Mickey Mouse Inspired Hat & Diaper Cover Crochet Pattern

A couple of weeks ago I was busy sorting through a lot of my old projects when to my surprise I realised I hadn't created a Disney inspired pattern in quite a while.

This quickly led me to the cupboard my yarn stash likes to call home, which is exactly where I spotted some beautiful red, yellow and black yarn sitting neatly next to one another. Instantly I knew I had to create a Mickey Mouse hat and diaper cover, which led to this project you see below!



What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
DK Yarn {8ply}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
2x Buttons 3/4" in size

Size Available 
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old
Head Circumference 13.5 inches, 34cm. Hat Height 5.5 inches, 14cm

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used
Ruby Red
Yellow 
Jet Black

Gauge
7 Stitches & 6 Rows in Half Double Crochet  = 2 Inches


Hat
Rnd 1- Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and jet black DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 8 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Rnd 2- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Rnd 3- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets 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 first half double crochet. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Rnd 4- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets 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 first half double crochet. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Rnd 5- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets 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 first half double crochet. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Rnd 6- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets 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 first half double crochet. You should have 48 half double crochets now.
Rnd 7 - 16- Chain 1, then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Ears
Rnd 1- Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and jet black DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 8 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Rnd 2- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Rnd 3- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets 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 first half double crochet. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Rnd 4- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets 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 first half double crochet. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat pattern "Ear" 4 times. Sew the 4 ears together in pairs, to make 2 ears in total. 
Sew both ears onto the top of the hat, making sure to space them out evenly.


Diaper Cover
Row 1Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and red DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 51 Chains. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 49 stitches.
Row 2-3Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 49 stitches.
Row 4Chain 2, crochet 1 Double Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet in the next 49 stitches.
Row 5-7Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 49 stitches. 
Row 8Slip Stitch in the next 11 stitches. Slip Stitch in the next stitch, Chain 1 and crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 27 stitches. Turn your work. You should have 28 stitches now.
Row 9Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 24 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 26 stitches now.
Row 10Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 22 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 24 stitches now.
Row 11Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 20 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 22 stitches now.
Row 12Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 18 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 20 stitches now.
Row 13Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 16 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 18 stitches now.
Row 14Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 14 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 16 stitches now.
Row 15Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 12 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. You should have 14 stitches now.
Row 16-30Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 14 stitches.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and red DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the back of the diaper cover, right in the middle.
Then Single Crochet all along the edge of your diaper cover. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Now, sew your 2 buttons onto the front of the diaper cover, making sure that when you fold the diaper cover closed that "Row 4" is above the buttons. You can easily adjust the size of the diaper cover be just changing what double crochets you use as a button hole for the buttons. 

Yellow Buttons
Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and yellow DK yarn, start of by making a Magic Circle, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 16 Triple Crochets into the magic circle. Slip Stitch into the first triple crochet. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat "Yellow Button" pattern twice, to make a pair. Sew both yellow buttons onto the back of the diaper cover, making sure to space them out evenly.

Mouse Tail
Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and jet black DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 12 Chains. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 9 stitches.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Sew the completed tail onto the back of the diaper cover, beneath the 2 yellow crocheted buttons.



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,




11 comments:

  1. Is there any way this could be done in single or double stitch? I haven't learn this stitch yet.

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    1. Hi Molly, you can find tutorials for half double crochets on YouTube. It's super easy.

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  2. Hello Molly!
    Probably, but I haven't altered the pattern to use just those stitches though, sorry!
    This stitch is a very easy one to learn though, maybe give it a go?
    Olivia

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  3. Hey Olivia, I just love your patterns!! Is there a link to see all of your character hats hun?

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  4. I was looking high and low for Minnie Mouse diaper set. Have you done that? I got the slippers. Was hoping to make both Mickey and Minnie complete sets.

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  5. Can you use medium weight 4ply? If you can want size hook.

    Thank You

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  6. Adorable! You have the best patterns. I look forward to crafting right away

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  7. This has got to be the cutest thing I've ever seen. Except of course, my grandson when I see him in it! No seriously, so easy, but so very unique and fun. Thank you!

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  8. I'm having some issues with the pattern. When I get to round 3, I only get 23 stitches at the end. What am I doing wrong? Please help!

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  9. Thank you so much for this pattern. I tried it and made a beautiful custom for our friends' wedding so they can use it as a decoration or custom for baby photo shoothings.I really enjoyed making it.Thanks

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