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Mushroom Cat Hat: Crochet Pattern

Updated: Apr 5

This Mushroom Cat Hat crochet pattern was specifically created for the Pet Appreciation Blog Hop hosted by Jos Crafty Hook. The Blog Hop will start on 8/1/23 and ends on 8/24/23. But Wait . . .

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My Mushroom Cat Hat crochet pattern was first featured on 8/12/23, and will once again be featured on 5/5/24! For that 24-hours this pattern is featured you will be able to get the pdf from Ravelry for FREE with the coupon code on the host site.

The post here has the written instructions for the Mushroom Cat Hat crochet pattern, the pdf pattern instructions of the Mushroom Cat hat also includes a few photos to help those who are more visual when they follow patterns. There is also a YouTube tutorial embedded here to show how to make the mushrooms that are on the hat after the 1st attachment round. If this video is helpful you can find more crochet tutorials on my YouTube channel; would love to have you stop by, check them out, and subscribe.

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To make this cat hat you will need a few items and need to know a few abbreviations, you can find all the abbreviations in the abbreviations link.

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Video Tutorial: for the mushrooms on the hat

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Written Pattern for the Mushroom Cat Hat:


Yarn: Two colors of worsted/Standard 4 weight

I used:

¹ Big Twist: White - 37 yards

² Lion Brand Pound of Love: Cherry - 10 yards

Crochet Hook(s):

G (4.00 mm) hook

Other Supplies:

Scissors, Tapestry needle, & Stitch markers

Optional Supplies:

Closure accessory: one of the following

Snaps (you would also need snap pliers),

Velcro (you would need needle and thread to apply)

Or Button,

(If you don’t have or don’t want to use any of these things you can use yarn to tie closed as well)

Gauge swatch:

With G (4.00mm) hook and worsted (4) weight 100% acrylic yarn

Ch 17, Row 1: in 2nd bb from hook sc 16, Row 2 – 16: ch 1, turn, sc 16

Measures: 4” x 4”


This hat is made to fit a Tabby cat, if your cat is smaller or larger than a Tabby you may need to change up your hook and yarn size to fit to your cats head.

Front to back: 13cm (~5.25”)

Between ears: 5cm (~2”)

Ear holes: 4cm x 2.5cm (~1.5” x 1”)

Straps (row of 2sts): 9.5cm (~3.75”)


-It can be beneficial to look through entire pattern before starting.

-The pattern is written in standard US terminology and written working right-handed

- 2sc = increase stitch, if inc is easier for you to follow than 2sc you can make notes throughout the pattern before starting.

-slst to join, is a slst that is pulled tight so it disappears, it is more of a knot than a stitch

- See finishing touches before starting for other closure options and how that might affect your first few rows.

-Puff sts can be modified from pulling two loops to 7 loops depending on how big of a puff you want for your spots.

Mushroom Cat Hat: written instructions only (photos available in the pdf on Ravelry)

Base of Hat:

¹White – 22 yards

G(4.00mm) Hook

Ch 3

Row 1: in bb(s) of ch starting in 2nd ch from hook; sc 2 (2)

Row 2-12: ch 1, turn, sc 2 (2)

Row 13: ch 1, turn, [2sc]x2 (4)

Row 14: ch 1, turn, 2sc, sc 2, 2sc (6)

Row 15: ch 1, turn, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc (8)

Row 16: ch 1, turn, 2sc, sc 6, 2sc (10)

Row 17-18: ch 1, turn, sc 10 (10)

Note: if you need longer side of the head flaps you can add a couple more

sc rows here, just note how many more sts you will need in your boarder Rnd.

Row 19: ch 1, turn, 2sc, sc 1, ch 7, sk 6, sc 1, 2sc (6 + 7 ch sts)

Note: the next row we will work into the 7 ch sts

Row 20: ch 1, turn, 2sc, sc 11, 2sc (15)

Row 21: ch1, turn, sc 15 (15)

Row 22-23 : ch 1, turn, dc 1, linked-dc 14 (15)

Note: if you need more space between the ears can add a couple linked-dc more

rows here, just note how many more sts you will need in your boarder Rnd.

Row 24-25: ch1, turn, sc 15 (15)

Row 26: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 2, ch 6, sk 7, sc 2, sc2tog (6 + 6 ch sts)

Note: the next row we will work into the 7 ch sts

Row 27: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog (10)

Row 28-29: ch 1, turn, sc 10 (10)

Row 30: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog (8)

Row 31: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog (6)

Row 32: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog (4)

Row 33: ch 1, turn, [sc2tog]x2 (2)

Row 34-44: ch 1, turn, sc 2 (2)

Note: transitioning to a Rnd, we will create a boarder all the way around the base by working in the side bar of the sts

Note: the 2sc are in the dc sts as they are longer than a sc

Rnd 45: ch 1, No turn, sc 20, [2sc]x2, sc 20, slst 2, sc 20, [2sc]x2, sc 20, slst 2, slst into 1st sc to join (92)

Cut, tie and weave in ends

Mushroom Ears:

¹White- 15 yards (7.5 yards per ear)

²Red- 10 yards (5 yards per ear)

G(4.00mm) Hook

With white: slst in corner of ear hole

Note: the 1st Rnd we are working the st of the ear hole,

make sure you are working on the side you want facing out.

Note: we will end up with 15 sts 13 from the ch and sk sts

plus 2 for each corner spot/side bar of the sc before and after the ch(s).

Rnd 1: sc 15, slst to join (15)

Rnd 2: ch 1, ext-hdc 15, slst to join (15)

Rnd 3: ch 1, [sc2tog, sc 3]x3, slst to join (12)

Rnd 4: ch 1, [sc2tog, sc 2]x3, slst into join (9)

Rnd 5: ch 2, FLO-[2ext-hdc]x9, slst to join (18)

Rnd 6: ch 1, FLO-tw-sc 18, slst to join (18)

ch 1, and slst into the back loop of Rnd 5 before CC (you 1st red st will be in this same BL)

CC: Red, do not cut or tie off any color until noted,we will be cont to CC the next few Rnds.

Note: Rnd 7 will be worked in the back loops of Rnd 5 behind Rnd 6

Rnd 7: ch 1, BLO-[2hdc, hdc 1]x9, slst to join (27)

Rnd 8: ch 1, [sc2tog, sc7]x3, slst to join (24)

Note: CC(s) will be noted W- for CC to white, and R- for CC to Red,

also you can play around with the puff st placement if you want more

or less white “dots” on your mushroom.

Note: if you do not want to do the puff sts and want to embroider your dots on cut and tie off your

White yarn here and embroider or felt the dots on at the end. The puff sts will be hdc if no CC.

Rnd 9: ch 1, hdc 3, W-puff, [R-hdc 5, W-puff]x3, R-hdc 2, slst to join (24)

Rnd 10: ch 1, [sc 4, sc2tog]x4, slst to join (20)

Rnd 11: ch 1, [sc2tog, sc 2]x5, slst to join (15)

Rnd 12: ch 1, [sc2tog]x3,sc3tog, [sc2tog]x3, slst to join (7)

Rnd 13: ch 1, slst 1, slst2tog, W-puff, R-slst2tog, slst to join (5)

Cut and tie off white yarn. Leave a tail of red to sew hole closed, cut.

Weave through FLO of sts, pull tight to close hole, tie off and weave in ends.

Repeat on other ear hole.

Finishing Touches:

Note: this post only has the option for the snaps, the pdf has options for velcro, button fixtures as well as the snaps.

Snaps at the end of straps.

Secure your snaps at the end of the straps with the snap appliers, lining up the snaps in the center between Rows 2&3.e brush to create a fluffier smoother look for the bristles

Tester Photos

on 8/12/23 you can click the download button and enter in the coupon code to get the pdf pattern of the Mushroom Cat Hat for free!

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