Friday, December 4, 2015

Hat For Winter Mouse and Bunny


Okay friends, as promised here are the winter hats for the mice. And tonight I added another friend to the bunch so watch this blog for the next couple days for the Bunny pattern! If you want to get started on the bunny, the head and the body are the exact same as the mice, the eyes are wrapped around the same row.

UPDATE: All patterns now available for free. The set is called "Winter Friends" and includes:
Mouse
Bunny
Snow Mouse
Carrot Sled
Regular Sled
All patterns listed above are  here
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Supplies:
Red Heart Comfort yarn in any color
I did not measure out how much yarn I used.
Please see question #3 here for the amount that's in the rolls of yarn I buy, for the mouse you need less than 1 package of Red Heart Super Saver
Use the same hook size you used to make your mouse or bunny with
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors

Abbreviations:

st = stitch
sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
f/o = finish off
How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row. Work in continuous rounds. Add a marker to the last stitch and move the marker at the end of each row.


STRIPED HAT: If you want a hat with stripes. Using any color and white, start with the color first and switch to white on the last stitch of row 2. Then switch colors on the very last stitch of every row after that to row 18. Do not switch colors on row 19.
You switch colors by starting a sc and finishing that sc by pulling the new color through the 2 loops on your hook. Keep the tension even while switching, making sure to hang on to the yarn tails until you get the next sc done. Do not break free from either strands of yarn from rows 2-18, instead just pull up the new color every time you need to switch, when you're all done you should not see any of the strands on the inside of the hat.


HAT IN ONE COLOR:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)

2) 1sc then 2sc in next st (9)
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (12)
4) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
5) 1sc in each st
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (18)
7) 1sc in each st
8) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (21)
9) 1sc in each st
10) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (24)
11) 1sc in next 7st then 2sc in next st (27)
12) 1sc in each st
13) 1sc in next 8st then 2sc in next st (30)
14) 1sc in each st
15) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
16) sl st first st, ch15 then sc into the 15th st from the start of the ch, sl st next st, 1sc in next 19st (36)
17-18) 1sc in each st for 2 rows *If you want a white trim then switch to white on the last st of row 18
19) 1sc in each st for 1 row
20) 1hdc in the FLO for 1 row
sl st next st and f/o leaving a tail that can be weaved in.
Fold the end of the hat up, it should fold easily where we worked in the FLO for row 20. If it doesn't want to stay folded up on its own just add a couple holding stitches around the rim. Don't pull the stitches tight or it will alter the clean look of the trim.

Place the hat on the mouse or bunny with the ears through the slot as pictured. Adjust the hat so the ears are completely centered. You can use the yarn tail you f/o with or if your hat is solid color then use a length of yarn the same color as the hat, whip stitch the gap between the ears closed, making sure to not go through the head of the mouse. Start in one corner, going under the hat to star, come up and one stitch over then back under, weaving in and out through the white stitches as pictured. That way there are no stitches visible on top of the hat, they are all underneath.  Make the stitches, no need to pull too tight, just snug enough to hold. Once you reach the other corner,  take the hat off, knot the yarn tail off inside the hat and weave the yarn tail in.

click on photos to enlarge them

POM POM:
wrap yarn around 2 fingers as pictured. Wrap about 35 times. Pull off fingers. Using a 12 inch length of yarn, tie off middle, knot and pull tight, leave the yarn tails long and use them to sew the pom pom to the hat.
Cut all the loops then give the pom pom a yarny hair cut all over and cut fairly short. See this video if you need more help making a pom pom.

Scarf option:
I gave a pattern for a scarf in the mouse pattern but thought I'd offer this one as well, it's not as wide as the other one and is made of 2 rows only.
1) chain 46
2) starting in the 4th ch, 1dc in each ch
f/o weave in yarn tails. Add a fringe if desired

And now you're done. I hope you enjoyed the patterns! Post pictures on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely. Or post them on instagram with the hashtag Sharon_Ojala.

  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!



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You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern on any site, magazine or book. If you'd like to share this pattern please provide a link back to it.  


3 comments:

  1. Oh yea! The mouse hat. So cute. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Much appreciated.

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  2. Me again finally, I see good and faithful Sharon continues to Give. Thank you so very much, my husband was sick when I started with you about two yrs ago, he went to be with Jesus so got my yarn out again. Out of nowhere ppl been wanting to buy, well always starts with adorable monkey, but now I have orders for other animals for Christmas gifts. Lord is going to keep me busy so won't have to dwell in mosning. This has made a joyful Christmas Sharon so want to thank you again. This is such wonderful therapy plus can help pay for new hearing aid I need. May your holidays be will all things wonderful. Hope the children have a grand one also. Ohhhh one gal wants the Christmas friendly critters... did do parten for the sleds?? So glad will make these for first time. You are a Blessing!!

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    1. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Such a difficult thing to go through.

      I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that crochet is like therapy for you. I am the same, feel the same as you. As long as I can craft, build or crochet I can find peace and comfort even through the sad times. To be creative, use the mind and keep the hands busy is the best therapy.

      I'm thrilled to hear of your sales! That's is so awesome that your creations will help pay for the hearing aid.

      Yes, I did do the pattern for the sleds. I updated this pattern page so if you scroll up, under the first photo in my description, I added the link to all the patterns available in this set. The set is called "Winter Friends".

      I wish you all the best and many Blessings to you during the upcoming holiday season and beyond!

      Thank you for the kind words, it really does mean a lot ~ Happy crocheting :)



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