Herding Cats Double Knit Hat by Karen Buhr

Herding Cats Double Knit Hat

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Double Knit
US 4 - 3.5 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
One size (adjustable)
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NOTE There is also a stranded version of this pattern! Be sure to get the correct pattern based on your preferences!! This pattern is for the Double Knit version. The stranded version can be found over here!

This is a whimsical double knit design that has a bunch of cats along a fence. Just try herding all those cats!! Reversible cats!! This project is perfect for a beginner who wants to try double knit for the first time, but it is also suitable for those who are advanced beginners and experienced knitters as well. This hat can easily be adjusted to make it a bit bigger or smaller if desired by adding more or fewer stitches between the cat charts. The pattern includes four large charts and you will choose two to complete the hat.

This pattern coordinates with my Herding Cats Cowl

Gauge is 24 stitches and 32 rows per 4 inches double knit in the round.

Finished size: Adult small

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn (less than 50 grams OR 200 yards each in two contrasting colors)

Needles and Notions:

  • 3.5mm (US size 4) circular needle or size necessary to achieve gauge.
  • Tapestry (darning) needle
  • 2 Stitch markers (to mark between the charts)