My Black Cat Slouch Hat has chunky ribbing and cute cat ears. The simple and free Crochet Cat Hat pattern works up quickly and makes a great gift. This post contains affiliate links, which help to support this site. Thanks!
I’m not totally sure why, but I have been wanting to make a cat ear hat for a while now. It just seemed like a good idea. I finally got around to it last week, and I think I was right. It was a totally good idea. This hat’s pretty fun, guys.
It’s pretty great with the “you’re freaking meow’t” tee I made the other day, no? I mean. I do love me a good (or even a bad) pun. (If you guys want the cut file for that design, let me know in the comments and I will get it up for you.) [UPDATE! You can get the free file to make your own t-shirt right HERE.]
I used some cool yarn I picked up probably a year ago at Michaels. It’s a thick black yarn with flecks of metallic gold throughout. I love the tweed-y kind of look it has when crocheted and the gold is kind of perfect – metallic and fun but also kind of subtle and definitely not too flashy. I pretty much love it.
If you want to make your own cat hat, I have written up the pattern for you! The pattern is free for personal use. It may not be sold or redistributed in any way. If you want to share the pattern with someone, please send them here. You may sell items made from the pattern, if you link back to the pattern when possible, but you may NOT use my photos to sell your items. Thank you!
Crochet Cat Hat Supplies:
- About 150 yards of Size 6 Super Bulky Yarn (I used Isaac Mizrahi Craft Carlyle Yarn in Roosevelt, which is no longer available and is on the lighter side of the Super Bulky designation. If you use a thicker “super bulky” you may need to adjust your hook and adapt the pattern, see my comments on this in the pattern.) OR two strands of Size 4 worsted weight yarn held together works as well.
- Size L (8.0 mm) Hook (adjust hook if needed to fit yarn)
- Yarn Needle
Black Cat Slouch Crochet Cat Hat Pattern
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My Black Cat Slouch – Crochet Cat Hat pattern is free for personal use. You may sell items that you make from the pattern as long as you include a link back to the pattern when possible. Please do not sell or redistribute the pattern in any way. If you want to share the pattern with a friend, please just send them a link. Visits to my website provide me with income that allow me to offer my patterns free of charge. Thank you for your support!
This pattern uses American crochet terms.
UPDATE 4/8/16: There is now a video available for this pattern! You can see it just below. (If you are not seeing the video below, it may be because of an ad blocker. You can also view the video on my youtube channel HERE.)
Crochet Cat Hat Video Tutorial
Cat Hat Crochet Pattern
Row 1: Work a row of foundation single crochet that is about 11″ (28 cm) long [fsc (I just added a video for how to make the foundation single crochet stitch! Check it out HERE and be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel for more video tutorials! OR see my written photo tutorial here)]. With the Isaac Mizrahi Craft yarn, I needed 23 fsc. With Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick and an L hook, I only needed 21 fsc. If you don’t want to use the fsc stitch, you can chain the appropriate number and then work single crochet (sc) in each ch across. (Note: If you would prefer a shorter, beanie style hat instead of the longer, slouch style, you will want a shorter row of only 9-10″.)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Working in back loops only, hdc in each stitch across. The length of your row should shrink up a bit as you work the hdc rows. It should shrink from about 11″ to about 10″ after a few rows.
Repeat Row 2 until the piece is long enough to wrap around your head (remember it will stretch!) or about 19″ (48 cm) long. This took me about 33 rows total with the Isaac Mizrahi yarn.
Now you have a nice long rectangle. Fold it in half widthwise, and work single crochet stitches through both short ends to form a tube. Continue working single crochet stitches across the top of the hat as shown in the image below.
Finish off and weave in the ends. Then flip the hat inside out so the seams you just made are on the inside of the hat.
Next, we will add a brim to the bottom of the hat. Join the yarn by the seam and work single crochet stitches evenly around the open edge of the hat. It took me about 45 scs to go all the way around. Join with a slip stitch to the first sc. That’s the first round of the brim.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to join.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, working in back loops only, hdc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to join.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in eact stitch around. Slip stitch to join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Finally, we will form the ears. Thread a piece of yarn onto the yarn needle and stitch through the top corners of the hat to form ears.
Pull on the ends a bit to tighten up the ear shape, tie knots to secure, and weave in the ends.
And that’s it! Your Crochet Cat Hat is all ready to wear. You can push it back and the ears will be a bit lower like so:
Or, fold up the brim to place the ears on top of your head.
I love the chunky ribbing and the playfulness of the ears. Isn’t it fun?
If you make your own Crochet Cat Hat, I would love to see it! Share your photos to my facebook page or tag me on instagram or twitter (@persialou). 🙂
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Comments + Project Love
Patricia at Pops de Milk says
Love this! Thanks for the tutorial 😀
Elaine Tillery says
I love this pattern it was so easy
So awesome! Thanks for the laying out the instructions so clearly. Such a cute hat.
Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling says
I love this hat. I love your shirt. I love your nails. Boom!
Cindy G. says
I love how simple, yet unmistakable, this cat hat is! I’m working on a bunch of hats to donate to needy students at my school, and I think this hat just moved to the top of the list. I love how the brim really finishes it off, too. And, if you’re willing to share your cat shirt cut file, I could tuck a shirt inside the hat as a special surprise for one lucky student. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!
Stephanie |Make and Tell says
You and this hat are seriously the cutest things ever! <3
Thank you so much, Stephanie! 🙂
Totally fun – and super adorable! I love it Alexis.
This cat slouch hat is so cute, and the yarn you chose is purrfect for it (sorry, could not resist). I posted 2 photos and a link back to your blog for the pattern on truebluemeandyou. I would love it if you posted a cut file for your “you’re freaking meow’t” tee.
Thank you so much for linking back! I will get the cut file up soon. 🙂
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Alexis, this is PURRRRfect (sorry, couldn’t resist ;)! Seriously, too cute!
Haha! Love it! Thanks, Amy!
Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts says
I think I NEED that cut file – all of this is amazingness!
So cute. Made a baby version in 2 colors. I don’t currently have a website.. Just like making and donating to the local hospital’s neo-natal unit. I do plan on sharing my pics of the finished item and would like to link it back to you. Where would I find the link? Love the meow T!!
Love this hat, so making one! Please share the cut file for your shirt, absolutely have to have one!! 🙂
Hi Fiona! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. 🙂 I am going to try to get the cut file up on Friday for the shirt!
Amy @ Homey Oh My! says
This, and you, are the cutest. I have a bear hat like this and I think I’d like a cat one more. Adorable <3.
Aw thanks so much, Amy!
how do i buy the shirt?!?
Approximately how much yardage or skeins of chunky yarn did you use up to make this hat? Overall very cute and very generous of you to share this pattern to the public! I plan to make mine soon so thank you very much. <3
I used one ball which is 2.47 oz, 70 g, 127 yds, or 116 m. Thank you! 🙂
Rachel (Lines Across) says
This is so cute! And I love your pictures – adorable!
Haha… Posing for photos is not my favorite, so I appreciate it. 🙂 Thanks so much, Rachel!
Hi, I was wondering if you have a pdf download for this?
Hi Chelses! I don’t currently have a pdf download for the pattern available, but it is something I am hoping to make available for my patterns in the future.
Rita Young says
This hat is adorable! I am in the process of making it right now, actually! I’m just not getting the ears – it seems so easy but, I can’t seem to make it happen. Could you clarify a bit?
Thanks! I love the pattern and have a few of your other patterns queued up!
Hi Rita! I basically just joined the yarn to one side of the hat a couple inches down from the corner using a double knot. Then I worked a running stitch (worked my yarn needle in and out through both sides of the hat) on a diagonal across the corner to a point about an inch to the side of the middle point of the top of the hat. I pulled on the yarn a bit here to tighten the stitches and make the ear shape more defined. Then I tied off the yarn with a double knot. Finally, just weave your ends into the hat. I hope that helps! I may try to get a video put together for the pattern soon. Good luck! 🙂
Rita Young says
Thank you, Alexis! This clarification really helped. I’m loving wearing my new hat – the kids at my job think it is hilarious.
Oh yay! That makes me so happy! 🙂
Hey, Alexis, I’m new to your blog and I really like this hat! I’m in the process of making it myself and I will definitely share it when it’s finished. I read that you are planning on making a video about it – if you can manage to do that sometimes in the future, it would be awesome (I’m a beginner and I’m sometimes still struggling with written instructions).
Love your work, thank you 🙂
Thanks so much for your comment! I am new to the whole world of video, but I will do my best. Thank you again! 🙂
This hat look awesome. Thank you for sharing it. I really want to make one for my nearly 3 years old daughter. I would like to ask you about the approximately size (inches or cm.) of the rectangle piece, before you fold it up, because i will use smaller hook. Thank you, have a day full of joy 🙂
I too would like to know the size of the rectangle as I plan to make this for my very small, 5 year old cousin.
Anne Alexander says
love the pattern could you give me dimensions of the rectangle hight and width .Cant get the yarn you specify
this is really cute hat, I might make it for my girls, I’m sure they would love it. Thank you for the pattern 🙂 Have a lovely day, Renata.
Such a cute pattern. I made one for a friend of the family and she LOVED it. Thank you!!!
Oh yay! I love to hear that. 🙂
Hi!! Love this hat! I bought worsted 4 yarn! Will this work? What size needle would I use?
Thanks so much, want to make this for an 8 year old who loves kitties!
Hi Cherie! I know some people on instagram have used two strands of worsted weight yarn held together and the same size hook called for in the pattern (L 8.00 mm). That should work! Good luck! 🙂
Very cute! I am making these for my daughter and nieces! What is the measurement from brim to top of hat.? Mine looks a little tall. Thanks so much.
Hi Sherri! My finished hat is about 9 inches or 24 cm from brim to top. It’s supposed to be a bit slouchy, so it might feel a bit long. The brim can be rolled up, or you could take a few stitches off each row if you don’t like the length.
Gabi Hulse says
Hi Persialou. I made your slouchy cat ear last night. My friends went crazy over it, and want to pay me to make a few. Do you mind if I sell a few hats from your free pattern? Love my hat! Thanks for your time!
Hi Gabi! You are welcome to sell items you make from my patterns as long as you don’t redistribute or sell the pattern itself. If you end up selling online, I appreciate a link back to the pattern. Thanks!
I made this last night with yarn that was WAY TOO CHUNKY (because it’s what I *thought* I remembered from this post and it resulted in a very fluffy hat with bear-like ears. And the brim is SUPER wide because that yarn was so chunky.
I’ve corrected my mistake and purchased the yarn you *actually* mentioned here, and I’m giving it another go around. Thank you so much, this is such an adorable pattern.
Plus, I got a bear-ear hat, too 🙂
Haha! I want to see the bear hat! I hope you like the yarn. 🙂
I tagged you on my Facebook page “If You’ve Got the Notion” with a picture of the bear-eared hat.
The Isaac Mizrahi yarn is so thin compared to the chunky! I also think the single crochet down one side made one of the cat ears a little chunky compared to the other. I want to try slip stitching it to see what happens. Also maybe two strands of yarn. So many options.
I thank you for your creativity!
Thanks, Joan! I think your bear hat is cute! Thanks for tagging me. Can’t wait to see how the next one comes out. 😉
SOOOO CUTE!!!!! And yes I loved your nails and really thinking about ordering them!!!!
Thank you!! 🙂 I love them too. (Psst- there are some pretty cute cat ones here I’m thinking you might like: https://alexismiddleton.jamberry.com/us/en/shop/products/double-trouble#.VmRXrGSDGko 😉
THOSE ARE REALLY CUTE!!!!
This is the perfect simple Christmas gift! I love it! Gunna make a bunch of these.
I’m going to be making one of these hats for my niece, but I had to buy worsted weight yarn, because I wasn’t able to order offline, and she’s only 7. Do you think with two strands of yarn worked together and a size K hook instead of L it would be the right size??
Yes! That should work. The L hook might even still work. I would probably reduce each row by a few stitches to make the hat shorter and you won’t need as many rows to get the rectangle long enough to go around her head. Good luck!
Lee Ann says
I love this Black Cat Slouch Hat!! Many, many thanks for posting this pattern! 🙂 🙂
Le Fantasie di Nephtys says
Hi, I’m from Italy and I think your hat pattern is super-cute!!!
I see there is no gauge inside the pattern and I would like to make the hat with a thinner yarn, can you share the finished sizes (lenght and width) with us?
Thanks in advance!!!
I made it! I haven’t crocheted in years and was looking for something I could do. My daughter is going to love it!
Yay! I’m so glad you liked the pattern. 🙂
Lovely, I made one for my son! we are cat lovers, so you can imagine! Thank you for share. I have posted this project in my Craftsy account and link back to your great pattern!
Thanks so much!! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂
Thank you for the pattern. I was looking for a quick and simple pattern to make to donate to our Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. Do you have different sizes and measurements for smaller children — 1-3, 4-8 and 8-12 years old? I’m new to crocheting and still trying to figure all this out. Thank you.
Hi Jane! I don’t currently have a pattern for other sizes available, but I can work on getting something together for you. 🙂
That would be wonderful, thank you very much.
Colorful Canary says
Thank you for the beautiful pattern, I featured it on my blog 🙂 http://www.colorfulcanary.com/2016/01/14-fashionable-crochet-hat-patterns-for.html
Hey there! Do you have any tutorial video for this?! It’s really cute!
Hi Alexa – Not yet! But I am working on getting a lot of new videos up in the next month or so.
If I wanted to make this in regular weighted yarn how many fsc would you suggest?
Can you clarify what you mean by “Join the yarn by the seam and work single crochet stitches ” I’m in the middle of making the hat and I have no idea of how to do this.
Hi Melinda! You are going to be adding a brim onto the open end of the hat, so you need to add a new piece of yarn onto the brim. Just draw a loop of a new piece of yarn up through the edge of the hat near the seam and start working your single crochet stitches. Good luck!
Hi Alexis! I’m choosing to do this hat with a different sized hook and a different weight of yarn, is there a gauge someplace that I’m missing and if not (and if you’re not too busy) could you possibly provide one? I’m having trouble figuring out how long my starting chain should be. Thanks!
Hi Brook! Yes I will add a gauge for you. But just as a general guide, you want your starting chain to be about as long as you want your hat to be tall minus about an inch. Hope that makes sense!
This hat is so cute and I am making on for a friend’s daughter. However I am stuck on the ear part. How did you sew or stitch them to get to yarn to cinch to create them?
Hi Sharon! Just thread your needle with yarn, and stitch through the corner just like you were sewing with a regular needle and thread. Weave the needle in and out of the hat going through both layers. Tie double knots at both ends of the yarn on the edges of the and weave in the ends. I hop that helps! Good luck!
Brenda Nichols says
hey! this is such a cute hat! i have finished all of it, except making the ears. i am having the hardest time working the ears. do you have a youtube video or a secret on how to make them happen? thanks in advance! looking forward to being able to pass this hat along to one of my fellow gymnastics coaches that loves kittens. 🙂
Hi Brenda! I’m sorry, but I don’t have a video yet. I will try to get one up soon!
Melissa A. Compton says
I found a similar looking yarn at Joann’s but when I opened it, it was not consistent. It went thick thin thick thin, so I was having trouble with the foundation single crochet. Any suggestions? Also, I got this yarn because it was very soft and the metallic in it was very soft to the touch. Is the yarn you chose the same? I am making it for a seven year old that won’t wear any metallics without something under them. She says it is too itchy. I may have to make it plain black, if the metallic in the yarn is scratchy. Very very cute pattern, thank you!
Hi Melissa! The yarn I used was very consistent in thickness, so you may have ended up with a different yarn. That said, you can use any yarn of the same thickness. No metallics required! Happy Crocheting!
Very cute! Thank you for sharing the pattern.
Fliss Butcher says
This looks lots of fun – I work at a private girls school in the boarding house and I think some of our girls will love to make this for our coming winter. Thanks so much for posting it. I’l send some photos when we are done 🙂
Looks like someone has stolen your intellectual property.
Thanks so much for letting me know. That is the worst. 🙁 I will see what I can do to get it taken down. (I removed the link from your comment to avoid giving them any traffic.) Thanks again!
Hello! I just attempted to make this hat from your pattern. Its cute, but mine didnt turn out anywhere near as perfect as yours. Thanks for sharing the pattern.
Hi Skylar! I’m sorry you didn’t feel like yours turned out perfectly. I would give it another shot – maybe try some different yarn? I’d love to see it! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. 🙂
Love this Hat
Thank you for the pattern
i WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THIS HAT FOR MY NIECE WHO IS 4. HOW MANY STITCHES SHOULD I CHAIN AND HOW TALL SHOULD I MAKE THE HAT? lOVE IT. THANKS!!!
Hey there! I need to add a child size version of the pattern. Basically you want the row to be as long as you want the finished hat to be tall. And then you need to work as many rows as you would need to go around the recipient’s head. I hope that helps! Good luck!
Connie Peterson says
I am going to give this pattern a go, but wouldn’t the finished hat look super cute with pop poms attached to the points of the ears? Thank you for all of the work that went into providing this pattern, and for free!
That would be adorable! I would love to see if you try the pom poms!
Thanks for the cool pattern!! Here is my take on your pretty hat:
Thank you for such clear and easy to understand instructions!! And I love the Foundation single crochet! I have never tried that before but have always hated fighting with going back through the chain for that first row. Oh my gosh this feels like it gives me such a head start and once you get the hang of it, it’s much faster. Thanks sooo much!!
I enjoyed your tutorials, also. It’s so much easier when I can see exactly which loop you’re describing.
I love it too! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. 🙂 It makes my day!
Do u have a child’s pattern, my granddaughter would love it she’s 8, how many chains would u start with, ty for help
I need to get a child’s version up! Basically, you want your row to be as long as you want your hat to be tall. Then crochet as many rows as you need to wrap around your child’s head. Other than that it should be about the same I will work on a more detailed pattern for you! 🙂
Ty im gonna work on tryn it tonight
Sarah S. says
I too would like to know the number of chains to start and the multiple to make shorter or longer. This is common with professional crochet pattern instructions. I don’t think I’ve ever see a pattern that talks in “inc like my products to look professional. I will probably make up my own instructins. But thought I would let you know for future patterns. Super cute hat, though!
Hi Sarah, if you read all of the instructions for row 1, you will see that it does give you the number of stitches to start. I had so many people using different yarns, that I provided a few examples of how it may change with different yarns and hooks. I have not included a multiple because any number of stitches can work. The hat just uses a simple half double crochet stitch instead of a more complicated stitch pattern that requires a specific multiple. I’m not sure what you mean by “inc like my products to look professional,” so I can’t really respond to that issue. I’m sorry that you don’t like the pattern, but it is a pattern that many people have found to be quite useful and has been provided to you free of charge.
Question: in the earlier parts of the process when you chain two and turn to do the HDC do you skip the first stitch because you did the chain 2?
I can’t wait to use your pattern to whip up some hats for this!
Thanks for an awesome, easy to understand pattern!
I hadn’t heard of this! Thanks for sharing with me. 🙂
Hey thanks for this. I have never been able to figure out crochet but I can knit with knitting needles. I easily converted this to regular knitting and have made two so far. Before finding your post I saw all these terribly complicated ways to make hats with ears…then I read yours and had that aha moment. Hugs.
So glad it was helpful for you! And thank you so much for leaving a comment! Have a great day 🙂
I’d been trying to make something like this for months to no avail, then I found this post and made it on the first try! Thank you for such a cute and easy pattern!
Beverly J. Gunter says
I just found your Black Cat Slouch Hat and I love it! I’m going to make a couple for the Pussy Hat Project (https://www.pussyhatproject.com/) and donate them, as I can’t go to D.C., myself. I couldn’t find a pink yarn in super bulky that I liked, but I did find a gorgeous variegated pink bulky yarn (5) that is Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky. Since you said that the black yarn you used originally was a bit thinner than most super bulky yarns, I’m hoping I can get by with this weight.
Have you made your hat with (5) bulky yarn and, if so, what size hook did you use or would you suggest?
BTW, I really appreciate the video tutorial. I’m a visual person and it helps a lot.
Thank you for your assistance. Hugs.
Hello Beverly! I have seen a few people making hats for this project, and I think it’s great! I have not made it specifically with a size 5 yarn, but I would just say use whatever hook feels right to you and gives you stitches that aren’t too tight or too loose. The pattern is pretty simple to adapt. You basically want to end up with a rectangle that is about an inch shorter than the height that you want the finished hat to be (the inch shorter is to leave some space for the brim). Then the rectangle needs to be as long as you need it to wrap around your head (remember that it will stretch!). So work as many stitches in your first row as you need to get the right height for your hat, and then work as many rows as you need to for it to wrap around your head. I hope that helps! Good luck!
Beverly J. Gunter says
Thanks, Alexis! I’ll follow your advice and maybe I’ll try using a K hook. I’ll mess around and see what works.
I’m very new to crochet, but your pattern and video were so easy to follow, that I made this hat! (After a few false starts!) I love it! Thanks so much. I made it for the pussyhat project and will be making a few more for my girlfriends, and I can’t thank you enough. Yours was the easiest pattern to follow, and while I made quite a few mistakes, it’s very forgiving! I’bll e sure to tag you on Instagram once I get some good photos!
I’m so glad the pattern worked for you! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. 🙂
The hat shown on Pinterest shows a hat with a cable pattern. Are the directions for that on your site?
Hi! I’m not sure. I don’t have a hat with a cable pattern. Maybe post the link so I can see what you see?
What a cute hat! Thanks for your very helpful and easy to follow video. I’m making mine in orange as a fox hat. Cheers!
I love the idea of turning it into a fox hat! So cute!
I have made several of these hats in pink for the Women’s March! Your Youtube video helped so much, thanks!
Yay! So glad it was helpful for you!
This is soooo adorable. Probably the nicest cat hat idea I’ve seen. Usually they’re way too in your face, and this is nice and subtle.
Thank you so much! 🙂
Totally making a pink one for the Women’s march!!
Mona Hollums says
I’m making one for the Women’s March too! I wish I’d found the pattern sooner, I’d had made all five this way!
So glad you like the pattern and are making some for the women’s march! Can’t wait to see all those pink hats!
Thank you so much for the pattern- I made the hat in pink and it will be traveling down to DC this weekend with a friend for the Women’s March.
I can’t wait to see all those pink hats! It’s been so fun to see people using my pattern for this. <3
Atown Mom California says
Did you ever think a Bunch of nasty women would use your Hat Pattern and March for the power of Pussy? I love your hat and have made one for my 6 yr old granddaughter BEFORE the March on DC. My daughter inlaw asked me if I would be offended if she gave it to good will because of what it now represents. I told her do what she wanted since i am not a nasty woman,
I had no idea!
I am making this for my Chinese work colleague for her birthday. I have joined flat black yarn with a sparkly mohair and it looks great. I thought just black would get lost in her hair color!!! Can’t wait to give it to her
That sounds beautiful!!
I looked at lots of pussyhat patterns to make one for solidarity with the Womens March and yours was the best I found. It was so easy to follow, I whipped it up in one morning and it looked perfect. My sister loved it so much I made one for her too. Thank you!
I love to hear that! So glad it worked well for you. 🙂
Great pattern . . . thank you so much! I made one in pink for my 13 y/o daughter, and she adores it.
I also want to let you know that when searching for “pussy hat” patterns on Etsy, I came across this listing:
I believe this person stole a photo from your blog and is selling your pattern.
Thank you so much for letting me know about that. I really appreciate it. 🙂
Louise T. says
Wow! I love this
– and I might also add that what I noticed first, was your lovely nail art ?
Thanks so much, Louise! 🙂
Megan Lusardi says
LOVE this simple, cute pattern! I might have to make one for ALL my friends!
You are so welcome! I hope they love them! 🙂
Renee G says
I just picked up crochet again, after putting it down as a kid. Couldn’t find the right pink for this in Thick & Quick, so I got another worsted weight that I’m doubling up as per your instructions. (Thanks for the adjustment advice, BTW!!) Should I be tightening up my stitches as I work across, or keeping them loose but even? I want to make sure I have the right stretch!
Hi Renee! 🙂 Your regular stitch tension should be fine, just pay attention to the measurements of your final rectangle. If your row is a bit short, just add a few more stitches to get the right length (you want it about as long as you want your final hat to be tall minus an inch or so for the brim), and then you may need to add more rows to get it long enough to wrap around your head. I hope that helps! Good luck!
Hello! I love this pattern but for some reason I can’t get the ears right. I keep getting a weird bunch in between the ears when I try to put the hat on. Ive tried to re do them several times and it seems like no matter what size I make them they do the same thing. Do you have any suggestions?
Joelle L. says
I am a beginner at crochet, and saw your slouch cat hat. I. LOVE! IT! Will have to see if I can do a ion for my fur! ❤?Keep up the great work!
Thanks so much, Joelle! 🙂
Hey, I thought I would mention that I found the yarn for this at Michaels still on sale. I know that your post says that it is discontinued. Thought I would let you know.
Hi I found your link on Pinterest it showed a cable stitch beanie with the cat ears is that another pattern you have on your site I can’t seem to find it.
Hi Sheena! I’m sorry, I’m not sure how that image got attached to this post on Pinterest. I think possibly someone pinned an image from an ad or something. I’m sorry about that.
I made this in pink for the Women’s March and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing this awesome pattern!
Sl Herbruck says
Black pussy hat!
I can’t wait to give this a go! I’ve been looking for a cat ear hat pattern and this looks perfect!
Trying to form the ears. What stitch did you use?
Hi Jennifer! The hat is stitched using half double crochet stitches. To sew the ears, I just used a simple running stitch. Hope that answers your question.
Thank you so much for this pattern. I made it for myself and now my 5 year old daughter is obsessed. She keeps asking me to make her one but I have no idea how to adapt the pattern for a child sized head… Any tips on how to do that? I keep thinking it would be as simple as adjusting the starting length and number of rows but it wouldn’t be the first time where adjustment seemed simple and ended up going horribly wrong. lol
I have been meaning to do a child sized version of this hat for a couple years now. I need to get on that! Basically, you want the starting chain to be about as long as you want the finished hat to be TALL (from brim to top), and then you want to add rows until it is as long as you need to wrap around the child’s head. I hope that is helpful!
Many thanks! I love this hat and my daughters love cats.
I would love to see a photo of this hat taken from the side. I am curious as to how much “slouch” it has.
I literally come back to this pattern every time I need to make a new hat. I’ve made it in grey, navy blue, black, and marbled (white and grey)!
Thanks so much!!
Chelsie E. says
Oh wow! I’ve been making similar cat hats for a long time without the ear shaping. Stitching and pulling tight like that is genius! I will absolutely do that in the future.
Way cuter than any cat hat I’ve ever made 😅💖
Hi! Love the pattern! I’m just starting off knitting and crocheting, how much did the yarn you uses weigh total? In Argentina yarn is sold by weight, not by length so it would really help me out!
Does this really require 150 yards? that seems like a lot.
Mel Collins says
Excellent, easy to follow pattern for any weight. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease (6) and it is sub-zero thick 😂 It’s beautiful and luxurious for sure. I’ll be making another in a lighter weight for a more “slouchy” effect. I love that the pattern is so flexible for materials.
G-ma Deb says
Started crocheting again after several decades and learning the fsc stitch was a revelation. Will be trying it on my future projects. Thanks so much for sharing.
I’m making this for myself but I have a bigger head than the 11″ you stated. I went upto 15 and it seems to have worked purrfectly
Candace M Mack says
How could I make this striped with 2 colors of yarn?