Pink Cat Hat Free Crochet Pattern

I had knitted up several Pink Pussy Hats for the Pussy Hat Project for the Women's March using a pattern from my friend Destiny at Knifty Knittings. But today, a crochet friend and former student of mine asked me for a crochet pattern. YIKES!  Crochet? OK... challenge accepted. So here you go: A quick, easy Pink Pussy Cat Hat Pattern. I worked this up in about 15 min. You can too!

Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
ch - Chain
sc - Single Crochet
sl st - Slip Stitch
hdc - Half Double Crochet
 

Supply List:
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick 1 skein
Crochet Hook Size Q / 15 mm
Large needle to weave ends

NOTE: You can go down a hook size to P or even N (10 mm) but then just add one hdc round after round 3 for the hat body and 2 sc rounds after row 7 on the hat body.


BAND:
Row 1: ch 7, turn; ch 1, 6 sc across
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 6x sc in back loop only
Rows 3 and on:  turn, ch 1, 6x sc in back loop only
Repeat row 3 until approx. 17” band - will stretch to 21" for average size adult head
(or desired width)

 

then at desired width:
Sl st to initial ch from first row, then 6 sl st across to attach the band to become a circle
DO NOT CUT YARN  // Turn band to side to now work the body

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BODY:
Round 1: ch 1, sc in same, then sc all way around band this will be 1:1 for your band rows;
then sl st to ch 1

Rounds 2 & 3: ch 2, hdc in each sc around; then sl st to ch 2
Rounds 4 - 7: ch 1, sc in same, then sc all way around; then sl st to ch 1
Row 8 - the final top seam: join the front and back

VOILA!  Enjoy!