Monday, August 15, 2016

Halloween Hats for Cats

Halloween Hats for Cats presented by MyCatSylvia.com

Today's the first day of school in our town. It's Monday and I'm guessing that by, oh, probably Friday the school supply aisles will have given way to Halloween costumes and candy. What does that mean to us? Why, it's time to start shopping for Halloween hats for cats, of course!

People love dressing up their pets in costumes for Halloween. It used to be just dog owners, but now cat owners, too, are on the lookout for the best possible Halloween costumes for their beloved felines. I decided that, rather than a full costume, I'd start by looking for the best Halloween hats. I mean, everyone's heard of The Cat In the Hat, right? Well, who said that cats only like stovepipe hats with stripes?

Thanks to the artisans on Etsy, you'll be able to outfit your cat for weeks in a whole wardrobe of choices of cat hats. It would take until trick-or-treat night to show you all the great hats that are available, so Sylvia and I have narrowed down the selection to a few that we especially like. Ready? Here are five of our favorite Halloween hats for cats. Click on each picture to see it bigger and click on the links for more details. (Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article.)

Lion Mane Cat Hat, one of our favorite Halloween hats for cats, it's a whole costume!
Lion Mane Cat Hat
by iheartneedlework on Etsy
We know (of course we do) that all cats believe they are mighty and what mightier cat in the whole feline world than the lion! This lion mane cat hat in bright bronze (or your choice of other colors) is mighty indeed, providing a full, wrap-around mane. The mane/hat features comfortable ear holes and a chin strap, made to order using your cat's measurements. Each "hair" on this mane is attached by hand to the hat. You can be assured that Meredith at iheartneedlework does wonderful work as indicated by the hundreds of excellent customer reviews she has received.


Adorable White Lamb Hat for a Cat, another of our favorite cat hats for Halloween
Lamb Hat for a Cat
by iheartneedlework on Etsy
I know that a lamb isn't very Halloween-ish, but lambs are associated with lions and, well, this cat hat is so darned cute I had to feature it here. Also designed and custom made by Meredith, this adorable white lamb hat (or choose black) with its pink ears is a perfect choice for a cat with a humble, gentle personality. Or for Easter. Or maybe your cat is playing a role in a Christmas manger scene. Or, hey, who says there's anything wrong with a lamb costume for Halloween?


Cat in the Hat hat for a cat. What a great Halloween costume idea for a cat!
Cat in the Hat Hat for a Cat
by ToCraftAHome on Etsy
Speaking of The Cat in the Hat (and we were), everyone will recognize the character your cat is portraying when he wears this crochet version of the hat made famous by Dr. Seuss's best-known character. This simple (and rather tall) stovepipe hat for a cat has comfy ear holes and ties in a bow under your cat's chin. Kate at ToCraftAHome did a great job with this. I would love to see this cat in this hat come by our house on Halloween night. Would that not be the coolest thing ever?


Witch Hat made from felted wool, awesome Halloween hat for a cat.
Felted Wool Witch Hat for a Cat
by ToScarboroughFair on Etsy
Here's a cat hat that's simply purrfect for Halloween, a felted wool witch's hat. This is a great design, beautifully crafted by Amélie who has a long and very distinguished history of creating awesome hats for cats. Be sure to check out Amélie's shop, ToScarboroughFair, if you just can't get enough hats for your cat. Bet she has something you'll love that your cat doesn't have. Yet. (Her cat hats are addictive.)

Crocheted pumpkin cat hat with tendrils, recommended by MyCatSylvia.
Pumpkin Cat Hat with Tendrils
by MissCrocreation on Etsy
To wind down our Halloween Hats for Cats countdown, here's a cute little punkin in a pumpkin hat. This is so seasonal, your cat can wear it from the first hint of fall, through Halloween, and right up to Thanksgiving. Sylvia is particularly fond of this hat because of the pumpkin tendrils. I like it because it looks super-soft and the model reminds me of my cat Peanut.

So, and you know I'm going to ask, which cat hat do you like best? Will you subject treat your cat to a new Halloween hat this year? Please tell us all about it.

14 comments:

  1. What fabulous cat hats! This was truly an enjoyable post to explore. I loved the Cat in the Hat, of course, and I thought the lamb was a mouse until I read the description. Now a cat dressing as a mouse would really be funny!

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    1. I love the idea of a cat dressing as a mouse! I'll have to look into that costume idea. Thanks, Cynthia. Glad you enjoyed the cat hats!

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  2. What a great idea. I wonder if my friend who has a pet grooming place would like some of these! They are too cute.

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    1. Oh my goodness, what a great idea, Grammie O! I know that many groomers use bandanas and hair bows. Hats for groomed cats (and even dogs) would be a great idea! Let me know if she tries it.

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  3. Oh these cat hats look so cute, although I think I like Cynthia's idea of a cat dressed as a mouse that would be really funny.

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    1. I'm definitely going to have to find a mouse hat, Louanne. It's such a fun idea!

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  4. adorable!! Although, Mittens would not permit such foolishness.

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    1. What!? Foolishness?? Shhhhh! Sylvia might be reading this and I don't want her to know! (Thanks, Dawn Rae!)

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  5. These 'cat hats' are downright adorable and brings back a favorite Halloween memory of when my daughter was nearly 3 and I made her a black cat Halloween costume. Instead of saying 'Trick or Treat' at each house, she got down on all fours, swished her tail, and meowed! She really got into the 'cat' mode! At the time we had a black cat named Spooky and that Halloween she was 'locked up tight' to keep her safe. LOL.

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    1. I love the cat costume story, Elf! That's such a precious memory. She probably got extra treats for being so cute! Glad you kept Spooky safe on Halloween. Very important! Thanks so much for sharing and glad you like the cat hats!

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  6. Hello,
    I'm Jenny AKA Miss Crocreations, what a lovely surprise to see you have included my pumpkin Hat in your round up of Halloween Hats for Cats. I think all the hats you have featured are fantastic.
    Thankyou so much again, Bear sends lots of meows and purrs to you for using his favourite photo which he thinks looks like a selfie photo.

    Best wishes to you all :D
    Jenny, + 3 cats

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    1. I love the pumpkin hat, Jenny! You do great work. Tell Bear that I agree, that does look like a selfie photo, a really good one!

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