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33 Free Crochet Cat Hat Patterns

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Cats are known for their sass and personality, and what better way to embody that than with a crochet cat hat?

There are a variety of free cat hat crochet patterns out there, such as crochet cat mane, witch hat for cat crochet pattern, crochet cat Santa hat pattern, and kitty cat hat crochet pattern. Whether it’s for a special occasion or a fun photoshoot with your cat, there is bound to be a crochet hat for your cat. Even if there is no special reason, crocheting these hats and putting them on your cat will definitely brighten up your day.

We've compiled a list of free crochet cat hat patterns for your furry felines to feel fantastic in. Some cat hats for humans are also included!

Our furry friends are not the only ones who can pull off a cat hat! Even we can put on cat crochet hats on occasion. Other than crochet hats for cats, we’ve also thrown in a few cat hats for you or your kids to wear. What could be better than matching with your cats?

We’ve compiled a list of cat hat free crochet patterns for you and your furry felines to feel fantastic in.


1. Can these crochet cat hats be used on other animals?

These cute cat hat crochets can also be made for other pets roughly the size of cats, such as smaller dogs, rabbits, etc. You can easily adjust the measurements in the patterns to fit your pet. Some patterns even give multiple sizes, so you can simply follow those and adjust accordingly.

2. What do you need to crochet a cat hat?

The materials will vary depending on the pattern, but for an easy cat hat crochet, you will need the following:
1. Scissors
2. Crochet Hook
3. Yarn
4. Tapestry needle

3. What are the commonly used stitches for crocheting cat hats?

This will definitely be different across the patterns in this list, but some of the few common ones will be basic stitches such as:
magic ring
chain stitch
slip stitch
single crochet
half double crochet
double crochet

4. What type of yarn should I use for crocheting cat hats?

Firstly, you should choose a yarn that is both soft and comfortable enough to rest on your cat’s head. As cats are picky by nature, slightly irritable or scratchy yarn may lead to them rejecting the crochet hat.

Secondly, you should choose a yarn that is durable and easy to clean. Cats get themselves into many types of messes, so a yarn that can be cleaned regularly will be your best option.

Commonly used yarns in these patterns are acrylic yarn or cotton yarn.

5. Is it difficult to crochet a cat hat?

The majority of the crochet patterns on this list are suitable for beginners. Choose a pattern that you are comfortable making, then read the pattern and instructions to ensure you understand them. If you need more help with the fundamentals of crocheting, check out this crochet beginner guide.

What’s Next:

  • Start crocheting and share your completed work on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us @madefromyarn so that we are able to see them.
  • Pin it to Pinterest for a future To-Crochet List.
  • Share with your crochet groups for a crochet-along event.
  • Browse more free crochet patterns to make, such as these crochet flowers, to embellish the crochet cat hat.

33 Free Crochet Cat Hat Patterns

Looking for a crochet hat for your cat or a cat-ear beanie hat for yourself? This list compiles both for you, and the best thing is they’re all free!

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Joanne Loh

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Born into a creative family, Joanne Loh has over 40 years of experience in knitting and crocheting. Well-known for her creative approach to yarn crafts, her creations demonstrate a strong dedication to quality and spreading her enthusiasm among the crafting community.
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