Minnie Mouse Oversized Ears and Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern
free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com
This was a cute hat project that works up pretty quickly. After posting a picture of this hat on my personal Facebook account, I got more than 10 requests from family and friends wanting Mickey or Minnie hats within a few hours. Oopsie. I love that the ears are extra big on the hats versus smaller ears I have seen on other hats and her big floppy bow. The red trim at the bottom is optional but I like it as it represents the red in her clothing and compliments her pretty bow.
Minnie Mouse Oversized Ears and Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes
Black Yarn for Beanie Hat main color (or desired color) and ears- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Red Yarn for contrast trim (optional) and Minnie’s bow
“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
*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 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 you want for your project.
Hat Base: in main color black yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
One completed sl st red yarn (optional contrast trim) to where you left off on beanie base. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st. Fasten off.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Minnie the Mouse ear hat!
Note: If you are going to do this in toddler size beanie, make the 3rd round in mouse ears sc instead of dc. If you are going to do this in 6 months to 12 months, make both 2nd and 3rd round sc instead of dc. If you are doing newborn to 6 months make all the mouse ear rounds in sc.
Minnie’s Oversized Bow: using red yarn
Round 1: Ch 41 before placing 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each of the following 39 st across until end of chain. Ch 2 and turn. (40 sc)
Rounds 2-4: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the 39 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (40 dc)
Round 5: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following st across. Ch 1 and turn. (40 dc)
Round 6: Place 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following st across. ( 40 sc)
Now turn your bow so you can use a simple sc across to attach the two ends of the both by doing 1 sc through matching st put together. Your bow piece should be a circular piece. Fasten off. Place your bow flat with the seam in the center bottom, seam on the inside of bow. Put to side until ready to assemble in finishing off step.
Note: If you are going to do this in toddler size, reduce starting chain of bow to 31 instead of 41. if you are making this in 6 months to 12 months, start the chain off at 26 instead of 41. If you are doing this in newborn to 6 month size, start the chain off at 21 instead of 41. You can also choose to switch to “h” hook instead of “j” hook as pattern calls for to scale down size of ears and bow.
Center Bow Strap: using red yarn
Round 1: Ch 13 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from the hook and each of the following 11 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 sc)
Round 2: Place 1 dc in first st and each of the following across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Round 3: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the next st across. Ch 1 and turn. (12 dc)
Round 4: Place 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following st. (12 sc)
Wrap strap around center of bow. You can pull it tighter or use a smaller strap if you want a much smaller middle versus the outside of the bow.
Round 5: Holding ends of strap together in back of bow, ch 1 before working 1 sc in each st through both ends at same time. I then turn the seam in to inside of the bow.
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew on to the bow and then bow on to the beanie during finishing off process.
Ear Front (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in circle. Pull circle closed in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and next 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Round 3: Place *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next*. Repeat this pattern *around until end of round. (36 dc)
Ear Back (Make 2): using black yarn
Repeat Rounds 1-3 from Ear Front step above but do not fasten off at end of Round 3.
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the perimeter of the mouse ears together and then on to the top of your Mickey hat.
Using the tail left behind on one of the mouse ear backs, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew an ear back to an ear front. A basic in and out stitch is what I use but feel free to do whatever makes you most comfortable. Once you have Minnie’s ear assembled, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure the ear to the side top area of the beanie in desired location on hat. You can see my pictures for where I placed my own. Once you have it in place, pull your yarn in to the inside of the beanie before finishing off extra length. Repeat this process for the second ear.
Next use the tail you left on the center bow strap to secure Minnie’s red bow to the top of your hat. I’m always paranoid of things following off so I stitch all the way through to the top and bow and back. Plus I use a lot of double knots. 😉
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.
Here are some of the pictures I took to show how this Minnie the Mouse hat looks from different directions once completed:
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