With this free knitting pattern you may make a Cat Hat in four sizes to fit Toddler, Child, Teen and Adult. This Cat Hat keeps you warm on those really cold days! Also the cat ears give this hat an adorable and attractive look.

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Lion Brand “Hometown USA” (100% Acrylic 5oz/142g; 81yd/74m);
Lion Brand “Wool-Ease Thick & Quick” (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool 6oz/170g; 106yd/97m); Super Bulky weight – approx. 1  ball;

  • US size 15 / 10 mm Double Pointed Needles and Circular Needle 16 in / 40.5 cm long
  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.


Toddler – to fit head circumference: 19.0”/ 48 cm;
height: approx.6.5”/ 16.5 cm
Child – to fit head circumference: 21.5”/ 54.6 cm;
height: approx. 7.0”/ 18 cm
Teen/Adult – to fit head circumference: 22.5”/ 57 cm;
height: approx. 7.5”/ 19 cm
Adult – to fit head circumference: 24.0”/ 61 cm;
height: approx. 8.0”/ 20 cm

9 sts and 13 rows to 4”/10 cm over Stockinette Stitch,

Note: Be sure to check your gauge before starting to knit. If the gauge is larger, change to a smaller needle size, or work tightly. If it is smaller, change to a larger needle size, or work loosely.



  1. Instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes given in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
  2. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to size that you’re making.
  3. Hat is worked in rounds from bottom to top.
  4. To avoid mistake(s), count stitches in each row when finished.

Cat Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Cat Hat Free Knitting Pattern


Rnd 1: * K1, p1, rep from * across.

Rnd 2: P the k st, k the p st.

Rep Rnd 2 for Seed Stitch Pattern.


Cast on 40 (46, 50, 54) sts. Place marker for beginning of round, join to work in rounds, being careful not to twist the sts.

Work in Seed Stitch Pattern for 7 rounds.

Next Rnds: Work in Stockinette St (knit every round) until hat measures 6.5 (7.0, 7.5, 8.0)” / 16.5 (18, 19, 20) cm from cast on edge.

Flip the hat on WS. Divide the stitches in half onto two needles, and complete with 3-needle bind off.

Weave in ends and block, if desired.


approx – approximately;   beg – beginning; dpn – double-pointed needle(s); k – knit; lp(oop(s); oz – ounce(s); p – purl; rem – remain/remaining; rep – repeat(s); Rnd(s)- round(s); RS – right side; sl – slip; st(s) – stitch(es); St st – Stockinette stitch; tog – together; WS – wrong side; () – work instructions between parentheses, in the place directed; * – repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed;  ” – inch(es);

You may get the PDF pattern here

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  1. This hat is very simple to make, and has a rectangle shape when laid flat. Ears are formed when you wear, and require nothing special when making. Should you want to help the process, you may pinch the ears to help form them.

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