Crochet Cat Ears Pattern
Cat ears headbands and hats are great for costumes, keeping warm, or just being cute. Here is a very simple pattern to make the perfect cat ears for your crochet hat or headband.
I have written a pattern for a two coloured cat ear and a single colour cat ear. Use the pattern for the ear you like best.
The pattern here is for just the ears, but I have included resources on how to crochet a headband or hat as well.
If you would like to make a Hello Kitty hat, scroll down to learn how to make a bow!
For this project I used:
A F/5 Crochet Hook &
Medium Weight/4 Yarn
Crochet Headband or Hat
You'll want to start your project by crocheting either a headband or a hat. This is a pretty basic thing, so I haven't included a pattern--but if you don't feel comfortable doing this on your own, here are some video tutorials to teach you how!
Crochet Hat (Baby to Adult)
Crochet Headband (Baby to Adult)
2-Colour Cat Ears
This first pattern is for those who want to make more realistic cat ears with an inner ear/skin colour and an outer fur colour. This pattern also works for wolf or fox ears too, if you use the right colours.
It is made up of 4 triangles--2 for each ear, an inner ear colour and an outer ear colour.
Row 1: Turn and HDC 12 starting with 2nd ch from the hook
Row 2: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 10
Row 3: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 8
Row 4: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 6
Row 5: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 4
Row 6: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 2
Row 7: Turn, HDC-2-TOG, HDC 1
Repeat once more with the same colour, then twice more with the other colour.
Lay the inner ear colour on top of the outer ear colour. Then single crochet around the edges of the triangles, using the outer ear colour. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew.
To sew on your ears, figure out where on the headband you would like to place them, then pin them on. Once you have placed your ears where you want them, sew them on using a yarn needle.
Depending on how you sew on your ears, you can give your headband or hat a different look. Try using orange yarn for a fox and grey for a wolf.
Single Colour Cat Ear
This ear pattern is one I used for my Hello Kitty Hat. It is a very quick and simple pattern if you just want a cute hat with ears without putting in too much time or effort. Or if you are a beginner, just getting comfortable with a hook.
Start with a long tail for sewing, then chain 20 and slip stitch in first stitch.
Round 1 - 4: HDC 20
Round 5....: HDC-2-TOG, HDC, repeat around until there are on 4 stitches left.
Then slip stitch, fasten off, and pull thread into the ear.
Sew the opening of the ear closed with the long tail from the beginning.
Repeat with the second.
Pin the ears on to your hat or headband then sew them on using a yarn needle.
To make a Hello Kitty Hat or Headband start by crocheting your basic headband or beanie hat in white. Then crochet two white ears using the single colour cat ear pattern.
All you need to do next is add the bow!
How to Crochet a Bow
I made my bow a bit big, so feel free to cut down on the length of the initial chain to make yours a bit smaller.
Chain 50, slipstitch in first stitch.
Round 1 - 12: HDC around
Slip stitch, then turn piece so tail is in the center, then wrap yarn tight around the middle of the piece and fasten it with a couple of knots. Cut off yarn, leaving a tail long enough to sew the bow on to the hat.
If you want to add a face I suggest sewing or using fabric glue to add on felt pieces for the best look. Cut two black oval eyes, six black skinny rectangle whiskers, and one yellow oval nose.