DIY Minnie Ear Hair Clips (Crochet)

Before our trip to Walt Disney World last October, I decided to make some fun accessories to take with me.  This is the only one that I had time and resources on hand to make, but I had a blast.  I got a few compliments from Cast Members and Guests alike.  If you’re planning a trip to one of the Disney Parks or just want to dress up like Minnie, give this easy project a try. You can make your bows in any color or leave them off if you want to channel Mickey instead.  See the gallery if you need some extra guidance.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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You’ll need:

– a small amount of black worsted weight yarn

– a small amount of red worsted weight yarn

– a 6.5 mm crochet hook

– a yarn needle

– two metal hair clips

Start by making a magic circle.  Chain 1 into the circle.  Add one more chain.  Crochet 12 double crochet (DC) into the circle.  Pull the magic ring closed and slip stitch the circle closed.  Chain 2.  Crochet two DC into both loops all the way around.  Slip stitch the circle closed again.  Trim the ends and weave them in.  Repeat for 3 more circles.

Lay two circles together with the right (or bumpier) sides facing each other.  The wrong side is smoother and looks better (to me) on the outside for this project.  The edges of the right side also curve up, making for a nice smooth edge.  Take the yarn needle and some black yarn and stitch the two circles together.  Sew one of the hair clips onto the bottom of the circle.  Repeat with the other circles.

Bows:

Make a chain as wide as you want your bow (about 4 inches, 12 Ch).  Single crochet (SC) 4 rows.  Tie and wrap extra red yarn around the center of the bow until you like the way it looks.  Tie it off and use the tails to tie it to the ear.  Repeat if desired.  Tip: Make sure when you tie on your bows that open end of both of the clips are facing toward the center of your head.  That way, they will be easier to get in your hair.

 

What Disney crafts have you made?

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