Crochet Cat in the Hat Headband

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It’s almost Dr. Seuss Day! March 2nd is the day we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and honor the legacy of this talented children’s book author. Both my daughter’s preschool and the boys elementary school are having a day of dress up where you can come wearing red and white and bring in your favorite Dr. Seuss book to read. This Crochet Cat in the Hat Headband was super easy to whip up (only took me an hour!) and is a fun and festive accessory that all the kids can wear!

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Materials:
Bernat Super Value worsted weight yarn in Berry Red, Black, and White. Shop colors at Yarnspirations.com!
– Size H Crochet Hook
Headband (I used Goody brand). Target, Dollar Tree, and Walmart, are a few of the many stores that carry headbands. I used THESE ONES.
– Poly-fil fiber stuffing
– Tapestry Needle
– Hot Glue Gun

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring
SC = Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
DC = Double Crochet

Cat Ears:
Make 2 inner ears and 2 outer ears.

Outer Ear:
With black yarn
chain 11, SC in second chain from hook and rest of the way down chain, ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across (6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, and continue to SC around edges of ear. Make a SC + chain 1 + SC in all 3 corners.
Fasten off leaving long tail

Inner Ear:
Starting with white yarn
chain 9, SC in second chain from hook and rest of the way down chain, ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (6 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 4 SC)
Row 6: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC decrease, and continue to SC around edges of ear. Make a SC + chain 1 + SC in all 3 corners.
change to black yarn
Row 8: SC in each stitch around. Make a SC + chain 1 + SC in all 3 corners.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Place outer ear and inner ear together. Using your tapestry needle, sew edges together.

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Cat in the Hat Striped Hat:
Finished hat measures approximately 4 inches tall and 3 inches wide.
Starting with red yarn
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (20 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, around, join, ch 1 (30 SC)
Round 4: In back loops only, SC around, join, ch 1 (30 SC)
Round 5: Now working in both loops, SC in next 8, SC decrease, repeat around, join, ch 1
Round 6: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (27 SC)
change to white yarn
Round 7: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (27 SC)
Round 8: SC in next 7, SC decrease, repeat around, join, ch 1.
Round 9: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (24 SC)
change to red yarn
Round 10: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (24 SC)
Round 11: SC in next 6, SC decrease, repeat around, join, ch 1
Round 12: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (21 SC)
change to white yarn
Round 13-15: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (21 SC)
change to red yarn
Round 16-18: SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (21 SC)
change to white yarn
Round 19: In front loops only make 2 SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (42 SC)
Round 20: Now working in both loops, SC in each around, join, fasten off and weave in ends (42 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends

Bottom piece for hat:
With red yarn
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (20 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, around, join, ch 1 (30 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail

Stuff hat with poly-fil and sew bottom circle piece on. 

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Crocheting over the headband:
With black yarn, SC over the headband starting at one ends and continue SC until you get to the other end. Use a dab of hot glue on either end to secure yarn and keep it from falling off the headband.

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Sew ears and hat onto crocheted headband!
For the ears you will only need to sew the bottom stitches of the ear onto the SC stitch on the headband.
For the hat you will use the same technique but you will need to secure it with more than just one row of stitches. Weave your tapestry needle back and forth through the bottom portion of the hat and through the headband stitches numerous times. Don’t be afraid to slightly curve the hat over the headband and then stitch it on.

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Make reading fun for all! Headband will fit most head sizes! Don’t let the picture fool you. It is loose on my little Zoe. It will work better on older children and adults. You can always secure with a hair clip or bobby pin.
If you make this Cat in the Hat Headband and wear it this week please tag me on social media so I can see (@repeatcrafterme)!

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Comments

  1. Alyson says

    I just made this for my daughter since Cat in the Hat is coming to visit her class tomorrow to read to them! Such a great pattern. Thank you.

  2. says

    Loved working on this pattern…. I made five in total. (sharing on my blog sometime today) I did something different on the headbands though– as I didn’t want them to be so bulky. Thanks for whipping up this pattern and for taking the time to type it up and share it. :-)
    big hugs,
    Cheryl

  3. Claudia says

    Great creation! thanks for sharing it with us. I made one for my daughter and I tried to make something similar for my son in a bigger size but inspired by your pattern, thanks!

  4. Laurie Mowat says

    I’m almost 50 but have always been a book lover and I most definitely remember the Cat in the Hat! Instead of doing the headband I’m just doing the hat so I can tuck it somewhere on one of my bookshelves. My sister teaches English at an elementary school so I might have to make one for her desk. Thanks for the cute pattern.

  5. says

    That flambé pudding was a sight to behold! And oh, it was mavllreous to eat. Your pate has all the attention today so I thought I should pipe in and say don't forget your salad. Your pumpkin salad was awesome with the Christmas Ham!Thanks to all for a great night :)

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