I had a request for a mouse hat but in a 12 month size instead of the 2 yr old size I had originally made.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
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
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.