Introduction: Hat on a Cat

About: I love to work with my hands. Mostly I knit and crochet but I have dabbled in all kinds of crafts. Making things makes me so happy! I love seeing something beautiful take shape in my hands. Also I love taking …

I always find miniature things to be fun and interesting. When I saw a "Cat in the Hat" hat that someone had crocheted I thought it would be cute to make a tiny hat like it for my cat! Kiki my cat modeled for me and was surprisingly very photogenic.

I had lots of fun designing this hat and I hope you enjoy my instructable!


You will need:

  • crochet hook
  • red yarn
  • white yarn
  • tapestry needle

Step 1: Crochet "Hat on a Cat" Pattern

For this hat I worked in a spiral so there is no joining each round. Just keep going from one round to the next using a stitch marker to keep track of the beginning of each round. Also I just carried my two colors up the inside of my hat. I found this much easier than trying to cut and reattach the colors every time.

Optional: In this pattern I used a technique for jogless stripes found in this awesome tutorial. Check it out if you like.


St = stitch

Sc = single crochet

Start the hat with the red yarn.

Round 1: Make a magic ring and sc 6 times into it. (6)

Round 2: 2 sc into each st. (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc repeat from * around. (18)

Round 4-6: Sc around. (18)

For the next 8 rounds switch between red and white yarn every two rows starting with white.

Round: 7-14: Sc around. (18)

Now to work the brim switch to the white yarn one final time.

Round 15: 2 sc in each st around. (36)

Round 16: Sc around. (36)

Bind off and use tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Step 2: Picture Time

Now that your hat is done go find your cat and take some pictures!

I found that once I let my cat smell the hat and see what it was that he let me put it on his head. Then I started taking pictures until he knocked it off and I tried again.

I think he looks very handsome in his new hat!

Thanks for reading! I hope you have fun making your own hat!

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