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« on: December 24, 2010 09:38:10 AM »

I finally managed to find the right colours to make R2D2 hats.  I've been thinking about making these since the summer!  I just spotted the yarn (Vanna's Choice) when I was at Michaels getting a gift card for my sister-in-law.

These hats are for my nephews, who are 2 and 5 years old and just love Star Wars!



(ETA: action shots in this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=367979.msg4327882#msg4327882 )

I made up the pattern as I went on the first hat, working from the bottom up.  Then I made a second hat, intending it to be just slightly bigger than the first (which seemed very small to me) and it ended up being HUGE.  Too big even for me to wear!  So I made a third hat, the same number of stitches per round as the first, but with an extra round of grey in the middle to make it a smidge longer.


The general directions for the hat, working from the top (as I did with the last hat), are:

6mm hook, Vanna's Choice yarn

R1: 12dc
R2: 24dc
R3: 36dc
R4: 48dc
R5: 60dc
All following rounds are "work 1dc in each dc" until you've reached the desired length.  I ended up with 13 and 14 rounds on the hats.

Then it's just a question of plugging the colours in where needed.  I did the first two rounds in blue, the next in grey, the next was mostly blue, but with 6 evenly spaced grey stitches, the next is the same (put the increases in the blue sections), then 4 or 5 rounds of just grey.  Do smallish blue blocks on the next two rounds, making most of them 2 rounds tall, but a couple at the front only one row tall, then a round of grey, a round of blue, then a round of grey.

With black, do 12dc into a ring.  Then around the outside of that, do *5dc in next stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches* four times in blue.  Leave a long tail and use it to sew this onto the front of the hat.

Done!

These are smallish hats, that will (hopefully) fit small kids.  To make it adult sized, add stitches to R6.  I added an extra 6 there and it turned out too big.

Of course, it all depends on the yarn you use.
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2010 09:59:46 AM »

They are going to freak! They are awesome! I'm not a huge Star Wars person, but I would sport those everywhere!
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010 10:15:24 AM »

Thanks!  I really hope they like them... I'm got the Christmas version of swap anxiety now. lol
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010 01:01:42 PM »

How cute and nicely done!  I am watching the Star Wars Marathon on TV now, as a matter of fact...and of course, on of my favorite characters is R2D2!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010 04:59:31 AM »

Action shots!



These were a big success. Hooray!  In fact, several of the men in attendance were jealous of the boys. Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010 05:05:08 AM »

What handsome boys! Those hats are fantastic Mio. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010 07:33:06 AM »

The action shots are precious!  Nice to see the set together--R2D2 hats and light saber scarves!!

Yeah--I bet the adults were jealous! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010 03:47:56 AM »

So cute!  Really a neat pattern.
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010 02:58:14 PM »

My almost 4yo just saw these adn flipped  now he wants me to make him one!
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2010 07:17:00 PM »

I CAN'T HANDLE THE CUTENESS!
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010 10:32:18 PM »

:O I totally need to make one to go with my Stormtrooper hat and my lightsaber scarf that's in progress right now.  AWESOME!
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011 05:24:47 AM »

Totally awesome idea and pattern. My hubby and son would love me to make this hat. In the pic is the boy wearing a scarf that looks kinda like a lightsaber?
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011 07:01:59 AM »

Totally awesome idea and pattern. My hubby and son would love me to make this hat. In the pic is the boy wearing a scarf that looks kinda like a lightsaber?

Yes!  I posted the lightsaber scarves separately: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368229.0  There's a kinda-sorta pattern there, too. ^_^
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011 09:37:41 AM »

Then I made a second hat, intending it to be just slightly bigger than the first (which seemed very small to me) and it ended up being HUGE.  Too big even for me to wear! 

I gave the extra, too-big hat to my boss, and he loves it.  Awesome!
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