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Angry Birds’ Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Angry Birds’ Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern
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Angry Birds’ Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free video game character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern 2

Oh those wacky cute green pigs that mock me on failed levels of Angry Birds… how I love / hate thee.. I made this character hat design for a child that is a big Angry Birds fan and kind of love how it turned out. :) I will be working on making most of the game characters probably for Christmas gifts this year as it has been a big request from the kids. There is no stuffing required for this hat and it is advanced beginner friendly. I didn’t have a bright yellowish green color for the nose piece so I substituted a frosted green yarn instead (which has been driving me nuts). OCD crafting at it’s finest folks. :)

Don’t know Angry Birds? Check them out here.
Here is one of the pictures I used as inspiration for this minion pig character hat:

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Project requires:

Medium to bright green yarn for beanie main color
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Light or pale green for contrast color trim and nose front (I used a muted frosted green color)
Black yarn for eye pupils and nostrils
White yarn for eye whites
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 
hdc – half double crochet

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Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat Pattern which you can find  here as a foundation for the project.
Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color purple yarn 
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
 Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to transform your beanie into a minion pig hat. :)

Trim: using contrast lighter green color
Attach your contrast green color to where you left off in the last round of your beanie hat with a sl st. This will be added as an additional round for the contrast trim.
Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. Fasten off.

Larger Left Eye: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 12 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 dc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:  
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 hdc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps.  Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Smaller Right Eye: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 dc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making  8 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 hdc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): Using black yarn
Ch 3. Sl st in the 3rd ch from hook.
Cut yarn leaving a short yarn tail long enough to sew the eye pupil in place on eye white during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn  long enough to knot twice and secure on to eye white during assembly.  Take yarn length and make a double knot in center of yarn twice. Now place to side until needed in finishing steps.   Repeat for second eye pupil.

Eyebrows (Make 2): Using black yarn
Make a chain of 5.
Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew the eyebrow in place above eyes on beanie hat during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eyebrow.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn long enough to stitch your eyebrow on in desired place during assembly and place to side until needed in finishing steps. Repeat for second eyebrow.

Larger Left Nostril: Using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before making 5 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (5 sc)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this nostril in place on the nose/ snout piece during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Ch 3. Sl st in the 3rd ch from hook.
Cut yarn leaving a short yarn tail long enough to sew the nostril in place on nose during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Smaller Right Nostril: Using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before making 3 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (3 sc)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this nostril in place on the nose/ snout piece during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn  long enough to knot twice and secure on to nose / snout piece during assembly.  Take yarn length and make a double knot in center of yarn twice. Now place to side until needed in finishing steps. 

Inner Front Ear: Using black yarn and main color green yarn 
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off. (14 hdc)
Repeat process for second inner (front) ear piece.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing  8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off. (14 hdc)
Repeat process for second inner (front) ear piece.

Outer (Back) Ear Part and Ear Assembly: using inner front ear pieces and main color green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1 and turn so the good side of your piece is facing away from you. Now place a completed inner ear front in front of the ear back your are working on. This round will be worked through both pieces at once so line up your stitches. Make a sl st in 1st 2 st ( 1 sc st from previous round) before making *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 5 more times over next 10 st, and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a long yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this assembled ear in place on top of your beanie hat before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach to beanie during assembly.  Repeat process for second ear.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing  8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1 and turn so the good side of your piece is facing away from you. Now place a completed inner ear front in front of the ear back your are working on. This round will be worked through both pieces at once so line up your stitches. Make a sl st in 1st 2 st ( 1 sc st from previous round) before making *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 5 more times over next 10 st, and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a long yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this assembled ear in place on top of your beanie hat before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach to beanie during assembly. Repeat for second ear.

Nose/Snout Piece: using contrast green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st 2 st, 2 dc in next 3 st, 1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next 3 st and 1 dc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (18 dc total)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 3 st, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 2 more times, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat * 3 times and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (24 sc total)
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn length long enough to be able to sew the nose / snout piece in place on your beanie hat during assembly and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach during finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (18 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn length long enough to be able to sew the nose / snout piece in place on your beanie hat during assembly and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach during finishing steps.

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Finishing off and hat assembly:
The following steps require that you have assembled all the above mentioned pieces. You should have:
1- larger eye white
1- smaller eye white
2- eye pupils
2- eyebrows
1- larger nostril
1- small nostril
1- nose / snout piece
2- assembled ears
Taking the tail from the larger of the two eye pupils, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew this nostril in place on the left side of your nose/ snout piece. Once sewn in place, pull yarn to the backside of your nose/snout piece and fasten off. Repeat this process with the smaller of the two eye pupils placing it on the right side of the nose/ snout piece.
Now take the yarn tail left on the assembled nose / snout piece and using the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew this piece on the middle bottom area of your beanie hat. You can see my pictures to see how I placed it on my own hat. Once fully secure on hat, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.
Taking a yarn tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the pupil in place on to your larger eye white. You can play around with the placement to what you like the best. I like mine to be looking in different directions but it is your own preference. Once pupil is sewn on, pull yarn to the backside of the eye white and fasten off.
Taking the white yarn tail left on your now assembled larger eye, sew it in place on the left side of your attached nose / snout on the beanie hat with the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once eye is secured in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Taking a yarn tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the pupil in place on to your smaller eye white. You can play around with the placement to what you like the best. I like mine to be looking in different directions but it is your own preference. Once pupil is sewn on, pull yarn to the backside of the eye white and fasten off.
Taking the white yarn tail left on your now assembled smaller eye, sew it in place on the right side of your attached nose / snout on the beanie hat with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once eye is secured in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Now that your eyes are attached you can place your eyebrows above each. To do so take your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail from one eyebrow chain and sew it in desired location and shape over one eye. One sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat this process for second eyebrow over the other eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on one assembled ear and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the ear in place with the black ear front facing forward on the beanie on the left side of the hat. On features like this I like to run a second row of double knots or stitches on the inside of the beanie hat to secure them in place but it isn’t necessary. Once fully secure on top of the beanie hat, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. For second ear, you want to place this ear just to the right of the center of your hat instead of in a mirror image placement like most hats with ears to make this character hat. Attach with the same instructions as first ear.
Now take the time to double check over your finished hat for any tails or loose ends you might of missed in process just in case. If you find any, fasten them off now. All done. One super cool Angry Bird minion pig hat for the Angry Birds fan in your life.

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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