Cat ear Beanie is all the rage. At least I think so. I am not a very trendy person, mostly preferring simple designs. But I realised that simple designs are not easy to find. I usually have a hard time looking for things that are plain and simple. And I understand why. As a crafter, it’s more fun to craft things that have complicated designs. More fun, interesting, challenging.
Recently, my friend Yasmin needed a cat ear beanie. I tried to tempt her with my regular beanie but she was insistent that she needed ears.
That forced me out of my comfort zone. I had to think and figure out how I would have to go about doing it. Then it finally dawned on me how much easier it is to make than my previous design!Duh! It’s unbelievable that I never thought of it. Me, the queen of short cuts and easy-to-do-things! You just knit a rectangle and sew up one end. The cat ear will just magically appear! So cool! No more 4 dpns! Just a circular needle all the way.
Cat Ear Beanie (fits an average adult)
Things needed: circular knitting needles 4.5mm, 40 cm; 105m wool or mixed wool yarn, 8 ply; 1 yarn needle.
Approximate gauge: (10cm x 10cm sq) 18 stitches x 25 rows.
Instructions: Cast on between 85 stitches, using long tail cast-on. Knit 3, purl 2. Continue in this rib pattern for about 58 rows. Then cast off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew up the top opening loosely with a yarn needle. Weave loose ends into the stitches to conceal. When you wear it, pinch the corners to achieve the cat ears. Viola!
Sometimes I really wish Singapore gets cold enough for me to justify all the yarn that I buy.
*If you would like a ready-made one, please visit my Carousell. https://sg.carousell.com/sewcraftyknits/