Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern

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Knit an adorable Pretty Kitty Cat Hat for your little one with this cute and easy knitting pattern! This cute little kitty hat is one of my all time most popular patterns and it’s so easy to knit!

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.comMy kitty cat hat knitting pattern is here! Did you know that when O was a baby we had two cute little cats that lived with us? They had to move in with friends when he was about 1 and we discovered he was allergic to them. But they were such sweet cats.

We adopted them at 6 weeks old from an amazing no-kill shelter in Chicago, they had been found in an alley alone and were brother and sister. I still miss them. I do not, however, miss the fur everywhere!

Anyway, they were adorable little gray kitties named Hiro and Yuko and because they were brother and sister they looked really similar, as kittens we could only tell them apart by their noses. Hiro had a little black nose and Yuko had a little pink nose.

So when I decided to design Baby V a kitty cat hat knitting pattern, it definitely had to be gray with a little pink nose. But you could make your cat hat whatever colors you want! Scroll on down to get this cute knitting pattern!

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

 

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.comLooking for the pattern? Here's how it works:  This pattern is available for free in one size right here on my site (keep scrolling down). Or you can purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is ad-free and easy to print in just one or two nicely formatted pages. The PDF printable also contains instructions for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! You can purchase the PDF patterns either via Etsy or Ravelry. There is a very small fee for the PDF version and this helps me keep Little Red Window running! Thank you so much for loving my patterns!

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Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List

(12 month size, see PDF version for additional sizes!)

This pattern is copyright Little Red Window Design 2017 and is intended for personal use. You may not not distribute, reproduce or sell this pattern either physically or digitally.

Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches

 

  • (If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

 

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 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.

Knit all rows until the hat is about 5 inches long.

Decrease (divide the stitches between 3 double pointed needles and knit with the 4th):

Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 2: Knit all stitches

Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 4: Knit all stitches

Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 6: Knit all stitches to the end of the round.

Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Rounds 10: Knit all stitches

Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Rounds 12: Knit all stitches

Round 13:  k2tog repeat to the end of the round

Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.

To knit the outer ears (make 2):

Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 10 stitches with gray yarn, leaving a long tail to stitch the ears to the hat.

Rows 1-4: knit all odd rows, purl all even rows

Row 5: k2tog, k6, ssk

Row 6: purl all stitches

Row 7: k2tog, k4, ssk

Row 8: purl all stitches

Row 9: k2tog, k2, ssk

Row 10: purl all stitches

Row 11: k2tog, ssk

Row 12: p2tog

Cut yarn, pull through loop and weave in that end.

To knit the inner ears (make 2):

Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 8 stitches with pink yarn, leaving a long tail to stitch the inner ear to the outer ear.

Row 1-3: purl all odd rows, knit all even rows

Row 4: k2tog, k4, ssk

Row 5: purl all stitches

Row 6: k2tog, k2, ssk,

Row 7: purl all stitches

Row 8: k2tog, ssk

Row 9: p2tog

Cut yarn, pull through loop and weave in that end.

To assemble the cat hat:

First use the long tail on one pink inner ear to whipstitch it wrong (purl) sides together to one gray outer ear. Make sure your stitches don’t show through to the other side of the outer ear. Knot the yarn and weave in the end. Repeat with the other ear parts. Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.comThen use the long gray cast on tail to attach the ear securely to the top of the hat on either side. Make sure to attach it well, babies pull on things! Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.comTo 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. Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Use a yarn needle and a length of white yarn to stitch the whiskers on your kitty hat. 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 and look terrible. Knot and weave in ends on the inside of the hat.

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Now doesn’t your little kitty cat hat look purrrr-fect? (I couldn’t skip a pun opportunity could I?) Enjoy my cat hat knitting pattern!printable_button_littleredwindow2-01

The PDF printable cat hat knitting pattern also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 12 months and 2T+!

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Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern

Knit a cute and easy Pretty Kitty Cat Hat with this adorable knitting pattern. It's available in four sized with step by step instructions!
Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches

Instructions

  1. Knit the 12 month size for free with the pattern above
  2. OR to download the super easy to print pdf pattern with instructions for all four sizes: CLICK HERE!
Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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24 thoughts on “Pretty Kitty Cat Hat Knitting Pattern

  1. Hi..darling pattern…I also do not knit with dpn’s…could a very small circular work? I think they even make six to twelve now. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Thanks a lot for that great pattern!:) One question though, is it also possible to make it without double pointed needles?

    Thank you again!
    Esra:)

    1. Hi!
      If you use the magic loop method, you won’t need double pointed needles, but if you’re asking if it can be knit flat and not in the round, no, the instructions I’ve written are for knitting in the round. Hope that helps! 🙂

  3. Soooo in Love with this cat-hat! I can’t wait to try this for my soon-to-be-born nibling! ??

    One question though: The instructions say first to rib knit for 5 rows, then for the rest “Knit all rows until the hat is about 4 1/2 inches long.” In the picture those 4 1/2 inches look very purled to me … How do I create the effects that make the first five rounds and the following 4 1/2 inches look so different. Shouldn’t the latter part be purled somehow?

    Thank you SO much for providing this amazing pattern for free!

    Best regards from snowy Sweden!

    1. hello! No, because you’re knitting in the round, you knit all the stitches to get stockinette stitch (the latter part that you’re talking about). If you were knitting something flat, you’re right, you would knit one row and purl one row, but in the round it’s all knit stitches! Have fun and thanks for visiting! 🙂

    1. I’m sorry, I don’t speak Italian. Maybe you could try Google Translate? Good luck!

      Mi dispiace, non parlo italiano. Forse si potrebbe provare Google Translate? In bocca al lupo!

  4. I just found the cutie pink/grey cat baby hat; Love your ideas. I have knitted since I was 4, and it is my de-stresser. I will enjoy getting your ideas through e-mail; don’t do the other social media things.

    Thanks so much, Rosie Morgan,
    Nixburg, Alabama

    1. Oh, good, I’m so glad you like them! And thank you for signing up for my newsletter! I have a bunch of new patterns coming out in the next few months so stay tuned! xoxo!

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