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crocheted cat hat

This is my entry to the September Whiplash contest. The challenge was to make any kind of hat. I got the inspiration for my hat from my cat, Maui:

crocheted cat hat

I crocheted the cat hat in single crochet from black chenille with cream chenille accents. After reading the tapestry crochet post on whipup a few weeks ago, I’ve been wanting to try it, so I added a zig-zag border around the bottom, to match the ‘M’ markings on Maui’s forehead. I finished the bottom with reverse single crochet.:

I single crocheted cream fronts and black backs for the ears, then joined the fronts to the backs with a reverse single crochet border:

The hat still looked a bit plain, so I added three flowers embroidered with lazy daisy stitch, with bead centres:


Maui seems to approve of the finished hat:


I’m entering the cat hat into the design category of Whiplash this month.


  1. June said

    Hi All,

    I’m really glad you like my cat hat. I’m so sorry, but there is no pattern for it! I made it up as I went along and didn’t keep track of what I was doing – this was three years ago, before I even started designing crochet patterns.

    Sorry to disappoint!

  2. Diana Barclay said

    I would like to crochet this for my daughter. Any chance you could send me the pattern????? Thank you!

  3. Grace said

    I think i’d buy it ^w^
    (well, i dunno how it’d look on me- but if i saw it in a store, i’d definitely try it on ^^)

  4. Blaise said

    This hat totally Rox!!

  5. Rachel said

    OMG, do you make hats and sell them? I would TOTALLY love to buy one if you do! That is so adorable!

  6. Julie said

    I Think you’re my sosi !!!! It’s a very wierd feeling… i was looking for a Hat for my cat on Google, and i felt on your picture, it’s very bizard.

    Can you contact me ?


  7. Cleo said

    I wanna try that so badly but i only know the basics in crocheting,ill try tho

  8. dawn said

    MAU MAU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Kari said

    This is so pretty! I LOVE the flowers, they really add a cute detail. Awesome job!!!

  10. Lina said

    your cat hat is adorable! and your cat as well, and you – great photos.

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