Halloween Cat | Crochet Hat Pattern {free!}

Sep 5, 2013

I’ve been meaning to share a crochet pattern for a while now.  But I kept chickening out because….well, because of a lot of reasons.  I’ve never used a pattern for my own things.  I just make it up as I go along.  And somehow hope that I remember how to do it the second time around.  So writing it down is nerve wracking and nearly impossible for an anti-pattern girl like me.

But I also thought it might be fun to try.  To put myself out there and see how it goes.  If you do make a hat from my pattern, please share it with me via email or on my Facebook page.  I’d love to see what you come up with!  Please feel free to ask any questions that I might be able to answer for you…as I’m sure there are some wonky parts, being my first time and all!

***You’re more than welcome to sell finished products from this pattern.  I only ask that you give me credit and link back to this pattern.  Please play nice and don’t claim the pattern or photos as your own.

Halloween Cat | Crochet Hat Pattern

Materials:

Black worsted weight yarn

Orange worsted weight yarn

Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)

Tapestry needle

Fabric glue (if desired)

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

st – stitch

sl st- slip stitch

DC – Double Crochet

DC Decrease – Double Crochet Decrease

DC3TOG – Double Crochet Three Together

Magic Ring – Find a great tutorial including video HERE

Size 0-6 Months

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC. Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6-9: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (50 DC)

   *CHANGE TO ORANGE YARN

Round 10: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (50 DC)

   *CHANGE TO BLACK YARN

Round 11: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (50 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size 6-12 Months

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC. Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7-11: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

   *CHANGE TO ORANGE YARN.

Round 12: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

   *CHANGE TO BLACK YARN.

Round 13: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size Toddler (1-3 Years)

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7-12: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

   *CHANGE TO ORANGE YARN.

Round 13: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

   *CHANGE TO BLACK YARN.

Round 14: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size Youth (3-10 Years)

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first
DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7: Ch 2, DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 5 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)

Round 8-13: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Joint to first DC. (70 DC)

   *CHANGE TO ORANGE YARN

Round 14: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Joint to first DC. (70 DC)

   *CHANGE TO BLACK YARN

Round 15: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Joint to first DC. (70 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size Adult

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7: Ch 2, DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 5 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)

Round 8-16: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Joint to first DC. (70 DC)

   *CHANGE TO ORANGE YARN

Round 17: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Joint to first DC. (70 DC)

   *CHANGE TO BLACK YARN

Round 18: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Joint to first DC. (70 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

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Earflaps for 0-6 Months

Earflap 1:

**Ch 2 at beginning of each row counts as first DC.

Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 10.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Earflap 2:

Leave 14 stitches in front.

Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 10.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Earflaps for 6-12 Months, Toddler, Youth & Adult

Earflap 1:

**Ch 2 at beginning of each row counts as first DC.

Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 14.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC3TOG, DC in next 9, DC3TOG. Ch2, turn.

Row 3: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 5: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Earflap 2:

6-12 Months & Toddler: Leave 15 stitches in front.  Youth/Adult: Leave 20 stitches in front.

Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 14.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC3TOG, DC in next 9, DC3TOG. Ch2, turn.

Row 3: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 5: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

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0-6 Month Ears (make 2):

Magic Ring, 8 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (8 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 3 times.  Join to first DC. (12 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, DC in each st around. (12 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 5 times. Join to first DC (18 DC)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

6-12/Toddler/Youth/Adult Ears (make 2):

Magic Ring, 8 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (8 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 3 times.  Join to first DC. (12 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, DC in each st around. (12 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 5 times. Join to first DC (18 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in each st around. (18 DC)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

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Bow:

Magic Ring.

8 DC in magic ring,
join to first DC. (8 DC)

Ch 2, 7 DC in magic ring (to form second “loop” of bow).  Joint to first DC. (8 DC).

Fasten off.  Leave a long tail of yarn, around 10 inches.

Wrap tail around center of two bow “loops”.

Tie off, weave in ends.

Good luck!  I look forward to seeing what you creative minds are able to produce with this.  Again..please let me know if there are any questions that I can attempt to answer related to the pattern.

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5 Comments

  1. hijennybrown

    Amazing pattern! Love that it comes in a lot of sizes (because I would totally rock a pink or teal version). Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Beatrice

      Where do you attach the ears?

      Reply
      • Katy M.

        I just fold the hat in half and whipstitch the ears on with a large eyed needle into the place that looks visually the best to me.

        Reply
  2. Gretchen

    I’m a beginner so could you advise on how to attach the ears and braids?

    Reply
    • Katy M.

      Hi Gretchen! I just fold the hat in half and whipstitch the ears on with a large eyed needle into the place that looks visually the best to me. And the braids are just a length of yarn folded in half and looped through a spot on the lower ear flap, then braided together.

      Reply

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