Catboy-Inspired Hat and Tail

Find the free pattern for this Catboy-inspired crochet hat and tail in this blog post!

Inspiration

Halloween is coming up!  When my nephew wanted to be Catboy for Halloween, I was happy to oblige!  For those of you who don’t know Catboy, he’s from PJ Masks, which will have new episodes in 2018!  Here he is…

Materials

  • 4mm crochet hook (or equivalent hook that will make relatively tight stitches with your yarn)
  • Worsted weight yarn in 2 colours
    • I used Bernat Super Value in Royal Blue and Hot Blue, leftover from my Ocean Waves blanket
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pipe Cleaners

Pattern

Size is made for 2T-4T

Hat

Round 1: ch 2, 8 hdc into magic loop, sl st into first stitch
Round 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st into first hdc (16 st)
Round 3: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat until end of round, sl st into first hdc (24 st)
Round 4: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st* repeat until end of round, sl st into first hdc (32 st)
Round 5: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 st* repeat until end of round, sl st into first hdc (40 st)
Round 6: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 st* repeat until end of round, sl st into first hdc (48 st)
Round 7: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st* repeat until end of round, sl st into first hdc (56 st)
Round 8: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 st* repeat until end of round, sl st into first hdc (64 st)
Round 9: ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st into first hdc (64 st)
Rounds 10-21: repeat Round 9
Now we set up to make the eye holes
Round 22: ch 2, hdc in the next 23 st, sc in next st, sl st in the next 7 st, ch 4, tr in next 2 st, ch 4, sl st in next 7 st, sc in next st, hdc in next 23 st, sl st into first hdc
Break yarn, fasten off.  Join the yarn at one of the hdc stitches at the eye hole, we will now work in rows
Row 23: ch 2, hdc in each st to other eye opening (around the back of the hat), turn
We will switch back to crocheting in the round for the next row
Round 24: ch 2, hdc in each st around to other eye opening (around the back of the hat), DO  NOT TURN, ch 8, sl st in the next 4 stitches (across the nose), ch 8, sl st into first hdc
Round 25: ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st into first hdc
Round 26: ch 1, *sc in next 6 st, sc2tog* repeat until end of round, sl st into first sc
Fasten off

Weave in loose ends.

Ears

(Make 4)

Row 1: ch 10, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn
Row 2: ch 2, hdc across, turn (9 st)
Row 3-4: as Row 2
Row 5: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until 3 st remain, hdc2tog, hdc in last st (7 st)
Row 6-7: as Row 5 (3 st)
Row 8: hdc2tog, hdc in last st
Fasten off

Holding 2 ear pieces together with right side facing, sc from bottom right corner to the top of the ear, 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc in the top to form a point, sc down to bottom left.  Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.  The bottom of the ear should remain unsewn.

Lightning Strip

(Make 2)

Row 1: ch 21, sl st in first ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc in each st until end of row – DO NOT TURN – ch 8, turn
Row 2: sl st in first ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dtr, dtr in last dc from previous row
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Middle Strip

(Make 1)

Row 1: ch 27, st st in first ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc in each ch until 3 ch remain, hdc, sc, st st
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing

Hold middle strip in the center of the hat over the magic loop as pictured.  Sew into place.  Sew the lightning strips on either side in place.

Position the ears so they are placed directly beside the lightning strips, as pictured, and sew around front and back to secure them in place (no stuffing required).  If you want to see how I attach my ears, check out my YouTube channel for my unicorn hat tutorial!  Weave in loose ends.

Eyebrows

(Make 2)

Row 1: ch 10, hdc in second ch from hook, hdc in each ch until 2 ch remain, sc, sl st.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing

Sew into place above the eyes.  Weave in loose ends.

Tail

For the tail, I inserted pipe cleaners into the tail as I crocheted it to help it keep it’s shape, and then added a safety pin at the bottom attach in place.

Round 1: Using first colour, ch 2, 8 hdc into magic loop, sl st into first hdc
Round 2: Ch 2, hdc into each st around, sl st into first hdc
Repeat round 2 until you reach the length you desire, alternating colours as follows: 3 rounds dark blue, 2 rounds light blue.  Keep placing pipe cleaners as you go, I coiled mine slightly to give some firmness.
Closing round: sc2tog four times
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.  Pull tail through last round of stitches and pull tight, knot and weave in loose ends.

And that’s it!  I hope you enjoy this pattern, lots of extra photos are below:

Please feel free to make and sell items made from this pattern, but please link back to my post if you do. Please do not copy my pattern and claim it as your own, or publish the pattern elsewhere without permission. Happy crafting!

Link to pattern on Ravelry: Catboy-Inspired Hat and Tail

4 comments

  1. Ayshea

    A friend has asked me to make one of these for her son, she said he’d be a size 5-6. What size does this pattern as written make? I’ve never made a hat, of any kind, before. Thank you.

    Reply

    1. Ayshea

      My apologies I see it now, it’s a 2T – 4T.

      Reply

    2. homemadebygiggles

      Hi Ayshea – if you go up one hook size for the hat base, it should fit a 4-12 year old. Their head sizes don’t change much in that age range!

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      1. Ayshea

        Oh, great. Thank You!

        Reply

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