Knitted Cat Woman Hat

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This knitted hat was inspired by—who else?—Cat Woman! More cute than scary, this pattern is a fun, quick knit, a great stash buster, and perfect for gift giving! Make it unique by adding some stripes or intarsia! The best part? This is a project where you actually WANT to use cheaper, acrylic yarn! Because acrylic yarn is stiffer, it helps the hat hold its shape.
 
The Cat Woman hat pattern by Callie Need was excerpted from the book "Knits for Nerds" by Toni Carr (published by Andrews McMeel)
 
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
Finished Measurement: 23” (58 cm) circumference
 
Materials:
-Lion Brand Jiffy (100% acrylic; 3 oz/85g; 135 yd/123m): 2 skeins in #196 Magenta
-Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle
-Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) straight needles
-Stitch markers
 
Gauge: 11 stitches and 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch on size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles

Source: ,Amazon.com: Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction,...

Step 1

With circular needle and two strands of yarn held together, CO 54 sts. Pm and join in the round.
Knit in the round until piece measures 7” (18 cm).
At the beginning of the next rnd, turn work inside out so WS is facing.
With straight needles, divide sts so that there are 27 sts on each needle.
Hold needles side by side and use the circular as your third needle, then make a three-needle bind off. Flip again so that the right side is now facing out.
Squared edges are now your “cat ears.”

Step 2

FLAPS (make_2)
Using straight needles, pick up 9 sts from the brim under the squared edge on top.
Work St st for 4 rows.
Row 5: K1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1–7 sts.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1–5 sts.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: Purl.
Row 13: K2tog, k1, k2tog–3 sts.
Row 14: Purl. BO.
Make a flap for opposite side.
Weave in all ends.



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