Cat in the Hat Crochet Pattern
Chunky Hat and Bow Tie
Pieter’s nursery had a dress-up day on Friday to celebrate World Book Day. I didn’t have a costume for him, so I grabbed The Cat In The Hat and proceeded to crochet a slightly lopsided red and white hat. Because it was 9 o’clock when I remembered about the costume (I had remembered earlier in the day, but as always seems to happen, I had forgotten again), I used the biggest hook I could comfortably wield and as many strands of chunky yarn as I could comfortably work with. I am sharing this haphazard pattern with you, but it is by no means a perfect hat and the bow tie is quite rough and tumble!
You will need:
- the crochet hook called for by your chosen size
- 100-180 g of chunky red yarn (2/3 strands together, depending on your chosen size)
- 100-180 g of chunky white yarn (again 2/3 strands together, depending on your chosen size)
- Scrap black yarn (optional embroidery)
- Yarn needle
- Brooch pin/safety pins to attach the bow tie to a t-shirt
You can leave the hat as it is, or you can use some black yarn to embroider some “folds” onto it.
This is a very simple and relatively quick project. After much consideration I have decided against altering the pattern for every size. It is much simpler to just alter your hook size and the number of strands of chunky yarn you use. So with the chart provided on the front page of the pattern (pictured below), you can make a hat to fit the tiniest head or the biggest loaf.
Click on the image below to download the FREE Cat in The Hat Crochet Pattern PDF.
Have fun and please contact me if you have any questions.