Thursday, November 5, 2015

How to Knit | Cat Eared Hat

I was recently asked hot to make a cat eared hat, and I thought that it sounded like so much fun, I had to do it! It did take me a little longer to get the video for this project up, but I love how it turned out!  This hat is so comfy and cozy, not to mention cute!  It's made from Yarn Bee's Fleece Lite, which is a super soft, affordable yarn that will also keep your noggin nice and warm this winter!  I hope you guys like it, and if you try making it yourself, let me know by showing me a picture on Instagram or Facebook!  I'd love to see yours!


Materials

  • 2 Skeins Yarn Bee Fleece Lite in Sandstone
  • Size 10 needles
  • Yarn needle

Hat
Cast on 64 sts.
Work k2, p2 ribbing for 5".
Next Row (RS): kfb, k to end - 65 sts.
Starting with a purl row, work in st st for 17 rows, ending on a WS row.

Crown
Row 1 (RS): k2tog, (k13, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k13, k2tog.
Row 2 (and all WS Rows): purl.
Row 3: k2tog, (k11, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k11, k2tog.
Row 5: k2tog, (k9, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k9, k2tog.
Row 7: k2tog, (k7, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k7, k2tog.
Row 9: k2tog, (k5, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k5, k2tog.
Row 11: k2tog, (k3, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k3, k2tog.
Row 13: k2tog, (k1, sl1, k2tog, psso) 3 times, k1, k2tog.

Break yarn and thread through rem sts, pull tight and fasten off.

Outer Ear (Make 2)
Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1 (RS): kfb, k to last st, kfb - 5 sts.
Row 2 (and all WS rows): purl.
Repeat Rows 1-2 until there are 17 sts.  Cast off.

Inner Ear (Make 2)
Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1 (RS): kfb, k to last st, kfb - 5 sts.
Row 2 (and all WS rows): purl.
Repeat Rows 1-2 until there are 11 sts.  Cast off.

Finishing
Using marching yarn, join the back seam of the hat.  With right sides together, sew the inner and outer ear, leaving the lower edge open.  Turn right side out, positioning the ears evenly on opposite sides of the hat.  Sew to hat.  Weave in any excess threads.

2 comments :

  1. excuse me, how big is this hat? i'm afraid it doesn't fit my head. i'm thingking of customizing it, but i'm in a very beginer state :(

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