Loom Knit Dr. Seuss Hat (Free Pattern)

Fun, Cat in The Hat, Loom Knit Hat Pattern!

After making my loom knit bows the other day, I started thinking about a project where I could incorporate them.  I remembered that the Cat in The Hat always wears a bow tie.  I think Dr. Seuss is a special memory for most kids so I thought it would be fun to loom knit a hat with that theme. Originally I planned on putting the bow under his chin in the front but then realized that although it would look cute in a picture, it probably wouldn't be fun to wear.  I decided to add it to the back of the hat.  I think it fits there perfectly.  I have to admit that my Cat in The Hat's face looks a little naughty so if you want a happier version just widen his mouth and bring up the sides of his mouth higher.  This hat is pretty stretchy so I think it would fit kids to adult.  I would just shorten it for a child unless it's going to be used as a costume.  We spend every Halloween with my young nephews so I'm thinking about wearing it next year as the start of my Halloween costume!

  • Green Knifty Knitter Loom (or another size loom, measure head carefully)
  • Knitting Tool
  • Crochet Hook
  • Medium Pom Pom Maker (green)
  • 1 Skein Lion Brand, Hometown USA #6, Color: New York White
  • 1 Skein Lion Brand, Hometown USA #6, Color: Tampa Spice
  • 1 Skein Lion Brand, Hometown USA #6, Color: Black
  • 1 Skein Charisma Baby, Color: Aqua


-Chain cast on with 2 strands (used as one) Aqua
-e-wrap knit (1) row
-e-wrap cast on white
-e-wrap knit with white (10) rows
-change to red
-e-wrap knit (1) row
-Rib Stitch (12) rows (k1,p1,k1,p1, repeat)
-Fold up brim by placing 1st red row of stitches on loom (1 stitch/per peg, this will cause your knitting to bubble outward as seen in the photo).
-change to white
-e-wrap knit 3 rows in white
-change to red
-e-wrap knit (3) rows in red
-change to white
-e-wrap knit (3) rows in white
-change to red
-e-wrap knit (3) rows
-Chain one bind off
-Turn hat inside out.
-flatten hat and sew a straight line along the top of the hat.
-Turn right side out.
-Sew on the face with black yarn using the photo as reference. (sorry, this wasn't charted)
-Split (1) strand of black yarn in half and sew on whiskers.
-make a bow and attach it to the back of the hat. Directions can be found here:  Loom knit bow directions
-Make (2) pom poms with medium pom pom maker.
attach pom poms to hat.


Brightone said...

I have a 3 year old nephew with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) and I am knitting him an assortment of chemo hats. This one would be fabulous. Is the pattern anywhere to be found/purchased? Checked your blog sight but did not see it.

Nicole F. Cox said...

The problem should be resolved now +Brightone. Please let me know if you have any further problems viewing the pattern. You may have to refresh your browser to see the fix.

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