Evil Minion Inspired Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

I would be so much more productive, if I only had some minions! They love helping out and always sing the best tunes, usually followed by the most adorable {and cheeky} smile... Yep, life would be so much better filled with those little yellow guys!



What You'll Need: 
6.00mm Crochet Hook
5.00mm Crochet Hook
50g 8ply Yarn - 4 Different Colours
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

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

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used.}
Ash Grey
Lavender
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 lavender DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. 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 3~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. 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 4 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 48 half double crochets now.
Round 7~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. 
Round 8 - 10~ Change yarn colour to jet black. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.   
Round 11 - 13~ Change yarn colour to lavender. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.   
Round 14~ Change yarn colour to jet black. 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 29 stitches. {Note: This is starting to create the back of the hat as well as the ear-flaps.}
Round 16~ Chain 2, and turn. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 29 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 jet black 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 jet black 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.

~ Braided Tassels ~

Taking your lavender, snow white and jet black yarn, cut 12 strands of yarn (4 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.

~ Eye ~

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 3~ Change yarn colour to snow white. Chain 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~ Change yarn colour to ash grey. 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.
When you've completed all the rounds, take your tapestry needle and sew your eye onto your hat, right in the middle of the black stripe on your hat.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Hope you all enjoyed this "Despicable Me" 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,




7 comments:

  1. This is so cute! So far, I have only crocheted scarves, dishclothes, and the like, but this has inspired me to branch out a little. :-)

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  2. this is a beautiful hat made it came out really pretty thank you

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  3. How can I make an adult size?please my babies have grown up!

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    1. You can use her pompom beanie crochet hat pattern for the counts. Hope this helps :) http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2014/10/pompom-beanie-crochet-pattern.html

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    2. Will the pompom beanie crochet pattern work on all of the hats to make adult size? More importantly the Disney hats? I have two teenage daughters that are going gaga over them and I must make them one of each! TIA!

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  4. can I just do one more increasing row to make the hat fit a 9 month baby?

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  5. So would you just make more rows to make it bigger for a 2 year old

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