rst hdc. Rep last Rnd until work from beg measures 4 (5-5)" [10 (12.5-12.5)cm].

    First Ear Flap – Proceed in rows as follows:


    **Row 1: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of next 13 (15-15) hdc. Turn. Leave rem hdc unworked.
    Rows 2-3: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
    Row 4: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in each of next 9 (11-11) hdc. Hdc2tog. Turn.
    Row 5: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in each of next 7 (9-9) hdc. Hdc2tog. Turn.
    Row 6: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in each of next 5 (7-7) hdc. Hdc2tog. Turn.
    Size 6 mos only - Fasten off.**
    Sizes 12 mos and 18/24 mos only - Row 7: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Hdc2tog. Fasten off**
    All sizes – Miss next 8 hdc. Join A with sl st to next hdc. Work from ** to ** as given for rst Ear Flap.

    Edging:


    Join B with sl st to center back hdc. Ch 1. Work 1 rnd of sc evenly around edge of Hat, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

    Outer Ear (make 2):


    With A, ch 11.
    Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 10 sc.
    Rows 2-3: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Row 4: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 8 sts.
    Row 5: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st across. Turn.
    Row 6: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 6 sts.
    Row 7: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st across. Turn.
    Row 8: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 4 sts.
    Row 9: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) twice. Turn.
    Row 10: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Fasten off.

    Inner Ear (make 2):


    With B, ch 9.
    Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 8 sc.
    Rows 2-3: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
    Row 4: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 6 sts.
    Row 5: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 4 sts.
    Row 6: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) twice. Turn.
    Row 7: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Fasten off.

Finishing:

    Sew Inner Ear to Outer Ear.
    Attach Ears to sides of hat as shown in picture.


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