Mickey Mouse Inspired Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Last week, I published a "Minnie Mouse Inspired Baby Hat" crochet pattern, and it was surprisingly, a big hit!.. I've actually gotten so many requests since then for a Mickey Mouse hat, that I finally decided to give in, and create on for you guys! 
So here it is, enjoy!



What You'll Need
6.00mm Crochet Hook
5.00mm Crochet Hook
  3 Colours of 50g 8ply Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
3 - 6 Months Old
{Head Circumference 16 inches, 40cm. Hat Height 6.5 inches, 16.5cm}
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old - HERE

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used.}
Strawberry Red
Jet Black
Snow White




~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}

Round 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and jet black yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Round 6~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 53 half double crochets now.
Round 7 - 10~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 11 - 14~ Change yarn colour to strawberry red. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 15~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet only into the next 35 stitches. {Note: This is starting to create the back of the hat as well as the ear-flaps.}
Round 16~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 35 stitches. Do NOT fasten off, as you will be crocheting the left ear-flap in the same place.


~ Ear Flaps ~

Left Ear-Flap
Round 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Right Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your raspberry pink yarn to the last stitch of Row 16.
Right across from where the left ear-flap is.
Round 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Border ~

Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and strawberry red yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the back of the hat, right in the middle.
Then Single Crochet all along the edge of your hat. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Ears ~

Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and jet black yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Repeat ear pattern once more to make a pair.
Then, taking your tapestry needle, sew both ears to the top of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out.
Fasten off, and weave in ends. 


~ White Buttons ~

Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and snow white yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 11 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 12 half double crochets now.
Then, taking your tapestry needle, sew both white buttons to the front of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.


~ Braided Tassels ~

Taking your jet black, snow white and strawberry red yarn, cut 9 strands of yarn (3 of every colour), each 30 inches long. Then make a simple knot into the bottom of the left ear-flap. Make a loose braid as short or long as you like, (Mine was 8 inches) then tie a knot at the end, and cut of any excess yarn.
Repeat for the right ear-flap.


Hope you all enjoyed this Disney inspired pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting!




30 comments:

  1. All your hats are so cute! I wish I had a baby to make them for, but sadly, no kids!

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    1. You could always make them for other people's babies

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  2. So adorable! You are too talented, I'm jealous! Danielle xo || Lilyofthevalley

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  3. Hey Olivia,
    I'm looking for you pattern for your purple puff stitch purse. I think it was called an "out and about tote" or something? Anyway I can't seem to find it and I thought maybe you hadn't transferred it from your old blog. Would you possibly post it again or post the link as a reply? I'd love to make it! Thanks!

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    1. Here you go! ~ http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2012/03/out-and-about.html

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  4. Thanks a bunch! This is what I was looking for! ;)

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  5. Hi Olivia, I love the Mickey Mouse hat, I made one for my grandson. Would you give me instructions on how to make the same hat for a 2 year old?

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    1. Hello,

      I haven't created a 2 year old ear flap hat before, but here is a link to a free crochet pattern on how to make one, ~ http://allicrafts.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/free-pattern-earflap-hat-toddler.html
      You should be able to easily adjust it to look like mickey.

      Olivia

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  6. What does DIY stand for?

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    1. Cindy July 201426 July 2014 at 06:52

      Thanks for sharing these patterns. I am waiting on my 1st granddaughter/grandbaby to arrive, these will be so much fun to make for her.

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  7. Hi Olivia! I'm in love with the Mickey and Minnie hats. I just wanted to ask, how are you getting the ears to stand up? I made the Minnie hat and I sewed the ears onto the back of the bow, so they appeared to be standing up. But if I hadn't, they were just flopping over. Any suggestions? :)

    Thanks so much! Andrea

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    1. Hi Andrea,

      I didn't JUST sew the tips of the ears to the hat. I Sewed the bottom cm (0.4 inch) part of the ear to the hat. Otherwise the ears kept easily flopping over.

      Hope this helps!

      Olivia

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    2. Perfect. I'll try that. Thanks so much!

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  8. Olivia: I love your hats but I am having some trouble sizing the Mickey Mouse hat for my 5 yr old Great Grandson. First I couldn't find any 8 ply yarn. What is that? bulky here in Victorville, Ca. is Bulky yarn and with a 6 mm hook and bulky yarn the hat is big enough for me. I also am not sure about round 15 and 16.Do you just quit after 35 stitches and turn and crochet theother way? I'm not sure how to proceed and I wanted to have this to go to Oregon with his Grandmother in two days.I would so appreciate your help. Should I use my bulky yarn which is a 6 ply and go down to Size e & f needles? Your patterns are just beautiful and I hope to do more of them. I made the pieces to keep the hair out of the girls eyes when they exercize and they loved them. My name is Judi

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    1. Another name for 8ply yarn is DK (Double Knitting) yarn :)
      I'm not sure how to adjust this hat for a 5 yr old though, sorry!

      Olivia

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    2. Do you know who makes double knitting yarn in the United States? I also am not sure about round 15 and 16.Do you just quit after 35 stitches and turn and crochet the other way? I'm not sure how to proceed.

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    3. I'm not sure where you would buy it as I live in Australia. However, I've heard it's quite a common yarn, so it shouldn't be to hard to find!
      Yes, after 35 stitches you turn and crochet the other way.

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  9. I made the hat!!! It is for our trip to Disneyland in few weeks. But I am facing a big problem.... The ears don't stay up. Any trick you can share with me? BTW, I made 2 ears and sew them together to make it thicker/stronger but still not staying up... :(

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    1. Hello,

      I didn't JUST sew the tips of the ears to the hat. I Sewed the bottom cm (0.4 inch) part of the ear to the hat. Otherwise the ears kept easily flopping over.

      Hope this helps!... And have fun in Disneyland!

      Olivia

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  10. Our school is having a fundraiser, and each class is making a themed basket for an auction. Our basket has a DIsney theme, so I am making these hats! So excited. I wanted to check with you to see: If I have your permission to do this; and what you want on the "This pattern was made by..." tag. Thank you in advance! This is the cutest mouse ears pattern I've come across :)

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    1. That's wonderful, I'm so glad you like my patterns!.. And thank you for giving me credit!
      You can say, "This pattern was made by Olivia from Hopeful Honey".
      Have a lovely day,
      Olivia

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  11. my youngest son is wanting the mickey hat...and I love it also. the only problem is he is 4. can you tell me how I can adjust the hat to fit him instead of a 0-3 month old???? Thank you.

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  12. what size do these fit?

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  13. hi how can I make this hat or any other Disney character hat to fit a teens head (13-15)?

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    1. Hello,

      You can use this earflap hat pattern, but just crochet the embellishments from my pattern. --> http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/01/crochet-puppy-hat-pattern.html

      Hope this helps!
      Olivia

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  14. Do you think this pattern will fit a 9 month old? My grandson LOVES Mickey and I want to make one for him. Thanks. Beth

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  15. Hi..thanks for this pattern..can u pl show us how to do a mickey mouse...if time permits

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  16. Do you ever plan on trying to get a pattern for bigger kids?

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  17. im confused on rounds 15 and 16. do you crochet 15 and turn the work to make round 16? please help =]

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