Patriotic July 4th Crochet Hat for Cat Pattern

I’m excited to share my patriotic crochet hat for cat pattern! I designed this fun and festive top hat in red, white, and blue to help your kitty celebrate July 4th. This adorable accessory is perfect for adding a touch of patriotic flair to your feline friend’s wardrobe.

Whether you’re planning a special photoshoot, a pet parade, or just want to include your kitty in the holiday spirit, this hat is sure to be a hit. Happy crocheting and happy Independence Day! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Patriotic 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: H-8 5 mm
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn (#4) in red, white, and blue.
  • 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. 
  • Fiber fill: Optional. I used fiber fill to lightly oil the top hat.
  • Breakaway cat collar clap: If you want to fasten the hat around your cat’s neck, you MUST use a breakaway clasp.

Patriotic Crochet Hat for Cat

Skill Level

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

Finished Measurements

  • Flat across the front = 5.5 inches
  • Front space between ears = 1.25 inches
  • Back space between ears = 2.75 inches
  • Ear hole width = 1.75 inches
  • Hat height = 5 inches
  • Length of each strap = 3 inches

Gauge

8 stitches and 5 rows = 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 Patriotic Crochet Beanie Pattern.

Patriotic Crochet Hat for Cat Instructions

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Start red yarn.

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 10 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (10 stitches)

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

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (30 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc blo in each st, join (30 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in next st*, join (20 stitches)

Switch to white yarn.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (20 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (20 stitches)

Switch to blue yarn.

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *dc2tog*, join (10 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (10 stitches)

Switch to red yarn.

Rnd 10: Ch 2, 2 dc blo in each st, (20 stitches)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, 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)

Switch to white yarn.

Rnd 12: Ch 2, in the first 6 sts work: 2 dc, dc, dc, 2 dc, dc, dc, work 10 dc sts around the chain, in the next 6 sts work: 2 dc, dc, dc, 2 dc, dc, dc, work 10 dc sts around the chain, in the last 6 sts work: 2 dc, dc, dc, 2 dc, dc, dc, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 13: Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in 9 sts*, join (40 stitches)

Switch to blue yarn.

Rnd 14: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (40 stitches)

Straps for your Patriotic Crochet Hat for Cat

Make 2 using blue yarn.

Row 1: Ch 12, dc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, fasten off (10 stitches)

Attach one end of each strap to the side of the hat. Attach the other ends of the straps to your breakaway claps.

Finishing your Patriotic Crochet Hat for Cat

Lightly stuff the top hat with fiber fill. Fasten off and weave in all of your ends.

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Looking for More Free Crochet Cat Patterns?

You may also like my: crochet pom pom hat for cat, 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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