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Hey There, Hi There, Ho There: Crocheting a Mouse Hat

It's been a while since I've crocheted a baby hat from Hats and Diaper Covers II, so I decided to do that.  There were, as always, modifications.

This time, I picked the Mouse Set.  Let's be honest, if you asked a small child to tell you about a mouse you'd probably hear a lot about a black mouse who wears gloves and inexplicably owns a dog while having a dog best friend.  You know, the leader of the club that's made for you and me.  So crocheting the hat and ears in black yarn made perfect sense.

As a bonus, I didn't have to worry about using two colors for the ears.

This pattern is a little different from most of the hats in Hats and Diaper Covers II in that you turn your work--something most of the patterns in this booklet don't ask you to do.  Also, you crochet the hat long enough to roll the bottom two rows for a brim.  I thought that was precious.

 

I made two hats from this pattern for a friend's niece and nephew, who are 1 and 5.  I made the smaller hat with a G hook and left off a few rows.  For the larger hat, I added a few rows and used an I hook.  I've made enough of these to know that I should use an H hook with most worsted weight yarns to get the right size with these patterns.  I love making hats for small kids because I don't have to go up or down in yarn weight to change the size of a hat--a change in hook size is all it takes!

These hats were very well-received, and I think I'm going to be making one for my own little girl who likes a certain little mouse a lot right now.

Oh boy!

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