If you know me, you know I’m a crazy cat lady. My husband often comes home from work, sees the happy grin on my face and says, “Uh oh. She’s kitty drunk again.” Hey, there are worse things than being coo coo for kitties, aren’t there my friends? 😉
Needless to say, when I read about a recent trend in Japan where you accessorize your furry felines in handmade scarves, I knew I needed to get my three boys on point.
I made up a pattern up in less than 30 minutes, and I think it makes my boys looks even more adorable than normal (if that’s even possible). It’s an easy, fast knit for beginner knitters and cat enthusiast alike. I think it would be especially great for kids who are just starting to knit. Who doesn’t love a project that can be completed while watching just one episode of The Cat Whisperer (I’m really starting to sound crazy now aren’t I)?
Ok, enough of my babbling on about my furry BFF’s. Here’s the FREE pattern!
- US 13 straight needles
- Appox 25 yards of super bulky yarn (pictured yarn is Lion brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick)
- 3/4 inch or 1 inch button (don’t go any bigger than this or your button won’t slip through the stitches.
- Needle and thread
GAUGE: 2 stitches = 1 inch ( don’t worry if this is off slightly)
3 Sizes: Young Cat (6-12 months), Small/Medium Adult Cat, and Large Adult Cat
With the US 13 needles cast on
- 3 stitches (Young Cat: Age 6-12 months)
- 4 stitches (All Adult Cats)
Knit back and forth in row until work measures
- 16 inches (Young Cat) pictured
- 19 inches (Small, Medium Cat)
- 20 inches (Large cat) pictured
Bind off all stitches. Weave in all ends. Sew a button onto the scarf 3 inches from end (young cat), 4 inches from end (small, medium cat) 4 1/2 inches from end (large cat). Curve the scarf around your cats neck and push the button up through the stitching to secure. Be careful to not make it too tight for your furry friend! **Please note: That as with anything around a cats neck the cat should be supervised by a responsible adult at all times**
For more cat inspired knitting patterns please visit my shop – www.etsy.com/shop/BoPeepsBonnets