Barrette (ポニーテールちゃん) is a hamster who appears in Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak and some of the Japanese episodes. She is a playful young girl who loves to knit.
Barrette is a knitting girl; her hobby for knitting is shared by her owner, Kaoru. She is a little smaller than most of the Ham-Hams, and is seemingly a bit younger. She always keeps a giant ball of yarn with her; often times, she even rides on top of it like a balancing act.
In Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak, Barrette runs the Photo Studio in the Ham-Ham Clubhouse with her boyfriend, Seamore. Despite this, when she first appeared in the anime series, she had a crush on Hamtaro - and did not get a crush on Seamore in the anime until The Knitting Girl and Seamore (#186).
- In some early Hamtaro media (mostly predating the anime), Bijou was shown to have the role of a "knitting girl" among the Ham-Hams. Bijou's interest in knitting was not strongly established in the anime series - with Barrette serving the same role as Bijou once did.
- Main article: Barrette/Gallery