Try this easy hat Knitting Pattern. It’s such a Cute Cat Hat and is Perfect for Fall. If you are looking for a great first hat to knit, this one is it!
The temperatures are starting to drop along with the leaves. We find ourselves reaching for warm mugs of Latte and Macchiato to warm our hands rather than a brisk lemonade to cool down. We’re all recovering from a chocolate induced Halloween hangover, and all of a sudden. IT’S. SO. DARK. SO. EARLY.
It can only mean one thing. Fall is officially here.
Fall is a time when knitters rejoice. We are ready to look at luscious yarns and cute knitting projects again. Our minds start drifting to the idea of the upcoming holiday rush. We wonder how we can put more hand crafting into our season. And then it happens. We panic looking at the complicated patterns everybody is promoting.
True confession. I love fair isle hats as much as the next gal, but sometimes I just want something simple.
Wine and cheese is great, and we all want something fancy once in a while. But for every day? I prefer tortilla chips and hummus or potato chips and sour cream dip. That’s why I love my version of cat hat so much! It’s adorable and it’s great any day of the week. And just like potato chips, you won’t be able to stop at one!
To get you started with Pattymac Knits Knitting Patterns, here’s a little something for you!
Why are my Cat Hat patterns so awesome, and why are they different from the other patterns out there? I’m so glad you asked!
- There are no increasing or decreasing stitches to learn.
- There is no changing needle size.
- I designed this hat with super bulky weight yarn, so it’s a fast knit.
- It’s pretty much the ideal first time knit-in-the-round hat pattern.
- Just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean you won’t want to make it again and again!
- I have a special secret for getting perfect cat ears every single time!
Let’s talk about the skill set needed to make hats:
The main skill needed to knit this hat pattern is a comfort level with Knitting-in-the-round. This basically means you are going to be knitting a continuous tube. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Knitting is basically two things. It’s flat, or it’s a tube. That’s it. It’s one or the other. But oh the variations you can make with just those two things! Take a look at all the knitted things around you and try to determine if it was knitted as a tube (sleeves, raglan sweaters, socks) or flat (blankets, sweaters with shoulder seams are knitted in separate pieces and then sewn together). Amazing isn’t it?
So, yes, you do need some skills to make this hat, but that’s part of working with knitting patterns. You learn a little something new every time you try something different. As you knit and re knit the same patterns you learn more and more about how to make it better and better.
If you are not ready to knit-in-the-round, I have an adorable knit flat cat hat with a tutorial. Best of all? It’s free!! If you want to pick up knitting cat hats you might want to start with this one.
Want to make them green with envy? Show up for a playgroup looking like this:
Why knit your own hat?
- Making your own hat is super fun!
- A simple pattern like this can be versatile AND stylish.
- It’s rewarding to knit cute and functional pieces for the people you love.
- By mastering the relatively simple concepts in these patterns, you will be able to move on to more challenging patterns and tackle those projects with ease. If you want to, that is. Some of us knit for the joy of it, and don’t really need something complex to keep us happy and interested.
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