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No-Knit Kitty Hat
How to make a knit hat, without having to knit!

Posted by teaandcraft from Perth, Western Australia, Australia • Published See teaandcraft's 13 projects »
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  • How to make an animal hat. No Knit Kitty Hat - Step 1
    Step 1

    Go to the op-shop and buy a sweater! It doesn't matter if it's an ugly or ill-fitting shape, but choose one that has ribbing around the edges and a nice looking stitch pattern. I used a cardigan, but a sweater is preferable because you get more fabric to work with!

  • How to make an animal hat. No Knit Kitty Hat - Step 2
    Step 2

    If you're using a cardigan, fold it so that the ribbing around the neckline and the hem is matched up. If you're using a sweater, just lay it flat and ensure the ribbing around the front and back of the hem is matched up. Use a hat that you like as a template for your shape; add pins around it, plus a little extra for seam allowance.

  • How to make an animal hat. No Knit Kitty Hat - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out your new hat shape!

  • How to make an animal hat. No Knit Kitty Hat - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out four cat ear shapes.

  • How to make an animal hat. No Knit Kitty Hat - Step 5
    Step 5

    Match up your cat ear shapes, making sure they are right sides together. Sew around the sides, leaving the bottom open, using blanket stitch or a sewing machine. Turn your cat ears the right way out.

  • How to make an animal hat. No Knit Kitty Hat - Step 6
    Step 6

    Turn the fabric of your hat shape so that the right sides are together. Put the cat ears in the position you want them, making sure they are between the two hat pieces and pointing inwards. Add pins around the edge, leaving the bottom open, and sew together by hand (with a blanket stitch) or using a sewing machine (using a zig-zag stitch).

  • How to make an animal hat. No Knit Kitty Hat - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a scrap of felt to make a heart shaped nose and add some whiskers with embroidery floss. Purrrfect!

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John W.
John W.
CoolHappy
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matthew t.
matthew t. · Adelaide, South Australia, AU
coolHappy
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nimble c.
nimble c.
lovely
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daryl l.
daryl l. · Singapore, SG
great
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1427 projects
It looks so awesome Shock
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