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Old 11-13-2013, 08:41 PM   #31
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A great success, Moni! Well done every one.
That deserves an extra chorus of the Banana Song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvxqnQmahTA
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:38 PM   #32
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That is just so amazing! They are absolutely adorable - you are the best grandma ever
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after seeing my facebook posts regarding the other minion hats, a friend asked for one for her son as well. here he is in his:

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You are the Minion Maven.

Another adorable hat.
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by KGreig View Post
Any chance you would share the pattern? My Grandsons would love one!
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Truthfully, there is no pattern. It's just a simple cap, started at the center top. So for this, any basic cap pattern would do. And because all these kids are different sizes (ages 14 years to 9 months) I just keep increasing until I hit the crown width about right. Then I work a few rows for the goggles band, and switch back to the main color. Then, knit straight for the cap depth. I changed colors again with I got to the ribbing, which I used to indicate the overalls of the minion guys. Then add earflaps, which could also be taken from a basic cap pattern. (I actually just used 1/4 of the total stitches. 1/4 cast off, 1/4 earflap, another 1/4 cast off, and the final 1/4 earflap.) The earflaps kind of hint at the legs of the pants, too.

Then eyeballs. The eyeballs are started at the center as well, and I change color every two rows for pupil, iris, whites, and the outer rim of the google(s). I stitched them on by hand at the end, when I was weaving in the ends. I also stitched on a mouth and hair (or make a very loose pompom for the purple guys)

The entire thing is improvised as I go. I'm very dangerous that way. (I really should come with a warning label. I've never used a pattern. I steel an idea, then figure it out as I go along.)

I hope this gives you a starting point for making your own. Let me know if you need more tricks/tips, and I'll be happy to help.
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