Kitty With A Cat Hat
Worry Worm With Wooden Head Crochet Pattern

This Kitty Worry Worm came to life because of a mistake I made ordering its head!

I made an online order for these beads with cats’ faces drawn on them, and when it arrived in the post, I was surprised to see that it was much bigger than I had imagined!

Here’s a lesson I learned… always check to see the size of something before you order it!

In any case, I liked how it looked and thought I’d better design a cute worry worm and a cat hat to fit this bead, and so I sat down while my kids were happily playing at a children’s festival and created Kitty with a Cat Hat 🙂

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Kitty With A Cat Hat Worry Worm With Wooden Head crochet pattern

Materials Needed

  • Wooden Print Cat Doll Head Beads (30 mm) available on Ebay and Amazon. These are quite LARGE, so make sure you have the right size.
  • Yarn in 2 contrasting colors - Ricorumi DK 100% cotton, 25 g (57.5 m). I used Pink & Light Blue
  • Crochet hook size E (3.5 mm)
  • A darning needle
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue (if you’d like the cat hat to stay in place),


Skill Level

  • Beginner


13 stitches and 4 rows = 5 cm in double crochet

If your Worry Worm looks narrow or not as full as you anticipated, try a heavier weight yarn.  If you want your Worry Worm  to be longer, just increase the number of stitches in your body chain.


This Kitty Worry Worm measures approx. 5.5 “ (14 cm) in height including the head & hat.


Weight: 14 grams

Yardage: Approximately 32.2 meters of yarn


- You can use any type of yarn as long as you have a corresponding crochet hook size (check yarn label for recommendations). 

- You can make the pattern larger or smaller by changing the type of yarn and/or hook size. 

- Numbers at the end of each row (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that row. 

- Please note that I use US crochet terms. 

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Kitty With A Cat Hat Worry Worm Pattern Instructions


  • With yarn color 1, ch 40. Sl st into the first chain. Do not cut your yarn.
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  • Row 1: Ch 21 (21).
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  • Row 2: Starting with the second chain from your hook, place 3 sc into each st across until you reach back to where you slip stitched (60).

Note: Place your sc stitches into the front loops of your chain.

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  • Slip stitch into the last stitch (where you slip stitched before).
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  • Leaving a 4” tail, cut your yarn and fasten off.
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  • Tie a knot with your 2 tail ends.
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  • Row 3: Attach yarn color 2 to your last st, ch 2.
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Note: Place your Row 3 stitches into both loops of the previous row's stitches. Try to work over your tail ends so you don't have to weave them in later.

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  • 4 dc into each st all the way down (240).
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  • Leaving a 4” tail, cut your yarn and fasten off.
  • With a small crochet hook (ideally size B 2.25 mm), pull the hanger (beginning chain) through the center hole of the kitty head bead from bottom to top. Do not tie a knot yet. 
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  • Row 1: With yarn color 1, leave a long 10" tail, tie a slip knot on your hook, ch 10 (10).
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  • Row 2: Sc into the second ch from your hook and into each st across. Ch 1 & turn (9).
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Note: Ch 1 turning chain does not count as a stitch.

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  • Rows 3 - 16: Repeat Row 2 instructions till you reach Row 16 (9).
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  • Leaving a long 10" tail, cut your yarn and fasten off.

NotePlace a stitch marker into the first stitch of each row and count 9 stitches per row so you don't miss any stitches and get a wonky hat! Use a row counter if you have one, or keep tab of what row you've just completed with a pen & paper.

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  • Fold your cat hat in half so that the rows show horizontally.
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  • With your yarn needle, stitch the sides together on both sides using the whip stitch. You can see how to work this stitch here.
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  • Turn your cat hat inside out.
  • Fold over the edges of your cat hat and stitch a couple of sts on either side to hold it in place.
  • Weave in all your ends.
  • Pinch the 2 corners of your cat hat to accentuate the ears.
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  • With your hook, pull the strap through the top of the cat's head and lower the head towards the body.
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  • Place the hanger inside the cat hat and with your crochet hook, pull out the hanger from the center of the hat & a couple of rows towards the front (so that the hat doesn’t slip over the cat’s eyes). Adjust as necessary.
  • Tie a simple knot with the hanger as close as possible to the hat to secure it in place.
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I hope you enjoyed making this cute little Kitty with a Cat Hat Worry Worm! What will you be using it for?

I’d love to hear from you!

Happy hooking!

May 🙂

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  • This is a super easy beautiful pattern ❤. It works up really fast and the end product is so adorable! Thank you May!

  • I loved making the Kitty with a Cat Hat. He was so fun to make and easy to make too. I enjoy and love testing your patterns.

  • This was one of the most fun projects I have done in a while. It is super easy and fast work up, very easy pattern for a beginner. Not to mention how cute he turned out.

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