Crocheted Minion Hats
Crocheted Minion hats are quick and easy to make. There are lots of ideas for these on Pinterest and they are easy to improvise if you can’t find a pattern. The pattern I liked best on Pinterest, and that I used, was by Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me. However, the link to her pattern is broken. A search on her website did not reveal it either. This is a snapshot of the hats circulating on Pinterest.
Make your basic earflap hat in Minion yellow using an H hook with Medium-4 yarn using any pattern you like. This pattern works well in Half Double Crochet, so you could use a pattern like this one from Oombawka Design. Or if you prefer working in DC you could use this one from Craft Chic (all sizes available).
Add 3 rows of black on about the 9th or 10th row depending on the size of your hat. Then continue with yellow for approximately 8 rows after that. Add the ear-flaps. Add blue for the trim around the hat and the braids. Here is a tutorial by Classy Crochet for making and attaching braids if you need it.
Add one or two eyes as seen using a circle crochet, starting with about 8 HDC in your magic ring with black. Then switch to brown for one row. Then do 2 rows of white. Finish with either a half double crochet or a single crochet around the edge in grey.
Embroidery on a cute smile, And don’t forget to do the hair. I had to go back and add mine later as I forgot. I also added the braids because no earflap hat seems complete without them.
The hair is added by cutting your pieces the length you want them and fold them in half. Insert your hook through the top of the hat and pull the bottom loop through. Put both strands over your hook and pull through forming a nice knot.
The first hat I made was for my oldest grandson, and I later made a second hat for his baby brother.