Easy Crochet Cat Hat Pattern for Beginners

I’m excited to share my crochet cat hat pattern with you! This adorable hat is perfect for cat lovers of all ages, designed to fit babies- adults. It’s a fun and easy pattern, making it a great project for beginners. With its cute cat ears and comfy fit, this hat is sure to bring a smile to anyone who wears it. Let’s get started and crochet a hat that celebrates our love for cats! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Cat Hat Pattern

Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size:
    I-9 5.5 mm hook (hat)
    H-8 5 mm hook (face parts)
  • Yarn: Worsted weight. I used Red Heart Super Saver acrylic yarn in black, white, gray & pink. 
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch markers: Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 
  • Tape measure: Use a measuring tape to find your head circumference.

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Crochet Cat Hat Pattern

Skill Level

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

Finished Sizes

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
Cat Hat Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

Supplies

  • Hook: I-9 5.5 mm & H-8 5 mm
  • Yarn: medium weight yarn
  • Notions: tapestry needle

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet decrease
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch

Pattern Notes

  • Rounds 1-5 are the same for all sizes
  • Repeat the instructions between the asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • The pattern is worked in the round from the top of the hat down.
  • The face pieces are the same pattern for all sizes unless otherwise stated.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.

Crochet Cat Hat Pattern Instructions

Crochet the Body of the Hat

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • gray yarn

Rnd 1: Magic ring, 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 Cat Hat Continued

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

Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

Toddler Size Cat Hat 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 Cat Hat 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 Cat Hat 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. 

Snout Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • white yarn

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.

Nose Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • pink yarn

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. 

Eyes Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • black and white yarn
  • make 2

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.

Ears Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • gray yarn
  • make 2

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, hdc2toghdc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc2tog, turn (1 stitch)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Sew the ears onto each top side of the hat.

Smile & Whiskers Instructions

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

Finishing your Crochet Cat Hat Pattern

Weave in all of your ends.

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Let’s Connect!

I’d love to hear from you and see pictures of your own cat ear hats. You can find me on social media- InstagramFacebookPinterest, and my YouTube channel. Until then, happy crocheting! 

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