Happy Kitty Hat is a super fun kitty cat hat with happy kitty faces, knit using the two-color brioche stitch.
Grab two colorfully pink skeins of your favorite DK or Worsted weight yarn, and create a hat you will never want to take off! Two-color brioche creates a beautifully reversible fabric, so now it’s like you have TWO hats!
Skill level: Intermediate. Basic two color brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knitting in the round, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases.
This pattern is both written and charted, for your convenience!
If you have not yet tried knitting brioche, fear not!! This hat may look complicated, but the twists and turns are made by increasing and decreasing the brioche stitches and are so much fun once you learn! This pattern is written so that ANYONE can knit it, with photo tutorials and links to videos teaching the techniques. I also highly recommend visiting Nancy Marchant’s website: www.briochestitch.com. She is the best teacher for this amazing stitch!! Many thanks to Nancy for creating the beautiful Happy Kittens stitch pattern used in this hat design.
Size: One size: 19” / 48cm circ. x 9” / 23cm height, measured after blocking.
Yarn: Main color (MC): 95yds / 87m DK weight Contrast color (CC): 125yds / 114m Worsted weight
Shown in: MC: 1 skein Republic of Wool DK Superwash Merino in Tiny Dancer Speckle (100% Merino wool; 250 yds per 115g) CC: 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in Fragrant (100% Merino wool; 210 yds per 100g)
Needles: 16” & 40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular needle for magic loop method, or US 7 / 4.5mm DPN’s.
Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, stitch marker for marking beginning of round, 1 extra needle or DPN for Three Needle Bind Off
Gauge: 20 sts x 20 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in even two-color brioche stitch (taken after blocking).
*Illustrated Knitting Pattern *US Imperial and Metric Measurement *One Size *Intermediate
Materials you need at home:
*Yarn: Main color (MC): 95yds / 87m DK weight Contrast color (CC): 125yds / 114m Worsted weight *Needles: 16” & 40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular needle for magic loop method, or US 7 / 4.5mm DPN’s. *tapestry needle *row counter *stitch marker *extra needle or DPN
Welcome, I am so happy that you stopped by! I am Lesley Anne Robinson, the knitting pattern designer behind Knit Graffiti Designs. I love to create knitting patterns that focus on modern style with a flair for something different. For my formal training, I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Interior Design with a Minor in Fiber Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. This is where my love of knitting and everything fiber related truly began.