Pussy Hat Project – March for Women 2018 – Cat Ear Knitting Patterns

Last year was both a good and a bad time to be a woman. It started with a worldwide movement and marches, where I sent hats off to my friends to march in, both for the Women’s March and the Science marches later on. This year the marches are planned again. I’m not sure if they will be of the same size, but who knows? With the “Me too” Women being named person of the year by Time magazine, and Golden Globe awards filled by the “Times Up” movement in black I thought it was time to release a pattern I made last year.

To be fair, I am in New Zealand … and it’s summer right now. Last year I made a Pussy Hat (and sweltered under the heat) and I also designed a Pussy Hat Brooch because wearing the hat was a challenge in a hot summer. Then I ended up making this set of ears on a headband for Pink Day – for LGBT awareness. This year I have gone one step further and made these black ears on hair clips because I think black is going to be the colour to wear this year.

You will need:

  • DK yarn in black or pink
  • Straight knitting needles
  • Darning needle
  • Hair clips or a headband
  • Optional – stitch marker
  • Optional – wire or pipe cleaners for stabilising the ears

These are knit flat, and then folded in half and sewn down the sides. You can add wire on the insides if you like, but this is optional.

Knitted Ears – make 2

Cast on 6 stitches. Place the stitch marker between stitches 3 and 4. This is just to show where the 2 sides of the ears are if you want to see how the shape is developing.

  1. Knit row
  2. Purl row
  3. Knit 1, knit stitch without removing from left needle, yarn over, knit stitch again (kyok), knit 2, kyok, knit 1
  4. Purl row
  5. K2, kyok, k4, kyok, k2
  6. Purl row
  7. K3, kyok, k6, kyok, k3
  8. Purl row
  9. K4, kyok, k8, kyok, k4
  10. Purl row
  11. Knit row
  12. Purl row
  13. K2 together over whole row
  14. Cast off in Purl

Stitch ears onto headband or clips.

This is the basic version. You can also include a contrasting colour on one side of the ears so that it has a different inside. I made my black ones this way with fuzzy yarn. The pink ones were knit in seed stitch (alternating purl and knit stitches)

You could also knit the ears from these patterns instead:

Fox Earflap Beanie

Antler Headband 

You can get the headbands and hair clips from these links below.

 


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