How to Make Your Own Kitty Cat Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Make your own Kitty Cat Hat or Pink Cat Hat, and be ready to wear it in just a few short hours! This free crochet cat beanie pattern is an easy to make project!

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About a month ago, I came across a post asking for donations for pink “cat” hats. The movement started out as a knitting project, so I had it in my mind that it would be nice to design a crochet version.

Since then, many crochet versions have come to be, but I figured I might as well still publish mine.

Don’t like the cat look? Add pom-poms to the corners and change it up!

Here’s how to make a Kitty Cat Hat!


13 sts x 8 rows = 4″


Child / Tween (20″ Head Circumference)
Teen / Adult (22″ Head Circumference)

Stitch Guide

ch = chain

ehdc = See Special Stitches

hdc = half double crochet

sl st = slip stitch

YO = yarn over

Skill Level


Written in U.S. Terms

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  • Although it is commonly practiced to ch-2 before a hdc, I do not work my stitches that way because it makes the stitches taller than I like. If you choose to work the standard chains, you will have to remove some of the final rows, or your finished project will be too big.
  • This pattern is written for child-teen size, with adult size written in parenthesis.
  • The hat shown was made using Big Twist Premium Yarn in Fuchsia. 

Special Stitches

Extended Half Double Crochet (ehdc) – YO, insert hook in stitch indicated, YO, draw up a loop, YO, draw through 1st loop on hook, YO, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

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1. Ch 71(75), hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn

2. Ch 1, ehdc in BLO of each st across, turn

3. Ch 1, hdc in BLO of each st across, turn

4-17(21). Repeat 2 & 3. Fasten at the end of row 17.


  • Fold rectangle in half and sew the (long) sides together. 
  • Put hat on, so the seams are on the sides of your head, and until it’s pulled all the way down (folded crease of the hat is touching the top of your head). 
  • Roll up the excess brim. Ears are formed automatically when hat is pulled on all the way. 
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Voila! A Kitty Cat Hat!

Looking for more crocheted hats?

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Hopeful Butterfly Hat

Nor’easter Hat

Granite Stitch Hat & Cowl Set

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Written pattern © 2016 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Do not sell, share, or modify this pattern. Please share the link to where this pattern can be found. When sharing items made from this pattern, please give designer credit by sharing this link. You may sell items you make with this pattern and are encouraged to do so. This pattern, as with all patterns written by Sonya Blackstone, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.

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If you’re interested in learning more about the movement, donating, or just showing your solidarity, you can get the details here: Pussyhat Project

4 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Kitty Cat Hat – Free Crochet Pattern”

    • Hi Kim!
      I turn the hat inside out and use the whip stitch if I sew with a needle and a single crochet or slip stitch if I’m crocheting through both layers to close. Once the seams are joined, I turn the hat right side out again.

      It’s been a while, so I’m not sure how exactly I finished this hat, but I hope that helps!



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