Friday, 13 December 2013

MINION HAT AND MITTENS SET

This is a super fun hat and mitt set that should be fairly easy for beginners to crochet.  It can be adapted to suit either a boy or girl.  This pattern should fit a child between 4 and 9 years old.

Abbreviations:
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together

HAT
In magic circle, ch 1 then do 7 hdc into magic circle.
Pull tight.  Do not connect with sl st.
In yellow:
Row 1: (start in the top of the ch 1) 2 hdc in each hdc (14)
Row 2: *1 hdc, 2 hdc in 1 hdc*  Repeat from * to * around (21)
Row 3: *1hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hddc in next hdc* Repeat from * to * around (28)
Row 4: *1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc in next* Repeat from * to * around (35)
Row 5: *1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc* Repeat from * to * around (42)
Row 6: *1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc,  1 hdc, 2 hc in nxt hdc*  Repeat from * to * around (49)
Row 7: * 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 1hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc*  Repeat from * to * around (56)
Row 8-10:  hdc around
Switch to black
Row 11-13: hdc around in black
Switch back to yellow
Row 14-18: hdc around
Switch to black
Row 19: sc around. End with a slip stitch and bind off.

EYES:
With white; make 2
Row 1: In magic circle, sc 6. Pull tight.
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)
Row 3: *1 sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (18)
Row 4: *1 sc in first sc, 1 sc in 2nd sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (24)
Switch to grey
Row 5: 1 sc in each sc.
Row 6:  sl st around (to make a slightly raised look around edge) oin with a sl st and bind off, leaving a long tail for sewing on.

INNER EYE:
With black, make 2
6 sc in magic circle, join with a sl st and bind off, leaving a med long tail for sewing on.

Sew inner eye to whites however you like; in the middle, to the sides, or even looking in opposite directions.

Sew eyes onto the hat in the middle of the black stripe.
Sew mouth on (shaping it however you want your minion to look)

HAIR AND BOW:
Cut 4 equal strands of black wool.  Loop through the top of the hat and tie in a knot.

In pink:
Ch 9.
Row 1: skip 1st ch, and hdc 8 down chain.
Row 2: Turn, hdc 8
Row 3-10: Repeat row 2
bind off.  Take a long strand of pink wool, and wind it in the middle of your bow, pulling it into a bow shape.  Knot securely and tie to strands of hair at top of hat.



Now for the mittens :)  I like to make them with an extra long cuff to keep little wrists from getting cold as well.

Starting with pink:
Ch 21
Row 1: skip 1st stitch, sc 20. turn
Row 2: sc 20 in back loops only.  Turn
Row 3-21 (Repeat row 2)
Join cuffs together in a circle and sew up the ch 21 to row 21)

With Yellow:
Pick up 25 stitches around the top of the cuff
Row 1: sc 1 round, until last stitch.  skip the last stitch.  Place a marker.
Row 2: sc 1 round
Row 3: 2 sc in first sc, 2 sc in 2nd sc, sc around rest of round to marker
Row 4:  2 sc in 1st sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc around until marker
Row 5: Ch 5, skip 5 sc and join with sc in 6th sc and sc around (this makes the thumb hole)
Row 6: sc over top of ch (5) and sc around to marker
Row 7: sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog, sc around to marker
Switch to black
Row 8: Sc 10, sc2tog, sc 10, sc 3
Row 9: sc around
Switch back to yellow
Row 10-12: sc around
Row 13: sc 10, sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog
Row 14: sc 7, sc2tog, sc 7, sc2tog, sc 3
Row 15: sc around
Row 16: sc 6, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, sc 3
Row 17: sc 5, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog, sc 4
Now, (without keeping track of rows, sc 3, k2tog until there are 10 sc left.  Sl st and bind off leaving a tail.  Sew the top together only after adding thumb (to make sure it is folded properly)

Thumb:
Pick up 11 sc around thumb hole
sc to join then at bottom part of thumb (closest to wrist) hdc 6
Then sc 20, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc 15, sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog,
*sc 1, sc2tog* Repeat 3 times from * to *
sl st 2 together and bind off.

Eye (make 2): In black: sc 6 into magic circle
Switch to white: 2 sc in each sc (12)
*1 sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next* Repeat from * to * around (18)
Switch to grey
*1 sc in 1st, 1 sc in 2nd, and 2 sc in 3rd* Repeat from * to * around
sl st and bind off leaving a long tail.  Sew one eye to the back of each mitt.

Sew up the cuff if you haven't already done so and sew up the top of the mitt.

If you want a bow on the mitts:
Row 1: ch 7
Row 2: Skip the first 2 ch, and hdc 5. Turn
Row 3: hdc 5. Turn
Row 4-7: Repeat row 3
Bind off.  Wrap a long piece of wool around middle several times to form the bow and sew to the top of the cuff.

And voila!  Hat and mitts are complete!  Any questions about this pattern?  Need clarifications?  Please feel free to comment below :)






15 comments:

  1. Do you join with a slip stitch after the row 1 and any subsequent rows?

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  2. No, Kristy, I always (when possible) crochet in spirals bcs I can always see the joining row & I don't like it. I ch 1 into the magic circle, and when I finish the row, where you would normally join with a sl st, I hdc into the top of the ch 1 so it gradually takes it into the spiral (without making any awkward spaces, etc

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  3. I would like to make this for a bigger child. How would I increase the rows?

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  4. How would I make the mittens smaller to fit an infant? I know how to do the hat for that size but not sure how to do the mittens... Also I would love to make me a hat and a pair of mittens, how would I go about making them bigger to fit an adult? by the way thank you so much for providing these awesome patterns for free

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  5. thank you for the pattern ...... starting it now

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  6. Thank you SO much Debbie for sharing the pattern with us! They look so awesome!

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  7. Thank you Debbie for sharing this Free Amazing pattern ,I have now shared it onto my fb crochet group which has over 29000 members so you may get a few more views to your blog ,here is the link if you would like to see the group its on https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetcrazy/?ref=bookmarks THANK YOU Sheila

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  8. Debbie, thanks, love the pattern but can you please explain the thumb. It is not making any sense to me. If you only have 11 stitches how can you crochet in 20?

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    1. She mentioned that she crochets in a spiral. So after the initial 11 stitches, you do 20 stitches (no joining, keep going in a circle), then move on to the next step. :)

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  9. I want to thank you for sharing this pattern it is awsome

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  10. I want to thank you for sharing this pattern it is awsome

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