Bat Hat by Kathleen Sperling

Bat Hat

October 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
60 - 85 yards (55 - 78 m)
One size, made to fit a seven-year-old girl: circumference 19”, height 6.25”
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This pattern is available for free.

The year my youngest was seven, she said that she wanted to go as a bat for Hallowe’en. What could be easier? Black pants, fake vampire teeth, cut out a black shawl in the shape of bat wings and glue them to the underside of the sleeves of a black shirt! The crowning touch: a “pussy hat”, but in black. Accordingly, I whipped this pattern up to fit my kid and voilà - one candy-hungry bat! It’s super-simple and quick to work up, so I wanted to make it available for free for anyone else who was interested.

Skills required

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Long-tail cast-on
  • Working in the round
  • Three-needle bind-off

Yarn requirements

Model shown used 34g. Yarn label unfortunately does not provide yardage, but based on other 100% acrylic yarns giving similar gauge, you’re likely looking at needing about 65 yards; probably maximum 85 yards.

Other materials needed

  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends