Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Try capturing a photo of this busy fellow. He’s far from mellow, this fine little fellow.  Say hello, say hey, lay on this pillow, but no bow will you sow captured by photo.

I’m no Dr. Seuss but this little Cat in the Hat I chased around after dark is sure a cute one. Dress up your wee one with this free crochet pattern.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: yarn needle, scissors

Yarn: I Love This Yarn Worsted Solid in White, Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cherry Red

Substitutions: any worsted weight yarn

Gauge: 4″ = rows 1-5

Hook Size: I

Abbreviations Used:
MR: magic ring
st or sts: stitch or stitches
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
slst: slip stitch

Dr. Seuss Inspired Hat & Bow Patterns

1) MR, hdc 8, join (8)

2-3) ch 1, inc ea st around, join (16/32)

4) ch 1, (hdc, inc) 15x, join (47)

5) ch 1, (hdc 4, inc) 9x, join (63)

6) ch 1, (hdc 5, inc) 9x, join (72)

7) ch 1, hdc around in both back and 3rd loops (instead of front and back loops), join (72)

8) ch 1, hdc around, join (72)

9) ch 1, (hdc 7, dec) 8x, join (64)

10) ch 1, hdc around, pull up white into join (64)

11-14) ch 1, hdc around, join (pulling up red at the end of row 14) (64)

15-18) ch 1, repeat 11-14 in red, join (pulling up white at the end of row 18) (64)

19-26) repeat 11-18 (64)

27) in white, hdc flo around, join (64)

28) ch 1, (hdc 7, inc) 3rd loop 7x, join (71)

29) hdc 11, inc, (hdc 15, inc) 3x, hdc 3, join (75)

30) (hdc 24, inc) 3x, join (78)

Cat Bow

1) ch 21, sc 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (20)

2) ch 3, tc 2, dc 2, hdc 2, sc 2, slst 4, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tc 2, turn (20)

3) dc, tc, dc, hdc, sc, slst 10, sc, hdc, dc, tc, dc, sc in ch (21)

Continue around bow. Slst 2down side of tc, continue down side and sc, 3 sc at corner, slst 4, slst inserting hook down a row (like surface st) 10, slst 4, 3 sc in corner, sc, slst 2, sc, dc-tc-dc, sc, slst 19, sc, dc-tc-dc, sc, slst, fasten off

Middle of bow

1) ch 1, sc 2nd from hook, sc 2, turn (3)

2-9) ch 1, sc 3, turn (3)

10) Set bow middle behind first bow piece and wrap working end forward with beginning row at back. Ch 1 and work this row into row 9 and row 1 at the same time: sc4tog (last part of dec with ch 1 from previous row), turn

11) ch 1, sc into space created between sc4tog and ch 1, sc, turn (2)

12-13) ch 1, sc 2, turn (2)

14) ch 1, 2 sc, sc, turn (3)

15) ch 1, 2 sc, sc 2, turn (4)

Copyright Notice:

You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it).

You may link in this way: Dr Seuss Inspired Hat & Bow Crochet Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com.

If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at [email protected] as I am happy to help you. – Hannah