Cute Crochet Pom Pom Hat for Cat

I’m excited to share my crochet pom pom hat for cat pattern! I designed this adorable hat to fit my kitten, Thor. It’s a fun and easy project that will keep your feline friend looking cute and cozy. Whether it’s for a photoshoot or just for fun, this hat is sure to make your kitty the star of the show. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Hat for Cat

This hat fits Thor, who is a 4-month-old kitten. To ensure it fits your cat, please check the finished measurements before starting the project.

Safety First: The Importance of Breakaway Clasps for Cats

Never tie anything around your pet’s neck. When creating hats, collars, or any accessories for cats, it’s crucial to use breakaway clasps. These safety devices are designed to release under pressure, preventing the risk of choking or injury if your cat gets caught on something.

Additionally, cats should not be left unsupervised while wearing crochet items to prevent any accidents or entanglements.

Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: I-9 5.5 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn (#4) in tan and black. I used Lion Brand Yarn’s Wool Ease in wheat.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Optional. Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 
  • Small pom maker (1.38): Use this for the kitten hat.

Crochet Hat for Cat

Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet hat for cat uses basic crochet stitches.

Finished Measurements

  • Flat across the front = 6 inches
  • Front space between ears = 1 inch
  • Back space between ears = 2.5 inches
  • Ear hole width = 2 inches
  • Hat height = 2.75 inches (not including the pom)
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Gauge

8 stitches = 2 inches

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rnd/rnds = round/rounds
  • rem = remaining

Pattern Notes

  • This crochet cat hat pattern starts with a magic circle
  • The chain at the beginning of each round does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join each round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between the asterisks (*) for the rest of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round from the top of the hat down.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.
  • Make a matching hat for yourself with my boho bead stitch beanie pattern.

Free Crochet Pom Pom Hat for Cat Instructions

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 3, 10 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (10 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st, join (20 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, in the first 4 sts work: 2 dc, dc, 2 dc, dc, chain 12 and skip over 4 sts, in the next 4 sts work: 2 dc, dc, 2 dc, dc, chain 12 and skip over 4 sts, in the last 4 sts work: 2 dc, dc, 2 dc, dc, join (18 stitches & 2 chains)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, in the first 6 sts work: 2 dc, dc, dc, 2 dc, dc, dc, work 12 dc sts around the chain, in the next 6 sts work: 2 dc, dc, dc, 2 dc, dc, dc, work 12 dc sts around the chain, in the last 6 sts work: 2 dc, dc, dc, 2 dc, dc, dc, join (48 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Switch to black yarn.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in 10 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Pom Poms for your Crochet Hat for Cat

Make 3 small pom poms.

  1. Wind the yarn around both arches. 
  2. Cut the yarn along the middle gap.
  3. Tie with a piece of scrap yarn. 
  4. Open the arches and remove the pom pom.
  5. Trim any loose ends.

Finishing your Crochet Pom Pom Hat for Cat

Attach one pom pom to the top of the cat hat. Then, use strands of yarn to attach two pom poms to each side of the hat. Weave in all of your ends.

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Looking for More Free Crochet Cat Patterns?

You may also like my: patriotic cat hat, cat hideaway basket, paw print blanket, paw print pillow, dog blanket, and c2c cat square.

Let’s Connect!

I’d love to hear from you! Let me know what you think about this pattern. You can find me on social media- InstagramFacebookPinterest, and my YouTube channel. Until then, happy crocheting! 

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