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!

Crochet Christmas Slippers – free pattern

These adorable Christmas slippers are super quick and easy! Ideal extra Christmas presents, or something just for you.

This is own pattern based on our pattern for Minion slippers here. IMG_20131121_182835

Feel free to make and sell these as much as you want, but the pattern is free to everyone and will remain that way. You can reproduce it on your website or blog as long as you credit us as source, and don’t charge anyone any munnies.

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Hook: 4mm.

 

Tapestry needle.

 

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

 

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. For a child’s size, we’re guessing that you stop increasing after round 2, or maybe even round one if your little one has tiny feet. If that doesn’t work, try a smaller hook.

 

We start with green 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.
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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.

 

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.

 

Round 6 – 23  , repeat round 5.

 

 

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

 

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 together. Turn inside out. Sew in any loIMG_20131121_155819ose ends with a tapestry needle. You should end up with something like this!

 

 

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First, htr all the way around the opening in your red yarn, starting and finishing at the join at the heel. You need to make sure you’ve crocheted stitches in  multiples of six, plus one stitch. If your final stitch count isn’t in the six times table, add or deduct the necessary number of stitches somewhere sneaky. No one will notice, we promise!

Then chain one. *Miss two stitches. 5 treble crochet into the next stitch. Miss two stitches. Double crochet into next stitch. Repeat from * all the way round.

Fasten off. Sew in all ends – and voila!

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