Crochet Royal Cat Hat
The Crochet Royal Cat Hat is a quick and easy pattern to work up to any size. The written pattern works up a newborn to 6 month sized hat. The paid pattern includes the math and sizing instructions to make it to any size.
For this pattern you will need to know how to work a foundation double crochet, front post double crochet and back post double crochet. I worked this pattern with a foundation double crochet so the base of the hat is stretchy instead of taut around the head. When working a foundation chain in the round I like to use this join technique as shown by Crochet Ever After on YouTube which can be seen HERE.
Crochet Royal Cat Hat Pattern Notes..
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Yarn: Patons Canadiana 100g/187m
Hook: US I9/5.50mm
Size: written pattern is for 0-6 month sizing. Sizing instructions for all sizes available with paid pattern.
- fdc – foundation double crochet
- fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet
- bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet
Gauge: 10 stitches of stitch pattern by 8 rows = 3 inches
Crochet Royal Cat Hat Pattern..
Start with 45 fdc, join. (45 dc)
Rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as beg dc), dc in next dc, fpdc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, fpdc in next dc, rep from * around, join with sl st to beg dc. (45 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 3 (counts as beg dc), bpdc in next dc, fpdc in next fpdc, *bpdc in next 2 dc, fpdc in next fpdc, rep from * around., join with sl st to beg dc (45 sts)
Rnd 4: ch 3 (counts as beg dc), dc in next bpdc, fpdc in next fpdc, *dc in next 2 bpdc, fpdc in next fpdc, rep from * around, join with sl st to beg dc. (45 sts)
Rnd 5+: rep rows 3 and 4 until work measures 6 inches (finish with a rnd 4).
Make sure work is folded in half, working through both layers sl st across the top of the hat to close it off. Mark off a triangle in each corner (as shown below) and sew with a strand of yarn.