Easy Crochet Minnie Mouse Ears! Perfect for your favorite Disney fan
While I love Disney, and the many characters, I have to tell you a deep dark secret. I’ve actually never been to Disney World. The twins have been. My Mom took them the summer that Littlest was six months old so he and I stayed home. Now Littlest is at the perfect age and Disney World is on his list of things to do. So I have already started planning. And even started crafting.
One of the things I love seeing on Instagram is all the cute ears that people wear at Disney. So I decided I could start making my own! Starting with these crochet Minnie Mouse ears. Initially I was playing around with a Minnie Mouse crochet hat, and while that hat will probably still happen at some point, I realized that a headband would be much more practical for wearing at Disney.
So here is my first pair of Minnie Mouse crochet ears. (And if you’re interested in a Minnie Mouse crochet hat, please let me know if the comments!)
Minnie Mouse Crochet Ears
- Red yarn
- Black yarn
- White pom poms
- Crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Hot glue
Start by creating a magic loop. (You could also chain 3 and then slip to form a ring.)
Row 1: Chain 2. Double crochet 7 stitches. If you used the magic loop pull to tighten. Chain 2 and turn. 8 total stitches
Row 2: chain 2 counts as first stitch Make 1 double crochets in first stitch. Make 2 double crochets in each following stitch. Chain 2 and turn. 16 double crochet stitches
Row 3: chain 2 counts as first stitch Make 1 double crochets in first two stitches. *Make 2 double crochets in next stitch. Make 1 double crochets in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * across. Chain 3 and turn. 24 double crochet stitches
Row 4: chain 3 counts as first stitch Make 1 treble (also known as triple) crochet in first two stitches. *Make 2 treble crochets in next stitch. Make 1 treble in each of the next two stitches.* Repeat from * to * across. 32 double crochet stitches
Cut yarn and tie off.
Make a total of 4 ear pieces.
Take two ears and hold them wrong sides together. Use the yarn needle to whip stitch around the edges of the ears. This makes the ears double thick and sturdier for standing upright on the finished headband. Repeat with the other two ear pieces. Now you have 2 finished ears.
The main piece of the bow can either be crocheted in a loop or crocheted flat and stitched together. I crocheted mine in a loop.
Chain 54 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring, making sure not to twist the crochet chain.
Row 1-2: single crochet in each stitch around
Row 3-6: double crochet in each stitch around
Row 7-8: single crochet in each stitch around
Cut yarn and knot off.
Pinch in the middle and wrap around yarn to cinch together. Continue wrapping or crochet another small piece to go around the center. To crochet the middle piece chain 13. Turn and single crochet in each stitch. Repeat for a total of 4 rows. Cut yarn and knot off. Wrap around center of bow and use yarn needle to stitch together.
With your crochet ears and bow stitched it’s time to assemble the Minnie Mouse Crochet Ears!
Decide on the placement for the ears and hot glue them into place.
Place the red bow on top and hot glue or stitch it into place. (I chose to hot glue, it’s simpler!)
Finally, it’s not really Minnie Mouse until there are polka dots! So the last step was adding white pom poms to the red bow on my Minnie Mouse Crochet Ears.
With my ears done, now it’s time to get back to vacation planning!