At Fruit Towers we absolutely love this hat. It’s sitting on my desk at the moment and has attracted lots of passing interest. Mrs Mouse (as I’ve temporarily named her), was knitted by our Heather’s Mum, Mrs Callan. Mrs Callan has been busy knitting hats with the girls at St Joseph’s Convent School for the Big Knit and we can’t wait to see how they got on.
We’ve been having a little debate about whether Mrs Mouse is a fictional character and have decided that it has a fantastically Beatrix Potter-esque feel to it. After careful research on the Peter Rabbit site, I concluded that it was a pretty good match to Hunca Munca.
However I’ve since discovered that Heather’s nickname used to be ‘Mouse’ – and so maybe this is what gave inspiration for this lovely design. The mystery continues – but either way, I’m sure you’ll agree with us that this is a special hat. My favourite feature is the bonnet. And the whiskers are pretty cool too.