We are extremely pleased to announce a free pattern for creating a Minion hat, due to popular demand. Almost daily, people have been searching our blog on how to create a Minion, so we thought that we would create a pattern for all those Minion fans out there. The Minion is my favorite hat to create and it is really easy. Now on to the directions:
I made this hat on a 39 peg loom
Step 1: Looming the Hat
For the brim
Rows 1- 4 garter stitch (purl 1 row, knit 1 row).
You can adjust the brim size by garter stitching less or more rows.
For the hat
E-Wrap using the yellow color to about 3 1/2 inches up from the brim
Switched yarn to black
To switch colors, you simply cut the yellow and tie on the black and continue e-wrapping.
E-Wrap about 5 rows of the black
Switch back to the yellow color for about 2 inches.
The height at which you change colors will depend on the size of hat that you are creating.
Step 2: Crochet the Eye
Need black yarn, white yarn and dark steel gray yarn; an appropriate sized crochet hook
HDC- Half Double Crochet
Using Black Yarn
Chain 5 single crochet
Slip stitch together
SC into circle 10 sc (make sure the tail is in the single crochets)
Pull the tail tight to close the circle
Change to White Yarn
Slip stitch to join to black yarn
Chain up 1 (Sc)
Row 1-2 HDC in each black stitch
Chain up 2 (SC)
Row 2- 2 HDC in each white stitch
Change to Gray Yarn
Slip stitch to join to white yarn
Chain up 1 (Sc)
SC in each white stitch to make frame
Step 3: Creating the Mouth
Using Black Yarn
SC a chain of 8
Turn the chain over
1 Sc into each stitch
Sew the mouth on in a smile shape (note: I find it easier to sew on the tongue then the mouth).
Step 4: Creating the Tongue
Using red yarn
1 Sc in first chain
1 Dc into the next 3 chains
1 Sc in the last chain
Turn over and repeat pattern 1 Sc in first and last stitch and 1 Dc in each of the other stitches.
Then sew this on to the hat and the mouth on top of it.
Step 5- Creating the Hair
Cut a 6 inch long strand of black yarn. Fold over the yarn (doubling it) feed it through the needle keeping it doubled. Pull the needle through the head and pull the tail of the yarn through the loop that is created. Continue this with as many strands as you like. For the Minion pictures above I did this step 5 times.
I hope that you enjoy this pattern and can begin to create wonderful Minions that will bring smiles to children. Would love to see pictures of the Minions that you create.
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This is too cute! It’s getting to the end of summer so I guess it’s about time to get out the yarn and make some hats for winter again. Stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this project (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-3.html
Thanks for stopping by & for the invite! We just linked up! 🙂
Thanks! Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!
what weight yarn did you use? what is the gauge?
I believe that the weight of the yarn is a medium 4. I threw away the labeling so I am not positive on that. It is a red heart yellow yarn. I did double the yarn to make the hat.
Hi Can you please tell me the type or size loom used? I have different gauge round looms..
Hi! We use the kniffty knitter adult sized loom. It has 36 pegs total around.
Thank you for this! I have made some here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/leiza/loom-knit-minion-hat
You are very welcome. So happy that the pattern inspired you to create beautiful creations.
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FYI pattern should read for the brim garter stitch (purl one row, knit one row). Rib stitch is where you knit one peg, purl one peg.
Thanks a bunch for catching that. I made the changes to the pattern:)
Reblogged this on Been There Yarned That.
There is anyway I can make the eye with a round loom I don’t know how to knit.
Hi Kat, I made the round eye using my Flower Loom as I am hopeless at knitting and crocheting. It turned out pretty good too 🙂
If you see Moonweaver’s comment above she was able to loom the eye. We haven’t been able to make the eye on the loom successfully but maybe Moonweaver can help you with the how to of that.
I don’t know how to post a photo of the Minion hat I made with your inspiration here but I’ll try a link to it..
Loved creating it, thank you!
You are welcome. Your hat is adorable. The eye looks great I can’t believe you were able to make it on the loom. We tried on the loom but it never turned out.
do you have instructions on how to do the eye on the flower loom
so sorry, but no we crochet our embellishments. I know that there are a lot of great YouTube tutorials- perhaps you can do a google search
No sorry I don’t Jason. I “think” just wrapped the yarn, tied it with black, then sewed onto the beanie with grey yarn around the outside. https://youtu.be/vosN5aSWijs
I love that! I’m going to have to give it a try!
Would love to see your finished results! Best of luck!
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Thank you for following my blog. I’m so glad that you did so I could find you. I’m in love with the minion hat and sad that I don’t knit or crochet. Although it’s been 21 years since my son was bald due to his chemo, I don’t remember anyone doing what you are. You are certainly making many children smile with this project!
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Thank you very much !
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You are welcome!
I love the minion hat and made up my own already using the loom for toddler. Too small for my 16 month old. The next size is too big. It’s frustrating but I’m loving the speed I can use to get them finished.
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How wonderful! Sizes of hats vary based on number of rows and the size of the loom. You can even use a scarf loom and just go in a round! Best of luck!