The minions from Despicable Me are some great characters! They are getting their own movie in 2015 so I decided to create a pattern so that I could wear them on my head! I also have a few friends that this would make a great gift!
I used my seamless crochet beanie for this pattern. We are changing colors so you can stick to a method that you are comfortable with. This patterns fits adult size, however, if you wanted to make childs size just be sure to use a beanie pattern that you know will fit your wanted dimensions.
Yarn: medium worsted weight; approx. 80 yds of color A (yellow), a few yards of black, white, gray/silver & blue
[Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow, Royal Blue, Black, White, & Heather Grey]
Size G / US 6 (4.0 mm)
Gauge: 10 sts & 7 rows = 4 inches
Circumference- 18 inches
Length- 7 inches
Starting with yellow yarn [Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow]
[Size J / US 10 (6.0 mm) hook]
Begin with a magic loop & ch 1 to secure.
Round 1: 12 dc in to magic loop, sl st to join (12 st)
Round 2: 2 dc in ea st (24 st)
*from here on out I do not join the end of my rounds but work in a continual round
Round 3: *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st* (36 st)
Round 4: *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st* (48 st)
Place stitch marker to keep track of your last stitch.
Round 5 & 6: dc in ea st
When you reach the end of Round 6 sl st to join. Cut & pull through yarn.
Switch to black yarn. [Red Heart Super Saver in Black]
Round 7: Ch 1 to secure & hdc in ea st. sl st to join. Cut & pull through yarn.
Switch back to yellow yarn.
Round 8: Ch 1 to secure & dc in ea st. sl st to join.
Round 9-11: dc in ea st (worked in a continual round)
When you reach the end of Round 11 sl st to join. Cut & pull through yarn.
Switch to blue yarn. [Red Heart Super Saver in Royal Blue]
Round 12: Ch 1 to secure & hdc in ea st
Round 13: sc in ea st & sl st to join.
Cut yarn & pull through. Sew in ends.
Starting with black yarn [Red Heart Super Saver in Black]
[Size G / US 6 (4.00 mm) hook]
Begin with Magic Loop & ch 1 to secure.
Round 1: 8 sc in magic loop, sl st to join.
Round 2: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* sl st to join. Cut yarn & pull through.
Switch to white yarn. [Red Heart Super Saver in White]
Round 3: ch 1 to secure & 2 hdc in ea st. sl st to join.
Round 4: *2 hdc in firs st, 1 hdc in next st* sl st to join. Cut yarn & pull through.
Switch to grey/silver yarn. [Red Heart Super Saver in Heather Grey]
Round 5: ch 1 to secure & sc in ea st. sl st to join.
Round 6: sc in the back loop only. sl st to join.
Cut medium-length tail & using tapestry needle sew your eyeball to your hat.
*optional: make a second eyeball the exact same way!
Use black yarn & chain embroidery stitch to create smile.
Sew in all your ends & your beanie is complete!
Pattern Notes: This pattern is easily adjustable. This hat fits standard adult size.
When making my character hats I always use my Seamless Basic Beanie Crochet Pattern because it is simple & easy and I like the look of it.
YOU can use your preferred method of making a beanie. Use a different stitch OR make it in a different size! The options are endless \(^-^)/
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I know many adults who would love this hat! I don’t have any kids but I am sure they would love it as well… I plan on giving the minion hat as a gift to some of my friends that I know would enjoy it!
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