Everybody loves those little yellow minions...but what about their enemy the purple minions? This month's pattern is very simple and fun to do.
Yarn in purple, black, white, and grey
Crochet hook size G
Embroidery thread to sew on facial features
single crochet- sc
double crochet - dc
slip stitch - slst
With purple yarn ch 4, 8 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, sl st to join to first dc, ch3.
Round 1: 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join to first dc, ch 3.
Round 2: 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next st, repeat around, sl st to join to first dc, ch 3.
Round 3: 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, repeat around, sl st to join to first dc, ch 3.
Round 4: 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st,
Round 5-6: 1 dc in each st around, sl st to join to first dc, ch 3. Change to black yarn.
Round 7-8: with black yarn 1 dc in each st around, sl st to join to first dc, ch 3. Change to purple yarn.
Round 9-11: With purple yarn, 1 dc in each st around, sl to to join to first dc.
Round 12: Ch 2, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to join, fasten off. Weave in ends.
Starting with black yarn, ch 4, sl st to form ring. Ch 2 and make 5 dc in the ring. Just before you finish the last dc change to purple yarn (see pictures below) Make 5 more dc in ring with purple yarn. Join to first dc and fasten off.
Round 2: Attach white yarn and ch 2. Make 2 dc in the first 5 sts (for a total of 10 white dc). Just before you finish off your last white dc, add purple yarn ( just like in the first round). Make 2 dc in each of the last sts in round ( for a total of 10 purple dc), join to the first dc and fasten off.
( 20 dc)
Round 3: Attach white yarn and ch 1. Make 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, repeat around until you reach the end of the white from the previous round. Just before you finish your last white sc attach purple yarn and continue around making 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, until you reach the end of the round, join and fasten off.
Round 4: Attach gray yarn, ch 2 and 1 sc in first st, 2sc in the next st,, continue around, sl st to join. Fasten off.
With purple yarn ch 10, 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook and continue to the end of the chain. Faaten off and weave in ends.
With white yarn ch 5, 1dc in each st across, turn ch 1.
Round 2: 1 dc in each st across.
For top knot: Attach 2-4 inch pieces of yarn around the top of the hat. Use a comb to fray the yarn and trim if needed.
**The yellow minion hat can be made by following the directions for the purple minion hat, just changing the colors of yarn used.
Eye: directions: With white yarn ch 4 join with sl st to form ring, ch2
Round 1: 6 dc in ring, sl st to join to first dc. Ch 2
Round 2: 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join to first dc, ch 2. Change to brown yarn.
Round 3: 1 sc in each st around, sl st to join to first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
For the black pupil: With black yarn ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 hdc in the ring, join with sl st to first hdc, fasten off and weave in ends.
I wanted to take a moment this morning to remind everyone of the opportunity volunteers have to gather their friends, classmates, small group buddies, etc. for some time together to serve alongside us through our Impact Club program! Watch the quick 60 second video below for a run down of the program!
The what? Impact Club is our way of having different people groups meet on a regular basis (at least every 6 weeks) to make hats (either crocheted, knitted or sewn depending on the setting) and write letters as a way to be involved in 818 Ministries. Each club has an Impact Club Leader who is responsible for organizing the event and working with myself to obtain needed materials for the club members including yarn, fabric and stationary. All hats and letters will then be shipped to 818 Ministries for distribution.
Impact Clubs are a great idea for small groups, after school (elementary-high school age) programs, Bible studies, Girl Scout troops, etc.
The why? 818 Ministries’ mission is to provide hats and handwritten letters to patients facing serious illnesses. Impact Clubs allow 818 Ministries to reach a larger population of patients by having individuals serve on a regular basis.
Questions or want to start an Impact Club in your area? Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Interested in becoming an Impact Club Leader? Download the application on our website at http://www.818ministries.com/impact-club.html and email it to 818Ministries@gmail.com!
Rebecca Dotson, Founder
Hey team! I’m excited to share with you an exciting program of 818 Ministries. Our Give A Box Get A Box program is for our volunteers who are so giving of their time and talent to partner with us to impact patients facing serious illnesses.
The what? We want to invest in our volunteers who individually contribute hats and letters on a regular basis. When a volunteer ships us hats or letters in the mail, as a gift we pack up the same box they sent with the necessary supplies needed to continue their involvement with 818 Ministries (yarn, stationary, etc.)
The why? We would not be able to impact patients without volunteers who unselfishly give of their time and talent to make hats and write letters. As a small thank you, we want to encourage them and help them continue to serve alongside us.
Do you have questions or would you like to be involved? Email us at email@example.com today! Go to http://www.818ministries.com/donate.html to read more about our donation guidelines. There’s something for everyone and you don’t have to be an expert!
Rebecca Dotson, Founder