Most cat owners are probably familiar with the daily struggle of removing pet hair from clothes and furniture. While most discard it, Japanese photographer Ryo Yamazaki and his wife Hiromi see their cats’ shedded fur as the perfect material for their unusual craft—felted cat hats.
From tiny berets to statement headpieces, Ryo and Hiromi craft a wide variety of feline fashion for their adorable three Scottish Folds; Nya, Maru, and Mugi. Ryo first came up with the idea when he came across a ball of fur on the floor that resembled a hat. He molded it into a pointed shape and placed it on one of his cat’s heads, sparking a passion for his ever-evolving portfolio of feline fedoras. Today, Hiromi is the cat hat designer, while Ryo is the photographer. However, they both work together to craft each hat by hand from their home in Tokyo’s Tama district.
Ryo shares images of their creations on Instagram, where their lovable trio of felines are seen posing with catitude in their new quirky cat caps. Their collection includes bunny ears, regal crowns, viking helmets, and even a Trump toupee—there’s clearly no end to what this pair can do with old cat fur!
Scroll down to check out some of Ryo and Hiromi’s pawsome cat hats and see more from their portfolio on Instagram.