diy knit cat ear hat (inspired by eugenia kim)

I'm a sucker for anything feline-related, so naturally I fell in love with this Eugenia Kim hat. I liked how it was chic and not overly cutesy. I created a very simple pattern that any beginner knitter can do. If you can knit a scarf you can make this hat!

[All the techniques needed to knit this hat can be found in my Basic Knitting Tutorial]
Want to buy an already made cat ear hat hand knit by me? Click here 

I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn in Edwardian
Pattern: Using no. 7 needles cast on 30 stitches. Knit each row until the pieces measures 19". Bind off. Fold in half lengthwise. Sew the top and side together (pictured below). Turn inside out. The square shape turns into cat ears when placed on the head.

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37 comments :

  1. I absolutely love this and it looks really easy to make!

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  2. Fantastic job on the hat- it's adorable!!!

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  3. btw that top is awesome- who makes it?

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  4. really beautiful! I love your hair btw :)

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  5. Oh wow! This is super cute and amazing because the only thing I can knit is a basic stitch. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This is SO CUTE and I can't believe how easy it is to make!

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  7. Wow, I want that hat, but then I also want your hair! hehe!
    If you go through my site, you will find my new post, I hope you enjoy it!

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Big hugs!

    Inés
    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com


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  8. Such a cute idea.
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com/

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  9. Saw this on craftgawker...I'm going to give it a try this weekend! Thanks for sharing =)

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  10. you are a genius! I had one as a little girl and now I can have one again!

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  11. SO. CUTE. And it IS so simple! I'm a super green knitter trying to see what I can start out with with yarn and two needles.. and this is perfect!

    http://gizmoandyoshi.blogspot.com

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  12. i love this pattern. so fun for those brrrr cold days. i made one in alpaca. so soft
    & fuzzy. wondering what yarn you used for yours? MANY THANKS. you rock!
    jeannie f. vancouver, cananda

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    1. I'm so glad you made one Jeannie! I can't wait until it gets cold enough to wear mine. I used this yarn http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/homespun.htm The color is Edwardian.

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  13. thanks, GIna Michele! my hats are a BIG hit. the rains came here yesterday: just in time, caroliine! i'll p/u some of the yarn u. used.

    xo jeannie

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  14. Hello! I can clearly see the fact that you undoubtedly understand what you are writing about here. Do you own a degree or maybe an education that is somehow related with the topic of the post? Waiting forward to hear your answer.

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  15. howww do you sew the pieces together? what kind of stitching??

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    1. This tutorial "Joining Garter Stitch" will show you how to sew the seams together
      http://www.lionbrand.com/stitchFinder.html

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  16. this is adorable and simple! wonderful idea.
    i do have a question, i'm using a lighter weight yarn, so 30 of my stitches look a good bit shorter than your 30. could you give a measurement of the width of the knitting?
    thanks so so much!! xxxo noelia

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    1. Hi Noelia-
      The width measures 11 inches.

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  17. I have a question, did you use 7mm needles or a u.s. number 7 needles?

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    1. thank you so much! =) can't wait to make it!

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  18. Your hair is beautiful, like my granddaughter's! Thanks for inspiring me to make her a hat!

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  19. Hello, I love the hat! I was wondering how much yarn you used? I have some Softee Chunky yarn that I would like to use, but I want to make sure that I will have enough yarn! It is a 3.5 oz skein! I want to make the hat the same size as yours!

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    1. Hi Mandy- The yarn I used came in a 6 oz. ball and I used less than half of it to make the hat. You should be ok with 3.5 oz :)

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  20. Hi, when you say fold it in half length wise do you mean from the first row to last?

    Thanks!

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    1. Sorry I have a hard time visualizing these things. So when it's folded in half, the folded seam is on the side, and it is open on the top, bottom, and other side? Or do you fold it in half and the folded seam is the top, with the sides and bottom open? Thanks c:

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    2. When it's folded in half, the folded seam is on the side and it is open on the top, bottom and the other side. Hope this helps!

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  21. I just made this hat.......... its never going to leave my head.

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  22. I made myself and my husband this hat a couple of years ago. We have 6 black cats so are cat crazy. We wear them often. I made 1 for my baby granddaughter the other day in a black glitter dk yarn and have just started knitting myself 1 the same. Thank you Gina.

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  23. I am currently making one of these with my own twist to it. Thanks for the easy pattern. Much love.

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♥ Gina

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