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Topic: Despicable Me Minion hat (with a despicable child model and tutorial)  (Read 35852 times)
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« on: August 01, 2013 11:51:12 AM »


Look what I made! The hat, not the kid. Well technically, yes, the kid too, but look at the hat!

here's the tutorial (for those interested)
This will make an adult size hat:
Gather  your gear:
size H hook
Yellow yarn
Black yarn
Scraps of blue yarn
Scraps of gray yarn
Scraps of white yarn
Row 1: with yellow, make magic circle, sc 6 times in circle, pull to tighten
Row 2: ch 3 (this counts as 1 dc) dc into same stitch, dc twice in each stitch joining with slip stitch at beginning of ch 3.
Row 3: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch all around.  Join with slip stitch in top of ch 3
Row 4: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc in next stitch, dc twice in next stitch, dc in next stitch repeating this all around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 3
Row 5: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc in next two stitches, dc twice in next stitch, dc in next two stitches following this pattern all around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 3
Row 6: ch 3, dc in each stitch all the way around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 3
Row 7 & 8: change to black: ch 3, dc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch in top of chain 3
Row 9-14: change back to yellow, ch 3, dc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 3
The base of the hat is now finished, cute right?
Now were gonna make the ear flaps.  With the seam centered in the back, find 8 stitches on each side to position the ear flaps.  Join the yellow (with the right side of the hat facing you) and ch 3, dc in next 7 stitches. TURN YOUR WORK, ch 3, dc in next 6 stitches, TURN AGAIN, ch 3 and dc in next 5 stitches, TURN AGAIN ch 3 and dc in next 4 stitches and bind off.  Repeat on the other side of the hat.
Starting at the back of the hat where the ear flap starts, join blue yarn.  Ch 1 and sc all around hat going around ear flaps and finishing with a slip stitch into top of ch 1.
I measure out about 3 feet of yarn in 3 colors and wove them through the ear flaps and braided them.
Now were gonna work on the eyeballs!
with magic circle, and black yarn, ch 3, dc in circle 11 more times (total of 12 dcs) and pull yarn to tighten into circle.  Switch to white, ch 3 and dc into same stitch, continue to dc twice into each stitch and join with slip stitch into top of ch 3. Switch to gray yarn and ch 1, sc into each stitch all the way around.  Bind off leaving a long tail of gray to sew the eyes onto the hat.  Make 2, although I guess you could just make one since there is a one eyed minion.
Position the eyes on the hat and with the long tail of gray yarn, sew the eyes to the middle of the black strip.
with black yarn, sew a mouth on the minion.  I like the little half smiley :/
I hope this hasnt been too confusing, Im all about free patterns, I hate paying for them so if I can help anyone out Im more than happy too.
Peace and blessings!!
Beth
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013 12:04:25 PM »

Are you kidding me? That is adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013 12:32:45 PM »

The picture in the main post is borked, but the topic thumbnail is amazing! I may have to learn to crochet properly so I can make one of these.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013 08:32:09 AM »

Aww, this is WONDERFUL!  Thank you so much for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013 07:30:28 PM »

So adorable! Thank you so much! This is going to be great fun to do for the kiddos! Any suggestions on sizing it smaller...sorry not the most skilled at adapting patterns...didn't know if there was a general rule of thumb that would help me figure it out...
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013 03:52:40 AM »

So adorable! Thank you so much! This is going to be great fun to do for the kiddos! Any suggestions on sizing it smaller...sorry not the most skilled at adapting patterns...didn't know if there was a general rule of thumb that would help me figure it out...
The finished hat had a lot of stretch so it got my 10 year old daughter as well as myself so that's why I sized it "adult". If you wanted to make a child size (4-8 years old) I would decrease the hook size. I used an H so you could go down to an F. If you wanted to make infant/toddler size I would start the hat with 4 stitches inside the magic loop instead of 6. I hope this cleared it up for you, happy hooking!
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013 04:04:44 AM »

Wow wow wow...I've finally learned how to crochet, and now I just found the motivation I need to get my tension right (it's a rookie mistake I know, but my tension is still all over the shop). Nice work!
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013 06:12:02 AM »

Thanks again, bethntim!  I featured this in our Project of the Week email yesterday! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013 06:40:04 AM »

I love it!  Thanks so much for sharing your pattern...your model and the hat are just so adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2013 11:26:18 AM »

That is seriously cute. But the child doesn't look so despicable there - maybe it's because she knew she was getting her picture taken. Smiley
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