Crocheted Minnie Mouse Hat
All of my granddaughters love Minnie Mouse, so making a crocheted Minnie Mouse hat was on the list. The color combination is irresistible!
I made two because I thought the first one might be too small on my youngest granddaughter. However it fit, so another granddaughter got the bigger hat.
There are a variety of hats for a crocheted Minnie Mouse hat on Pinterest. I followed the picture of the one from Olivia at Hopeful Honey. She has her free pattern available in size 3-6 months, and again in size 0-3 months.
Using an H hook with Medium-4 yarn begin with a basic earflap hat pattern you like, or you can follow this pattern using a Double Crochet by Craft Chic. (all sizes available) Crochet about 13-15 rows in black, depending on the size hat you are making. Switch to your choice of pink and crochet another 5 rows. Add your earflaps using pink. Add a border edge of SC around the bottom of the hat and earflaps. Crochet the black ears to the size you want them using a round in either SC or HDC.
Here is a tutorial by Classy Crochet for making and attaching braids if you need it. I love the look of the 3 colors in a thick braid.
For Olivia’s bow she crocheted 40 across with 8 rows of half double crochets. For my bow I chained 15. In the third chain from the hook I Treble Crocheted across the row. Chain 3 and turn. Continue crocheting til the bow is double the length (across) you want. Slip-stitch the 2 ends together.
For the first hat I crocheted the middle piece, and for the second hat I used Olivia’s idea of wrapping the yarn around several times. I think the latter looked better and it was faster and easier.
I could not get a good picture out of this kid she was being so goofy. So, I did not notice one ear was laying down. I also think the bow would have been better sewn right between the ears standing up, rather than flat on the hat.