Minion Baby Ear Flap Hat

Minion Baby Ear Flap Hat
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Create an sweet baby minion ear flap hat with our free crochet pattern! Your little minion will look adorable in his or her little minion ear flap hat. Plus their head and ears will stay toasty warm when they venture out to explore the autumn and winter world. This would make an easy costume idea too. Pair it with a yellow shirt and blue overalls and you are ready to go trick-or-treat with your minion army!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Materials
Hook: Size H
Worsted Weight Yarn; Yellow, White, Black, Blue or pink, and grey
Canning Jar Lids (optional)
Glue gun
Yarn Needle

Size: This beanie pattern is made to fit a toddler or small child.

Hat Instructions:
 
With Yellow:
Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 2, 9 dc into ring, join with a slip stitch to first dc made, ch 2 (9 DC)
Round 2: 2 dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around, join with a slip st to first dc, ch2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next st, * 2dc in next, 1 dc in next * Repeat from * around, join with a slip st to first dc, ch2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 2 stitches,
*2dc in next, 1 dc in next 2 sts, * Repeat from * around, join with a slip st to first dc, ch 2 (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 3 stitches,
*2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 3 sts *, Repeat from * around, join with a slip st to first dc, ch2 (45 DC)
Round 6: Work 2 dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 4 stitches,
*2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 4 sts, * Repeat from * around, join with a slip st to first dc, ch 2 (54 DC)
With Black:
Round 7: Work 2 dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in next 5 stitches,
*2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 5 sts, * Repeat from* around, switch to BLACK, join with a slip st to first dc, ch2 (63 DC)
In Black:
Round 8: Work 1 dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in each stitch around, join with a slip st to first dc, ch 2 (63 DC)
Round 9: Work 1 dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in each stitch around, switch to YELLOW, join with slip st to first dc, ch 2 (63 DC)
Rounds 10-14: 1 dc in same st as joining, 1 dc in each stitch around, join with a slip st to first dc, ch2
DO NOT FASTEN OFF

Earflap #1:
Stitch Notes:
hdc= Half Double Crochet
hdc2tog= Half Double Crochet Decrease, Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook— 1 stitch decreased.
Row 1: hdc in same st as joining, hdc in next 11 stitches, ch 2, Turn (12 hdc)
Row 2: hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 stitches, hdc2tog, ch 2, Turn (10 hdc)
Row 3: 1 hdc across, ch 2, Turn. (10 hdc )
Row 4: hdc2tog,1 hdc in next 6 stitches, hdc2tog,ch 2, Turn (8hdc)
Row 5: 1 hdc across, ch 2 , Turn . (8 hdc )
Row 6: hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches, hdc2tog, ch2,Turn (6 hdc)
Row 7: 1 hdc across, ch 2, Turn (6 hdc)
Row 8: hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc2tog, ch 2, Turn(4 hdc)
Row 9: hdc2tog, hdc2tog, ch 2, Turn (2 hdc)
Row 10: hdc2tog, FASTEN OFF, Continue to Earflap #2
**Count 14 stitches from the seam of the hat (the beginning of the first earflap, and going away from the earflap)
** If you fold your beanie in half, the earflap should line up perfectly

Earflap #2:
Slip stitch into the 15th stitch, ch 2
Row 1:hdc in same st as joining, hdc in next 11 sts, ch 2,Turn (12 hdc)
Row 2: hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 stitches, hdc2tog, ch 2, Turn (10 hdc)
Row 3: 1 hdc across, ch 2, Turn. (10 hdc )
Row 4: hdc2tog,1 hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog,ch 2, Turn (8hdc)
Row 5: 1 hdc across, ch 2 , Turn . (8 hdc )
Row 6: hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog, ch2,Turn (6 hdc)
Row 7: 1 hdc across, ch 2, Turn (6 hdc)
Row 8: hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, Turn(4 hdc)
Row 9: hdc2tog, hdc2tog, ch 2, Turn (2 hdc)
Row 10: hd2tog, ch 1, Turn , DO NOT FASTEN OFF, Start Trim

Trim:
With the yellow yarn- Single crochet evenly down the earflap and continue to sc around the entire hat, Join with a slip st the first sc you made at the top of the earflap, Fasten off leaving a long tail (about 18 inches, this strand will be a part of the braid at the end of the earflap, it makes 1 less piece to weave in later
Use Blue or Pink for final trim
Make a slip stitch in any sc you just made around the hat, ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch to first sc, Fasten Off.

Eyes:
Round 1: With black, Magic ring, ch 2 , work 10 tc in ring, join with slip st to your first dc, ch 2 (10 tc)
Round 2: With white, 2 dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around, join with a slip st to your first dc, ch 1 (20 dc)
**Switch to black or grey yarn before joining round 3**
Round 3: With Grey sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next st, 2 sc in next, * Repeat from * around, join with a slip st to your first sc. Fasten Off, Leave a long tail for sewing on beanie.
 
At this point it is up to you on how creative you want to be with the eyes- you can add buttons or you can add canning lids with a glue gun like I did for a 3D effect or just leave as is- the ideas are limitless and super cute!

Hair:
Cut about 6 inch strands of black pull though with crochet hook on top of beanie, tie in a knot a couple of times. Give the little fella a hair cut, whatever looks good to you. You can do a few strands right on top, or place them all over the top.

Smile:
With black yarn and a yarn needle, back stitch a half smile.

Braided Earflap:
For each ear cut 3, 1 yard in each color of your choice (yellow, white, Pink/blue) Slip through the sc on the bottom of earflap, Pull through and braid down 6 inches, tie off bottom and trim the ends off to about an inch.
Weave in all ends.

 

About The Author

Jenny Newman is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys creating new projects, patterns, and activities and crafting meaningful home-made treasures.  Her signature crafting style is simple, affordable and fun!  We hope you enjoy Jenny's crafts and patterns as much as we do.