Kitan Club Cat Hat Review – Super Cute!!

If you’re in the market for a killer cat hat that comes in at a dirt cheap price then the Kitan Club Cat Hat should be your choice!  I ran across this little hat at a small store in Seattle called KOBOSeattle that sold mostly Japanese items and I just had to get it to try it out on my fluff balls.

Now Lexi and Beast don’t particularly love costumes of any form. We adopted both of them when they were already a couple of years old so we didn’t get a chance to get them used to wearing costumes when they were kittens.  

Despite this I’ve spent some time sticking cat hats, harnesses & all sorts of other costumes on them. They tolerate me only because I am their key food source and because they are both wimp fluffs.


Product Overview

You can see an orange hat there on the box, but if you look closely at the bottom you'll see 6 variations. I really wanted the shark! I seem to have gotten the far right one which I believe is a penguin. You can see a close up here.

a close of up the kitan club aquarium cat cap

To say the least, it is usually quite a battle to get anything on them and keep it on either of them for more than a few seconds. Beast loves to do the “cat army crawl” the second she ends up with a full body costume or a harness.

​Both of them have a typical safe spot ​under the bed. They'll stay there until I crawl under there and then remove the costume or harness.

Surprisingly they don’t run off from under the bed...They’ve trained me to be a sucker and crawl under there to remove things they don’t like. Perhaps I should add this to my article proving my cats have finished training me as their slave…

The reason I bring all this background to you is because it provides context. This hat has had a markedly different impact on Lexi and Beast. It hasn’t had nearly the same response as other options have in the past. It is obvious they don’t particularly love wearing the hat, but I never expected them to love it.

The key take away. ​They don't tear the hat off of their head immediately. So that’s a huge bonus and says a lot to me, it must be a lot more comfortable than other options I’ve tried in the past!


​​A Few Photos of It In Use

So here you can see both Lexi and Beast adorned with this cute little hat.  I was fortunate enough to have someone available to help me take pictures of them in the hat before I set them down. 

Here’s Beast wearing the hat. No surprise, I have a much bigger smile than Beast does at the moment.

beast in the kitan club cat cap

​And Beast after she ran off under the bed with the hat on...

Beast hiding under the bed with the kitan club cat hat one

Here’s Lexi wearing the hat. You can see that I look a lot happier than she does.

Lexi in the kitan club cat cap

​The Full on Video Review

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​The Best Features Worth Noting

  • There are a total of 6 different options you can collect including a clown fish, a shark, a ​royal blue tang (Dory in Finding Nemo), and a few others
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    Each of the six options is super cute and if you buy one you’ll definitely want more
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    The fabric the hat is made of is super soft to the touch and easy on your cat
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    The elastic band that secures the hat isn’t too tight so it is more comfortable for your cat
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    It is super easy to get on and off quickly and snap a few pictures or a video of your kitty
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    It is designed to accommodate cats with varying head sizes, the elastic has a lot of give
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    It comes in at a dirt cheap price compared to a lot of cat related costumes & hats
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    Your cat can easily take the hat off if they don’t want it on (I consider this a pro, some might not)

Areas for Improvement & Consideration

​Pretty much every product I've ever used has a few areas that are worth considering or worth improving for a better experience. I wouldn't let any of the below deter me from buying this product.

I would definitely recommend prospective buyers consider them:

  • ​You get a random hat in each package so there is no easy way to get all of them without buying tons of them or buying and trading them
  • ​The hats connect using elastic instead of Velcro which poses a potential choking hazard if your cat gets caught on anything
  • ​There aren’t any ear holes which scrunches your cat’s ears down and can be a point of irritation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a way to choose the specific hat you want?
    • Right now there is no way to choose a specific hat, each package contains one random hat.
  • Is there a 6 pack of all the fish themed hats for sale?
    • Right now there is no complete package with all 6 of the different hats available.
    • I also haven’t been able to find any information that would indicate they plan to release a package of all hats.
  • Are there any other hats like these?
    • Yes, Kitan actually has 3 different sets of collectible hats. This specific option is for all of their aquarium themed hats. The other collections they have are ​animal themed.
  • How do you put the hat on your cat?
    • The hat slips over your cats head and uses an elastic strap to stay on your cat’s head. You can see a quick overview of this in the video above.
  • Is it easy for cats to pull the hat off themselves?
    • Yes, your cat can quite easily remove this hat on their own by shoving it over their head with their paw.

​Wrapping It Up on the Kitan Club Cat Hat

On the overall this is a great hat and it comes in at a nice price.  There are also tons of options out there for you to collect if you’re into finishing out collections! 

Lexi and Beast can’t tell me how many paws up they’d like to give the hat. Sadly I haven’t yet trained them to rate products. But that doesn’t stop me from making a best guess for them. To reiterate, Lexi and Beast dislike wearing anything other than their fur. But they both tolerate this hat quite well. 

I’d estimate they give it a solid 4 paw prints!  And as the cat owner/slave I personally give it 4 paw prints as well. Quite a good rating for a 6 dollar hat!

The only improvement I would really prefer to see is a Velcro neck strap in place of the elastic one for safely purposes. You should definitely consider getting one right meow!

1 Cat Paw Up
1 Cat Paw Up
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1 Cat Paw Up

If you’ve used this cat hat or another cat hat you like definitely let me below in the comments know so I can make a note of it and we can spread the word to others.

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12 thoughts on “Kitan Club Cat Hat Review – Super Cute!!

  • October 17, 2018 at 4:54 pm
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    How absolutely ADORABLE!!! Oh my gosh! who would have thought! I love the pictures too….I don’t think your cat is very happy with you! I have a dog that I put a costume on and he freezes like he is in a straight jacket and looks at me out of the corner of his eye like what the H did I do to deserve this! Total punishment! This is so cute!

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    • October 17, 2018 at 10:55 pm
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      Neither of them were terribly happy, but I was. And they both only had the hat on for less than a minute or two and both got a pile of treats for it too! They were well compensated for their unhappiness haha!

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  • October 17, 2018 at 4:55 pm
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    Hi I have a friend who has a cat and I was thinking of a good gift to give it to them. I think getting a hat for their cat will be a good choice. Before getting this I have few questions regarding the hat:

    Are these Kitan Club hats washable? How long can they be used for?

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    • October 17, 2018 at 10:57 pm
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      You can certainly wash them by hand. I would not recommend attempting it in a washing machine.

      You can use them for extended periods of time so long as you don’t let your cat paw at them or chew on them.

      It is easy to use them for a few minutes or hours each year for pictures then rotate them for another costume.

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  • October 17, 2018 at 5:01 pm
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    this hats are so cool. Cats look adorable with it. It’s nice that there are six variations. My sister has two cats and I think that  penguin and shark would be a good choise for them. She would be surely happy if I bought this for them but I’m not sure that cats would wear it – first one maybe because she is calm, but the other one would probably throw it down and use it for play. Either way it would be fun to suprise her with this.

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    • October 18, 2018 at 7:31 am
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      That’s always a risk with cats! And this hat is pretty easy to pull off if they don’t like the feel of it so your sister’s cat may end up doing just that.  Good luck with it!

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  • October 17, 2018 at 5:02 pm
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    So sweet, my heart is melting:) this super duper cute hat and the lovely pictures of your cat just made my day! My cat will also look good wearing it. It’s will be perfect also for a nice present for my friend that has a cat too. They can form a kinda miniclub of cuteness together:) Just ordered two hats, can’t wait till receiving them!!!

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    • October 18, 2018 at 7:29 am
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      Be sure to send a picture my way so I can add the picture of your cat to the article!

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  • October 17, 2018 at 5:04 pm
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    Hey Craig, I like your post. The cat hat is the most unique thing I’ve ever seen in my life and I have to say that I’m impressed that you managed to get one on both of your cats. My mother has 19 cats and I’m going to tell you right now, there’s no getting a hat on any of their heads. Am I right to assume that you’re a cat person at heart or are you a cat and dog person? Anyway, your article was a great read; looking forward to seeing more. Great job!

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    • October 18, 2018 at 7:28 am
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      Your mother has 19 cats?!?!?! Does your mom foster cats for a local shelter or something?!

      I’m both. I love both cats and dogs, they are a ton of fun :).

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  • October 17, 2018 at 5:15 pm
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    Hi Craig,

    I got to admit the hats are pretty cute. Currently I have a very old cat, my best guess is 16 years, she was my father’s and we took her in when he passed. I see her not being very impressed, but who knows. And just recently we brought a young cat into our home, she had been living beside our studio all summer, it took us most of the summer to win her trust so we could move her in out of the cold. We called her Misty, I think the hat would be adorable but I see my face being ripped off.

    I agree with you, I thinks cats have to be use to getting dressed up when they are kittens, but I guess that is true of any animal, but it is fun trying it out anyway. Have you been successful with any costume yet?

    Mary

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    • October 18, 2018 at 7:27 am
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      I’ve had some success in snapping pictures, but never in getting Lexi and Beast to be happy keeping anything on long term. Beast will tolerate the hat if I leave it on her, but you can tell she doesn’t particularly like it! Poor thing, I put her through the ringer.

      The second I take it off her though she comes scampering back up for attention so she clearly isn’t being scarred for life!

      PS – That’s very nice of you to move Misty in out of the cold! We have a neighbor cat right now that I think is a stray and we’ve been working to win her trust, but it is slow going.

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