As I found I didn’t have time to knit 3 dolls like Young Elsie I wanted to find something creative for my kids. I decided to try my hand at hats. My son loves the movie Despicable Me so I went onto Ravelry.com and found a pattern for the minions. It looked relatively easy which was good as I’d never knitted a hat before. As I’ve forgotten how to crochet and have never done it in the round before here is how I got round that bit.
After I knit the hat I had to come up with a cunning plan. (Yes, I watched Blackadder last night but my plan actually worked) I bought bits of felt for the goggle eyes. I didn’t have any patterns to cut out so I used household items to get the size right and cut it out of paper.
So once the felt is cut out you should have pieces to do this:
Using matching thread you want to sew the black to the white, white to the grey.
For the band, I tried crocheting and I am just so out of practice I decided to garter stitch until I got the length right. I used 5mm needles and cast on 5 stitches.
I did however manage to single crochet the mouth! Small victories. Sew it all onto the hat to complete.
My son got a kick out of this Christmas morning.