I made these last year, but thought people here might enjoy these! To make a long story short, I made over 60 hats for cats by hand (no sewing machine!) using felt, embroidery floss, acrylic paint, beads, buttons, and anything else that I thought would work!
I put the details into the bottom of the post for anyone interested in the details. Here are some of my favorites from the bunch…
Yep, it’s a jester’s hat.
This unicorn horn is fancy! I made the flowers, too. The horn is made of super metallic silver fabric… awful to sew, but magical to look at!
I’m not exactly sure why I made this, but mushrooms are cute, and cats are cute, so why not put mushrooms on cats?!
A simple witch’s hat. Except I couldn’t leave it simple, so I added some flowers, then touched just the edges with some duochrome pigments mixed into modge podge for a bit of… oomph?
The people at the shelter made a couple of collage of their favorite hats!
The really liked the donuts and the unicorn cake!
I added the details about why I made these under here...
So, it all started with a Facebook post asking if any of the volunteers at my local animal shelter knew how to crochet. I replied that I do, and asked why…
Every weekend the shelter holds adoption days on the weekends, so that people can see the cats and interact with them in the hopes of adopting them out.
Turns out people thought that if the cats wore tiny hats on adoption days, maybe it would bring a bit more attention to them and maybe get more adopted out.
I said give me a bit and I’d make some. Instead of crocheting, I used felt, buttons, beads, acrylic paint, embroidery floss, and anything else I thought would work. I intended to make 5 or 10, but then my husband heard about the sketchbook project and suggested I do it.
I made over 60 hats, and journals the process into a sketchbook that ended up as part of a traveling art show. I got a little obsessed, because I did all this in about a month.
Yeah. Not sure what else to say about that, other than wow it was fun!!
So yeah, I’m a bit crazy. Still, this was a ton of fun! Would you want to make hats for your cats? Or for someone else’s cats? Someone please tell me I’m not alone in this!