In my search for cute quick hats to knit and crochet for charity I came across one for a Minion hat (from Despicable Me)that combined knitting and crochet. I decided that I would borrow the idea but come up with my own, all crochet, pattern.
So here it is:

Hat portion:

Yellow worsted weight yarn
4mm hook (for larger sizes, increase the size of the hook and add extra rows for length).

1) CH3, slip stitch to make a loop and then make 10 DC into the loop.
2) CH2, 2DC into each stitch around, join with slip stitch into CH2 space (20 Stitches)
3) CH2, 1DC in same stitch, 2DC in next stitch, *1DC in next stitch, 2DC in next stitch*, repeat *to* around, join with slip stitch into CH2 space
(30 Stitches)
4) CH2, 1DC in same stitch & next stitch, 2DC in following stitch, *1DC in each of next 2stitches, 2DC in next stitch*, repeat *to* around, join with slip stitch into CH2 space (40 Stitches)
5) CH2, 1DC in same stitch & next 2 stitches, 2DC in next stitch, *1DC in each of next 3stitches, 2DC in next stitch*, repeat *to* around, join with slip stitch into CH2 space (50 Stitches)
6.) CH2, 1DC in same stitch & next 3stitches, 2DC in next stitch, *1DC in each of next 4stitches, 2DC in next stitch*, repeat *to* around, join with slip stitch into CH2 space (60dc)
7 - 14) CH2, 1DC in each st around. Join with slip stitch into CH2 space.

Eyes (make 2):
4mm hook
1)Using black, CH3, SC 10 times into 3rd CH from the hook. Join with slip stitch.
2)Using white, CH2, 2SC in each stitch. Join with slip stitch.
3)Using grey, CH2, SC in each stitch. Join with slip stitch.

Strap:
Black yarn, 4mm hook
CH60, SC in 2nd stitch from hook and in every stitch after. FO

Sew eyes on touching one another, sew on strap attaching it to the outer edge of each eye and with a stitch at the back.

Backstitch a mouth on with black and Voila!

January 2011 004