How to crochet a Minnie Mouse beanie.

How to crochet a Minnie Mouse beanie.

Materials:

Crochet hook: I (5.5 mm).

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn: Pink, Black, White, and Yellow.

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

White and Black Thread

Buttons

The Size that I am using is for a child aged 5. (Circumference 19 inches, measures 6.3 inches top to bottom). I will add all the sizes to my post.

U.S. Crochet terms:

Hdc: (Half Double Crochet

HDC decrease:  yarn over.  Insert hook into next stitch, Yarn over,  Pull up a loop,  Yarn over, Insert hook into next stitch,  Yarn over.  Pull up a loop, Yarn over, Pull through all 5 loops on hook

DC: Double Crochet.

Magic circle (You can chain 3 and slip stich of the first chain as an alternative to the magic circle)

(Sc): Single crochet

Slip stitch

~ Round 1: With the Black yarn, start with the Magic Circle (or the alternative to the magic circle as show above).

Chain 2 and make 8 HDC into the magic circle. Join with a slip stitch at the top of the first stitch.

Round 2: Chain 2. 2 HDC into each stitch all the way around. Join the the top of the first stitch.

Round 3. Chain 2. 2 HDC into the next stitch and 1 HDC into the next. *Repeat 2 HDC and 1 HDC* All the way around. Slip stitch into the first chain. (increase 1)

Round 4. Chain 2. 2 HDC into the next stich. 1 HDC into the next stich, and 1 more HDC into the next *repeat 2 HDC and 1 HDC and 1 more HDC* all the way around. Slip Stitch. (increase 2)

Round 5: Chain 2. 2 HDC into the next stitch. 1 HDC into the next, 1 HDC into the next and 1 more HDC into the next. Repeat 2 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC* All the way around. Slip stitch. (Increase 3)

Round 6: Chain 2. 2 HDC into the next stitch. 1 HDC into the next, 1 HDC into the next, 1 HDC into the next, and 1 HDC. *Repeat 2 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC* all the way around slip stitch. (increase 4)

Round 7. Chain 2. 2 HDC into the next stich. 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC. Repeat *2 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC* All the way around, slip stitch in the top. (Increase 5)

Round 8. Chain 2. *2 HDC into the next stich, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 I HDC* All the way around. Slip stitch. (increase 6) this is the last increase.

Now attach the pink yarn. Chain 2 and 1 HDC into the next stich and each stitch around, slip stitch. Repeat until the Hat measures 6.5 inches top to bottom vertically, for a child size. My beanie was for a soon to be 5 year old, so I made it 6.3 inches, because she is small for her age. When you have the appropriate measurement, you can chain 2 and add a single crochet in each stitch around. Slip stich when finish. Cut yarn, and weave in extra yarn.

For the ear ties: Fold the hat evenly front to back like so:

Count 6 stiches in the front and the six stiches in the back. This is where you are going to make stiches to create “ear muffs”.

You care not crochet these two stiches together, this picture is a little misleading, You care going to crochet in the single stiches by themselves 6 in back and front.

To start attach yarn. Round 1: Chain 2. 1 HDC in each around, chain 2 turn.

Round 2: 1 HDC in each around, chain 2 turn

Round 3: Round 2: 1 HDC in each around, chain 2 turn

Round 4: 1 HDC DECREASE. 1 HDC into each stitch, when you reach the last stitches, you need to 1 HDC DECREASE again. Chain 2. turn.

Round 5: 1 HDC DECREASE. 1 HDC into each stitch, when you reach the last stitches, you need to 1 HDC DECREASE again. Chain 2. turn

Rounds 6-8: *1 HDC in each stitch chain 2 turn* Fasten off yarn.

Cut 23 inches of black, yellow, pink, white yarn.. 16 pieces of yarn total.

Take 8 pieces of yarn and put them together evenly, and put into the bottom of the ear muff. Like this:

Make sure it is even.

Put something on the hat like a weight, or have someone hold the hat. You are going to braid the pieces of yarn together like a regular braid. Look at the picture above. For the middle piece of the yarn you are taking yarn from both sides. Braid yarn together, and have a stray piece of yarn to tie the braid together like if you were braiding your own hair, and using a hair tie. Do the same thing for the other ear.

For the Mouse Ears:

Black yarn. (it is the same thing for the hat but we are going to stop at the 3rd increase, you can follow hat pattern above or I’ll post it below.

Round 1. To start Magic circle and Chain 2 and make 8 HDC into the magic circle. Join with a slip stitch at the top of the first stitch.

Round 2. Round 2: Chain 2. 2 HDC into each stitch all the way around. Join the the top of the first stitch.

Round 3. Round 3. Chain 2. 2 HDC into the next stitch and 1 HDC into the next. *Repeat 2 HDC and 1 HDC* All the way around. Slip stitch into the first chain. (increase 1)

Round 4. Round 4. Chain 2. 2 HDC into the next stich. 1 HDC into the next stich, and 1 more HDC into the next *repeat 2 HDC and 1 HDC and 1 more HDC* all the way around. Slip Stitch. (increase 2)

Round 5. Round 5: Chain 2. 2 HDC into the next stitch. 1 HDC into the next, 1 HDC into the next and 1 more HDC into the next. Repeat 2 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC* All the way around. Slip stitch. (Increase 3)

All done. cut yarn. weave in ends. You can sew the ears onto the hat, or attach with yarn. leave room for the bow at the top. Make sure to put ears more to the side.

Bow: Row 1: With pink yarn Chain 15. turn. in each stitch across 1 DC. Chain 3 turn.

Row 2: In each stitch across 1 DC. Chain 3 turn.

Row 3: In each stitch across 1 DC. chain 3 turn.

Row 4: in each stich across 1 DC.

Now in every stich all the way around make a 1 single crochet all around the bow, complete around. Cut yarn when finished weave in ends.

Have a long piece of yarn ready, (to tie around the bow). Fold bow vertically, in three pieces, tie yarn tightly around in the middle of the bow. Tie a tight knot on the back of the bow so not visible.

Sew or use yarn to attach the bow to the top of the hat, right in the middle evenly. I am also going to sew bow onto the ears.

Now, weave in all loose parts of yarn, because you are now sewing buttons on. When you sew buttons on you do not want to get yarn cut up in thread.

Look at the picture of the beanie, sew buttons on accordingly or how ever you would like best. I sewed 4 buttons on the bow, and 5 on the hat.

Another tip. If making for a baby or toddler. I would not use buttons, I would use yarn. I would use a small crochet hook like “F” or “G”, and use the hat pattern to make a circle with no increase maybe just a magic circle, chain 2 8 hdc, then slip stich, chain 2 and 2 hdc in each stich around for buttons.

I hope this post is helpful. My kids are back in school, and I haven’t slept much the past few days. I should probably edit this post some more. I used to sell Minnie Beanies on Etsy. First item on the page, and last item I sold was the Minnie Beanie. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MichelleRoseBoutique?ref=profile_header

I will be editing this post to make it perfect, and adding all sizes.


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