The Cats in the Hat

tortoiseshell cats test crocheted hat
Kelly subjects the crocheted hat to the sleepability test.

Every crochet item I make must be tested by at least one kitty, especially Kelly, my Lead Crochet Tester. This means it must be subject to the following activities as appropriate with the shape and size of the item: walked on, kneaded, climbed into, climbed underneath, smelled, tasted, slept on, slept in, carried off or fought over.

Kelly generally tests items for sleepability, and this alone involves most of the items above. She did try to fit herself into it in various ways, but only succeeded in getting all four legs in it and crouching in it. The hat flunked Kelly’s sleeping test, though it was fun to sniff and walk on.

Cookie was actually the first one to step into the hat, but she was distracted by the crochet bag. Not to be outdone by Kelly, when Kelly was done with her testing Cookie got back into the hat. Cookie usually tests for bathability, how comfortable the item is for having a good bath. Again, the hat flunked Cookie’s bathing test.

Perhaps this means I get the hat all to myself? Only if I hide it or hang it where no one can get into it!

tortoiseshell cat tries to fit into crocheted hat
Cookie subjects the crocheted hat to her bathability test.
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6 thoughts on “The Cats in the Hat

  • January 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    The kitties want you to make one just a little bit bigger and it would make a purrfect cat bed!

    • January 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

      Of all the things I plan, I’ve only made a few beds for them–I guess they are trying to tell me something!

  • January 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Oh my we would have such a good time with that crochet work. We would have that in little pieces in no time at all.That sure looks like fun even if you can’t get all the way in there.

    • January 19, 2011 at 9:20 am

      Marg, I have to be careful what I make and how I make it or all my work would be for nothing. Yesterday, I crocheted to the end of the yarn WAY before I should have, looked down and saw Giuseppe with the other end in his mouth…

  • January 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

    How wonderful to have your own live-in crochet testers. It looks like they take their work very seriously!

    • January 17, 2011 at 10:43 am

      Chris, sometimes they shove me out of the way to get to their work!


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