Some of you may remember my free Itty Bitty Kitty pattern. It’s been hugely popular and I’m so glad that you have all enjoyed it so much! I thought that I would add a festive twist to this much loved pattern and give our dear little kitty a mini Christmas hat. Enjoy this Christmas cat crochet pattern!
What you need for this Christmas crochet cat pattern:
2.75mm hook (or whatever hook you used to make your kitty, such as 3.25mm for a slightly larger cat)
A small length of red yarn (DK cotton)
A small length of white yarn (DK cotton) or a mini pom-pom or bell
Have a read through these tips for crocheting amigurumi first.
For crochet terms, please look here
Mini Santa hat crochet pattern
R1. Starting with red, mr 5 sc (5)
R2. sc around (5)
R3. 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts (6)
R4. sc around (6)
R5. 2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st (7)
R6. 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st (8)
R7. 2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 st (9)
Change to white (unsure how to change colors? Look here)
R8. 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st (10)
R9. sc around (10)
R1. mr 5 sc (5)
R2. sc in each st (5)
Slst into next st and leave a tail. You should have a flat circle.
To turn the circle into a pom-pom, using a yarn needle, weave the yarn tail in and out of the stitches of R2, all the way around. Pull the yarn tail to cinch the outer edge of the circle together to form a ball. Weave in ends. (See this tutorial for pictures of this step)
Please do tag me on Instagram, or share your makes with the hashtag #thoresbycottage. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!
Yours in craft, Caitie x