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I caved…Minion Hats

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Adding these two to the million other minion pics on the internet!

I had been resisting the urge to make minion hats, because I felt I was copying someone else’s work, and it felt a little like going against the “crafter code,” if there is such a thing. I don’t mean the artists that created the minions for the films, I mean the talented lady at a craft fair that I visited who was selling a minion hat, among other things. It was the first time I had seen one, and I very nearly bought it, as I knew my son would love it. The only thing that stopped me was lack of cash, but later that evening I realised I could very easily whip up a few of my own – except I saw that as “ripping off” that lady’s work.

Just the other day I was asked if I could make a minion hat for a friend, and a quick internet search revealed that there are many, many people out there doing the same thing, so that eased a little of the guilt.

But you can guess what happened….as my boy saw me sewing on the eye, he jumped up in delight, “A minion! I love it! I love minions! Could you do one for me please? With two eyes, please? Please?!”

So, I am always delighted when the kids ask me to make them anything, and was happy to make him a hat that he will enjoy wearing. But I have a sneaking suspicion that this will not be the last one I will end up making….they seem to multiply!

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Comments on: "I caved…Minion Hats" (7)

  1. They are both wonderful.

  2. So cute!! I will be knitting a couple for nephews before x-mas…. Seems if you tried to sell the hats at the craft fair the code would be broken. Inspiration is a little different!

    • That is a good way to see it, I was inspired by her work rather than tried to steal business from her. I’m sure someone else probably bought the hat that I looked at that day anyway, it was really lovely! πŸ™‚

  3. wow ! I am amazed at how quick you whip up projects. you sure do some speed crocheting ;)) love your minion hats.

    • Thank you!
      The hats were really very quick, luckily those minions have very simple features – perfectly round eyes, yesss!

      Plus I had my wee boy waiting for his hat, so I stayed up late to get it finished. Picturing his face in the morning when he saw it really spurred me on πŸ™‚

  4. I love minions. My middle child asked me to make him one but I haven’t really got around to doing it yet. I might add that my middle child is 24 years old! πŸ˜›

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