Fast Kitty Ears Pink Hat

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Introduction: Fast Kitty Ears Pink Hat

About: I am a teacher outside of Boston and I love making cool stuff! Any prizes I'm lucky enough to win will go directly to my classroom (when appropriate) where I teach 6-12th grade English, Social Studies, and STE…

Using chunky yarn, this hat can be completed in a matter of hours. I decided to make a new kitty ears hat for this year's Women's March because the one I made 2 years ago needs more work. This is a quick project and so much fun!

Step 1: BoM

Circular knitting needles, two sizes (I used US11 and US 15)

Tapestry Needle

1 skein of chunky yarn (I used Hedgehog Fibres Chubby, 55 yards)

Stitch marker

Step 2: Cast-On

Use the smaller needles to cast-on using a stretchy method---like the Old German Twist--knit 48-52 stitches, plus one more. However many stitches you do, double check to make sure that the next row will end with two purls.

To join in the round, slip the last stitch on your working needle to left needle and then knit the slipped stitch and the stitch next to it together. Place a stitch marker.

Step 3: Ribbing

For the brim of the hat, knit 2, purl 2 to the end of the round. Continue this pattern for 4-6 rows, depending on how pronounced you want the ribbing.

Step 4: Next Round

Switch to the bigger needle and knit all of the stitches until the hat is either long/deep enough to cover your head (and is the depth you want) or you run out of yarn.

Step 5: Bind-Off

Bind-off the top using the Kitchener Stitch (or your preferred method).

1. Front purl first stitch on working needle, keep the stitch on

2. Back knit the first stitch on the back needle, keep the stitch on.

3. Front knit, take stitch off.

4. Front purl, keep stitch on.

5. Back purl, take stitch off.

6. Back knit, keep stitch on.

Repeat steps 3-6 until you reach the end.

When you're at the end, tie off the last stitch and weave the leftover yarn into the hat.

Step 6: Final Steps

Weave in all the ends.

If your hat seems a little shallow, you can block it to make it deeper.

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    8 Discussions

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    dkbailey54
    dkbailey54

    Question 1 year ago on Step 5

    Adorable! Is this pattern available in a crochet version?

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    Not_Tasha
    Not_Tasha

    Answer 1 year ago

    Not being able to convert knitting patterns into crochet is what forced me to learn to knit. I don’t know of any crochet stitches that look similar to stockinette, but I can try to come up with something similar :)

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    ma_mi
    ma_mi

    Reply 1 year ago

    You can use crochet fair isle otherwise known as crochet knit stitch. It looks just like the stockinette stitch.

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    attosa
    attosa

    1 year ago

    Very cute! I'm not so great at this stuff but I will give it a go :)

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    Not_Tasha
    Not_Tasha

    Reply 1 year ago

    What I really like about chunky yarn is that if I make a mistake or don’t like how something looks, I don’t feel bad about frogging it. It doesn’t take as much time to knit as a thinner yarn.

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    AK Librarian
    AK Librarian

    Reply 1 year ago

    Look up 3-needle bindoff if you’re a beginner. MUCH easier and just as attractive.

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    attosa
    attosa

    Reply 1 year ago

    Ahh thanks for the tip! :)

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    AK Librarian
    AK Librarian

    1 year ago

    A 3-needle bindoff done inside out is quicker and easier than kitchener stitch.