cheshire cat crochet pattern

Cheshire Cat Hat

Cheshire Cat Hat

AUGUST 1, 2018

NoteI recently decided to revisit my basic beanie/hat pattern.  After designing my Candy Corn and Scarecrow hats using an I 5.5mm crochet hook, I found that I really liked the size and closeness of the stitches. I will be transitioning all of my hat and wig patterns over to my new Basic Beanie pattern beginning on Monday, October 22nd. 

I love Halloween and designing costumes and costume accessories is really fun for me.  I decided to go with the colors of the original Cheshire cat but you could always use blue and gray if you want your costume to resemble the Cheshire Cat from the newer version of Alice in Wonderland.

If you'd like the pattern for the baby Cheshire Cat costume dress, click here.

CLICK HERE to watch my How to Make Yarn Furry Tutorial
how to make yarn look furry crochet pattern tutorial

Materials

- J/6 mm & H/5mm crochet hooks (I love these Clover crochet hooks!)

- slicker brush
- tapestry needles
- stitch markers
- worsted weight yarn in Pretty N Pink and Dark Orchid

Finished Sizes

0/3 months- adult

Pair your hat with this shirt for a fun an easy Halloween costume!

Gauge

Crochet gauge: 15 dc= 4”, 7 rows= 3"

If you find that your hat is too large, use an I 5.5 mm crochet hook.

0-3 months

J 6mm crochet hook

Alternate between pink and purple every two rounds.

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 12 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [rnd 1 count= 12]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [rnd 2 count= 24]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 36]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [rnd 4 count= 48]

Rnds 5– 13: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 5- 13 count= 48]

Do not finish off. Begin pattern for ear flaps.

3-6 months

J 6mm crochet hook

Alternate between pink and purple every two rounds.

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 12 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [rnd 1 count= 12]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [rnd 2 count= 24]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 36]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [rnd 4 count=48]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [rnd 5 count=52]

Rnds 6– 15: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 6– 15 count= 52]

Do not finish off. Begin pattern for ear flaps.

6-12 months

J 6mm crochet hook

Alternate between pink and purple every two rounds.

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 12 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [rnd 1 count= 12]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [rnd 2 count= 24]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 36]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [rnd 4 count= 48]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [rnd 5 count= 52]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [rnd 6 count= 56]

Rnds 7– 17: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 7– 17 count= 56]

Do not finish off. Begin pattern for ear flaps.

Toddler

J 6mm crochet hook

Alternate between pink and purple every two rounds.

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 12 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [rnd 1 count= 12]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [rnd 2 count= 24]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 36]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [rnd 4 count= 48]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [rnd 5 count= 52]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12sts*, join [rnd 6 count= 56]

Rnds 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13sts*, join [rnd 7 count= 60]

Rnds 8– 19: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 8- 19 count= 60]

Do not finish off. Begin pattern for ear flaps.

Child

J 6mm crochet hook

Alternate between pink and purple every two rounds.

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 12 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [rnd 1 count= 12]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [rnd 2 count= 24]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 36]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [rnd 4 count= 48]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [rnd 5 count= 52]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12sts*, join [rnd 6 count= 56]

Rnds 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13sts*, join [rnd 7 count= 60]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14sts*, join [rnd 8 count= 64]

Rnds 9– 20: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 9- 20 count= 64]

Do not finish off. Begin pattern for ear flaps.

Adult

J 6mm crochet hook

Alternate between pink and purple every two rounds.

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 12 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [rnd 1 count= 12]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [rnd 2 count= 24]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 36]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [rnd 4 count= 48]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [rnd 5 count= 52]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12sts*, join [rnd 6 count= 56]

Rnd 7:  ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13sts*, join [rnd 7 count= 60]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14sts*, join [rnd 8 count= 64]

Rnd 9:  ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 15 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 15sts*, join [rnd 9 count= 68]

Rnds 10– 21: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 10– 21 count= 68]

Do not finish off. Begin pattern for ear flaps.

Ear-flaps  (0/3m– 6/12m)

Begin first ear-flap where hat ended. See photo for second ear-flap placement.  ear-flap-placement-crochet-hat

Row 1: sc in 12, ch 1, turn [row 1 count= 12]

Row 2: sc2tog, sc in 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 2 count= 10]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 3 count= 10]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in 6, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 4 count= 8]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 5 count= 8]

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 6 count= 6]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 7 count= 6]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 8 count= 4]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 9 count= 4]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 10 count= 2]

Row 11: sc2tog and if this is the first ear-flap, finish off. If this is the second ear-flap, continue to sc around entire hat and ear-flaps.

Ear-flaps  (Toddler- Adult)

Begin first ear-flap where hat ended. See photo for second ear-flap placement.

Row 1: sc in 14, ch 1, turn [row 1 count= 14]

Row 2: sc2tog, sc in 10, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 2 count= 12]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 3 count= 12]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 4 count= 10]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 5 count= 10]

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in 6, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 6 count= 8]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 7 count= 8]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 8 count= 6]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 9 count= 6]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 10 count= 4]

Row 11: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 11 count= 4]

Row 12: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 12 count= 2]

Row 13: sc2tog and if this is the first ear-flap, finish off. If this is the second ear-flap, continue to sc around entire hat and ear-flaps.

Ears

Outer Ear (make 2)

J 6mm crochet hook and purple yarn

Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 2: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 3: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 4: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 5: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 6: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 7: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [2]

Row 8: sc2tog and continue to sc around entire ear

Use a slicker brush to carefully brush the fibers of the crochet in small movements. This will give your tail the "furry" look.

Inner Ear

H 5mm crochet hook and pink yarn

Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 2: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 3: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 4: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 5: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 6: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 7: sc2tog, sc2tog, finish off [2]

Use your tapestry needle to attach to inside of the outer ear.

Sew the outer ears onto the hat approximately three rows down from the center.

Braids

Cut six 30” strands of the pink and purple yarns (total= 12 strands). Holding all of the strands, fold in half and pass the folded loop through the bottom of the ear flap (use hook to help). Pass the strand ends through the loop and pull tight to form a knot. Divide the strands into three sections (8 strands in each) and braid.  Repeat for 2nd braid.

how-to-add-braid-to-ear-flaphow-to-add-braid-to-ear-flap

Use a tapestry needle separate each ply of yarn.

Brush through each ply of yarn with your slicker brush. This will create the "furry" look.

You are done! I hope you love this pattern as much as I do. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!


All pictures and patterns are copyright to Melissa Hassler. You have my permission to make and sell products from my patterns but please link back to this post. You may not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. You may not re-publish photos and claim them as your own.

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