Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Cat Corpse Hat

Cat Corpse Hat
Courtney Wiche



I decided to make this hat because I seriously had nothing better to do. I’d watched every episode of Supernatural—three times—and I couldn’t concentrate on reading or writing or drawing, so I grabbed my notebook full of To-Make-Sketches, and just decided I wanted to make a cat that sits on my head. I had wanted to make the legs really long so that they hung down, but that didn’t work out, obviously . . .

Body/Hat:
Magic circle
R1: Ch 2. 6 hdc (6)
R2: 2 hdc in each stitch (12)
R3: 1 hdc in next st, 2 HDC in the next (18)
R4: 1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next (24)
R5: 1 hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next (30)
R6: 1 hdc in the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next (36)
R7: 1 hdc in the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next (42)
R8: 1 hdc in the next 6 sts, 2 hdc in the next (48)
R9: 1 hdc in the next 7sts, 2 hdc in the next (54)
R10-23: hdc across (54)
            Fasten off
            NOTE: You can make it shorter or longer just by taking away or adding more rows

Head:
Ch 16
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc to end (15)
R2-9: ch 1, sc to end (15)
R10: sc2tog at each end of row, sc across (13)
R11: sc2tog at each end of row, sc across (11)
R12: sc2tog at each end of row, sc across (9)
R13: sc2tog at each end of row, sc across (7)
R14: sc 2 in first stitch, sc to end of row, sc 2 in last st (9)
R15: sc 2 in first stitch, sc to end of row, sc 2 in last st (11)
R16: sc 2 in first stitch, sc to end of row, sc 2 in last st (13)
R17: sc 2 in first stitch, sc to end of row, sc 2 in last st (15)
R18-26: ch 1, sc to end (15)
                Fasten off

Front Legs (Make 2):
Magic circle
R1: ch 2. 6 hdc (DO NOT JOIN)
R2: 2 hdc in each (12)
R3: 1 hdc, 2 hdc in each (18)
R4: *4 hdc, hdc2tog in next two stitches* (15)
R5: hdc around (15)
R6: *3 hdc, hdc2tog in next two stitches* (12)
R7-18: hdc around (12)
                Fasten off

Back Legs (Make 2):
Magic circle
R1: ch 2. 6 hdc (6)
R2: 2 hdc in each (12)
R3: 1 hdc, 2 hdc in each (18)
R4: hdc around (18)
R5: 4 hdc, hdc2tog in next two stitches (15)
R6: hdc around (15)
R7: hdc 1, sc 3, hdc 6, dc 1, tc 3, dc 1
R8: 3 hdc, hdc2tog in next two stitches (12)
R9-20: hdc  around (12)
                Fasten off

Tail:
Magic circle
R1: 6 hdc (6)
R2: 2 hdc in each st (12)
R3-8: hdc around (12)
R9: 1 hdc, 4 sc, 2 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc
R10-25: hdc around


Stuff the extremities. For me, I put lots of stuffing in the head, tail and back legs, but only put a little in the front legs so they didn’t hang weirdly. ^-^ Sew on where you feel they look best, and voila! You have a cat on your hat. :D