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Sweet Baby Field Mouse Hat - Free Pattern

Sweet Baby Field Mouse Hat - Free Pattern

For Halloween this year, my kids want to be woodland creatures. Well, my daughter wants to be a deer. Since her brothers are too young to care, they get to be a fox and a mouse. Of course, we will see if we even get to go Trick-or-Treating this year, since one or both big kids have had croup on October 31 for the last three years!

Free crochet pattern! Beginner-intermediate level.

Free crochet pattern! Beginner-intermediate level.

 

I love making their costumes and just knew baby Judah would be an adorable field mouse. I bought the Peaches and Cream cotton even though it is very course. I wanted the ears to have a thick structure to them and not flop around all over the place. However, the one ball of Peaches and Cream wasn’t enough for both ears and a full hat – also, the yarn is not at all soft or warm for a baby’s head. I pulled out some ancient blue mohair from my stash (you know, the kind someone gives you because their grandma gave them all her yarn and they heard you crochet, so would you like grandma’s stash?). I think it might have been Lion Brand, but it is so old, I know they don’t make it anymore. Just use something soft in the color you like to accent the gray. I love the way it looks with the ribbed brim. Having the soft lining also makes this a much more practical hat for when the weather cools off. Here in the South, Halloween isn’t always very cold, but the hat is so cute, I wanted it to last through the winter!

If you make my Sweet Baby Field Mouse Hat, I would love to see it! Please tag me in your Instagram post @rebekahhaas1 and use #sweetbabyfieldmousehat.

This pattern is original to me. I give it away for free, so please don’t try to sell it. You are more than welcome to sell what you make from this pattern, but please link back to my blog in the listing.

 

Happy stitching!

 

Sweet Baby Field Mouse Hat

Size 9-12 months

Add or reduce the number of increasing rounds to change the size to fit the recipient

 

Stitches used:

Sc

Sc decrease

Fphdc – front post half double crochet

Bphdc – back post half double crochet

 

Materials:

 

Color A: Worsted weight cotton (I used Peaches and Cream in dark gray)

Color B: Worsted weight (I used a soft mohair from my stash)

Hook: G/6 – 4.25mm

Tapestry needle for joining

Fiber fill

 

Each round is worked continuous without joining, unless otherwise stated. Mark the first stitch of each round to insure even sizing.

*-* indicates repeat

 

Outer Hat (in Color A)

Rnd 1: sc 7 in magic circle

              Alt Rnd 1: Ch 2, sc 7 in 2nd ch from hook

Rnd2: 2 sc in ea

Rnd 3:  *sc 1 in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 4: *sc 1 in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 4: *sc 1 in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 5: *sc 1 in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 6: *sc 1 in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 7: *sc 1 in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 8: *sc 1 in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 9: *sc 1 in next 8 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 10: *sc 1 in next 9 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd: 11-21: 1 sc in each stitch

Finish off

 

Inner Hat (in Color B)

Complete Rnds 1-20 of outer hat

Finish off

 

Outer Ear (in Color A) Make 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in magic circle

              Alt Rnd 1: Ch2, sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook

Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea

Rnd 3: *1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 4: *1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 5: *1 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 6: *1 sc in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 7: *1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 8: *1 sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 9: *1 sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* repeat around

Rnd 10: 1 sc in each stitch around

Rnd 11: *1 sc in next 7 stitches, sc decrease across next 2 stitches* repeat around

Rnd 12: *1sc in next 6 stitches, sc decrease across next 2 stitches* repeat around

Rnd 13: *1 sc in next 5 stitches, sc decrease across next 2 stitches* repeat around

Finish off, leaving a long tail

 

Inner Ear (in Color B) Make 2

Complete Rnds 1-6 of outer hat, finish off.

You should have two Outer Ears and one Outer Hat in Color A; two Inner Ears, and one Inner Hat in Color B.

You should have two Outer Ears and one Outer Hat in Color A; two Inner Ears, and one Inner Hat in Color B.


 

Assemble the ears:

1.       Using the long tail of the Outer Ear, stitch around joining the front and back together, stuffing with fiber fill as you go.

Stitch around, stuffing as you go, to create the 3D effect of the ears.

Stitch around, stuffing as you go, to create the 3D effect of the ears.

2.       Using Color B, stitch the Inner Ear to the Outer Ear along the stuffed portion. You will cover the seam made in the last step.

Stitch the inner ear to cover the seam made in the previous step.

Stitch the inner ear to cover the seam made in the previous step.

3.       Attach the ears to Rnd 3 – Rnd 9 of the Outer Hat. You will need a seam on either side of Rnd 10 of the ear for it to stand up.

4.       Tuck the Inner Hat into the Outer Hat and attach with the brim:

Tuck the Inner Hat into the Outer Hat and attach with the brim in Color B.

Tuck the Inner Hat into the Outer Hat and attach with the brim in Color B.

 

Working through both thicknesses of the Outer and Inner Hat, add the brim as follows:

Rnd 1 (in Color B): sc in each stitch around, join to first stitch of this round

Rnd 2: ch1 (does not count as starting stitch) *fphdc 2, bphdc 2* around, join

Rnd 3: Ch1, *bphdc 2, fphdc 2) around, join

Rnd 4-8: repeat rounds 2 and 3.

Finish off, weave in ends.

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