Saturday, February 7, 2015

"Minion Earflap Hat" FREE PATTERN!!!!!

This is one of the most ordered hats in my Etsy Shop, Lakeview Cottage Kids!  I think you will love how this hat turns out!
You will also notice that in the photo the hat is fleece-lined!  This pattern doesn't include the directions for the fleece lining yet, but keep checking back to my blog because I will soon be posting those directions!!!!
*******The video tutorial for adding a fleece lining to any of my crochet hats is now available right here or in the Video Tutorial section of my blog!!





“Minion” Crochet Earflap Hat


 Minion Hat with Fleece Lining, Child Animal Hat, Minion Hat, Crochet Baby Hat, Winter Hat, Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Child Hat






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Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2014


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:
0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color A – Ducky)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice” for this hat.)
-  Small amount of (Color B – Black) for Strap, Eyes, Hair and Mouth
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color C – Dusty Blue)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice” for this hat.  Used for Bottom Edging, Earflaps, and Braids
-  Small amount of (Color D – Toffee) for Eyes

-  Small amount of (Color E – White) for Eyes
-  Small amount of Color F – Silver Grey for Eyes
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes); Size G/4.50 mm (for Eyes – 0 – 3 months and 3 – 6 months)
-  1 Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends, sewing on eyes and making the mouth.)

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!



Hat Pattern
Size:  0 – 3 months
Head Circumference:  13 – 14 inches
Hat Measurement:  11.5 – 13 inches
Hat Height:  5.5 – 6 inches

(Use Color A - Ducky)
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:   Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.   Fasten off yarn.
Change to Color B - Black
Round 6:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7 - 8:  Repeat Round 6.  Fasten off yarn.
Change Back to Color A - Ducky
Round 9:  Repeat Round 6.
Round 10: Ch 1.  1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 11:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  Fasten off yarn. 
Change to Color C – Dusty Blue
Round 12:  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch 1.
Continue on to Earflap #1.


Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use  Color C – Dusty Blue)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Work 1 sc in same stitch as Ch 1 and work 1 sc in next 9 sc.   (10 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.   (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.


Earflap #2
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)

****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)

Row 12:   (Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  **You will see that in one of my photos the braids are done in Color A – Ducky.  You can choose whatever combination that you like.

Braid #1

1.     If using one color, cut 12 24-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 24-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.


Crochet Eyes
Since Minions can have one or two eyes, choose whichever you would like.  Use the same size for the two or the one.

Size:  I make the eyes a little smaller for the 0 – 3 month and 3 – 6 month sizes by using a Size G/4.50 mm Hook

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months,

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color B - Black)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color D - Rust)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color E - White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color F – Silver Grey)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size G/4.50 mm  (for 0 – 3 months and 3 – 6 months sizes
-  1 Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing eye or eyes to the hat.



Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Color B - Black
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Change to Color D - Rust
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off.   (24 dc)
Change to Color E - White
Round 3:  Ch 2.  Work 1 dc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 1 dc in next sc.  Work 2 dc in next sc.  Repeat from * to * to end of the round.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving approximately 15 inches of yarn to sew eye to the hat.
Change to Color F – Silver Grey
Round 4:  In the front loop, work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Work in loose ends.

Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.

Hair
(Color B – Black)
Cut 15 4-inch lengths of yarn.  Fold each in half and attach to top 3 rows of hdcs at the top of the hat.

Mouth
(Color B – Black)

Using yarn needle, sew mouth for your Minion. 
Create a full smile for the 2-eyed Minion.
Create a side “smirky” smile for the 1-eyed Minion.
Fasten off and work in ends.


Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Minion Hat!!!

 




Size 3 – 6 months
Head Circumference:  14 – 17 inches
Hat Measurement:  14.5 – 15 inches
Hat Height:  6.0 – 6.5 inches

(Use Color A – Ducky)
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6:   Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Fasten off.
Change to Color B - Black
Round 7:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8 - 9:  Repeat Round 7.  Fasten off.
Change to Color A – Ducky
Round 10:  Repeat Round 7.
Round 11 - 12:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 13:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.   Ch. 1.  Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.

Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 9 sc.   (10 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.   (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.



Earflap #2
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.




Braids:
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  **You will see that in one of my photos the braids are done in Color A – Ducky.  You can choose whatever combination that you like.


Braid #1

1.     If using one color, cut 12 24-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 24-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.

Crochet Eyes
Since Minions can have one or two eyes, choose whichever you would like.  Use the same size for the two or the one.

Size:  I make the eyes a little smaller for the 0 – 3 month and 3 – 6 month sizes by using a Size G/4.50 mm Hook

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months,

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color B - Black)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color D - Rust)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color E - White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color F – Silver Grey)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size G/4.50 mm  (for 0 – 3 months and 3 – 6 months sizes
-  1 Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing eye or eyes to the hat.

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Color B - Black
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Change to Color D - Rust
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off.   (24 dc)
Change to Color E - White
Round 3:  Ch 2.  Work 1 dc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 1 dc in next sc.  Work 2 dc in next sc.  Repeat from * to * to end of the round.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving approximately 15 inches of yarn to sew eye to the hat.
Change to Color F – Silver Grey
Round 4:  In the front loop, work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Work in loose ends.

Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eye or eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.

Hair
(Color B – Black)
Cut 15 4-inch lengths of yarn.  Fold each in half and attach to top 3 rows of hdcs at the top of the hat.

Mouth
(Color B – Black)

Using yarn needle, sew mouth for your Minion. 
Create a full smile for the 2-eyed Minion.
Create a side “smirky” smile for the 1-eyed Minion.
Fasten off and work in ends.

Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Minion Hat!!!
 


Size 6 - 12 months
Head Circumference:  16 - 19 inches
Hat Measurement:  16 – 18 inches
Hat Height:  7.0 – 7.5 inches

(Use Color A – Ducky)
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7:   Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 hdc stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Fasten off yarn.
Change to Color B - Black
Round 8:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9 - 10:  Repeat Round 8.  Fasten off yarn.
Change to Color A - Ducky
Round 11 - 14:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Change to Color C – Dusty  Blue
Round 15:   Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.   Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.


Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.


Earflap #2
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  **You will see that in one of my photos the braids are done in Color A – Ducky.  You can choose whatever combination that you like.


Braid #1

1.     If using one color, cut 12 24-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 24-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.


Crochet Eyes
Since Minions can have one or two eyes, choose whichever you would like.  Use the same size for the two or the one.

Size:  6 - 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 10 years, Teen, and Adult


Materials Needed:
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color B - Black)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color D - Rust)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color E - White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color F – Silver Grey)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for 6 – 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 10 years, Teen and Adult
-  1 Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing eye or eyes to the hat.

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Color B - Black
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Change to Color D - Rust
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off.   (24 dc)
Change to Color E - White
Round 3:  Ch 2.  Work 1 dc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 1 dc in next sc.  Work 2 dc in next sc.  Repeat from * to * to end of the round.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving approximately 15 inches of yarn to sew eye to the hat.
Change to Color F – Silver Grey
Round 4:  In the front loop, work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Work in loose ends.

Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eye or eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.

Hair
(Color B – Black)
Cut 15 4-inch lengths of yarn.  Fold each in half and attach to top 3 rows of hdcs at the top of the hat.

Mouth
(Color B – Black)

Using yarn needle, sew mouth for your Minion. 
Create a full smile for the 2-eyed Minion.
Create a side “smirky” smile for the 1-eyed Minion.
Fasten off and work in ends.




Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Minion Hat!!!



Size 12 months – 3 years
Head Circumference:  18 - 20 inches
Hat Measurement:  17.5 – 18  inches
Hat Height:  7.5 - 8.0 inches

(Use Color A – Ducky)
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.   Ch 1.  Fasten off yarn.
Change to Color B - Black
Round 9 - 11:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.
Change to Color A - Ducky
Round 12 - 15: C h 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch 1.  Fasten off yarn. 
Change to Color C – Dusty Blue
Round 16:  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch 1.  Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.


Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.


Earflap #2
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  **You will see that in one of my photos the braids are done in Color A – Ducky.  You can choose whatever combination that you like.

Braid #1

1.     If using one color, cut 12 32-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 32-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.

Crochet Eyes
Since Minions can have one or two eyes, choose whichever you would like.  Use the same size for the two or the one.

Size:  6 - 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 10 years, Teen, and Adult


Materials Needed:
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color B - Black)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color D - Rust)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color E - White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color F – Silver Grey)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for 6 – 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 10 years, Teen and Adult
-  1 Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing eye or eyes to the hat.

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Color B - Black
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Change to Color D - Rust
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off.   (24 dc)
Change to Color E - White
Round 3:  Ch 2.  Work 1 dc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 1 dc in next sc.  Work 2 dc in next sc.  Repeat from * to * to end of the round.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving approximately 15 inches of yarn to sew eye to the hat.
Change to Color F – Silver Grey
Round 4:  In the front loop, work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Work in loose ends.

Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eye or eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.

Hair
(Color B – Black)
Cut 15 4-inch lengths of yarn.  Fold each in half and attach to top 3 rows of hdcs at the top of the hat.

Mouth
(Color B – Black)

Using yarn needle, sew mouth for your Minion. 
Create a full smile for the 2-eyed Minion.
Create a side “smirky” smile for the 1-eyed Minion.
Fasten off and work in ends.


Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Minion Hat!!!





Size:  Child    3 years – 10 years
Head Circumference:  20 – 21.5 inches
Hat Measurement:  19.0 - 19.5 inches
Hat Height:  8.0 – 8.5 inches



(Use Color A – Ducky)
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Change to Color B - Black
Round 9: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 7 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 10 – 11:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch 1.  
Change to Color A - Ducky
Round 12 - 15:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  Fasten off yarn. 
Change to Color C – Dusty Blue
Round 16:  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT FASTEN OFF Yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.

Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.



Earflap #2
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  **You will see that in one of my photos the braids are done in Color A – Ducky.  You can choose whatever combination that you like.

Braid #1

1.     If using one color, cut 12 32-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 32-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.

Crochet Eyes
Since Minions can have one or two eyes, choose whichever you would like.  Use the same size for the two or the one.

Size:  6 - 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 10 years, Teen, and Adult


Materials Needed:
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color B - Black)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color D - Rust)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color E - White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color F – Silver Grey)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for 6 – 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 10 years, Teen and Adult
-  1 Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing eye or eyes to the hat.

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Color B - Black
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Change to Color D - Rust
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off.   (24 dc)
Change to Color E - White
Round 3:  Ch 2.  Work 1 dc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 1 dc in next sc.  Work 2 dc in next sc.  Repeat from * to * to end of the round.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving approximately 15 inches of yarn to sew eye to the hat.
Change to Color F – Silver Grey
Round 4:  In the front loop, work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Work in loose ends.

Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eye or eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.

Hair
(Color B – Black)
Cut 15 4-inch lengths of yarn.  Fold each in half and attach to top 3 rows of hdcs at the top of the hat.

Mouth
(Color B – Black)

Using yarn needle, sew mouth for your Minion. 
Create a full smile for the 2-eyed Minion.
Create a side “smirky” smile for the 1-eyed Minion.
Fasten off and work in ends.


Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Minion Hat!!!



Size:  Teen /Adult
Head Circumference:  20 – 21.5 inches
Hat Measurement:  21.0  -  22.0 inches
Hat Height:  9.0 – 10.0 inches


(Use Color A – Ducky)
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 7 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch 1.  Fasten off yarn.
Change to Color B - Black
Round 10 – 13:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Fasten off yarn.
Change to Color A - Ducky
Round 14 – 17:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  Fasten off yarn.
Change to Color C – Dusty Blue
Round 18:  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc  in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch 1.  DO NOT FASTEN OFF YARN.  Continue on to Earflap #1.



Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.



Earflap #2
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:
(Use Color C – Dusty Blue)  **You will see that in one of my photos the braids are done in Color A – Ducky.  You can choose whatever combination that you like.

Braid #1

1.     If using one color, cut 12 32-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 32-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.

Crochet Eyes
Since Minions can have one or two eyes, choose whichever you would like.  Use the same size for the two or the one.

Size:  6 - 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 10 years, Teen, and Adult


Materials Needed:
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color B - Black)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color D - Rust)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color E - White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Small amount Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color F – Silver Grey)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for 6 – 12 months, 1 – 3 years, 3 – 10 years, Teen and Adult
-  1 Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing eye or eyes to the hat.

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Color B - Black
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Change to Color D - Rust
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 1sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off.   (24 dc)
Change to Color E - White
Round 3:  Ch 2.  Work 1 dc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Work 1 dc in next sc.  Work 2 dc in next sc.  Repeat from * to * to end of the round.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving approximately 15 inches of yarn to sew eye to the hat.
Change to Color F – Silver Grey
Round 4:  In the front loop, work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Work in loose ends.

Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eye or eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.

Hair
(Color B – Black)
Cut 15 4-inch lengths of yarn.  Fold each in half and attach to top 3 rows of hdcs at the top of the hat.

Mouth
(Color B – Black)

Using yarn needle, sew mouth for your Minion. 
Create a full smile for the 2-eyed Minion.
Create a side “smirky” smile for the 1-eyed Minion.
Fasten off and work in ends.


Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Minion Hat!!!







16 comments:

  1. Love these! Thank you for making it so simple and easy to read.

    I do have one question, what is that you have on the inside of the hat? I love to crochet hats, but they never seem warm enough for our Midwest winters, and I've been wanting to figure out how to add a layer of fabric on the inside of my mats.

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    1. It is a fleece lining! Directions for adding it will be coming to my blog soon! And, it really does make the hat so much warmer and snuggly!!
      Chris

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  2. This is great and I'd like to make one. My problem is that I have crochet a lot, but I hav never used a pattern. I am wondering what hdc means and all the other references that I am unfamiliar with. Is there somewhere that explains that to me?

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    1. HDC = Half Double Crochet

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    2. If you just Google any term that you don't understand, you will find all kinds of information to help you!! Best Wishes!!!
      Chris

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  3. In the child age 3-10 pattern, you forgot to put where to change back to the colour a from colour b.

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  4. Love how my hat turned out with this pattern! Just wondering if you have posted the fleece liner instructions? I can't seem to find them. Thanks!

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    1. Haven't posted that tutorial yet, but, coming to the blog soon!!

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  5. vous avez de tres beau minions .comment avoir le patron . es ce que vous avez des patron de chouette j ignore comment vous envoyer mon adresse je vous remercie de m envoyer sur facebook mercie

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  6. you refer to using "magic circle" for the beginning of each hat..i'm just wondering what is the "magic circle" ??

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  7. The magic circle is a great way to start your hat. Please take a look at the Tutorials section of my blog. There you will find the video tutorial for making the Magic Circle. Thanks for asking!
    Chris

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    1. thanks i found how to do it... on the child 3-10 years pattern u forgot to mention where to end with the black and start the yellow again ,before starting the blue...??

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    2. The color change back to Color A - Ducky has been included in the Child 3 - 10 years pattern. Sorry for the mistake. Thanks for your patience!

      Chris

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  8. I can no longer keep count of the number of times that I've used this pattern, everyone loves minions! It is a great pattern, I love it and I can't thank you enough for sharing it :)

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  9. Thank you so much!
    You are truly awesome.

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