Jan 28, 2013

Knitting Pattern for Dr. Seuss Cat's Hat






Dr. Seuss Cat’s Hat
By Stana D.S.

Finished Hat size: Fits heads of 18- 24” (45 - 60cm). Finished measurement approximately 19” (48cm) small and 24” (60cm) large in circumference unstretched.
Hat is approximately 15” (38cm) tall.

Yarn: Less than 1 ball each of red and white yarn. 
For our Hat I have used Red Heart Super Saver worsted medium
364yards/333m per 7oz/198g
            (Any red and white colored yarn in worsted medium would work)


Recommended Needles size: Double pointed needles US #3/3.25mm (set of 5) or your preferred needles for knitting in the round.

Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker, crochet hook

Abbreviations:  SSK= slip st, slip st and knit the 2sts together, this decrease 2sts to 1st.
    KFB = Knit in front and back of the same st, this creates 2sts from 1st.

Gauge: 18sts & 25 rows = 4” in st. st.

INSTRUCTIONS:

With red yarn and four double pointed needles cast on 80sts. (small); 100sts (large). Divide the sts evenly between the DPN.
Place a stitch marker on the first st, and begin working in the round.
Row 1 - 20: Knit around 20 rows (80 or 100sts. total) in red yarn. Cut off the red yarn. Attach the white yarn.
Row 21 - 40: Knit around 20 rows (80 or 100sts. total) in white yarn. Cut off the white yarn. Attach the red yarn.
Row 41 - 60: Knit around 20 rows (80 or 100sts. total) in red yarn. Cut off the red yarn. Attach the white yarn.
Row 61 - 80: Knit around 20 rows (80 or 100sts. total) in white yarn. Cut off the white yarn. Attach the red yarn.
Row 81 - 100: Knit around 20 rows (80 or 100sts. total) in red yarn.
Row 101: Purl around (80 or 100sts. total).

Decrease rows for the small top of the hat:
Row 102: *SSK, Knit 6; repeat from * around, (70sts total)
Row 103: Knit around (70sts total)
Row 104: *SSK, Knit 5; repeat from * around, (60sts total)
Row 105: Knit around (60sts total)
Row 106: *SSK, Knit 4; repeat from * around, (50sts total)
Row 107: Knit around (50sts total)
Row 108: *SSK, Knit 3; repeat from * around, (40sts total)
Row 109: Knit around (40sts total)
Row 110: *SSK, Knit 2; repeat from * around, (30sts total)
Row 111: Knit around (30sts total)
Row 112: *SSK, Knit 1; repeat from * around, (20sts total)
Row 113: Knit around (20sts total)
Row 114: SSK around (10sts total)
Row 115: Knit around (10sts total)
Row 116: SSK around (5sts total) Cut the yarn, leaving long tail, and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches on needles, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure.

Decrease rows for the large top of the hat:
Row 102: *SSK, Knit 8; repeat from * around, (90sts total)
Row 103: Knit around (90sts total)
Row 104: *SSK, Knit 7; repeat from * around, (80sts total)
Row 105: Knit around (80sts total)
Row 106: *SSK, Knit 6; repeat from * around, (70sts total)
Row 107: Knit around (70sts total)
Row 108: *SSK, Knit 5; repeat from * around, (60sts total)
Row 109: Knit around (60sts total)
Row 110: *SSK, Knit 4; repeat from * around, (50sts total)
Row 111: Knit around (50sts total)
Row 112: *SSK, Knit 3; repeat from * around, (40sts total)
Row 113: Knit around (40sts total)
Row 114: *SSK, Knit 2; repeat from * around, (30sts total)
Row 115: Knit around (30sts total)
Row 116: *SSK, Knit 1; repeat from * around, (20sts total)
Row 117: Knit around (20sts total)
Row 118: SSK around (10sts total)
Row 119: Knit around (10sts total)
Row 120: SSK around (5sts total) Cut the yarn, leaving long tail, and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches on needles, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure.

Brim of the small Hat:
Attach the white yarn to the rim with cast on sts. With a crochet hook or DPN pick up 80sts on the outside part of the bottom edge. Divide the sts evenly onto 4DPN (or use the circular needles) and begin working in the round.
Row 1: Knit around (80sts total)
Row 2: *KFB, Knit 7; repeat from * around (90sts total)
Row 3: Knit around (90sts total)
Row 4: *KFB, Knit 8; repeat from * around (100sts total)
Row 5: Knit around (100sts total)
Row 6: *KFB, Knit 9; repeat from * around (110sts total)
Row 7: Knit around (110sts total)
Row 8: *KFB, Knit 10; repeat from * around (120sts total)
Row 9: Knit around (120sts total)
Row 10: *KFB, Knit 11; repeat from * around (130sts total)
Row 11: Knit around (130sts total)
Row 12: *KFB, Knit 12; repeat from * around (140sts total)
Row 13: Knit around (140sts total)
Row 14: Purl around (140sts total) this will create the edge of the Hat’s brim
Row 15: Knit around (140sts total)
Row 16: *SSK, Knit 12; repeat from * around, (130sts total)
Row 17: Knit around (130sts total)
Row 18: *SSK, Knit 11; repeat from * around, (120sts total)
Row 19: Knit around (120sts total)
Row 20: *SSK, Knit 10; repeat from * around, (110sts total)
Row 21: Knit around (110sts total)
Row 22: *SSK, Knit 9; repeat from * around, (100sts total)
Row 23: Knit around (100sts total)
Row 24: *SSK, Knit 8; repeat from * around, (90sts total)
Row 25: Knit around (90sts total)
Row 26: *SSK, Knit 7; repeat from * around, (80sts total)
Row 27: Knit around (80sts total)
Row 28: Knit and bind off. Cut long tail of yarn and thread the end on a yarn needle. Sew the bind off stitches to the bottom part of the hat creating the brim.


Brim of the large Hat:
Attach the white yarn to the rim with cast on sts. With a crochet hook or DPN pick up 100sts on the outside part of the bottom edge. Divide the sts evenly onto 4DPN (or use the circular needles) and begin working in the round.
Row 1: Knit around (100sts total)
Row 2: *KFB, Knit 9; repeat from * around (110sts total)
Row 3: Knit around (110sts total)
Row 4: *KFB, Knit 10; repeat from * around (120sts total)
Row 5: Knit around (120sts total)
Row 6: *KFB, Knit 11; repeat from * around (130sts total)
Row 7: Knit around (130sts total)
Row 8: *KFB, Knit 12; repeat from * around (140sts total)
Row 9: Knit around (140sts total)
Row 10: *KFB, Knit 13; repeat from * around (150sts total)
Row 11: Knit around (150sts total)
Row 12: *KFB, Knit 14; repeat from * around (160sts total)
Row 13: Knit around (160sts total)
Row 14: Purl around (160sts total) this will create the edge of the Hat’s brim
Row 15: Knit around (160sts total)
Row 16: *SSK, Knit 14; repeat from * around, (150sts total)
Row 17: Knit around (150sts total)
Row 18: *SSK, Knit 13; repeat from * around, (140sts total)
Row 19: Knit around (140sts total)
Row 20: *SSK, Knit 12; repeat from * around, (130sts total)
Row 21: Knit around (130sts total)
Row 22: *SSK, Knit 11; repeat from * around, (120sts total)
Row 23: Knit around (120sts total)
Row 24: *SSK, Knit 10; repeat from * around, (110sts total)
Row 25: Knit around (110sts total)
Row 26: *SSK, Knit 9; repeat from * around, (100sts total)
Row 27: Knit around (100sts total)
Row 28: Knit and bind off. Cut long tail of yarn and thread the end on a yarn needle. Sew the bind off stitches to the bottom part of the hat creating the brim.

Finishing: Weave in all ends. To make the hat stand on your head is a bit tricky. I am sure that there might be other perhaps more clever ideas, but we have used large sheet of paper measured the head and created tube, which we inserted inside the hat. That way the hat can be washed and dried.

Copyright: This pattern was design and written by Stana D. S. The pattern is for personal use only. The finished items may not be sold for profit, except for charity purposes. Please acknowledge the author.
Thank you.





4 comments:

  1. How cute! Thanks for the pattern, I love it!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words.
      Happy knitting !
      Stana

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  2. My friend is doing her baby room all Dr. Suess and I am interested in making this for her baby. Would like to get it to stay upright. Isn't there a fabric stiffening agent? Has anyone tried that or suggested anything else? Can't wait to get started! Thank you for publishing!

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    1. Hello,
      I have had suggestions as to use a wool and felt the hat that it might work, another person suggested to use lining with interlining. I also think that if you use the lining and perhaps use the plastic sticks that historical costumes use for the bodice or skirts that might work. Also someone suggested to knit a simple beanie and stuff the top of the hat and sew the beanie together. It all depends on what the hat will be used for if decoration or to wear.
      Have fun knitting
      Stana

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