Crochet Pattern: Child’s Cat Ear Headband

By Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments
The other day, while my daughter and I were taking a walk, a little black kitten and his tabby sibling peeked out from among a stack of haybales. While the tabby cat is only interested in getting fed the black kitten we’ve named Miette has become quite loveable. My daughter is so attached to her new little friend. I crocheted this cat ear headband for her to wear while getting her fall photo taken with her new found feline friend. It seems like cat lovers are often crochet lovers, so I wanted to share this pattern with you too. It can be crocheted in a matter of minutes!

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Finished Size: 7 1/2″ (19 cm) long and 5″ (13 cm) wide

Cloth Covered Headband
Bulky Eyelash Yarn (approximately 25 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5 mm)
Super Glue

crochet yarn size 6

4 sc stitches = 1 inch

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Crochet Pattern: Child’s Cat Ear Headband

Row 1: For a child’s headband sc 54 times over the headband. I recommend leaving about 1 1/2″ of each end of the headband uncovered so it’s more comfortable to wear. Weave in loose ends.

Row 1: To create an ear, count 16 sc from the edge of the headband, sl st to join in the 16th sc, sc in next 7 sc: 7 sc
Row 2-3: ch 1, turn, sc in next 7 sc: 7 sc
Row 4-8: ch 1, turn, skip first sc, sc in next sc and in each sc across
Finish off. Repeat ear instructions on the other side of the headband for the second ear.

Add a drop or two of super glue to the last 3 sc sts on each side of the headband so the yarn will stay in place. Allow to dry completely before wearing.

Need help with this project? Jot your question below and I’ll get back with you!

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  1. Michele J says:

    This is super cute and seems easy. My kiddo will love wearing this headband.

  2. Kalais says:

    I needed a last minute cheetah costume for my little girl; this pattern took me less than 5 minutes and turned out so cute!

  3. Brooke says:

    Adapted this to make myself a set of ears as a last moment Halloween Costume for while I’m at work that wouldn’t be in my way and turned out great. I used only bulk 4 yarn and added some fun fur yarn sewn in and around it and used a thin wrap around headband since I hate them normally pressing into my head. Thanks for such a great guide that was really easy to follow and didn’t take too long at all.

  4. Valentina says:

    I love this pattern! Can’t wait to make it!

    I have one question: Did you felt it?

    Or is that just the yarn type?

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