Pink Cat Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Like many of you, I read about the Pussy Hat Project the other day after seeing the march on the news and many pins on Pinterest about knitted pink pussy hats.

If you haven’t heard, there was a Women’s March in Washington on January 21st, 2017 – on Trump’s first day in office.

It was full of women wearing knitted pink pussy cat hats and the Pussy Hat Project provided those marchers with pink cat hats to make a statement and help activists be heard.

It has also been a way for those of us who can’t be there to make our voices heard.

For more information and an official cat hat knitting pattern, please visit

 The sea of pink - knitted pink pussy hats at the march on January 21st 2017.

The sea of pink – knitted pink pussy hats at the march on January 21st 2017.

There is a pussy hat global virtual march on March 8th, 2017  in honour of International Women’s Day and A Day Without a Woman.

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You can scroll down to see the free pattern below or you may choose to purchase the printable ad-free pdf version from my shop.

There is also a pattern bundle for sale featuring 24 of the women’s knitting patterns which is great value.

Thank you for your support!

Here is a really simple, super fast pink cat hat with ears, similar to the original pattern and adapted for baby, toddler, child and adult sizes.

Please consider making a hat or two for this project!

Here is the FREE knitting pattern

Materials >

10mm (US 15) straight knitting needles

Chunky yarn in pink (Rowan big wool / or 2 skeins of bly sky alpacas / or similar bulky weight yarn)

Scissors / Darning needle / Tape measure

Pattern >

Sizes – Woman / Child / Toddler / Baby

Cast on  – Woman – 42 / Child – 38 / Toddler – 34 / Baby – 30

Leave a long tail for seaming

Rib: K2 / P2

Work rib for – Women – 4 1/2″ / Child – 3 1/2″ / Toddler – 2 1/2″ / Baby – 1 1/2″

Work in stockinette stitch (knit right side rows, purl wrong side rows) until piece measures – Women 14″ / Child 12″ / Toddler 10″ / Baby 8″ from cast on edge. Begin rib on right side row.

Rib: K2 / P2

Work rib for – Women – 4 1/2″ / Child – 3 1/2″ / Toddler – 2 1/2″ / Baby – 1 1/2″

Cast off all stitches.

Cut yarn leaving a long tail for seaming.

Making up >

Fold the hat in half with the right sides facing and sew each side seam.

Weave in any loose ends.

For the baby version of the pink cat hat with ears, I sell three sizes in my Etsy shop – 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-12 months.

Did you join in the march?

Have you made a pink cat hat?

Tell me all about it in the comments below >

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