Minnie Mouse Inspired Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Since I was little, I would instantly be glued to the tv, grinning from ear to ear whenever Minnie Mouse appeared on screen...
She was literally, the definition of adorable!
I've been so infatuated with her recently, that I even bought a vintage cappuccino cup, featuring the original Minnie on the front for a lovely friend as a Christmas gift!
So it's no wonder I've finally decided to create a cute Minnie Mouse Baby Hat!



What You'll Need
6.00mm Crochet Hook
5.00mm Crochet Hook
  3 Colours of 50g 8ply Yarn
6x White Buttons 1cm x 1cm
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.}
Raspberry Pink
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 raspberry pink. 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.


~ 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. 


~ Bow ~

Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and raspberry pink yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 40 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 2, skip 2 chains from your hook, then crochet Half Double Crochets all across into every chain.
Row 2 - 8 ~ Chain 2, half double crochet into every stitch across.
When you've completed all the rows, connect the two ends of the bow band together to create a circle and Slip Stitch them together.
Once you've slip stitched the ends together, flip the slip stitched part to the inside and fasten your yarn off. You don't want to trim your yarn less than 55"/140cm because you need a long enough tail to wrap around your bow.
Start of by slowly yet tightly wrapping the yarn around the center of the bow. You need to wrap it around the bow at least 15 times. When you've finished wrapping, knot it to the back of the bow.
Then taking your wool/tapestry needle, work the bow onto the top of your hat, right in the middle.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your six white buttons, sew them onto your bow with your snow white yarn and tapestry needle, making sure to space them out evenly. This creates the white polka dots.


~ Braided Tassels ~

Taking your jet black, snow white and raspberry pink 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!




38 comments:

  1. The braided tassels at the the bottom are so cool!

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  2. Hello and thank you for this wonderful pattern! Can you make it for a 2-year old as well? And a Mickey Mouse pattern too, for boys... That would be so awesome! Love yaaaaaa

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    1. I'm currently working on a Mickey Mouse pattern :)
      I haven't adapted the hat for a 2 year-old yet though, but this pattern should hopefully work ~ http://allicrafts.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/free-pattern-earflap-hat-toddler.html

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  3. This Minnie Mouse hat is sooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. My granddaughter is going to love this!! Can't wait to get started on it :) Thanks so much for sharing

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  5. I have just finished making the actual hat portion and it is a lot bigger than 3-6 months!! :O it turned out proportional and looks nice, but im not sure what I did to make it so big. Do you have any suggestions or ideas as to how this happened?

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    1. Perhaps your crocheting tension is a lot looser than mine?
      Otherwise I have no idea, sorry!

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    2. or you used the wrong weight of yarn. try using a smaller hook. I have the same problem when I knit or crochet and I have found using a smaller hook or lighter weight of yarn works for me. good luck

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  6. i just want to thank you for the patterns. i love pinterest but so many darn times you go to the website and you can't find the free pattern, it is like i have just wasted my time again trying to find the pattern. so thank you again i do appreciate it. jeanne gross

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  7. This is adorable! I am teaching myself to crochet, ideally I would like to make some things to sell to bring in some income to help with my son's medical bills. Is it ok to sell a product I make with your patterns? Thanks :)

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    1. Hello,
      Yes, you're allowed to sell anything made from my patterns, I just ask that you give my blog credit for the pattern in the items description if you sell it in an online shop such as Etsy, Ebay etc.
      Thank you for checking first!
      Olivia

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    2. Olivia; These are the cutest patterns that I've found. I'm a Great Grandma and I love to crochet for my family. Your designs are so creative and not super hard to do. Thank you so much for sharing them. Have a Blessed Day. G'ma Judi. Pinterest pate is Judi Gleason

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    3. I just made the Minnie mouse hat. minus the ear flaps., it is just a cap. with all the rest. and thank you for this great pattern. I turned out great! p.s. I used double crochets instead of the halfs, for a larger hat. hopefully I will be able to post it to you. thanks again. on to another.

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  8. I'm a little confused with this pattern. When starting off, it all makes sense; however, when you say "Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch," do you mean the same stitch that you made before you chained 2, or the stitch that you begun on the last round?

    Also, when I finished round 3, I made 24 half double crochets and didn't make it all the way around the circle. If I did, I would have 32. Is it not supposed to make it all the way around? Maybe I am just confusing myself!

    Could you explain this for me?

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    1. You do the half double crochet in the same stitch as the slip stitch. I'm guessing maybe the counting is off on round 3. Your chain 2 counts as 1. Then you half double crochet in the same, that makes 2. You do 1 hdc in the next, then 2 hdc in the next. Keep this pattern going around & it should give you 24 hdc at the end. Hope this helps! :-)

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  9. Would you consider doing a video? I love this pattern but am terrible at following patterns.

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  10. I'm working on the Minnie hat for my great-niece. It's coming together wonderfully! I do have a question on round 16. Am I to chain 2 and turn & go back over the same 35 from round 15?

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  11. I am a little confused too. I am almost done except when pattern says 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. Am I going into the same 35 stitches for both rows?? It says next 35 but seems it should be same. Either way it seems I will end up where right ear flap will be yet pattern says left one will go there. Maybe I'm just confused. Hope you can help me. I'm almost done! :)

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    1. I'm getting confused by the same part....

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  12. Was trying to find 50g, 8ply yarn at Beverly's today and couldn't. Can you tell me where I can find it? Also is there a problem with the ears staying up or do they droop?

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    1. Hello Sharol!

      Another name for 8ply yarn is DK (Double Knitting) yarn. It tends to have other names around the world, but in Australia (where I'm from) it's commonly known as 8ply yarn. Sorry for any confusion!

      Also, 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. You can also attach them to the bow for a bit of extra support.

      Olivia

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  13. I'm confused on rows 15 and 16 also, ok 35 in the next stitches, then what? where do we start row 16 please

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    1. You crochet row 15, chain 2, turn, and crochet row 16 back through row 15.

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  14. I am so very confused at where to start row 16 too..... :(

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    1. You crochet row 15, chain 2, turn, and crochet row 16 back through row 15.

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  16. cute hat<3 i'll make one for my little grandson:-)

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  18. For the two chains how many v's in a chain?

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  19. I too was wondering how many stiches in a chain for the very first step and then on?

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  20. I *must* make this for my two nieces. They live near Disney World and are there all the time.

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  21. Speaking of 2 nieces, one is almost 2. You wouldn't have a pattern for that size would you? I'd love to make the match.

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  22. I am now to making this stuff. I am so lost on how to start it

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  23. Hi, I have used Australian patterns before and know the stitch names are different from those used here in the USA. For example your double is our single crochet. So before starting this adorable hat I am wondering if I should find the translation that came with my last Australian pattern book?

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    1. Hi, I think her Crochet Basics page might help you better:
      http://www.hopefulhoney.com/p/crochet-basics.html

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  24. can anyone help? I making this hat for a one year old? the 3-6mo is too small. how would I make it using this same pattern to fit her?

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  25. Hi, I am attempting to create this hat for a 1-1/2 yr old with head circumference of 19". I saw the link you posted for the other user looking to create a larger size. I used that pattern to begin and then switched back to yours because of the design differences. It has gone really well until I hit the back/earflap area beginning at row 15. I am wondering if you could help me determine the number of stitches I should use in rows 15/16 and the flaps to make them proportional given the increased number of stitches to accommodate the larger size? At the end of row 14 I have 67 stitches. I really appreciate the help, I am trying to create this for my niece to wear with her Minnie Mouse Halloween costume. Thanks!

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