We love to read in this house. We have a huge library in our house of books. Now granted, most of them have less than twenty pages and are filled with pictures, but nonetheless it is a site to see. Chances are you too have a young reader who enjoys picture books, or at least know one, if you clicked on this pattern.
One of my little ones favorites is Pete the Cat. He was initially introduced to Pete by my sister, the kindergarten teacher. My original Pete hat was actually made for her for Halloween in her class. The pattern I’m sharing with y’all is my updated, I-might-actually-know-what-I’m-doing-now version of that original pattern.
Since then it’s been all Pete the Cat whenever possible. My son has also been seriously enjoying some dress up playtime lately. Since he already had the guitar of course he needed a hat to match to play his favorite character along with his Aunt. Watch my Instagram and Ravelry store for a version of this pattern with multiple sizes included in the future! It’s on my to-do list.
If you would prefer to buy an ad-free printable version you can click here to find this pattern in my Ravelry store.
Pete the Cat Costume Hat
Pattern by Lizz Jelsma
J or 6.00 MM Hook
1 Ball Each Blue, Yellow, Black, and White Yarn
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
TR – Triple Crochet
QD – Quad Crochet
QT – Quint Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
This pattern is written using American crochet terms.
This hat will fit most heads 18” to 21”.
Row 1: CH 36, DC in third stitch from hook, DC 33, 3 DC in last the chain, you will now be working down the back side of the chain, DC 32, 2 DC in last the chain and SLST to the top of your first DC (70)
Row 2: CH 2, DC in the same stitch as your join, DC 69, SLST to the top of the first DC (70)
Row 3-16: Repeat Row 2
Row 17: Repeat Row 2, finish off and weave in your ends.
Eyes (Make 2)
Row 1: Starting in White create a magic circle, CH 2 and DC 10 into the circle then pull tight. You may also use a CH 3 and 10 DC into the first chain then pull tight. SLST to join the round (10)
Row 2: Switch to Black, CH 2, 2 DC in each stitch around (20)
Row 3: Switch to Yellow, CH 2, *2 DC, DC* 7 times, HDC, SC 4, HDC, SLST to join (27)
Row 4: CH 1, SC 2, HDC and DC in the next stitch, DC and HDC in the next stitch, HDC 2, *SC 2, 2 SC in the next stitch* 3 times, HDC 2, HDC and DC in the next stitch, DC and HDC in the next stitch, SC 2, SLST to the next stitch and finish off. (25)
Row 5: Attach black at the at the top right of the eye at the top DC and SC across to the first DC on the other side, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. (15)
In White CH 6, HDC in the second CH from the hook, DC, TR, QD, QT, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. (5)
CH 21, SLST in the second CH from the hook, SLST 19, *CH 1, SLST 1, CH 19, SLST in the second CH from the hook, SLST 19* 2 times, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
The eyes will be sewn on between Rows 6 and 13.
The nose will be sewn on between Rows 13 and 16.
The whiskers will be sewn on between Rows 13 and 16.
If you would like to add more dimension to the ears you can whip stitch the corners of the hat where they would naturally hold a triangle when worn. This is not necessary though as when worn the ears will naturally stay out.
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