Crocheted Yellow Kitty Hat
This adorable crocheted yellow kitty hat was inspired by a hat I found on Pinterest by Luty Crochet. Below is a screen shot of the Pinterest pin of her hat, because it takes a bit of searching to find it on her page.
There is no pattern, but it was easy to improvise. I would have thought this hat extremely cute, even if it had not sparked some significance.
My Granddaughter and Yellow Kitty
When my first granddaughter was born I gave her a yellow kitty toy that rattled. Her mommy kept the kitty in the crib with her and she became very attached to it. At the time she also had a yellow bedroom, so I don’t know if there was a connection to that. But she sure lit up when you’d walk into that yellow bedroom with her.
She is now 8 years old and still very very attached to her yellow kitty.
Real Yellow Kitty
When she was 2 years old one of our cats gave birth to a yellow kitty. Naturally she was immediately attached to that kitty. Some of my favorite pictures of her are with yellow kitty and real kitty.
So of course I had to make her a yellow kitty hat!
My Take For a Pattern
I made this hat using a size H hook, Medium-4 yarn and a HDC. Use your favorite basic earflap hat pattern like this one from Oombawka Design. She has all sizes available. Mine is a childsize (age 7) hat. HDC approximately 15-16 rows in yellow depending on the size hat you are making. HDC about 5 rows in grey. Make your earflaps and SC around bottom edge for a nice finish.
Make your braids and attach. Here is a tutorial at Classy Crochet for braids.
The big white eye patch was an easy circle with 6 rows of half double crochet. The eyes and nose are about 8-10 HDC in a magic ring. Whiskers are embroidered on with yarn.
These can be made with any basic ear pattern, or just crochet a basic triangle as follows:
Row 1: Turn and HDC 12 starting with 2nd ch from the hook
2: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 10
3: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 8
4: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 6
5: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 4
6: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 2
7: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 1
Here is a short tutorials in case you need see how to decrease, which is what HDC-2-TOG means.
Half Double Crochet Decrease Tutorial
Make the white part of the ears 2-4 stitches shorter, then sew them together and attach to the top of the hat.