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Cat Sweaters: Cat Hoodie Knitting Pattern

Cat Sweaters: Cat Hoodie Knitting Pattern

I’ve got one cat. His name is Milo. He lives inside and outside. This past winter was frigid like no other I can remember in a long, long time. Milo spent many winter days lollygagging by the fire. Sometimes for a kick he would pounce on the basket of yarn in hopes that it would put up a good fight. Mostly, his is lack of wintertime exercise took a toll on his girlish figure. I’m thinking next winter he’ll need to go out more and brave the temps. He’ll need some extra insulation if we have a winter like this past one. How about a sweater?

Over on the Craft Leftovers site, crafty recycler Kristin Roach created a perfectly toasty cat sweater. I’m about to start knitting this Cat Hoodie pattern in hopes that next winter Milo will throw his feline instincts to the wind, snuggle under the hood and explore the wonders of snow.

In all likelihood, Milo (right) would probably rather be killed by a gang of mice before he would let me put a sweater on him. What would his friends think? What would his brothers (two dogs) think? What do you think about cats in sweaters?

Credits: Cat Sweater: Kristin Roach for Crafty Leftovers, Milo: Ted Fink

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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2:42AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

2:35AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Would be a GREAT idea to make them up for small dogs and give to Humane Shelters where ever you live! Thanks for pattern!

5:39PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

It's a very good idea, but I don't think that most of the cats will accept it freely ...
I like that part - "army of mice" ...
Yes, it' ll need the army's help to put a sweater on any cat!

7:13AM PST on Dec 18, 2012


5:43AM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Thank you Ronnie, for Sharing this!

9:35AM PST on Nov 12, 2012


12:49AM PST on Nov 8, 2012

Warning: Cuteness overloaded! :))

11:03AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

My cats would kill me.
But - what is wrong with that kitty? His eyes are of different size - might be a symptom of some brain disease. Better have him checked by a vet.

2:00PM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

Oh, my, the idea of a hoodie on my long-haired black cat Nixie made me laugh soooo hard! Knowing how he hates even being groomed (all those claws and teeth, oh, my!) makes me pretty sure he couldn't be coaxed into wearing one for a whole bag of cat food!

2:23AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012


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