Crochet Mouse Hat Pattern for Beginners

Get ready to add a sprinkle of whimsy to your winter wardrobe with my Crochet Mouse Hat Pattern. This cute crochet beanie pattern is perfect for all ages, adding a touch of warmth and fun to your winter wardrobe. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Mouse Hat Pattern

This pattern is great for beginners. I’ve made sure it’s easy to follow, with clear instructions that guide you every step of the way. It’s a fantastic way to practice your crochet skills while creating something super cute and unique.

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Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook (hat)
  • Crochet Hook Size: H-8 5 mm crochet hook (face parts)
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in tan, brown, pink, black, and white.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 
  • Tape measure: Use a measuring tape to find your head circumference.

Crochet Mouse Hat Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet hat pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in rounds.

Finished Sizes

Hat SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
Baby5 inches14-15 inches6 inches
Toddler 6 inches18-19 inches7 inches
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7.5 inches
Adult7 inches20-23 inches8 inches
Mouse Hat Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

Supplies

  • Hook: I-9 and H-8 size crochet hooks
  • Yarn: medium weight yarn #4
  • Notions: stitch markers & tapestry needle

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet decrease
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch

Pattern Notes

  • Repeat the instructions between the asterisks (*) for the rest of the round.
  • Rounds 1-5 of the hat are the same for all sizes.
  • The pattern is worked in the round from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer by repeating the last round. 
  • Unless otherwise stated, the face pieces are the same for all sizes.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.

Instructions

Mouse Hat

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • use tan yarn
  • rounds 1-5 are the same for all sizes

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Baby Size Continued

Rnds 6-14: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Toddler Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnds 8-17: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Child Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnds 9-18: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Adult Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 14 sts*, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 10-19: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Ears

  • H8 5 mm crochet hook
  • tan yarn
  • make 2

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

☞ Stop here for the baby size. Continue to round 4 for the toddler, child, and adult sizes.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Sew the ears to the hat. They WILL stay upright but you need to securely attach them.

Weave your yarn through the stitches on the ears and hat back and forth a few times.

Eyes

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • start with black yarn
  • switch to white yarn for round 2

Start with black yarn.

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 9 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first hdc (9 stitches)

Switch to white yarn.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (18 stitches)

Use scrap pieces of white yarn to add the eye sparkle.

Sew the eyes onto the hat.

Nose

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • pink yarn

Rnd 1: Ch 5, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 4 hdc in last ch, you will finish the round by working in the backside of the chs, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in last ch, join (10 stitches)

Fasten off and sew the nose onto the face. Make sure the nose is centered.

Bow

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • pink yarn

Ch 14 and join in the round.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in each chain, join (14 stitches)

Rnds 2-8: ch 1, hdc in each st, join (14 stitches)

Fasten off.

Weave yarn back and forth down the middle of the bow and then gently pull the yarn tight. This will “scrunch” up the middle.

Tightly wrap yarn around the middle of the bow and secure the yarn end.

Attach the bow at the bottom of one of the ears.

Smile & Whiskers

Use black and brown yarn to sew a smile and whiskers onto the hat.

Finishing

Weave in all of your ends.

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