Saturday, February 15, 2014

one in a minion

Don't you just love Despicable Me?  Yeah, I don't get it either.

But my daughter loves it. 
No, she's not two.  She's 22.

Emma spends a lot of time out in the cold because I kicked her out.

Just kidding.

She's off at college and walks everywhere.  Baby needs a hat.  Or two.

Last year I made her this penguin hat.

This year I whipped up a Minion hat.  And by "whipped," I mean that I cursed quite a bit while making the eyes.  They're my nemeses.  Do you have any idea how difficult it is to make a tiny crochet round?  Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

I basically used the pattern here, but altered it to look more like this one here.

Phil tried it on for size.

And here's the finished product.

And here it is on the head of my child.

She has an affliction where hair grows from only one side of her head.

Isn't she beautiful?
Emma're one in a Minion!

So is Philly.


Serenity you


  1. Cute Hats....Talented hands to make it which I do not have when it comes to yarn and tools to make them with! I tried but would end up very frustrated to the point of tears. My mother used to laugh at me when I would just throw them down in frustration. Anyhow, I have grown to know that I leave that talent to somebody more able than myself!

  2. Awesome hats!! Really love that Minion one!! Very talented!!
    Stopping by from the Serenity You Saturday Link Up! :)

  3. I see an Etsy shop..... Little Shop of Hats.

  4. OMG!! You are one talented hombre!! Those are amazing hats and yes you certainly do have a beautiful daughter!! My son-in-law would love that Minion Hat. Phil, you should become the next hat cover(boy) hot. Pinned! (not the Phil pic)

  5. She is beautiful, and I love the hats. Poor Hurricane has to go out to buy hats because her mommy has no talent. She also refuses to be on my blog because she is a party pooper. She's afraid that her students will see her and ask her stupid questions. I don't know why anyone would think that anything about my blog is odd or unusual.


  6. That you can crochet and actually MAKE something (besides a chain 32 miles long) is, in itself, a major achievement. Not to mention the fact that the hats are adorable. You deserve an award. So does Phil. Any man who would try on the hat, then let his pic be taken and put on the web is aces in my book! (ACES? My age is showing.) You da bom.....that's better......Dona

    1. Hahahaha! 32-mile long chain!!!!

      Yes, I can't believe he lets me put those pictures of him on the blog....

  7. The text is funny, the pictures are funny, and you managed to make crochet hats funny, girl, you're good!

  8. Fabulous project! And your baby girl is adorable as well!

  9. our kids LOVE the minion...I am seriously going to make some for them!!! age 5, 4 and 2 :)

  10. My 18yo son's nickname is Minion, he would love this hat!

  11. What a fun hat! You are pretty handy with a hook! Your girl is beautiful. Did she inherit your sense of humor as well as your good looks??

  12. Funny woman. Love the hat! Your girl looks lovely and Phil just made me laugh. As for the blog, read more feature, creating 'After the jump' summaries using Read More Link makes your homepage load fast and keep things organized and well managed. I will try to send you a tutorial link.

  13. The hat, (and family) are adorable! You've got skills!

  14. Beautiful and talented.

    Don't get excited. I'm talking about your daughter.

    You're not too bad either. There. I said it.

  15. My thirteen-year-old grand-daughter went out for Halloween as a minion. That did not set well with me, but I said nothing after I shrieked and my daughter laughed. I can crochet those eyes easily. However, I could not crochet the hat. I have a talent worth nothing. Who needs little circles of crochet>

  16. I know of a couple little boys who would love this. Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner....just stopping by to check out your blog too!

  17. I've never seen Despicable Me and have no idea what a minion is, but it doesn't matter because those hats are completely adorable!! Love them!!

  18. You should be ashamed of yourself, you don't get the love of despicable me and the minions? Andi Andi Andi you need to fix that ASAP! I love the hat I love the minions.

  19. I haven't seen Despicable Me, but your adorable hat makes me (almost) want to see it! Your daughter is a cutie, and I hope she appreciates how talented and awesome her mom is! ♥ If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up at my party, Treasure Box Tuesday! :D

  20. Very cute!!! The eyes turned out beautifully! Sad about your daughter's hair only growing on one side of her head...I guess it's good there's kind of a half shaved hair thing going around right now.

  21. Great work on the minion hat! I also like that penguin hat! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  22. Seriously cute...the cat, the girl, the man! I love that they have no qualms posing for you. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  23. Those hats are so cute! I wish I could do that kind of stuff!
    Check out my new link up and post your best thrifty idea!

  24. SO SO cute! I have never crocheted anything in my life. That's probably a good thing or I'm sure I would be making covers for everything. Maybe a bra for my car?

  25. Dude. I can't sew buttons. I'm AWED.

  26. Well that is just gosh darn adorable!


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