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Topic: R2D2 KIDS Beanie Hat (Star Wars) *Now* with link to free pattern/charts (page 1)  (Read 154572 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2006 03:50:20 AM »

R4D4 is done!!  Grin

(No pics yet, but my eldest boy has now 'bagsied' it, and youngest, the R2 version!)!  Grin So I'm gonna have to make a 3rd, so I can have one!!  

But I increased R4 too much, and its too short, so if I modify the pattern again, somewhere in the middle, it will be a working pattern in 'theory' iyswim (It's also my first pattern I've had to write out in full, usually I just go for it).  Smiley So post any mistakes you find!!  Roll Eyes   Wink

I was thinking, its so easy to change the pattern too, (on the ones I made, R2 's pattern is diff to R4's) - I'd love to see some hats with the intarsia done properly too (not like mine-ha!!)  Cheesy  Roll Eyes

I'll post later today (hopefully) or in the next day or so, my lovely bloke is sorting a page for me to use 'paintshop' to do the chart.  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2006 10:54:37 AM »

At last, here it is, a slightly modified version, slightly larger and deeper than the one in the pictures.

As I said before, this pattern is in 'theory' I've checked it over, and it *should* be ok, it's the first time I have written a pattern out for use by anyone else, so if you spot a mistake, modify it, correct it, post it etc!! Please!!  Grin

I can't wait to see everybodys R2D2/R4D4's (they knit up really quickly)  Smiley

 R2D2 BEANIE HAT- PATTERN AND CHART HERE
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2006 09:35:32 PM »

Still amazing, and you're awesome for posting the pattern! I have a husband that's going to freak when he gets one!
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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2006 03:16:05 AM »

It hit me at 4 am this morining, the shaping/decreasing might be smoother if done like this...

Instead of 'knit 2 rows in A, then 2 rows of B' before the decreasing on top of the hat, try;

Knit 1 row A, dec on next row of yarn A, then knit 1 row of B, dec 1 row, Knit 1 row, then do the decrease every row.

What you think? I'll edit the pattern if you agree???  Huh
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2006 06:02:22 AM »

Finished mine this morning. A bit to small for my large head but will make a good present. Great pattern Shortstuff!
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« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2006 12:55:41 AM »

heh, geeky minds think alike.  I spent a day going through reference pics a couple weeks ago and charted R2D2 as well. 

Of course, my first chart, for finest, most accurate detail, requires 240st.

Um, NO.  12st/in is not my idea of a good time.  I might, if I can find all the yarn colors in my stash, work it up at 120st around.  Maybe.

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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2006 05:58:20 AM »

Oh, I love the way yours turned out! I knew someone who could do intarsia properly would make it look fab!!  Grin

If you want to make it bigger, increase it by 6 or 12 etc... to match the amount of decreasings, and just add the stitches into the panels on the charts, evenly round. (did that make sense to anyone??)  Roll Eyes  Undecided

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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2006 06:12:42 PM »

This hat is fantastic, thank you so much for posting the pattern!  It's going to make a great gift for hubster. Grin

Shortstuff411 - I hope you don't mind, I have a few questions:

1. It says "Pair of 3 mm 4 mm needles" - I didn't see in the pattern where to switch up to the larger needles.  Is that 3.5 - 4mm?  3.5 or 4mm?

2. Did you use worsted weight yarn?

3. Can you post the measurements your hat ended up?

Thank you!!!
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« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2006 04:46:57 PM »

yup, its 3.5 OR 4mm

The 1st hat I made (in the pics) was smaller than the pattern, and is approx 42 cm around. the bigger one- R4D4 (I used an 'inbetween' size for the actual pattern) is 120 stitches, and approx 52 cm round. So I guess the patten is about in the middle somewhere! I havent made it yet, as my RSI is back from knitting too much and I'm having to take it easy.  Cry

Yes, its in Worsted/DK.

I found the 3.5 best for the decreasings on the top, but that was purely by mistake! I used 4mm for R4D4 (not pictured yet)  and they were a bit 'open' looking on the decreases. So maybe switching could work??

(sorry, this is my first 'big' pattern I've ever written, if you don't count garter stitch egg cosies!!)
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« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2006 07:00:44 PM »

Sorry about your RSI!  Sad

Thank you for the additional info!  And please, no need to apologize - I'm sure I speak for everyone here when I say we're so happy you posted the pattern!

** Conversions for others stateside - that would be needle sizes 4 or 6, with a diameter somewhere between 16.5" - 20.5". Smiley
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