Toddler Minion Hat Pattern

“Assemble the minions!” – Gru

Despicable Me is a favourite movie of my two-year-old son. Earlier this week, I had finished the Winnie the Pooh hat for my infant son, and my older one decided that he needed one, too. In the middle of an August heat wave (I think the day he asked for it, it was 36 with the humidex rating). So he looked at some hats online, and decided that he needed a minion hat. Right then. I couldn’t crochet it fast enough, and he was wearing it long before it was finished.


“It needs an eye, mom.”

Here is the pattern that I worked up to fit my son. He does have a rather large head, so this could probably fit a preschooler, as well.

Crochet Minion Hat


Magic Ring
Row 1 – ch1, 8sc in ring, join to first sc, ch 2
Row 2 – 2hdc in each sc, join to first hdc, ch 2
Row 3 – 2hdc in first hdc, 1hdc in next, repeat until the end (24hdc), join to first hdc, ch2
Continue adding 8hdc each time until you get to row 8, and then switch to black
Row 9 – 2hdc in first hdc, 7hdc, repeat around (72hdc)
Rows 10&11 – 72hdc in black, and then switch back to yellow
Make 7 more rows of 72hdc in yellow (if not making earflaps, you can bind off here), and then start the earflaps

Row 1 – ch2, 14hdc, ch2, turn
Row 2 – hdc decrease, 10hdc, hdc decrease, ch2, turn
Row 3 – hdc decrease, 8 hdc, hdc decrease, ch 2, turn
Continue until you have 4hdc, then next row:
2 hdc decrease (2hdc), bind off

Lay your hat out flat, and find the point opposite to where you started the first earflap. In that stitch, ch 2, then repeat what you did for the first earflap.

You can go around the edge of the hat and earflaps in blue, if you wish.

With black, make a slip knot, ch 4, join to first ch, ch1
6sc in centre ring, join to first sc, and switch to white
Ch1, 2sc in each sc, join to first sc, ch1
2sc in first, 1 in next sc, repeat until end, join to first sc, ch1 (18sc)
Make five total rows of white sc, increasing by 6sc each time (30 sc total), and then switch to grey. With grey, outline the entire eye with sc, going through both loops. Bind off. Attach the eye to the centre of the black band.

I braided 9 lengths of white, blue, and black on the earflaps.

I hope you enjoy your minion hat. My son sure does!


If you notice any errors, please contact me!

Free Winnie the Pooh Hat Pattern – newborn size

I’m sharing with you the first hat pattern I’ve created. I’m hoping to be able to create some more in the future. If you like ‘hunny’ as much as this guy does, you’ll love this hat!


The size is newborn, and my baby is six weeks old, and it fits him nicely. I haven’t worked up any other sizes, but feel free to change the size to fit whatever age you’re making it for. The ear flaps are also made as you go, not added afterward. If you don’t want the earflaps, continue with the hdc, and don’t add the trc.

Abbreviations used:
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
trc – treble crochet, or triple crochet
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet

Start by making a magic ring in your main colour (yellow)
Row 1 – ch2, 8hdc, join in first hdc
Row 2 – ch2, 2hdc in each hdc (16 hdc total), join to first hdc
Row 3 – ch2, 2hdc in first hdc, 2 hdc, 2hdc in next, 2hdc, continue until end (24 total) job to first
Continue this way, increasing by 8hdc each time until you get to row 7 (56hdc)
Row 8 – 56hdc around
Row 9 – 13hdc, 1trc, 28hdc, 1trc, 13hdc
Row 10 – 12hdc, 3trc, 26hdc, 3trc, 12hdc
Row 11 – 11hdc, 5trc, 24hdc, 5trc, 11hdc
Continue adding trc u Tim you reach row 14 – 8hdc, 11trc, 18hdc, 11trc, 8hdc
Row 15 – repeat row 14 and switch to red
Edging – 8sc, 11dc, 18sc, 11dc, 8sc

Ears (make 4)
Slip knot, ch4, join to first ch, ch1
6sc in centre ring, John to first sc, ch1
2sc in each sc (12sc), join to first sc, ch1
2sc in first sc, 1sc in the next, repeat until end (18 sc), join to first so, and bind off

Slip knot, ch4, join to first ch, ch1
Continue as you did with the ears, but make 1 more round, and have 24 sc in total
Add two additional rows of 24 sc (6 rows total)

Sew the two backs of the ears together and attach to the side of the head. Embroider a black circle onto the muzzle, and then sew the muzzle onto the hat. Add two eyes, and eyebrows, if you wish. If you put the eyebrows too close to the eyes, Pooh will look angry.

Finally, add a smile below the muzzle.

I made a full newborn set (hat, diaper cover, and booties). When my little man wakes up later, I’ll take some shots of him in the set, and I’ll post the links for the booties and the cover so you can make them, as the patterns do not belong to me.


This is another posting done on my iPad, and if anything doesn’t make sense, please let me know. I don’t catch all of the autocorrects right away, and it’s not enjoying my crochet shorthand.

David’s Necklace

My son has been asking me to make him a necklace lately, so today I though that I’d tackle that project. I’ve also been itching to make my first cane out of polymer clay.

We started out by picking out three colours of clay. David picked his three favourites:


I then broke off about 1/4 of each block, and then conditioned it slightly.


I then smushed the pieces together.


Then I started rolling the clay into a long snake, and then twisting and rolling again until I was satisfied with the marbling effect.


Using a blade from an exactly knife, I started sawing off small sections of the log I had made.


I rolled the sections into spheres, and then used a toothpick to make the hole. Then I baked the clay on parchment paper at 275 for about 15 minutes. We broke out the hemp, and started stringing the beads.


He was very pleased with the end result!


I want to apologize for not posting much recently. We had someone new join our family six weeks ago, and he’s been taking up quite a bit of our time. Here’s Jack!


Also, this is the first post that I’ve made using my iPad. I’ll let you know how I feel about this app in a future post…