Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hello Kitty Hat




I had seen pics of different Hello Kitty hats online, but never found a pattern so I just made it up as I went. Some of the hats I saw pics of were variations of the Kittyville pattern, some were done as a knitalong with Olsofia and some were just improvised. So I wasn't going to post a pattern of how I made this as I didn't want to step on any toes since I definitely didn't come up with this idea on my own. However, some people have emailed me asking how I made it, so I decided to go ahead a post it. This is the first knitting pattern I've ever written out, so I hope it makes sense! Here it goes....

Size 9 16" Circular Needles
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows per 4"
Yarns: Lion Brand Jiffy in white and Bernat Satin Solids in maitai for the bow

Hat Body:
- CO 76 sts
- Join in the round and knit 1x1 rib for 6 rounds
- Knit in st st until entire piece is 5"
- *K9, K2tog repeat from * 6 times, K10
- Knit 1 Round
- *K8, K2tog repeat from * to end
- Knit 1 Round
- *K7, K2tog repeat from * to end
- Knit 1 Round
- *K6, K2tog repeat from * to end
- Knit 1 Round
- *K5, K2tog repeat from * to end
- Knit 1 Round
- *K4, K2tog repeat from * to end
- Knit 1 Round
- *K3, K2tog repeat from * to end
- Knit 1 Round
- *K2, K2tog repeat from * to end
- Knit 1 Round
- *K1, K2tog repeat from * to end
- Knit 1 Round
- *K2tog repeat from * to end
- Break yarn, draw tail through remaining sts

Ears:
- CO 10 sts
- Work 6 rows in st st
- K2tog, K6, K2tog
- Work next 3 rows in st st
- K2tog, K4, K2tog
- Purl Row
- K2tog, K2, K2tog
- Purl Row
- K2tog, K2tog (2 sts remaining)
- Break yarn and draw through sts

Make 4 ears. Sew 2 together with garter sides against each other to make 1 complete ear. Sew ears to top of hat.


Bow:
The bow is made in two pieces. The main body and the center tie.

Main Body:
- CO 18
- Knit in garter st until pieces is about 2.5"
- Cast off

Center Tie:
- CO 9
- Knit 8 Rows in garter st
- Cast off

Sew center tie around main body to make the bow. Then sew the bow to the hat at the base of the right ear.

Finishing the Face:
The eyes and whiskers were done with some black Caron Simply Soft yarn and the nose was done with yellow embroidery floss. Just use a yarn needle to embroidery the face on - the eyes are vertical ovals and the nose is a horizontal oval. I put the nose in the center of the hat 1" up from top of the ribbing. The eyes are located 1" on either side of the nose.

32 comments:

Heather said...

Love it! Thank you for the pattern!

Melody said...

thanks for posting this pattern.. i saw it on Ravelry and made it over the last day. SO SO CUTE. i'll post a pic soon! THANKS!

Knit - R - Done said...

That is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern. I plan on making it for my granddaughter. I have a friend who would like me to make one for her mother! Do you have this in an adult size?

Thanks.

Dawn

JoanKopp said...

Beadwhore Debbie rocks the Hello Kitty hat. Saw her in New Orleans and she looks great in it. IF I COULD KNIT, I'd make one for my daughter. thanks for sharing Debbie!!

AJ said...

I reduced the pattern down to a smaller child and posted it on my blog while giving you all of the credit for the original. I hope that's OK.

CraftyCarole said...

oh my this is perfect for my friend.. thank you so very much... love it!

knittybitty said...

Do you think that your pattern would be to big for a six year old girl? If so what changes might you recommend to make it children size?
Thanks so much for the pattern and any help you can give me.

Past Expiry said...

Check out this cartoon about the Hello Kitty!
http://pastexpiry.blogspot.com/2009/03/cartoon-hello-kitty.html
*CARTOON*

kdy12570 said...

Thanks for writing this up--my daughter came to the store with me today to pick out the yarn for it. I'm almost half way done--just nervous about stitching on the eyes, whiskers and nose...

Liz said...

Thank you so much for posting the pattern. I needed a last minute Christmas gift for our neighborgirl (6) and this was perfect. It knit up in a snap and looks adorable. Now my daughters want me to knit them hats, too. Pictures are posted on ravelry.

Jody said...

So full of win! I cannot wait to make one of these!!! I think I have enough of everything in my yarn stash to do it, even! Than you so much for posting this fantastic pattern!

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Emm said...

This is fab! Thanks for sharing :)

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Deborah said...

Thanks so much for the pattern. What size is this for? My granddaughter is 4. I can't wait to make it for her.
Deb

The Retirees said...

Thank you for the pattern. I made it in crochet but would also love to knit it. Yours is so very cute! Good job on the pattern.

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Pirate said...

great pattern!
i adjusted it a little bit so it would fit a toddler and it's just perfect!
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The Pink Fluffy Pen said...

I've been looking for an understandable kitty hat pattern for an hour! Thanks! But, by knit in st st, do you mean knit into the front and back?

The Pink Fluffy Pen said...

I've been looking for an understandable kitty hat pattern for an hour! Thanks! But, by knit in st st, do you mean knit into the front and back?

The Pink Fluffy Pen said...

Oh! st st is stockinette!

Ellisen said...

Wow! Fabulous Hat, and knit, too. Had only found crochet versions before yours. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pattern with us.

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Olivia said...

How much wool will I need? Thanks :)

Nicky Archer said...

just wondering if this was US size 9 or UK size 9 needles?
thanks :)