Meow Cat Hat

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Introducing the Meow Cat Hat, sister hat to Foxy Business. I thought it was time for another ear flap animal hat, and who doesn’t like kittens?

The Meow Cat hat is ready for your roaming! Super cozy hat provides warm comfort against chilly winter days and nights. Cute cat ears top the fitted hat that also features ear flaps, and braids.

The finished hat fits heads approximately 12” to 24” (30.5cm – 61cm) in circumference. The hat can be knit in one of several sizes xs (s , m, l). Model wears size l. When one number is given, it applies to all sizes. When 4 numbers are given, the first is for size xs (12” / 30.5cm), the second for size s (14.5” / 37cm hat), the third for size m (18” / 45.5cm hat) and the fourth for size l (22” / 56cm hat). Note that the fabric stretches easily.

The original pattern calls for fingering weight yarn held double (182yds / 166m) per skein – two skeins are required of main colour. I used DROPS Alpaca in fingering weight. Scrap yarn is needed for the contrasting colour for the ears. The fingering weight yarn can be substituted with worsted weight yarn if you prefer, approximately 225yds / 205m required.

As usual, Katherine Vaughan has expertly tech edited the pattern and my Ravelry test knitters did a fabulous job with the hat.

The Meow Cat Hat is currently on sale on Ravelry to celebrate its launch – 25% off automatically at checkout until 15 February.

There’s still plenty of winter left to knit up this quick project. )

x Rena


Kiki Ear Flap Hat with Pompom: Sneak Peek

Kiki hat fresh off the needles.

It’s a cliche, but so true… the creative juices have been flowing lately, fired up by the autumnal weather and cool evenings. I had to make an earflap hat, with a big pompom on top and faux thrumming. Oh yes. And I’m so pleased with how it turned out. I even figured out how to do crochet for the edges.


The hat is so named for my kitty Kiki, who helped me pick out the wool for this project. She picked out her very own colours, smart girl.

I have a feeling this is one sample I’ll be wearing around this winter. Now that the obsessive knitting of the last couple days is over, I need to sit down and write up the pattern and send off to the technical editor. And then I promise I’ll post on Ravelry and Etsy.

What do you think? Am I the only sucker for ear flap hats?

x Rena