DIY Crochet Cat Shark Hat
Happy Shark Week! If you live under a rock, shark week is a week on Discovery Channel, when they show nothing but shark shows.
I decided that Ursula needed to celebrate as well. While she didn’t quite agree, I am the mommy and I decide what she does.
Take a look of my list of best movies to watch after Shark Week!
To help her celebrate, I chose to make her a shark hat. I saw this giant collection of cats dressed up as sharks on Buzzfeed, and knew she needed her own costume.
I adapted the hat from MysteriousCats beanie tutorial. I don’t really know how write a crochet pattern, so if you are confused and have any questions, feel free to ask!
To Make the Hat
Rnd 1: start with 6 sc on magic ring.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in every st around. (12sts)
Rnd 3: *1 sc in next st, 2sc in next st*. Repeat from * around. (18sts)
Rnd 4: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: *1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
If your cat’s head is smaller skip some rounds or if it’s bigger continue increasing it. This ended up being just a tad big for Ursula, but I was too far into it when I realized, so I was about to undo all my stitches.
Rnd 7: Ch 20 or amount necessary to go around ear, skip 6 sts, sl st in next st, sc in next 10 sts, sl st in next st, ch 20, skip 6 sts, sl st in next st, sc in next 10 sts.
chain 1 up, turn, sc 12. do it 7 times.
sc around the beginning of other ear
I switched to a 3, but that is because my white yarn is smaller.
Sc 25 white onto the front of the hat.
To Make the Teeth
sc 5 into white row. turn, sc 5, turn, sc 5. dec 1, sc, dec 1. sc 3. dec 3. tie off.
To Make the Fin
sc 10, turn, sc 10, turn, sc 10.
(a) sc 1, dec 1. Repeat all the way across.
(b) sc across
Repeat a and b until you are at the top and have a triangle. Tie off.
Sew on fin.
To keep the teeth down and fin kind of up, I starched the crap out of it.