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Stitch your kitty a quick and adorable little rabbit hat for Easter!
I wasn't too sure what to make with my mini skeins from Space Cadet Yarn until Bobbin came along and snatch a skein to play with. Now I can get my own back on her for pinching my yarn!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1119 projects »
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  • How to make a pet hat. Bunny Ear Cat Hat - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before you begin, divide the mini skein into two small balls. The hat and ears are knitted holding two strands of yarn together.

    Knit The Hat

    Cast on 4 leaving a long tail.
    Row 1: Knit 1, increase by 2 and knit the final stitch. (6 Stitches)
    Row 2: Knit
    Row 3: Knit 1, increase by 2 and knit the final stitch. (8 Stitches)
    Row 4: Knit
    Row 5: Knit 1, increase by 2 and knit the final stitch. (10 Stitches)
    Row 6: Knit
    Row 7: Knit 1, increase by 2 and knit the final stitch. (12 Stitches)
    Row 8: Knit
    Row 9: Knit 1, increase by 2 and knit the final stitch. (14 Stitches)
    Row 10: Knit
    Row 11: Knit 1, increase by 2 and knit the final stitch. (16 Stitches)
    Row 12: Knit
    Row 13: Knit 1, increase by 2 and knit the final stitch. (18 Stitches)
    Row 14: Knit
    Row 15: Knit 4, cast off 12, knit 2.
    Row 16: Knit 2, cast on 12, knit 4.
    Row 17 - 27: Knit.
    Row 18: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (16 Stitches)
    Row 19: Knit
    Row 20: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (14 Stitches)
    Row 21: Knit
    Row 22: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (12 Stitches)
    Row 23: Knit
    Row 24: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (10 Stitches)
    Row 25: Knit
    Row 26: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (8 Stitches)
    Row 27: Knit
    Row 28: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (6 Stitches)
    Row 29: Knit
    Row 30: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (4 Stitches)
    Row 31: Knit
    Cast off leaving a long tail.

    Knit The Ears (Make two):
    Cast on 12 leaving a long tail.
    Rows 1 - 10: Knit.
    Row 11: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (10 Stitches)
    Row 12: Knit
    Row 13: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (8 Stitches)
    Row 14: Knit
    Row 15: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (6 Stitches)
    Row 16: Knit
    Row 17: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (4 Stitches)
    Row 18: Knit
    Row 19: Knit 1, decrease by 2 and knit the final stitch. (2 Stitches)
    Row 20: Knit
    Row 21: Knit 1, decrease and cast off leaving a long tail.

  • How to make a pet hat. Bunny Ear Cat Hat - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut two pipe cleaners to double the height of your ears and bend down in the middle.

  • How to make a pet hat. Bunny Ear Cat Hat - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a yarn needle to stitch around the pipe cleaner to the edge of the ears using the long tail.

  • How to make a pet hat. Bunny Ear Cat Hat - Step 4
    Step 4

    Attach the ears to the top of your hat using the second long tail on each ear.

  • How to make a pet hat. Bunny Ear Cat Hat - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut two lengths of yarn to the wide of your hat, plus the two tails you left on either side.

  • How to make a pet hat. Bunny Ear Cat Hat - Step 6
    Step 6

    Braid the new length of yarn into the tail at one side, use a yarn needle to weave it along the bottom of the hat and then braid down the final tail.

  • How to make a pet hat. Bunny Ear Cat Hat - Step 7
    Step 7

    Knot the tails at either side and trim off any remaining yarn. Now for the hard part... try and get the hat on your cat!

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Catarina Arraes
Catarina Arraes · Faro, Faro District, PT · 6 projects
I need to do this one! Love
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1400 projects
I'd love to see your cat modelling it if you make one! Happy
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