Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern

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(Last Updated On: November 10, 2017)

Knit your own sweet little mouse hat with this easy free knitting pattern!Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.com

 

Ok, come on, how CUTE is this mouse hat??  But omg, you guys. Do you ever have one of those I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened moments that makes you cringe later? Let me preface this mouse hat related story by saying, we live in a old house. Like really really really old. And that means it has cracks and holes and everything’s slightly crooked. So I hope you won’t hear this story and immediately think we must not be very good housekeepers. This is part of living in a super old house. Ok? Anyway, so we had my real life blogging friend Bre and her kids over for a playdate a few weeks back. And the kids were playing nicely in the basement, and Bre and I were sitting in the living room playing with Baby V and all of sudden, Bre said, “Ah! Cassie! There’s a mouse in your kitchen!” And I looked around the corner and sure enough, there was a tiny little mouse running under the kitchen island. Eeeek! Bre took it like a champ and did not immediately run out of my house never to return. And I think she is still willing to talk to me, so apparently it’s not a friendship dealbreaker. But, ew! Cartoon mice, adorable. Real life mice in your house?!  Not so cute. Anyway, I think we got it taken care of in the most humane way possible and hopefully traced the problem back to an open bag of grass seed in the garage, so now Baby V is the only mouse in the house. And a cute little mouse she is, don’t you think?  If you want to knit this adorable free mouse hat pattern, scroll all the way down!Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.com

 

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Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern (6 mo. size, see PDF for other sizes)

This pattern is copyright Little Red Window Design 2017 and is intended for personal use. You may not not distribute, reproduce or sell this pattern either physically or digitally.

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

Worsted weight yarn in light gray, dark gray and pink

US 7 16″ circular knitting needles

US 7 double pointed needles

Yarn needle

(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 64 stitches onto your circular needles with the light gray yarn color. Join to knit in the round and k1, p1 in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.

Knit all rows until the hat is about 4 1/2 inches long.

Decrease (divide the stitches between 3 double pointed needles and knit with the 4th):

Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 2: Knit all stitches

Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 4: Knit all stitches

Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 6: Knit all stitches to the end of the round.

Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Rounds 10: Knit all stitches

Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round

Rounds 12: Knit all stitches

Round 13:  k2tog repeat to the end of the round

Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.

Outer Ears (make 2):

Using your double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 10 stitches with gray yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the ears to the hat. 

Row 1: kfb, k8 , kfb

Row 2: purl all stitches

Row 3: kfb, k10, kfb

Row 4 – 8: purl even rows, knit odd rows

Row 9: k2tog, k10, ssk

Row 10: purl all stitches

Row 11: k2tog, k8, ssk

Row 12: purl all stitches 

Row 13: k2tog, k6, ssk

Row 14: purl all stitches

Row 15: k2tog, k2tog, ssk, ssk
Bind off and weave in that end. 

Inner ears (make 2):

Using your double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 9 stitches with pink  yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the inner ears to the outer ears. 

Row 1: kfb, k7 , kfb

Row 2: purl all stitches

Row 3: kfb, k9, kfb

Row 4 – 8: purl even rows, knit odd rows

Row 9: k2tog, k9, ssk

Row 10: purl all stitches

Row 11: k2tog, k7, ssk

Row 12: purl all stitches 

Row 13: k2tog, k5, ssk

Row 14: p2tog, p3, p2tog
Bind off and weave in that end. 

Nose

Using your double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 2 stitches with dark gray yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the nose to the hat.

Row 1: kfb, kfb

Row 2: purl all

Row 3: knit all

Row 4: p2tog, p2tog 

Slip second stitch over first to bind off

Cut yarn, pull through loop and weave in that end.

Use the long cast on tail to stitch nose to hat.

To assemble the ears, lay one gray outer ear wrong (purl) side up and put one pink inner ear, wrong (purl) side down on top, the pink part should be slightly smaller. Use the long cast on tail from the pink inner ear to carefully whipstitch the inner ear to the outer ear, making sure your stitches don’t show through to the other side. Repeat with the other ear. Free Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.comThen use the long cast on tail from the gray outer ears to securely stitch the assembled ears to the top of the hat. Free Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.comThread some dark gray yarn on your yarn needle and use it to make two small straight stitches for the eyes. Free Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.com Free Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.comThen make three long stitches on either side of the nose for the whiskers. Make sure that these long stitches aren’t too tight or they will pull when the hat stretches on baby’s head. Free Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.com Free Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.comAnd that’s it! Enjoy your cute mouse hat!

printable_button_littleredwindow2-01The PDF printable also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 12 months and 2T+!Little Mouse Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.com

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