Everybody Loves the Minions

I’ve had several orders that included Minion look alike hats. It all started with an order from a friend up in AK. Her two children are going to be Minions for Halloween, so along with a hat for herself she ordered these two Minion hats to top of the costume.

The sizes just happened to be the same size as my children so we got to model them, and after sharing a picture of my boys in the hats I had a couple more orders come in requesting a Minion hat.

One of those orders was from my sister-in-law. She got one for her adorable little girl.

The other order came from a High School friend. She ordered an owl hat for her little girl and the minion hat for her nephew who is going to be a Minion for Halloween.

These hats are remarkably fun to whip up and they are relatively easy as well!

Get ready for a FREE pattern…

6-12 MONTH SIZE

Materials Needed:
I hook (5.5mm)
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Scissors
Worsted weight yarn: Yellow, black, white, dark brown, & gray

Techniques & Stitches Used:
Magic circle (Tutorials can be found on YouTube)
ch (chain)
sl st (slip stitch)
sc (single crochet)
hdc (half double crochet)
hdc2tog (half double crochet two stitches together)
rep (repeat)
st (stitch)
rnd (round)

Body of Hat:
w/ yellow make a magic circle, ch 1
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in ring, pull tight, join (8 hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: ch 1, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * around, join (24 hdc)
Rnd 4: ch 1, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, rep from * around, join (32 hdc)
Rnd 5: ch 1, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 st, rep from * around, join (40 hdc)
Rnd 6: ch 1, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 st, rep from * around, join (48 hdc)
Rnd 7: ch 1, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 st, rep from * around, join & tie off (52 hdc)
Attach black
Rnd 8: ch 1, hdc in each st around, join (52 hdc)
Rnd 9-10: ch 1, hdc in back bar of each st around, join (52 hdc)

**Note: If you tilt your work so you are looking at the back of your stitches you will see a horizontal bar. Using the same idea as if you were to crochet into the back or front loops of the stitch, crochet into the back horizontal bar. This is also similar to doing a hdc in the back post, but instead of going around the entire post you just go into the back bar.

Attach yellow
Rnd 11: ch 1, hdc in back bar of each st around, join (52 hdc)
Rnd 12-16: ch 1, hdc in each st around, join (52 hdc)
DO NOT TIE OFF after rnd 16. Proceed to “Ear flap instructions.”

Ear flaps:
Row 1: ch 1, hdc in same st and in next 13 stitch (14 hdc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 10 st, hdc2tog (12 hdc)
Row 3: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 st, hdc2tog (10 hdc)
Row 4: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 st, hdc2tog (8 hdc)
Row 5: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 st, hdc2tog (6 hdc)
Row 6: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 st, hdc2tog (4 hdc)
Row 7: ch 1, turn, hdc2tog twice, tie off (2 hdc)
Count 19 st across the front of the hat and repeat the instructions for the 2nd earflap.
DO NOT TIE OFF after 2nd ear flap. Proceed to “Finishing Instructions.”

Finishing:
Ch 1, sc around entire hat, (2 sc in each of the 2 st at tip of ear flaps), sl st in 1st sc, tie off
Sew in all loose ends

Tassels (make 2):
For tassel cut 6 black strands of yarn approx. 30″ each
Thread through tip of earflap
Separate strand – 2 black, 2 black, 2 black
Braid until approx. 8″ in length
Tie a knot in the end then trim with scissors

Eye(s):
w/ black make a magic circle, ch 1
Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring, pull tight, join & tie off (6 sc)
Attach brown
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join & tie off (12 sc)
Attach white
Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join & tie off (24 hdc)
Attach gray
Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in each st around, join (24 sc)
Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in front loop only of each st around, join & tie off (24 sc)
Leave long enough tail to stitch to hat

Assembly:
-Attach eye(s) to hat over the black goggle band
-Using black yarn and needle, stitch a mouth
-Use black yarn and needle to create hair as well. For the style with many little hairs I used the needle to thread the yarn onto part of a stitch and then tied a double knot. After I had the number I wanted I trimmed them to be shorter. For the single tuft coming out the top of the head I threaded several black strands of yarn through the top and then tied them in a knot.

And VOILA! Your hat is finished and ready to be worn around so everyone you come in contact with wants one.

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