How to Crochet a Cat Hat

With these instructions, you can crochet a charming hat for your kitty.

Steps

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    Chain 4; Slip stitch in first chain made. This will make a ring to crochet into.
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    Single crochet 7 into the ring, use a slip stitch to join, single crochet into first single crochet made: 7 single crochets.
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    Chain 2, work first half double crochet in same stitch as the chain 2; work 2 half double crochets in each stitch around in circle; slip stitch in first half double crochet made: 14 half double crochets.
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    Chain 3, double crochet in same stitch as the chain 3, double crochet 2 in each stitch around, slip stitch in first double crochet made: 28 double crochets.
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    Chain 1, single crochet 8 in circle, chain 13, skip 4 stitches, re-attach using slip stitch. (This will create the first ear hole.) Single crochet 10 more stitches in circle, chain 13, skip 4 stitches, re-attach using slip stitch, single crochet 3, slip stitch in first single crochet made. By now your hat should start to curve a little bit, which is what you want.
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    Chain 1, single crochet 7 in circle. Note: You will be working into the 'ear hole' now, so you will be working in the space under it, but it's basically like working a normal stitch. Single crochet 16 in the 'hole', single crochet in each stitch until you hit the next ear hole, single crochet 16 in hole, single crochet 3, slip stitch in first single crochet made; cut yarn and tie off. Weave in yarn ends with yarn needle.

    Alternate explanation: Chain 1, single crochet in next 7 stitches. Single crochet 16 around chain of 13. Single crochet in each stitch up to next chain. Single crochet 16 around chain of 13. Single crochet in next 3 stitches, slip stitch in 1st single crochet made.
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    Done! Now your little ball of fur is ready to get cozy in the cold times!

Tips

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    You can make a chin strap. Cut a 6 inch (15.2 cm) piece of yarn, and tie it onto the middle of the ear hole, try the hat onto your kitty to determine how long the chin strap should be, hold the spot and cut off the extra yarn, but leave an inch so you have room to tie it loosely.

Things You'll Need

  • Size H 5.00 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn
  • Yarn needle

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