Thursday, November 7, 2013
I am a crochet Minion :)
Early in October, my co-worker told me her daughter wanted them to all dress up as Minions from the movie Despicable Me (and Despicable Me 2). I told her to look on Pinterest for all the cool ideas. As we were browsing, I mentioned I could totally make the crochet hats we seen. So I was "hired" to do the job (hired as in I only charge for materials--hey I am already just sitting there watching tv, might as well be crocheting something :D then she surprised me with a Starbucks gift card and lunch--woo hoo!).
I made 2 children's hats with detachable goggles (patterns are linked). I only use the goggles pattern as a guide though. I actually used pipecleaners as the base of the eye part to make it a bit sturdier. Also, I used elastic in the back so that they would be a little less prone to fall off their heads.
They looked exactly the same--so I won't post them both :)
Then I made this adult hat with arms for my co-worker. When I showed my son the pattern, he told me that I would not be able to do it--Challenged Accepted (totally got that phrase from How I Met Your Mother). In the end she opted to not have the mouth, but still wanted the arms.
Then I made a men's hat and small teen hat out of the same pattern. I used a combination of patterns to put this one together.
And finally, I made a slouchy hats for the teen. I used a pattern I found via Ravelry.
Edited to add: But then she wanted it a bit more slouchier and the eyes connected, so I changed the above to this
My co-worker wanted me to make the eyes to be "rolled" eyes like most teens do on a daily basis :)
All the "hair" is made from black pipecleaners. I could have used yarn, but my co-worker gave me this better alternative idea.
They were a hit! They got compliments all night and both of the kids teachers wanted one. Since I had extra yellow yarn, I made her two more hats for the teachers :D (A total of 8 minion hats!--that is more than 1/2 the kids that came to my house for candy this year--ha ha ha...we got 13 trick-or-treaters.)
I have only watched the first movie...maybe when I am not tired of looking at minions anymore I will watch the second movie :)