Crochet Cat Hat Pattern

Unleash your inner feline enthusiast with my Crochet Cat Hat Pattern!

Whether you’re a cat lover or just looking for a playful accessory, this crochet beanie pattern, available in sizes from baby to adult, will have you purring with delight as you crochet your very own cat-themed hats. The free crochet pattern is below.

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crochet cat hat pattern

CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet hat pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in rounds.

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Cat Hat Size Chart

Hat SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
Baby5 inches14-15 inches6 inches
Toddler 6 inches18-19 inches7 inches
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7.5 inches
Adult7 inches20-23 inches8 inches
Crochet Cat Hat Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet cat hat pattern.

15 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

  • This crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join in the round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round and working from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last round. 
  • Unless other instructions are provided, the face pieces are the same pattern for all sizes.
  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side

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CROCHET CAT HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Cat Hat Pattern

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Baby Size Continued

Rnds 6-14: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Toddler Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnds 8-17: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Child Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnds 9-18: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Adult Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 14 sts*, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 10-19: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

crochet cat hat

Cat Snout Pattern

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Sew the snout to the front of the hat. Make sure it is centered.

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Cat Nose Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 5, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 4 hdc in last ch, you will finish the round by working in the backside of the chs, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in last ch, join (10 stitches)

Fasten off and sew the nose onto the snout.

Cat Eyes Pattern

Start with black yarn.

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 6 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (6 stitches)

Switch to white yarn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, join (12 stitches)

Use scrap pieces of white yarn to add the eye sparkle.

Sew the eyes to the hat.

crochet cat hat

Cat Ears Pattern

Row 1: Ch 10, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (8 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 4 sts, hdc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc2tog, turn (1 stitch)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Sew the ears onto the hat.

crochet cat hat

Cat Smile & Whiskers Instructions

Use black yarn to sew a smile and whiskers onto the hat.

crochet cat hat pattern

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