"Snug Harbor" cat bed for Bosephus

In the Holiday 2007 issue of KnitSimple, there is a pattern for a "Snug Harbor" by Rae French. Ms. French is the Founder and CEO of Hugs for Homeless Animals and she designed this Snug Harbor to be knit for animals that live in shelters as part of the Snuggles Project. If you would like to help out with this project by knitting some Snug Harbors, please go visit the above link.

We have an outside cat that we allow inside sometimes on the weekend and he's been lying on a flat piece of knitted fabric. When I saw the pattern for the Snug Harbor, I knew I just had to make it for him. It is knit in the round and then decreased similar to a hat and that's what makes it spiral in the middle. You then take some quilt batting to make a nice rounded padding around the sides which helps snuggle the cat (or small dog if you prefer) and it even gives them a little pillow to lay their head.

I used Lion Brand Homespun in the Tudor colorway, it took a little over 1 skein. The pattern suggests that you stripe it with a darker color, but I decided just to make it one color and the yarn striped on its own. This was easily a weekend project even with the seaming and the padding.

As you can see, Bosephus already loves it and he snuggles in it.





4 comments:

Melanie Willows said...

What a lovely idea for a cat.

Carrie Penny said...

I love it! Too cute! I wonder if I made one for Eddie if he would sleep in it... I bought him a really cool sherling bed and he just kinda laughed at me...

Kathy said...

Ohhhhh! He just loves his new bed doesn't he! Such cute photos. Isn't it great when you efforts are so obviously appreciated!

cindybmw2004 said...

That is way too cute. I have a small cocker spaniel....hmmmm....wonder if she would like this instead of the store bought ones! :)