I had a lot of bulky wool blend yarn at home, but nothing to knit with it. So I whipped up these Chubby Cat Hats to be donated to charity! Here's the pattern to them for you.
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Chubby Cat Hats
Sizes baby / child / adult - that is 14,5 in (37 cm) / 17 in (44 cm) / 20 in (52 cm) Yarn: very bulky yarn with preferrably some wool content for warmth and stretch, used here was Filati Funky, 60 % wool and 40 % acrylic. You'll need two balls (100 grams) for the sizes baby and child, and might need a third one for adult. Needles: two sizes smaller than the yarn calls for - here it could be 7 mm if you had a normal hand - as I knit very loose I used 5 mm (US 8) needles. It should be a circular needle 40 cm long. You can also use dpns (or magic loop) especially for the smallest sizes. Notions: one extra needle for the three needle bind off
Gauge: 3,25 stitches to an inch
Cast on 48 / 56 / 66 stitches, join in the round being careful not to twist the work.
Work 10 rounds in moss stitch, that means Round 1: (k1, p1) to end Round 2: (p1, k1) to end Repeat these rounds five times
Then continue working in stockinette stitch (knit every round). Knit until the complete piece measures 0,5 / 1 / 1 inch less than the work is wide (meaning half of the circumference of the hat)
Bind off all stitches using the three needle bind off method. Darn in all yarn ends, wear and roar like a wild cat!
The hats are supposed to be snug, so choose a size with some negative ease (1-5 cm / 0,5 to 2 in)
The sizing of these hats can be easily changed by adding or removing blocks of 2 stitches meaning you could easily make a (bit bigger than) 18-inch-hat by adding four stitches to the size child.
If you make these hats, please share your work at Ravelry!
Love the hats, a great way to
Love the hats, a great way to use up leftover chunky wool! Thanks for sharing it!
Thanks Sinéad and you're very
Thanks Sinéad and you're very welcome!
Thanks for submitting the hat pattern - I love it! I'm definitely including it :). I'd like to ask you for permission to use the photo, too, in the carnival? If I don't hear from you, then I'll just assume it's not OK. thanks a million!
Great Anastacia! Sure, feel
Great Anastacia! Sure, feel free to use the photo, too - please just mention that it's mine, like "Cpoyright Worsted Knitt" or something. Thanks!
Will do, of course I'd credit
Will do, of course I'd credit you! I'm off to go edit the saved post now. Thanks!
OK, apparantly I can't save
OK, apparantly I can't save your photo by clicking on it - or I'm doing something stupid.
It should work normally -
It should work normally - just try again maybe ?
Greetings... your blog is
Greetings... your blog is very interesting and beautifully written.
I bought 6 big fat skeins of chunky black wool to knit a shawl for a friend who is a sign language interpreter (therefore needing a dark background so her hands show clearly). I used 2 skeins and found that I seemed to be on my way to knitting the world's heaviest shawl or perhaps a blanket or maybe a small tent. So I ripped it all out. OF COURSE, I don't have the receipt any more so I was stuck with this big black stuff. So, I haven't tried your pattern yet for the hats but I have done a fair amount of charity knitting for refugees in the U.S. seeking political asylum. Thanks very much!!
What a strory, Barbara! I
What a strory, Barbara! I hope you find good use for the yarn! Charity knitting is really great, I love it.
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