Halloween is coming, knit up this cute Halloween Black Cat Hat knitting pattern for your little kitten, just don’t let them cross your path!
This cute pattern is based off THIS classic pattern that so many of you have knit and loved. This one’s been tested hundreds of times and it’s a great pattern and a perfect intro to my animal hats if you’re new here!
I decided this year that I needed to update my cat hat pattern to include a Halloween Black Cat Hat knitting pattern and boy, did it turn out CUTE!
The pattern is the same as the original cat pattern but now includes instructions to modify it into a Halloween Black Cat Hat and for making simple one-layer garter stitch ears. (But if you prefer the original pink-lined ears you can still make those too, it’s up to you!)
I love a pattern like this Halloween black cat hat knitting pattern because all you need to add is a black shirt and your little one’s costume is complete. And a hat costume is awesome because it’s often chilly at trick-or-treat time!
Readers who have previously purchased my cat hat pattern on Ravelry, should have already received an update email where you have the option to download the new version. You can also get it from your pattern library at any time.
If you previously bought it on Etsy, send me an email with your name and order number and I can send you an updated version with the modifications for the Halloween Black Cat Hat (or check out the free version below to see the updated instructions right away).
Halloween Black Cat Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Halloween Black Cat Hat Supply List
- Worsted weight yarn in black and scraps of white and pink
- US 7 16″ circular knitting needles
- US 7 double pointed needles
- Yarn needle
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
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Halloween Black Cat Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (12 mo. size)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 12 stitches onto your circular needles with the gray yarn color. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 5 rounds. Then knit all rows until the hat is about 5 inches long.
Decrease (divide your stitches between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round 6 (7, 8, 9) more times
Round 2: knit all stitches
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round 6 (7, 8, 9) more times
Round 4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round 6 (7, 8, 9) more times
Round 6: knit all stitches
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round 6 (7, 8, 9) more times
Round 8: knit all stitches
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round 6 (7, 8, 9) more times
Round 10: knit all stitches
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round 6 (7, 8, 9) more times
Round 12: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round 6 (7, 8, 9) more times
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
One-layer garter stitch ears (make 2):
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 10 stitches with black yarn, leaving a long tail to stitch the ears to the hat.
Rows 1-4: knit all rows
Row 5: k2tog, k6, ssk
Row 6: knit all stitches
Row 7: k2tog, k4, ssk
Row 8: knit all stitches
Row 9: k2tog, k2, ssk
Row 10: knit all stitches
Row 11: k2tog, ssk
Row 12: k2tog
Cut yarn, pull through loop and weave in that end.
To assemble the hat:
To stitch the nose, use your yarn needle and length of pink yarn to make three simple stitches in decreasing length to make the nose shape. Knot and weave in ends inside the hat.
Use a yarn needle and a length of white yarn to stitch the whiskers. Just make sure that you stitch them fairly loosely because when you put the hat on the baby it will stretch. If the whisker stitches are too tight they will pull. Knot and weave in ends on the inside of the hat.
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