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


Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Lynn D.
Lynn D5 years ago

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

Katya J.
Katya J5 years ago

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!

rene davis
irene davis5 years ago


Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra5 years ago

Thank you Ronnie, for Sharing this!

Chris C.
Chris C5 years ago


Asli Vural
Asli Vural5 years ago

Warning: Cuteness overloaded! :))

Michaela G.
Michaela G5 years ago

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.

Orion Lyonesse
O Lyonesse5 years ago

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!

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby5 years ago