When I see something I need to make it turns into a small obsession. This is a story of one those times. My sister-in-law LOVES the minions in the movie Despicable Me. She recently commented on how badly she wanted her OWN minion. While perusing ravlery on Saturday I found a pattern for a minion hat. I HAD TO MAKE THIS HAT FOR JACKIE RIGHT AWAY! I purchased yarn Saturday afternoon and starting knitting like a mad woman. By 10 pm Saturday night I had the hat done and needed to move onto the “parts”. This became tricky since the pattern called for crocheting for all the minion parts – eyes, goggle band, smile. The tricky part being that I do not know how to crochet. So I thought that 10 pm was the perfect time to try to teach myself to crochet through YouTube. It didn’t work. Then I decided since I DID know how to knit I would figure out how to do the eyes, goggles and smile by knitting. This was a fantastic decision. I finished the hat up yesterday morning and the girls and I got to give Jackie her very own minion at lunch. Way too fun.