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Minion Hat

Updated on November 7, 2014
Crochet Minion Hat Pattern
Crochet Minion Hat Pattern | Source

Here's a really easy hat pattern based on the cute minion characters from "Despicable Me." The hat I made was for a toddler, but you can apply the same design to any size hat.

Have fun and enjoy your minion hat! If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments.

Materials

- Yarn - I'm sorry, I don't know the name of any of the colours I used but you'll need black, white, brown, grey, and yellow. You can also use a blue for the trim to represent their overalls.

- Scissors

- Stuffing

- Yarn needle

- Crochet hook, I used H8/5mm

What your minion hat should look like.
What your minion hat should look like.

Crochet Your Hat

This design works for hats of any size. If you are starting out and are not good at sizing hats you can use Repeat Crafter Me's Owl Hat Pattern as a reference. She wrote hat patterns from infant to adult! Very helpful. You can also check out my Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Eeyore Hat Pattern for more references on how to make any sized hat. The only difference is I prefer to use a HDC instead of a DC.

You'll want to start your pattern in yellow, then about halfway through the hat, crochet 2 rounds in black, then switch black to the yellow to finish it off. You could also switch to blue at the end too, though I chose not to.

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Minion EyeAfter crocheting the goggle part the finished eye should have the shape of a bottle cap.Minion eye sewn on hat.
Minion Eye
Minion Eye
After crocheting the goggle part the finished eye should have the shape of a bottle cap.
After crocheting the goggle part the finished eye should have the shape of a bottle cap.
Minion eye sewn on hat.
Minion eye sewn on hat.

How to DC on Posts

Minion Eyes

Some minions have two eyes and some have one. I happen to think the one eyed ones are cuter so that's what I did, but here's how you can make both.


One-Eyed Minion

Starting in black, Ch 2 or make magic ring.

HDC 6 in 2nd chain from hook or in magic ring. (6)

Switch to brown and make 2 HDC in each stitch. (12)

HDC, 2HDC and repeat around. (18)

Switch to white, then HDC, HDC, 2HDC around. (24)

HDC, HDC, HDC, 2HDC. (30)

Switch to grey, then DC, DC, DC, 2DC around. (36)

Then DC along the back posts of your last round. (If you don't know how to do this it's very easy. Take a look at the video I posted on the right for help.) (36)

DC around the back posts again, this will create your goggle. (36)

Fasten off, pin down on the black band of the hat and sew the goggle on. Add a little stuffing before you close it off.


Two-Eyed Minion

You can use the one-eyed pattern as well, especially for an adult hat. However, you may need the eyes to be a little smaller if you are adding two to a baby's hat.

Starting in black, Ch 2 or make magic ring.

HDC 6 in 2nd chain from hook or in magic ring. (6)

Switch to brown and make 2 HDC in each stitch. (12)

Switch to white, then HDC, 2HDC around. (18)

HDC, HDC, 2HDC. (24)

Switch to grey, then DC, DC, 2DC around. (30)

Then DC along the back posts of your last round. (30)

DC around the back posts again. (30)

Fasten off, pin the eyes side by side on to the hat. Then sew on and add a little stuffing.

Finishing Touches

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Embroidering the mouthFinished hair.Crochet Minion Hat
Embroidering the mouth
Embroidering the mouth
Finished hair.
Finished hair.
Crochet Minion Hat
Crochet Minion Hat | Source

Adding Hair

The last two things you'll need to do is add the hair and mouth.

I just embroidered the mouth using my yarn needle and some black yarn. You can use fabric paint or black felt too.

All minions seem to have different hairstyles, but they all seem to have little black strands like Homer Simpson. I concentrated my little hairs on the very top of the head, but you can do whatever hair style you like.

I made my hairs by wrapping black yarn around my fingers a could time then cutting the loops. I then used my hook to loop the strands through the hat and secure them. See the video I posted if you need help.

Enjoy!

Hope you have as much fun making this hat as I did! Please feel free to share your end results. Also, if you have any requests for character hats you'd like help making, please ask in the comments below.

If you would like to see more crochet projects, take a look at my other Hubs and follow my Crochet Pinterest board.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Another great hat!!!!! If my daughter was younger I would learn to crochet and make some of these. Shared around!

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      Samantha Harris 3 years ago from New York

      Aw thank you. Glad your enjoying these :)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      If I ever get the courage to pick up a crochet needle again, this hat is one of the projects I will take on. I like it. Thank you for sharing.

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      This looks like a very cute and easy crotchet project. Might give it a go, it will look adorable on my son. Cheers & voted useful!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I know kids love the movie and having a hat related to the fun characters would be terrific for kids. I should pick up this craft again some day, the patterns are so fun. Thanks for the detailed directions and idea.

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      Samantha Harris 3 years ago from New York

      This is a pretty good project to start with too since there aren't very many individual pieces to create.

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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      Very cool. You have hit it on this one!

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