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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Quick Chunky Cat Hat


Are you in need of a last minute Halloween costume idea? You can whip up this chunky hat in no time at all, tuck a thin feather boa into a pair of black pants for a cat tail and use a little make-up for a nose and whiskers you have a quick, easy & inexpensive Halloween costume! I'd love to see your finished projects, if you would like to share feel free to upload your photos to my facebook page here: www.facebook.com/byjennidesigns or add this pattern to your projects on Ravelry

Thanks for stopping by & reading!
-Jenni


Difficulty Level: Easy

Size: Teen/Women’s

Supplies:
Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn, Super Bulky (6)
   100-125 yards for hat & outside of ears
   10 yards for inside of ears
Size N (9.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors Stitch

Abbreviations (US Terms):
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Hdc2tog - Half Double Crochet 2 Together
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch

Pattern for gauge:
Row 1: Ch 11, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each across.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc in same and in each across.

Piece should measure approximately 4” x 2” for gauge. If not, please adjust your tension or hook size to get gauge. Gauge is important for this hat pattern.

Important Notes:
-Ch 2's & ch 1's do not count as stitch and are not included in the stitch count at the end of each row.
-Joins are made with sl st to the first dc, do not join to the ch 2.

Hat 

Row 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 10 dc in circle. Join & pull circle tight. (10)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same and in each around. Join. (20)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in same, 2 dc in next. *Dc in next, 2 dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (30)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in 2. *2 hdc in next, hdc in 2.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (40)

Your circle should measure approx. 5.5” across the center.

Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next and in each around. Join. (41)
Row 6: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same, hdc in next and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 7: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 9: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 10: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 12: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (42)
Row 13-14: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (42)

Fasten off and sew in ends.

Ears
(Make 4, 2 outside ears & 2 inside)

Row 1: Ch 7, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 2: Hdc2tog, hdc in 2, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 3: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 4: Hdc2tog, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 5: Hdc in each across. Ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 6: Hdc2tog. Fasten off. (1)

Fasten off. 

To complete the ears you now need to hold together one outside ear to one inside ear, like so:


Using the outside ear color, join with a sl st in the lower right corner of the ear, ch 1. Work a sc in the same space as the ch 1.


Continue to sc across this side of the ear until you reach the point of the ear. When you reach the point, work all of the following stitches into the same space: [sc, ch 2, sc]. Then proceed to sc down the left side of the ear. There is no need to sc along the bottom of the ear. Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.


Repeat for the 2nd ear. 

Sew ears onto hat and sew in all your ends and you're done! 


I hope you have a very Happy Halloween!

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