TUTORIAL – Crochet Minion Hat

After an unexpected positive response to my crochet minion kids hat, I was asked about providing a pattern.  I thought about trying to draft up a fancy PDF file and post it for sale, but I am no crochet expert and besides, writing a formal pattern would take me f-o-r-e-v-e-r.  I would be happier giving crocheters out there a fun tutorial to make their own minion characters.

minion

Anyone else who would like to purchase the finished item can do so thru our Etsy shop where it is listed in various children’s sizes.

The following detailed tutorial is for a child 3-5 years old for a 20 inch head circumference.

An abbreviated pattern for others sizes will be towards the bottom of this post.

I apologize for the poor quality of the photos, as I was very eager to get this post out to those who requested.  My vampire schedule makes it difficult to take good photos without the natural daylight.  Especially when I’m stuck indoors most of the time.

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What you will need:

Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm (US)

Yarn- Worsted weight medium (4) yarn, I use Loops & Theads Impeccable in the following colors:

> Butterscotch (yellow)

> Popsicle Blue

> Black (small amount)

> White (small amount)

> True Gray (small amount)

white yarn

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The base of the hat starts with a magic circle. For those not familiar, there are oodles of magic circle tutorials and instructional videos available online.   Try this link here for an easy to follow tutorial.

R1: starting the yellow color, create a magic circle.

Once the magic circle has been looped onto the hook, chain 2 ( from here on, ch2 will not count as a stitch for body of the hat)

12 DC (double crochet) into the magic circle, and close up the circle by pulling on the short strand of yarn.

crochet magic circleslip stitch into the top of the first double crochet of the round (not the original chain 1 or 2)

chain 2 (remember does not count as a double crochet)

crochet minion tutorialR2: start increasing

2 DC into the same stitch as the chain 2

2 DC in every stitch around (total 24 DC)

crochet minion tutorialslip stitch into the top of the first double crochet of the round (not the original chain 1 or 2)

chain 2

crochet minion tutorialR3: Another increase row

2 DC in same stitch as ch2, 1 DC in the next stitch

2 DC in the next stitch, 1 DC in the next

Continue with this increase all the way around (total 36 DC)

slip stitch to the top of the first DC

ch 2

crochet minion tutorialR4: Another increase

2 DC in same stitch as ch 2, 1 DC in next, 1 DC in next

repeat increase of *2 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC* around (total 48 DC)

slip stitch to the top of the first DC

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R5: another increase (not pictured)

ch 2

2 DC in same stitch as ch 2, 1 DC in next, 1 DC in next, 1 DC in next

repeat increase of *2 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC. 1 DC* around (total 60 DC)

slip stitch to the top of the first DC

R6: no more increase

ch 2

1 DC in same stitch as ch 2

  Continue around with 1 DC in every stitch

crochet minion tutorialR7: Add the black yarn

We will be adding the color for the next row in a seamless way

On the last DC from R6, only partially complete the stitch, leaving 2 loops on the hook

Tie a slip knot onto the black yarn, and place onto the hook

Pull black yarn thru the stitch, completing the DC

Find the top of the first DC of the row

crochet minion tutorialSlip stitch into the top of the first DC of the row

Yarn joining is complete!

chain 2

crochet minion tutorialNotice the yellow yarn is NOT tied off.  Will be easier to pick up when needed again in the next row

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1 DC in same stitch as ch 2

1 DC in each stitch around

crochet minion tutorialWe will be adding the yellow yarn back on in preparation for the next row

On the last DC, only partially complete the stitch, leaving 2 black loops on the hook

Pick up the yellow yarn and pull thru the stitch, completing the DC

chain 2

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R8: 1 DC into each stitch around, slip stitch into top of first DC

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Starting to look like a hat

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R9 – R12 :  repeat R8

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We will be adding the blue yarn in preparation for the next row, same as we did with the black yarn at the end of R6

On the last DC of the round, only partially complete the stitch, leaving 2 black loops on the hook

Pick up the blue yarn and pull thru the stitch, completing the DC

Slip st to the top of first DC at the beginning of the row

chain 2

(the yellow yarn can be tied off at this point, it will no longer be used)

crochet minion tutorialR13:  1 DC in same stitch as ch 2.  1 DC in every stitch around.  Slit stitch to top of first DC of the beginning of the row

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Start earflaps

R1: chain 1, 1 sc into same stitch as ch 1

crochet minion tutorial1 SC across for 11 stitches (12 sc total)

crochet minion tutorialchain 1

crochet minion tutorialTurn

R2:  The next stitch will be a single crochet decrease (SCD) that will cover the next 2 stitches

A more detailed explanation/tutorial of a SCD can be seen HERE

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SC across 8 stitches

SCD over the last 2 stitches in the row

chain 1

turn

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The rest of the earflap will continue in the same manner, as follows:

R3: SC 10, ch 1, turn
R4: SCD over first two SC,  SC next 6,  SCD over last two SC, ch 1, turn
R5: Sc 8, ch 1, turn
R6: SCD over first two SC,  SC next 4,  SCD over last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R7: SC 6, ch 1, turn
R8: SCD over first two SC,  SC next 2, SCD over last two SC, ch 1, turn
R9: SCD over first two SC, SC dec over last two SC, ch 1, turn
R10: SC over two sc

Finish off

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2nd earflap

Locate the seam at the back of the hat, where the earflap row started

25Count 14 stitches away from the seam, this is where the 2nd earflap will start

Turn

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After turning, slide hook thru the 14th chain located

Tie a slip knot onto the blue yarn and slide onto the hook

chain 1

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Row 1 for the 2nd earflap will be stitched AWAY from the seam, maintaining the 14 stitches in between the 2 earflaps.

R1: 1 SC across for 11 stitches

crochet minion tutorialchain 1, turn

Rest of the 2nd earflap will continue same as the 1st earflap with the following pattern

R2: Row 2: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 8 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc. Ch 1, turn

R3: SC 10, ch 1, turn
R4: SCD over first two SC,  SC next 6,  SCD over last two SC, ch 1, turn
R5: Sc 8, ch 1, turn
R6: SCD over first two SC,  SC next 4,  SCD over last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R7: SC 6, ch 1, turn
R8: SCD over first two SC,  SC next 2, SCD over last two SC, ch 1, turn
R9: SCD over first two SC, SC dec over last two SC, ch 1, turn
R10: SC over two sc

Do not tie off

crochet minion tutorialWith the outside of the hat facing you, we will start an edging all the way around the hat

chain 1

SC evenly around the earflap

crochet minion tutorialContinue to SC around the front of the hat and around the flap on the other side

Once back at the beginning of the where the edging started, SC 3 into the center space created in the earflap.  (notice the small *hole* visible in the first picture) This creates a rounded edge and allows an opening for braided tails to be attached if desired.

Tie off

This is a good spot to weave in any loose ends that might be hanging around

crochet minion tutorialHat is almost complete!

Eye

R1: magic circle

chain 3 (WILL count as a stitch)

10 DC inside circle (11 DC total)

crochet minion tutorialStart another DC inside the circle but do not finish the stitch

We will be adding the white yarn in preparation for the next row

With 2 black loops still on the hook, slide the white yarn slip knot onto the hook

crochet minion tutorialComplete the 12th DC stitch by pulling the white yarn thru the 2 loops on the hook

Slip stitch into the chain #3 from the beginning of the row.

R2:

chain 3 (counts as DC)

1 DC into same stitch as ch 3

2 DC in ever stitch around (24 DC total)

34Only partially complete the last DC (#24).  We will be adding a 3rd yarn color, using same method.

Attach the gray yarn to the hook with a slip knot and pull thru the 2 white loops on the hook, completing the 24th DC of the round.

Slip stitch into the chain #3 from the beginning of the row.

35R3:

chain 1 (counts as sc)

SC 1 into same stitch

SC 1 in next stitch, 2 SC in next

Repeat the same increase around

Slip stitch to chain 1 from the beginning of the round

slip stitch into every single crochet from the previous round (this will give a nice edge to the eye resembling the goggles worn by the character)

crochet minionCenter the eye on the hat where it looks best

I used a large needle to secure the eye onto the hat easily.  Any method can be used

crochet minion tutorialMinion “hair” can be added at the preference of the maker/wearer

I chose an easy method

Cut 6 strands of black yarn, each approx 8 inches in length

Find a comfy spot at the very top of the hat where the hair would look good

Using a larger crochet hook, such as the N sized hook pictured, makes this step easier

Folding the group of strands in half, pull the center of the strands thru the location on the hat.

38With the hook still in the loop which is the center of the strands, pull the ends of the strands thru the loop, creating a knot

Cut the ends of the strands to the desired length

Now you have crazy minion hair

39All that is left to add is the smile.  Which can be added with black yarn and a large needle.  Placed wherever desired below the eye.  Choose a frowny face, sideways smirk, or smile and hand stitch it into the yellow DC.

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Here is an abbreviated pattern for different hat sizes:

Pattern for eye and “hair” remain the same for all hat sizes

Toddler – 19 inches around:

R1: magic circle, 12 DC

R2: increase – 2 DC in each stitch (24 DC)

R3: increase – *2 DC, 1 DC*.  repeat ** (36 DC)

R4: increase – *2 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC*. repeat ** (48 DC)

R5: increase – *2 DC, 1 DC in the next 7 stitches*, repeat

R6: (no increase) attach black yarn, DC in every stitch

R7-R10: (reattaching yellow yarn), DC in every stitch, tie off black yarn

R11: attach blue yarn, DC in every stitch, tie off yellow yarn

R12: with blue yarn, HDC in every stitch

start ear flaps

First Earflap:
Ch 1
R1: SC 12, ch 1, turn
R2: SCD first two SC,  SC next 8 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R3: SC 10, ch 1, turn
R4: SCD first two sc,  SC next 6 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R5: SC 8, ch 1, turn
R6: SCD first two SC, SC next 4 SC, SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R7: SC 6, ch 1, turn
R8: SCD first two SC, SC next 2 SC,  SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R9: SCD first two SC, SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R10: SCD over two SC

Finish off

Second Earflap:
Locating the 14th stitch away from the seam, attach blue yarn. Ch 1

Crochet away from the seam where the other ear flap is, keeping 14 stitch distance in between the 2 earflaps.
R1: SC 12, ch 1, turn
R2: SCD first two SC,  SC next 8 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R3: SC 10, ch 1, turn
R4: SCD first two sc,  SC next 6 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R5: SC 8, ch 1, turn
R6: SCD first two SC, SC next 4 SC, SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R7: SC 6, ch 1, turn
R8: SCD first two SC, SC next 2 SC,  SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R9: SCD first two SC, SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R10: SCD over two SC

SC around for edging

Child 3-5 years – 20 inches around:

Toddler:

R1: magic circle, 12 DC

R2: increase – 2 DC in each stitch (24 DC)

R3: increase – *2 DC, 1 DC*.  repeat ** (36 DC)

R4: increase – *2 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC*. repeat ** (48 DC)

R5: increase – *2 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC*, repeat** (60 DC)

R6: (no increase) DC in every stitch around

R7: attach black yarn, DC in every stitch around

R8-R12: (reattaching yellow yarn), DC in every stitch, tie off black yarn

R13: attach blue yarn, DC in every stitch, tie off yellow yarn

start ear flaps

First Earflap:
Ch 1
R1: SC 12, ch 1, turn
R2: SCD first two SC,  SC next 8 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R3: SC 10, ch 1, turn
R4: SCD first two sc,  SC next 6 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R5: SC 8, ch 1, turn
R6: SCD first two SC, SC next 4 SC, SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R7: SC 6, ch 1, turn
R8: SCD first two SC, SC next 2 SC,  SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R9: SCD first two SC, SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R10: SCD over two SC

Finish off

Second Earflap:
Locating the 14th stitch away from the seam, attach blue yarn. Ch 1

Crochet away from the seam where the other ear flap is, keeping 14 stitch distance in between the 2 earflaps.
R1: SC 12, ch 1, turn
R2: SCD first two SC,  SC next 8 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R3: SC 10, ch 1, turn
R4: SCD first two sc,  SC next 6 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R5: SC 8, ch 1, turn
R6: SCD first two SC, SC next 4 SC, SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R7: SC 6, ch 1, turn
R8: SCD first two SC, SC next 2 SC,  SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R9: SCD first two SC, SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R10: SCD over two SC

SC around for edging

Child 6-10 years – 21 inches around:

R1: magic circle, 12 DC

R2: increase – 2 DC in each stitch (24 DC)

R3: increase – *2 DC, 1 DC*.  repeat ** (36 DC)

R4: increase – *2 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC*. repeat ** (48 DC)

R5: increase – *2 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC*, repeat** (60 DC)

R6: (no increase) DC in every stitch around

R7: attach black yarn, *2 DC, 12 DC*, repeat around **

R8-R13: (reattaching yellow yarn), DC in every stitch, tie off black yarn

R14: attach blue yarn, DC in every stitch, tie off yellow yarn

start ear flaps

First Earflap:
Ch 1
R1: SC 14, ch 1, turn
R2: SCD first two SC,  SC next 10 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R3: SC 12, ch 1, turn
R4: SCD first two sc,  SC next 8 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R5: SC 10, ch 1, turn
R6: SCD first two SC, SC next 6 SC, SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R7: SC 8, ch 1, turn
R8: SCD first two SC, SC next 4 SC,  SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R9: SCD first two SC, SC next 2, SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R10: SCD over two SC, SCD over last two SC

R11: SCD over two SC

Finish off

Second Earflap:
Locating the 16th stitch away from the seam, attach blue yarn. Ch 1

Crochet away from the seam where the other ear flap is, keeping 16 stitch distance in between the 2 earflaps.
R1: SC 14, ch 1, turn
R2: SCD first two SC,  SC next 10 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R3: SC 12, ch 1, turn
R4: SCD first two sc,  SC next 8 SC,  SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R5: SC 10, ch 1, turn
R6: SCD first two SC, SC next 6 SC, SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R7: SC 8, ch 1, turn
R8: SCD first two SC, SC next 4 SC,  SCD last two SC,  ch 1, turn
R9: SCD first two SC, SC next 2, SCD last two SC, ch 1, turn
R10: SCD over two SC, SCD over last two SC

R11: SCD over two SC

SC around for edging

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Pattern can be modified to smaller baby sizes if desired.

Simply do not increase to the larger sizes and take away rows.

I hope this tutorial is helpful to anyone wanting to tackle making their own child sized minion hat.

*** I ask credit be given where it is due for anyone using this pattern **

Be kind to crafty bloggers providing free patterns, don’t take credit away from them.

Please feel free to ask questions.

Enjoy!

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113 Responses to TUTORIAL – Crochet Minion Hat

  1. Crissy says:

    GREAT pictures!

  2. MissNeriss says:

    Fabulous tutorial! Nice work.

  3. RMJI says:

    Awesome, thanks for the pattern. I have a grown up friend who is mad for minions, I’ll be making her some of these to gift to her niece and nephew :)

  4. Tiffany says:

    Are the sizes you have listed the hat size or the head size?

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  6. Meghan says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! It was easy to follow and I appreciate the pictures! We are minion crazy in our house right now so I am currently making these for the kids. Thank you SO MUCH!!

  7. Anju says:

    Thanx so much for d pattern. I learnt a new way to join different color yarn. The hat turned out perfect and now my husband wants me to make one for him.

  8. Thanks for the very clear tutorial. I plan to make some of these for a charity event in December and I will be sure to give you credit for all the work you did in creating all these patterns! My minion hat is off to you!

  9. Tina says:

    Fabulous tutorial! So adorable. And great job explaining step by step! Thank you :-)

  10. brickgowen says:

    In the child size hat for round 7 it says ” attach black yarn, *2 DC, 12 DC*, repeat around **” Is the 12DC a typo? Thanks, love the hat!

  11. Tracy says:

    How would I increase for an adult sized hat?

    Also I’m confused with your 3-5 and 6-10 yr instructions. It seems they have the same instructions to increase to 60 for both of them. The increase to 60 makes a hat for 6-10 yrs.

    • Sorry if it seemed confusing, the larger size instructions include a step to increase the next row following the 60 dc. The increase is described as every other 12 stitches. This adds a slight increase giving the hat approximately 1 more inch in circumference.

      • Angela Catania says:

        trying to make for adult & don’t understand the increase after the 60 can you please be more specific on what do after row 5 to make this bigger? Thanks so much!

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  13. Karen says:

    Thank you for this! I made 2 for my kids and now I am making some for friends. I will be sure to tell them where I found the pattern!!!

  14. lagueramexicali@yahoo.com says:

    Thanks very much, they are so cute!

  15. Brittany says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this tutorial! I love to crochet, but have never been able to work in a round without hating how it looked. I could never get the hang of it….until I found this!! I am making these hats for my niece and nephews and can’t wait to send them! Thank you again!

  16. Sherri Hayward says:

    my daughter asked me if I could make a minion hat for my grandson…I wasn’t sure I could. Thanks to your pattern now I know I can..and since I tried the pattern with just some spare yarn I had already I already have a cute little hat for my grandaughter. I have bookmarked your page and I will be back…thank you again This was an absolute joy of a pattern to follow :)

  17. Helen says:

    Thanks for the the the instructions and tuorial. They are,cute! And vy easy to follow.

  18. Marla says:

    Thank you so much for writing out this pattern! I have been looking for a DC hat pattern. I have made 3 hats already. :) I was asked to make one for an adult. In the comments below you said I could add an increase round after Round 5. Would I do 1 or 2 increase rounds for an adult? Round 6 as an increase round would be a total of 72 DC in that round?

    Would I also increase the earflap to 16 stitches in length? Sorry for the all questions, but, this is a great pattern as a basic earflap hat. Adding different embellishments and I think I know what everyone will be getting for Christmas. ;)

    Thanks again for taking the time to write out the pattern and sharing it with everyone.

  19. Felyda says:

    Thank you so much! I’m getting so many compliments and you made it so easy to follow :)

  20. Laura says:

    This is the cutest minion hat I’ve seen out there, great work!! I’m fairly new to crochet and would love to try this pattern for my son, but I’ve never even heard of a “magic circle”. Do you by chance have instructions? Thanks!

  21. pat jones says:

    Thanks for the pattern I made one for my grandson. Now I’m making one for my granddaughter

  22. Marllely says:

    Hello! Thank you for providing these awesome patterns! Do you have a pattern for an adult size as well? Thank you again..!

    • Hi! If you would like to make an adult size of this hat, just add another increase row to make the hat larger in circumference and a little longer as well. Where pattern reads “R7: attach black yarn, *2 DC, 12 DC*, repeat around **”, replace that step with “R7: attach black yarn, **2 DC in same stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 4 stitches** (looks like 2,1,1,1,1), and repeat around. Also add another row once the increase is complete to add some length to the hat. Hope that helps!

  23. nancy says:

    My creation isn’t working out too well, can I email you photos so you can make some suggestions as to what is happening? Thank you

  24. Just finished one of these for my little guy…he’s going to be a minion for Halloween :D This is perfect; thanks so much for sharing!

  25. Pauline says:

    Thanks for this I have been looking for a childern pattern

  26. Heather says:

    Any tips for making the mouths mine don’t look good! :-((

    • I’m so sorry that finishing detail isnt coming out good for you. There are a couple of ways of creating the mouth. You could slip stitch the design directly onto the hat or use a tapestry needle to sew a mouth onto it. Here is a link to a video that shows the slip stitch method

      hope that helps!

  27. Beth says:

    Please help! I love this pattern, but am stumped at Row 7 where it says 2DC,12DC. Does that mean I’m supposed to 2 DC in each stitch, but do not know what 12 DC means next?

    • I’m sorry for the confusion. Perhaps I should me more clear. The first says 2 double crochet into the first stitch, and then 1 double crochet into next 12 stitches. After the 12th stitch, repeat the process. This creates enough of an increase in that row to make the six suitable for that age. Hope that helps!

  28. Beth says:

    Got it! Thanks! I was reading as if to DC12x in one stitch, then figured it must be DC into next 12 stitches. Great pattern, thanks for sharing!

    • Deb says:

      Am I the only one having probs with this pattern? I tried
      making the one for 6-10 year old. I followed the very easy very
      clear instructions and it ended up enormous! I couldn’t even finish
      all the rows it called for at the bottom after the black section. I
      used a wool blend yarn which was very soft. Could this be the prob?
      Would love to try it again.

      • Hi! I’m glad you’ve tried the pattern but sad you’re having problems!! I wonder if you’re interpretation of the increases is causing the hat to end up that way? I did my best to explain it but I’m no expert. Make sure to count the number of stitches at the end of every row to make sure you are not adding too many. The last increase for the larger size should only add a few from the total on previous row.

      • honeybunsgirl says:

        No I haven’t had any problems with this pattern. Its very easy and I’ve already made 3 for ages 8,10 and 23yr old using the 6-10 yr pattern. Takes me less than 3 hrs each.

      • Imrana says:

        I made the hat babysize following your instructions :) it looked absolutely adorable and my friend was very happy with it .Thank you :))

  29. Barb says:

    Love the pattern..and you made it so easy to follow. Thank you for taking the time to provide a free pattern for this minion hat. I just finished 4 for my grandkids. You did a great job with the pattern. Thanks much

  30. Jen says:

    Thank you for this pattern! I have made about 8 in the past week! So much fun!!

  31. Tiffany says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for this tutorial! I was dead set on dressing my twins up as minions for Halloween this year, but I couldn’t find ANYTHING that would work. This tutorial was excellent and I am proud to say that it was my FIRST crochet project. You can see my hats here:
    http://sewinsomethin.blogspot.com/2013/10/happy-halloween-i-crocheted.html
    Thanks again!

  32. Peggy9301 says:

    Just finish three hats Ty! I did very well thanks to u!

  33. Tracy says:

    I love your minion hat pattern. I made 2 and came back to make 2 more but I can’t read the pattern anymore since you changed your wallpaper. Please help!

    • I’m sorry your are having problems viewing the site. I haven’t changed my wallpaper or anything about it. Have you tried accessing the site from a different device? There might be an update of some kind needed for your software. :(

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  35. Traci Wise says:

    Thank you so much! This is awesome and the way you broke down the pattern step by step and with so many photos was incredibly helpful! I never thought I would be able to make one of these :)

  36. Rachel says:

    Thank you so much for this! I am a beginner to crocheting, and this was very easy to follow and understand. I made it in a day! Both my nephews will get one for Christmas, and if I have time I’ll for sure be making more for some friends! Thanks!!!!

  37. Bronnie says:

    Thanks for the awesome pattern. I made one tonight for my nephew, had so many positive comments. I’m definitely going to make a few more for friends kids :)

  38. By far…THE BEST and easiest to follow pattern I have found on the entire internet…you did an awesome job with the pictures and details…thank you so so very much…all of this entire year, I have been making my hats wrong but could not figure out where the problem was at…NOW I know….THANK YOU.. <3 <3 <3

  39. Vanessa says:

    Hello I managed to make the child size one perfect and love the pattern was very helpful!!
    Am trying to do the 6-10 one but at the moment am on r6 and it is flat and round and looks too big so am confused??? Any help appreciated.

    • I’m glad you are tryin the pattern! The hat will look abnormally big but I promise it’s ok. Keep in mind most that she have a 20+ inch head so it will look big but it will fit :-) keep going, do a few more rows and if it still doesn’t look right then we can troubleshoot together.

      • nessa2711 says:

        Thank you I shall keep going and hopefully it will start looking more like a hat but at the moment it isn’t even going up like a hat it’s just flat.

      • It will lol flat til you get to row 8-13. At that point the increases will be done and the hat will start to curve and take shape ;-)

      • Did the hat turn out for you? It could be the last increase giving you trouble.

      • Kim says:

        Hi!! I love this pattern! It is so easy to understand. However I seem to be having the problem as Vanessa. I am on row 10 and its starting to take shape but for some reason the top of the hat is flat. I have restarted several times and it still looks like Frankensteins head. Lol! Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong? If you don’t mind could you please email me at kkerr714@yahoo.com. I would like to be able to send you a pic of what my hats are looking like to give you a better idea. Thanks!!!

  40. Ana says:

    Great tutorial!! Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

  41. Rosio says:

    Thanks!! Great tutorial ,

  42. Linda Greene says:

    Best tutorial I have ever used. I made this very quickly..

  43. Teresa says:

    thank you so much for the pattern i am done with mines it didnt take long at all

  44. Melissa says:

    I must be doing something wrong. When I get to the 3rd row my circle doesn’t lay down flat, it pops up like I’m trying to make a bowl. Any tips you can give me? I am teaching myself how to crochet off of youtube. I got the pot holder down. LOL Thanks in advance

  45. Virginia Farmer says:

    I love this pattern and it was so easy. It’s been years since I crocheted anything, but I had to try this one. Now my granddaughters have hats to match the tees I made them with a minion appliqued on the front! I posted pictures of the hats on my FB page, but I didn’t have your website handy. I remedied that–now it’s posted there! Thanks so much!

  46. Michele Adams says:

    Great crochet pattern

  47. OK. so here I am, an avid crafter, but very new to crochet ( started teaching myself 3 weeks ago) , my small person saw me browsing patterns and went nuts when she saw this one and MUST have one for school, so I’m off to buy some yellow wool this afternoon. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes ( and if it goes well I’ll make sure to link to this blog with any pictures!!). Wish me luck!

  48. deb peebles says:

    I just finished making my 6 minion hat for my grandkids. I haven’t crochet for over 30 years. Your instructions were easy to follow. Thank-you. And my grandkids are going to thank you also. After Christmas that is.

  49. Honeybunsgirl says:

    Thank you for providing a free tutorial on this! You will definitely receive credit! I can admit I need to follow a pattern as I don’t like to try and make my own :). I’m making this for my granddaughter. I’m sure she will be thrilled!

  50. Sharon Pardi says:

    Thsank you for this great tutorial I have made three of these hat in two weeks. I have to make and adult size can you tell me if I should use a larger hook or where to i increase to make it fit an adult size

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  52. Imrana says:

    Thank you for the great tutorial :) They make brilliant Christmas presents ! I want to make one fora baby.You said that for the baby, you don’t increase the stitches.So in which rows do I not increase ? And also for the flaps,do I still keep it 14 stitches apart ? Thank you :)

    • Thank you!!

      Here’s an easy tip for increasing, for a smaller baby sized hat, increase 3-4 rows until you get to a circle that measures about 5 inches across (the circle should be completely flat and measure from one end to the other). The amount of increase/rows will vary depending on the yarn you choose and your tension. So, good rule is if you can get the circle to measure 5 inches, and do not increase anymore after that, continue with 1 DC into every stitch around, that should give you a hat that will fit 6-12 month old. In the same vein, a circle measuring across 4.5 inches will give you 3-6 months. I hope that helps, its much easier than having to explain every row. =) Good luck!

  53. Imrana says:

    Thanks for such a quick reply :) I am going to make one and will let you know how it comes out :)

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  55. Con Lemn says:

    I’ve been searching the wild wild web, for a couple weeks to find an ear flap hat, I’m simply blown away by your incredible tutorial! Thank You Thank You! You Are A Rock Star!

  56. Thank you! Your instructions were great …. made my first hat!

  57. Maria Vargas says:

    Hello. Thank you for doing this tutorial. I love the Ear Flap Minion Hat. My grandson wants the hat with braids or something like that. Can you please tell me how to add these on to the ear flaps? And again that you for supplying this hat pattern.

  58. Amber says:

    I love this pattern but I followed your pattern for the 6-10 year old hat and I’ve done it twice. First with a 5mm hook and second with a 5.5mm hook. They both turned out the same size which fits my 6 month old daughter and obviously no where near the size my 7 year old could wear.

    I have no idea what I’m doing wrong! Help!

    • I’m so sorry you’re having trouble! =( Which type of yarn are you using? If it is different (thinner) from the one I used it could be the cause of the size difference. Is your tension normally tight? If its not those things then we could trouble shoot this together. Feel free to leave your email and We can figure it out. Hope that helps!

      • Amber says:

        Thank you. I am using size 4 worsted yarn. I may hold my yarn too tightly or just crochet tightly in general. I will try once more and try to loosen up a bit. Thank you. I will let you know how it goes.

  59. LuxInvestor says:

    I just love you for this.

  60. April Tucker says:

    Hi, I made this hat today and it is so stinking cute! I can’t wait for my son to find it tomorrow morning when he wakes up! My only question is how to stitch the mouth without the yellow showing in between the stitches…I kinda made it work, but just wondering if there is a more obvious way to do it that I am not getting. Thanks so much for posting this tutorial!!

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