A couple of months or so ago, I gave my crochet hooks and my yarns to my Aunt Puri and her daughter Ayai. They have started to begin a small family business – making and selling crocheted items like bags, and hats, and such. They really do have a knack for it.As for me, I haven’t been crocheting for a while. Until last week. On the seventh, Lyka’s school will be having their annual Feild Demonstration. The Kindergarten I class is not exempt from that. Lyka and her classmates will be performing a dance, and all the girls will be wearing cat-girl costumes. There was no provision for any cat ears for the girls, so I made a pair for Lyka. I made a couple for my cute daughter, and another for her friend. I will also make another one for Kylee so that she won’t fight her sister for the one we have at home.
I looked around the internet for a good cat-ear headband pattern, but I haven’t found one that I really liked. So instead, I improvised a pattern from a couple I found online. So I’m going to share the pattern for you if you want to try your hand at it.
- One headband
- Monaco High Bulk Acrylic Knitting Yarn in black and pink
- 3.0 or 4.0 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle or cross stitch needle
HeadbandChain 60. The chain should be long enough to cover the teeth of the headband. The teeth will be what holds the yarn in place in the headband.
The next thing to do is to single crochet each chain around the headband. Once you’re done, fasten off.
The next thing to do are the cat ears. Yay!
Make 4 of these: two in black, two in pink.
- Chain 12
- Chain 3. DC in the fourth chain from hook. DC 11 more times. Turn.
- DC2tog* on first two DC. DC 8 times. DC2tog on last two DC. Turn.
- DC2tog on first two DC. DC 4 times. DC2tog on last two DC. Turn.
- DC2tog twice
- DC2tog. Fasten off.
*DC2tog – see instructions here
Putting it All Together
Put one black ear and one pink ear together, and SC them together, leaving one side open. Thread black yarn into the needle. Now you need to sew the ears on the headband. You can use some pins to place the ears on the headband before finally sewing them to make sure that they are not lopsided. Clean up all stray yarns then, voilà! Your cat-ear headband is now done! XD
I would like to take this time to thank the women who gave me the idea to put this all together. One of them is Lisa who gave me the pattern for the headband’s base, and Lionne for the awesome kitty ears.
This kitty ear headbands will look pretty cute on you or your little girls. Lyka likes to wear hers in school. It’s not just for Halloween. XD Try it out and see your kids make-believe as cats. XD