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To block or not to block

Finished the mouse hat minus the bow. But it is doing some odd things. The brim is curling and the ears are not staying how I want them. I am going to have to block this hat. I hate blocking stuff. Such a pain and then the kids like to “help” which is not at all helpful.

Oh well, can’t send subpar hats to people! Let the blocking begin….ummm…tomorrow 🙂

Here is a bit of mouse hat evolution to help you get through the night…


Hat done…no ears…sleeping hat model





See the wonky rim?

Another Mouse hat

I had a request for a mouse hat but in a 12 month size instead of the 2 yr old size I had originally made. So after lots of trial and error I have revised the pattern to accommodate the smaller size human.

Sz 8 16″ circular
Sz 8 DPN
Chunky yarn in black
I used Cascade yarn 100% Peruvian wool.

Scrap pink yarn in worsted weight

Stitch marker

8 sts x 12 rows = 2 inches in St.st

With circular needles CO 66
Knit a K1,P1 rib for 3 rows

Start working in St. st (knit every row) for 4 1/2″

Begin decrease as follows(switch to DPN when needed)
R1: knit 9, k2tog repeat
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 for round

Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Fasten, weave in ends

Ears(make 2)
Co 27
Work k1,p1 rib for 6 rows

Pull yarn through live stitches and see together to make an ear.

CO 8 with pink
Knit in St. st for about 4″-6″
Wrap yarn around middle to make bow
glue or sew white buttons on.

Also you could use puff paints to make dots if you don’t want buttons on a hat for a 1 year old.

Mouse hat


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.


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.