Hat inspired by Minions: new free tutorial from ukcrochetpatterns

Pattern to crochet a Minion hat

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This pattern will show you how to crochet a Minion hat with ONE OR TWO EYES to fit older children, teens and adults, with instructions for bigger and littler heads.

 You’ll need:

 Yellow yarn

Blue yarn

Black yarn

White yarn

Grey or silver yarn

Size 5mm hook (US 8 / H) (use a size 6mm hook for bigger heads, size 4 for smaller)

Tapestry needle

Stitch Markers to mark the first stitch in each round

Terms are UK throughout with US translations below:

Stitches used:

Double crochet (dc) (US single crochet/sc).

Half treble (htr) (US half double/hdc).

Treble (tr) (US double/dc).

Chain.

Abbreviation: st = stitches

To start:

Use a magic ring to make a circle

Or

Chain 4 and slip stitch into the 4th chain from the hook to make a circle.

Round 1: ten htr into the ring. Tighten ring if necessary (10 st).

Round 2: 2 htr into each stitch from the previous round (20 st).

Round 3: *1 htr into first stitch, 2 htr into next.* Continue from * to * all the way around. You should end round on a 2 htr (30 st).

Round 4: 1 htr, 1 htr, 2 htr into next. Continue from * to * all the way around. You should end round on a 2 htr (40 st).

Round 5: 1 htr, 1 htr, 1 htr, 2 into next. Continue from * to * all the way around. You should end round on a 2 htr (50 st).

Round 6: 1 htr, 1 htr, 1 htr, 1 htr, 2 into next. Continue from * to * all the way around. You should end round on a 2 htr (60 st).

Round 7: 1 htr, 1 htr, 1 htr, 1 htr, 1 htr, 2 into next. Continue from * to * all the way around. You should end round on a 2 htr (70 st).

Rounds 8 – 17: 1 htr into each stitch (70 st).

Change colour to black.

Rounds 18 – 20: 1 htr into each stitch. (70 st)

Change back to yellow.

Rounds 21 – 26: 1 htr into each stitch (70 st).

Change to blue

Round 27 and 28: 1 dc in each stitch all the way around.

Fasten off and sew in ends.

The Eyes

For one big eye:

With black yarn, start with either a magic ring or chain 4 and slip stitch into 4th chain from hook to create a ring.

Round 1: Crochet 10 tr into ring.

Round 2: Crochet 2 tr into each tr from previous round. Fasten off.

Round 3: With white, crochet 1 tr into first stitch, 2 tr into second. Repeat from * to * all the way around, as in the first rounds of the hat pattern above.

Round 4: Crochet *1 tr, 1 tr, then 2 tr*, then repeat from * to * all the way around, as above. Fasten off.

Round 5: With silver or grey, crochet *1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc*, then repeat from * to * all the way around, as above.

Fasten off. Sew in ends. Sew eye onto hat.

For two eyes:

Make 2. With black yarn, start with either a magic ring or chain 4 and slip stitch into 4th chain from hook to create a ring.

Round 1: Crochet 10 tr into ring.

Round 2: Crochet 2 tr into each tr from previous round. Fasten off.

Round 3: With silver or grey, crochet *1 dc, 2 dc* and then repeat from * to * all the way around, as above.

Fasten off. Sew in ends. Sew eyes onto hat.

You could also sew in a few strands of black at the crown of the hat for hair.

Please remember to cite this source when reproducing this pattern, otherwise make ’em and sell ’em as much as you want!

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Slippers inspired by Minions – our free pattern and tutorial

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We’ve seen other patterns around the Net for crochet slippers but they all seem to use treble crochets and join with slip stitches. Since this pattern, we’ve gone off the latter most definitely. Using half trebles the way she does leaves no sign of a join, and are quicker and easier. It’s an easily adaptable pattern. You obviously don’t have to make Minions, and you can use any colours you like.

So, here’s our version of a common pattern. Hopefully you’ll find it easy enough. Any questions, please use the Comments and we’ll get right back to you.

Hook: 4mm.

Tapestry needle.

Stitches: half treble (htr) and double crochet (dc).

THE TOE

This section determines the shoe size of the slipper. The instructions we’ve given here should cover all average adult shoe sizes. If you want your slippers to be smaller, miss out Round 4. If you want them to be larger, add “Round 4a” and crochet “1 htr, 1 htr, 1 htr, then 2 htr all the way round”. Alternatively, play around with different hook sizes.

We start with yellow yarn and a circle. Use your preferred method: either chain 4 and slip stitch into the first chain to create a loop, or use a magic ring and chain 1 to secure. It’s important to keep track of the first stitch of each round with your stitch marker.

Round 1: 10 htr into the ring. IMG_20131017_122801

Round 2: 2 htr into each htr from round 1.

I don’t slip stitch to join rings – this way, you don’t get a visible join. Go straight from the last htr of round 1 to the first htr of round 2.

Round 3: 1 htr then 2 htr into the next stitch. Continue all the way round. You should finish on a 2 htr in the last stitch.IMG_20131017_151915

Round 4: 1 htr, 1 htr then 2 htr into the next stitch. Continue all the way round. You should finish on a 2 htr in the last stitch.

The Foot

This section determines the length of the slipper. Adjust the number of rows up or down to match the size of the foot your are crocheting for. You’ll want to keep working until the length of the slipper is slightly shorter than the foot.

Round 5: 1 htr in each stitch all the way round.IMG_20131019_231400

Round 6 -16  , repeat round 5.

Change colour to blue.

Rounds 17 – 23: 1 htr in each stitch all the way round.

We are now going to create an opening for the foot.  We won’t be crocheting all the way around any more.IMG_20131019_231449

Round 24: Chain 1. Crochet 28 htr back the way you came, ie back over the previous round.

Rounds 25 – 36: Repeat round 24.

Your work will create a rectangle shape.


The Heel

After row 36, fold the straight end in half and double crochet the two sides IMG_20131019_234533together. Turn inside out. Sew in any loose ends with a tapestry needle.

The Eye.

Make a magic loop again (or a ring using whatever your preferred method is) using black wool.

Round A: Crochet 10 htr into the ring and pull ring closed. IMG_20131020_200844

Change to white yarn.

Round B: Crochet 2 htr into each stitch from previous round.

Round C: 1 htr then 2 htr all the way round.

Change to grey or silver yarn.

Round D: Using double crochet, crochet 1dc, 1dc, 2 dc, all the way round.

Fasten off and sew eye into the centre of the yellow section of the slipper.

All done!

If you like, you can crochet another row of dc or htr around the opening. If you’re making a non-Minion pair of slipper, you could use a different colour for contrast, or even a different edging stitch.

Make two (or more, depending on the number of feet your recipient has)!

Please feel free to reblog and link to this pattern, but please remember to source this blog if you reproduce it on your own site – ie, please don’t pass it off as your own! You will get found out! You can make and sell items made using this pattern as much as you like!

Pattern translation – More slippers

These babies have inspired me. The pattern is SO simple (all UK TR!) that you could make yourself a pair in an evening. I’m going to follow someone else’s example and make Despicable Me Minion slippers for my girls for Christmas!

I found them at ZoomYummy.com via somewhere else (which I’ve forgotten!) and was delighted to discover a treasure trove of not only crochet goodies but also food that makes me hungry just looking at it.

Strongly recommend a visit!