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I love mail

I love when packages I order arrive in the mail. It’s like Christmas but in August. I ordered a set of blocking pins off of Etsy and they arrived today. I was thrilled when I saw the package sitting in the mail box. I was also shocked since I just ordered them last week and didn’t expect them for some time.

The biggest surprise was the extras in the package. I have ordered from Etsy a lot but this is the first time I have received a free gift with my purchase. It was small, a button, stitch marker and herbal tea but I thought it was so thoughtful. I ordered from GloriaPatre Spin N Knit and plan to order from her again in the future. She has neat stuff for knitting and with fast shipping and the little extra I am now a huge fan.

Click here for her store. She has great knitting accessories and she has yarn!!

Now to finish up my WIPs so I can use my new blocking pins and find a suitable project for this adorable button to adorn.

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Mouse hat

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Supplies: Chunky weight black yarn

Worsted weight pink or red yarn

Size 9 16″ circular

Size 9 DPN set of 4 or 5

Stitch marker

6 small/medium white buttons

tapestry needle

Gauge: I did not gauge this and I gave it as a gift so I have no way to gauge it now. Oops. It was for a 2 year old.

For 12 month size directions click herehere

With circular needles and black yarn:

CO 66

work 2 rows of K1P1 rib

Change to St st and knit until 5″ from CO edge

Decrease: (change to DPN when things start getting tight on the circular)

R1: Knit 9, K2tog repeat for round

R2: Knit 8, K2tog repeat

R3: Knit 7 k2tog repeat

R4: Knit 6, k2tog repeat

R5: Knit 5, K2tog repeat

R6: Knit 4, k2tog repeat

R7: Knit 3, k2tog repeat

R8: Knit 2, k2tog repeat

R9: Knit 1, K2tog repeat

R10: K2tog repeat

Break yarn and pull through live stitches and secure.

Weave in ends

EARS: (make 2)

With 2 DPN

CO 31

Work K1P1 rib for 6 rows

break yarn and pull through live stitches until ends meet to make a circle ear shape. Sew ends together and then to hat.

Bow:

With pink yarn

CO 8

Work St st for 6″-8″ and BO. Wrap yarn around middle to make it bow shaped.

Hot glue buttons to bow and sew bow to hat between ears.