May 11, 2017

Inspired Mickey Mouse Earflap Beanie (newborn - toddler size)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
 
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Newborn - 3 months: 12" to 14"                   3 - 6 months: 14" to 16"
6 - 12 months: 16" to 18"                                     Toddler (12 months - 3 years): 18" to 19.5"
Also, I have available a teen - adult size: 21" - 23"

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 5.5mm (I)
*Worsted weight yarn: Black, Red & Yellow
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: White
*Pom-Pom maker (size of choice)
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

GAUGE...
At the end of round 6, laying flat = 5 inches in diameter.
Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first hdc, not on top of the chain 2.

** Newborn - 3 months **

BEANIE starting with black
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 19 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 19 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (42)
  Rnd 7-10: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st, in the last stitch of rnd 10 change to red (42)
  Rnd 11-14: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (42)
At the end of rnd 14, ch1 instead of 2.  Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with red
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 7 sts, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with red
Count to the right 19sts (that’s including the 8 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 20th st. Repeat rows 1-6 from the 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with yellow
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** 3 - 6 months **

BEANIE starting with black
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 7 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (45)
  Rnd 7-10: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st, in the last stitch of rnd 10 change to red (45)
  Rnd 11-14: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (45)
At the end of rnd 14, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with red
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 7 sts, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with red
Count to the right 20sts (that’s including the 8 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach to the 21st st. Repeat rows 1-6 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with yellow
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** 6 - 12 months **

BEANIE starting with black
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st * repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 7 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (54)
  Rnd 8-10: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st, in the last stitch of rnd 10 change to red (54)
  Rnd 11-15: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (54)
At the end of rnd 15, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap. 

1st Earflap with red
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 8 sts, ch1, turn (9)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (9)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with red
Count to the right 24sts (that’s including the 9 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 25th st. Repeat rows 1-7 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with yellow
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** Toddler (1yr - 3yrs) **

BEANIE starting with black
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 5 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (56)
  Rnd 8: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 27 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 27 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (58)
  Rnd 9-10: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st, in the last stitch of rnd 10 change to red (58)
  Rnd 11-16: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (58)
At the end of rnd 16, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with red
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 9 sts, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 5: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 8: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with red
Count to the right 26sts (that’s including the 10 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 27th st. Repeat rows 1-8 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends

EDGING with yellow
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** Braids (for all sizes) **

Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9 for each earflap) about 30 inches long. (You can do the braids all yellow like I did or use 3 different colors for example black, red and yellow). Fold each bunch in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Separated the colors and braid the strands. At the end, trim to desired length and tie a knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn in the end from the finish pieces to sew them in place but I personally like to use matching thread).
     EARS…using a pom-pom maker (the size of your choice); make 2 pom-poms. Don’t cut off the strand that you use to the tie pom-pom. Use the strand to sew the pom-poms on round 5 and align them to the center of the earflaps like in the pictures below.
     BUTTONS…you don’t want to use actual buttons since it’s a choking hazard. Using white felt make 2 circles and glue them in the position you like best. Or you can crochet the buttons.

You can always easily turn any of them into Minnie Mouse. If you need any help at all in making Minnie, don't hesitate to contact me.
Idea on how to make a
Minnie Mouse Earflap Beanie
This beanie will go great with the Mickey Mouse Pillow.
You can purchase this pattern in any of my shops (Ravelry, Etsy or Craftsy)
for a very low price.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off


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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

Mickey Mouse is copyright by Disney.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (May 2017). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

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