This adorable black cat hat headband knitting pattern will keep your little one warm with a cozy seed stitch knit and cute cat ears on top!
I love Halloween knitting patterns, they really make me so happy. It’s the perfect time to go a little outside of your comfort zone and try a pattern you might not reach for another time. My site it full of those kinds of patterns, ha! We don’t do bland around here!
Last year I knit up a black cat hat for Halloween as a fun take on one of my first knitting patterns ever, the Pretty Kitty Cat Hat, and I thought it turned out so cute.
This year I’m really enjoying earwarmer/headbands and so I thought a Black Cat Headband pattern would be really fun. This is a great pattern because it’s easy and it knits up SUPER quickly.
If you’ve never knit one of my patterns with ears, I have an easy video here on my site that shows you how to sew them on. The example in the video is for a more complicated type of ear, but it’s pretty much the same principle for the ears on this cat headband.
Black Cat Headband Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Black Cat Headband Supply List
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Black Cat Headband Knitting Pattern Instructions
(6 month size)
Note: never leave babies unattended wearing a headband, please use common sense.
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 65 stitches onto your circular needles with the black yarn. Join to knit in the round. 15 rounds in seed stitch as follows:
For first round and all other odd rounds: (k1,p1) repeat to last stitch and k1.
For second round and all other even rounds:
(p1, k1) repeat to last stitch and p1.
Bind off in pattern and weave in ends.
To make the cat ears (make 2):
Using long-tail cast on and straight needles, cast on
8 stitches with black yarn, leave a long cast on tail to sew the ear to the hat.
Row 1-5: knit all stitches
Row 6: ssk, k4, k2tog (6 stitches)
Row 7: knit all stitches
Row 8: ssk, k2, k2tog (4 stitches)
Rows 9: knit all stitches
Row 10: ssk, k2tog (2 stitches)
Row 11: k2tog (1 stitch)
Cut yarn and pull through last stitch to end. Weave in this end.
To assemble the cat headband:
Thread the long cast on tail from one ear on a yarn needle and use that tail to securely stitch the ear to the top of the headband as shown. Repeat with the other ear.
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