Cute Free Crochet Cat Elf Hat Pattern

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This free pattern is for a Cat Elf Hat to wear for the Holiday Season. This pattern is made using basic crochet stitches as well as Brava yarn from WeCrochet.

Ok, I’m officially obsessed! I love crocheting cat hats. I’ll for sure make more and more. And it looks like I’m not the only one loving the. My last 2 cat patterns, a Witch Cat Hat and a Cat Santa Hat, went viral. I’m thrilled! My kitties are now 12 and 13 years old and need more funny cat hats all year round.

So I’m officially taking requests! Leave a comment below and tell me which cat hat patterns you wanna see next? Maybe some for Valentine’s Day or Easter? Or any other hilarious ones! Let me know and I’ll see which one I can design next.

Of course, not every cat loves accessories on them. I will for sure not force mine and keep the ties loose in case they want to quick it off.

So it’s time to get our kitties ready for Christmas time, too, with a Cat Elf Hat.

Ready to make this one?

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Free Crochet Cat Elf Hat Pattern

Crocheting Hat Patterns for Cats

Just like normal human hats, cats hats have to fit. Some cats are a bit picky about wearing accessories. So please don’t force them to wear them (do I actually have to say that?).

But anyway, I chose to not add ear holes to this hat to make it more Elf Hat-like. My witch cat hat pattern did have ears. But maybe next year I’ll create another Elf Hat that has ear holes. Would you like that?

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If you like this Elf or Cat crochet pattern, you might like these also:

  1. Santa and Elf Booties
  2. Elf Hat
  3. Cat Santa Hat
  4. Cat Witch Hat

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.

How to crochet a Cat Elf Hat

Materials you will need


4 sc stitches x 4 rows = 1 square inch


Fits an adult cat, 4 inches in diameter x 5.5 inches in height (with pom pom)

Stitches used in the pattern

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

Free Written Pattern for the Elf Cat Hat

This Cat Elf Hat is made from the top down. You’ll keep increasing then the crown brim, and lastly add the pom-pom ties to finish it up.

You’ll be crocheting in continuous rounds, so be sure to use a stitch marker.

Crochet Top Down Cat Elf Hat

R1: With the green yarn make a magic ring or an alternative magic ring and add 7 sc

R2-3: 1 sc in each st

R4: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 sc inc, repeat from * one more time, 1 sc (9 sts)

R5: 1 sc in each st

R6: *1 sc, 1 sc inc, repeat from * (4 times), 1 sc (13 sts)

R7-8: 1 sc in each st

R9: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 sc inc, repeat from * (4 times), 1 sc (17 sts)

R10-11: 1 sc in each st

R12: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, 1 sc inc, repeat from *

R13-14: 1 sc in each st

R15: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 sc inc, repeat from *, 1 sc (21 sts)

R16-19: 1 sc in each st

R20: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 sc inc, repeat from *, 1 sc (25 sts)

R21-22: 1 sc in each st

R23: *1 sc in the next 5 sts, 1 sc inc, repeat from *, 1 sc (29 sts)

R24-25: 1 sc in each st

R26: *1 sc in the next 6 sts, 1 sc inc, repeat from *, 1 sc (33 sts)

Cut green yarn, switch to red yarn

Turn your project upside down. You are working back in the opposite direction to add the crown brim.

R27: 1 sc in each st in the blo only, sl st to the first st

R28: 1 sc in each st until the last 2 sts, 1 sc dec in the last 2 sts, sl st to the first st (32 sts)

R29: (place 1 st per st, ch 1 does not count as a st) *1 sc, 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 tr, ch 1, repeat from * until the end of the round, sl st to the first st

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crown Crochet Cat Elf Hat Pattern

Crochet the hat ties for the Cat Elf Hat

Do this twice:

Attach the green yarn to the last green row, ch 31, start from 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch.

Make sure to have the hat ties across from each other.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Make a Pom Pom for the Cat Elf Hat

Use the red yarn to make the pom-pom

I used a diy cardboard piece (about 2 inches wide) to wrap the red yarn around and then cut it on the top and bottom and then tie the strings up in the middle to make the pom-pom.

Be sure to give your pom a “hair cut” to make it round like a ball.

You can of course also use a tiny pom pom maker like this one.

Now sew the pom-pom to the top of the Cat Elf Hat.

Crochet Cat Elf Hat Pattern

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Cute Free Crochet Cat Elf Hat Pattern

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