Cat ears baby hat

I am thankfully getting better but I have a lingering cough, been sick for about a month now, and thanks to my cough my ribs are either bruised or cracked.This is no fun, but thankfully I happened to find this draft of a cute baby hat with cat ears I started and forgot about. Made this pattern and hat a long time ago, I also made a pattern for a bow if you want to make it cuter than it already is.

I’m a geek and love cute stuff like this, I’m thinking of making one for adults at some point, hard to do though because I can’t even wear hats it’s so hot in this state almost all year. Didn’t even get our 1 day of snow last year.

My sister in law wanted a baby hat with cat ears, I had no luck finding one for myself much less a baby hat. It’s pretty similar to my other baby hat but the ears was the tough part. Thankfully I had already figured out cat ears for a toy so I just needed to figure out the best spot and amount of stitches.

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Abbreviations: K-knit
P-purl
K2tog-Knit 2 together
P2tog-Purl 2 together
CH-Crochet chain
Sl-slip stitch to right hand needle
PW-Purl wise
KW-Knit wise
ST-Stockinette

DPN-Double pointed needles
kfb- Knit front and back (increase)

I used I love this yarn but it think any worsted weight yarn will be fine
0-3M CO 64 on US size 7 DPN 3-6M CO 72 on US size 8 DPN 6-12M CO 80 on US size 8 DPN

CO and divide as evenly as you can
rows 1-5 Seed stitch, join in the round on row 1 in pattern (k1 p1 next row p1 k1)

rows 6-25 ST (3-6M rows 6-27, 6-12M rows 6-31)

Decrease rows are as follows

0-3M            3-6M           6-12M
K2 K2tog      K4 K2tog     K6 K2tog
K                   K                  K
K4 K2tog      K3 K2tog     K5 K2tog
K                   K                  K
K3 K2tog      K2 K2tog     K4 K2tog
K                   K                  K

K2 K2tog      K1 K2tog     K3 K2tog
K                   K                  K
K1 K2tog      K2tog           K2 K2tog
K                   K2tog          K
K2tog                               K1 K2tog
K2tog                               K
                                        
K2tog
                                         K2tog

cut yarn leave a 4in tail, thread through remaining stitches and wave in ends.

fold in half the front and back being the folds, towards the middle, about one row closer to the front count 5 stitches down from top of hat.
Pick up 13 stitches working your way down from that 5th stitch, pick up and extra stitch and cut the yarn leaving a really long tail for working, pull cut yarn through the 14th stitch that was picked up 13 stitches remain.
Rows 1-2 Sl 1 stitch PW K1 P1 to last ST K1

Row 3 Sl 1 PW K2tog seed to last 3 K2tog K1
Row 4 Sl 1 PW K2 Seed to last 3 K3
Row 5 Sl 1 PW K2tog Seed to last 3 K2tog K1
Row 6 Sl 1 PW Seed to last ST K1
Row 7 Sl 1 PW K2tog seed to last 3 K2tog K1
Row 8 Sl 1 PW K2 P1 K3
Row 9 Sl 1 PW K2tog P1 K2tog K1
Row 10 Sl 1 PW K1 P1 K2
Row 11 Sl 1 PW K2tog twice
Row 12 Sl 1 PW K2tog
Row 13 K2tog
Finish off

Repeat for other ear and weave in ends.

Bow
CO 5 Leaving 2 in tail

Row 1 Sl 1 PW K 1 P1 K2
Row 2 Sl 1 PW kfb P1 kfb K1
Row 3 Sl 1 PW K1 P1 K1 P1 K2
Row 4 Sl 1 PW kfb P1 K1 P1 kfb K1
Row 5-7 Sl 1 PW K1 P1 K1 P1 K1 P1 K2
Row 8 Sl 1 PW K2tog K1 P1 K1 K2tog K1
Row 9 Sl 1 PW K2 P1 K3
Row 10 Sl 1 PW K2tog P1 K2tog K1
Row 11-13 Sl 1 PW K1 P1 K2
Row 14 Sl 1 PW kfb P1 kfb K1
Row 15 Sl 1 PW K1 P1 K1 P1 K2
Row 16 Sl 1 PW kfb P1 K1 P1 kfb K1
Row 17-19 Sl 1 PW K1 P1 K1 P1 K1 P1 K2
Row 20 Sl 1 PW K2tog K1 P1 K1 K2tog K1
Row 21 Sl 1 PW K2 P1 K3
Row 22 Sl 1 PW K2tog P1 K2tog K1
Row 23 BO in Sl 1 PW K1 P1 K2 leaving 2 in
Finish and weave tails through top edge sts on both edges and pull tight, tie off and weave in ends.

Using a Crochet hook chain 5 and tie on center of bow, leaving long tails to sew onto hat. Weave in ends.

Hopefully everyone will enjoy this hat, hopefully I can get another pattern up soon, going to work on one later. Happy knitting!

~Sarah~

This pattern is for private use only. Do not distribute or publish this pattern in any other form. If you like this pattern and would like to share please link to this blog.

 

Please do not make and sell this item.

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