The Making of a Minion
I like making hats. I crochet as a hobby...and I've figured out how to make some fun things. Now, I can't read a pattern for anything. I wouldn't know where to begin. Perhaps it's my lack of patience. Perhaps it feels tedious. I admire people who can follow patterns and make beautiful things! For me though, it's just something I like to do. I like to crochet silly things to make people smile.
Like most knotty girls, I have a collection of yarn. We recently moved, and I gave quite a bit away to rehab places who could use it. But I kept some that I liked. I was going through it the other day and found...MINION yellow!
My kids are taken with the Despicable Me stories. So making a minion hat was the perfect idea!
As he took shape, the kids started to smile. At the stage above, I think they caught the vision. I added a gray braid to look like goggles. A black strap. And trimmed him in blue like the overalls. The finished result?
Okay, he's far from perfect. I see all the flaws. But my kids are enamored. My oldest slept with this hat last night. So, it did as I had hoped. Made people smile. Made my kids smile. And that's totally worth the hours of stitchery.
And I know this post had nothing to do with writing...but I couldn't resist. I love those minions!!
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