I knew very well that my cats would not be happy if I knit them little cat hats and made them wear them. That didn’t mean I wasn’t going to knit them little cat hats. I’m just saying they weren’t going to be happy about it. I mean, have you met my cats?
So, yeah, there was a big part of me that knew I was wasting my time in knitting hats for my cats. But I was having a hungover-day-after-birthday day watching Netflix in bed anyways. Plus both my new birthday-present-to-myself copy of Cats in Hats and a new batch of yarn came in the mail that day. So, really, it was fate.
There were a lot of patterns in the book, but I decided to start with these basic “Bobble Hats,” which were actually pretty easy to knit. Well, easy if you’re not wrapped up in episodes of Portlandia and keep losing track of where you are and having to rip everything out and start over again. Luckily. since cat heads are pretty tiny, ripping all my stitches out to start over was only like 20 stitches total. Each time.
The cats even tried to help me out. Rooney pounced all over the loose yarn leftover from casting on and Ford gnawed away at my needles as I stitched. They’re big helpers. Really.
In the end, the hats turned out super adorable. Of course, my cats would rather play with the hats I knit for them and try to tear them apart rather than wear them. To each their own, I guess.
At least it was a quick and easy project…
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Pattern: Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty by Sara Thomas
Yarn: KnitPicks Mighty Stitch Yarn in Marina and Mint
Needles: Caspian 10-inch Straight Needles, US 7 (4.50 mm)