KITTY CAT Crochet Hat Newborn – Double Crochet

My Gauge with Worsted Weight and a 6.5 mm crochet hook (size K) in double crochet is 6 st x 3 rows = 2″ You will need: • • • • Worsted weight yarn scrap yarn in contrasting colors if you are adding trim, any ears or facial features Size K crochet hook Smaller crochet hook or yarn needle to weave in ends.

Yarn needle to attach optional facial features HAT Pattern To double crochet the body of your hat Chain 2 and double crochet 10 times into 2nd chain from hook or if you are using magic circle make 10 dc in loop. Row 1 – Make 2 dc’s in each stitch. Place marker on last stitch made. You should have 20 stitches Round 2 – *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch* repeat around (30 stitches total) NOTE – If you want to make this hat larger in round 3 increase 10 stitches instead of six like I did with the dog hat

fasten and weave in end. Do not chain. 1 dc in each of the next 5 stitches* repeat around (36 stitches total) Following rounds – dc in each stitch around hat making sure to move marker with each completed row. If you will not be attaching earflaps crochet until hat is 5“ tall. Slip stitch to attach yarn and proceed with earflap as you did the first. Ch 1. This will be where you begin your next earflap and the space between the ear covers will become the back of the hat. Dc in each stitch (4) Repeat last row (3) Fasten. Do not chain. DC in the top of each stitch (you should now have 5) Turn.with contrast yarn attach with slip stitch behind right ear. Skip across 4” and place a marker. and sc around entire hat and earflaps. Then proceed with earflaps. ch1. EARFLAPS Dc 6 stitches beyond your maker Ch 3 and turn Dc across each stitch (6) Turn. turn (4) . turn (4) Row 3: Sc all. If you will be attaching earflaps crochet until hat measures 4“ tall and do NOT cut yarn. Kitty Cat Ears and Nose/Mouth – (These same sizes work for the 0-3 mo size also) Nb-3 mo (Cat) Ears Make 2 Chain 5 Rows 1 and 2: Sc 4. cut yarn and weave in ends. cut yarn.Round 3 – *2 dc in next stitch. Trim. do not chain. Cut yarn and weave in loose ends.

turn (3) Row 5: Sc all. do not chain.Row 4: Sc all. 2 triple crochet in next. slip stitch in next. do not chain. do not chain. turnn(2) Row 6: Sc all. Fasten and attach to hat . turn (1) (Cat) Nose Ch4 In 2nd ch from hook triple crochet 2.

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