When I was little my brothers and I had adorable matching stockings. They were red and white gingham with green felt trim. The best part was that at the toe of each of them was a little stuffed mouse head, making it appear as if a mouse had climbed in, chewed a hole in the bottom and was peeking out to say hello. Each Christmas I got so excited to unpack these memory filled treasures but each year I also felt melancholy that this mouse friend was just a head and not a whole toy a play with.
Fast-forward a few decades to the first year of being a mother. Close to Christmas I started thinking about these stockings and decided to make my baby son a reproduction of these mice but this time finally giving it a body. Three years later for my daughter’s first Christmas I made her one too and this time wrote down the pattern. I like the idea of sharing this pattern so lots of trees can house a mouse all over this globe.
There is no specified size for this mouse so you can use whatever feltable wool you like. Fingering weight will give you a medium sized ornament whereas an aran or bulky will make a nice small toy.