The Cat’s Meow Baby Hat
This cat hat pattern is fun, fast, and completely beginner friendly. A few hours plus some bulky yarn and you’ve got an adorable crocheted baby hat.
The cat face is embroidered on after crocheting is complete. Trace directly onto the hat with a water soluble marker to give yourself a guide or work free form. If you decide to use a marker please proceed with caution. Some markers may not wash completely out, especially on lighter colored yarns.
Click on the pattern photo for a detailed shot of the cat embroidery.
Skill Level: Easy
Lion Brand Yarn, Baby’s First [55% acrylic / 45% cotton; 100 grams; 120 yards; bulky weight]
Main Color: 1 skein “Pixie Dust”
Coordinating Color: 1 skein “Sea Sprite”
To substitute yarn you will need approximately 48 to 90 yards (40 to 75 grams) of bulky weight yarn.
US size K/6.5mm crochet hook
Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.
Tapestry needle for cat embroidery
Water soluble marker pen (optional)
10 single crochet = 4” using size K/6.5mm hook.
12 (13, 15, 16, 17.5)” circumference
Preemie 1 (Preemie 2, Newborn, 6-9 Mo., 12-18 Mo.) -- Shown in size 6-9 Mo.
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
* = a repeat in the pattern
beg = beginning
cc = coordinating color yarn
ch = chain
mc = main color yarn
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
Cat Hat Pattern
With mc, ch 16 (17, 20, 21, 23) loosely.
Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every ch sp to end, turn – 15 (16, 19, 20, 22) sts.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, turn – 15 (16, 19, 20, 22) sts.
*Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 4.5 (4.5, 5, 5.5, 6)” or desired length of hat.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Make a second piece exactly as the first one you just worked.
Finishing the cat hat pattern
Hold your 2 crocheted pieces stacked on top of each other with the foundation chain edge at the top and last row worked at the bottom.
Using cc yarn, work sc along one side edge of hat to hold the 2 crocheted pieces together. Work sc along the top/foundation ch edge and then down the second side of hat. Leave bottom edge open. Fasten off and weave in ends.
The final step is embroidering the cat face. With a water soluble marker, draw directly on your hat to create a guideline to embroider over. If you’re nervous about the marker reacting to your yarn you may wish to draw on the inside of your hat. Click the pattern photos and navigate to the second picture for a detail shot of the cat face.
Thread tapestry needle with cc yarn and embroider over the guide you’ve just drawn.
Wash hat according to care instructions on yarn label to remove markings if you’ve used a pen to draw a guide for the cat face.