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As part of my Spooktacular pattern releases this October, alongside the Candy Corn Head Band and Drawstring Bag, this is a Cat-hat for people who can’t make hats. Myself included. I can design an entire dress but a hat still eludes me… not any more! This is the Black Cat Hat, beginner friendly, quick and easy!

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Sizing is a nightmare! Somehow it always gets messed up when I sit down to do a hat, and I thought, “How can I possibly get around this?”

Well… maybe by not working in the round!

If you can stitch a rectangle then you can make this hat in just a few hours. It’s easy peasy and you’re making the ribbed brim at the same time as the main Body. The cat ears are formed thanks to the points of the original rectangle so no sewing required!

Last minute Halloween outfit? Sorted!

You will need:

  • 4mm and 3.5mm crochet hook (I use a KnitPro Waves hook which you can get here)
  • 25g approx of DK weight yarn. I used Sirdar Ella in shade 0010.


This pattern is written in UK terms. US terms are given in the Abbreviations section below.

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Ch = Chain

DC = double crochet (US = single crochet)

BLO = Back loop only

St = stitch

Sts = stitches



Row 1: DC in 2nd ch from hook and then DC in each st across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch1, DC in first st. DC BLO in next 9 sts. DC in both loops of next 40 sts. DC BLO in 9 sts. DC in last st. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until ribbing reaches from temple to temple (comfortable but tight fit)

Fold the panel so that the ribbing touches at each end. This is the brim of your hat.

DC up the side of the hat starting with the side you are still joined to. Then fasten off and weave in end. Repeat on the other side after rejoining your yarn.

Ta dah! The simplest cat hat you will ever make! Tag me on Instagram @lovealyuk to show me your amazing Black Cat Hat makes!


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