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« on: February 11, 2012 06:29:24 PM »

I finally made a Princess Leia beanie! It's a really simple hat, but the buns took me a really long time - I'm just happy it's finished! ^_^

I used 100% Baby Alpaca yarn in about 12 ply (I'm guessing because it wasn't listed on the packet) and a 6 mm hook. The base hat is pretty much all trebles - the Pokeball Hat here (http://www.bonniejdesign.com/FreePatterns.htm) is a good pattern to use.

I made the buns by spool knitting using a big spool knitter that I also made; I spool knitted 202 inches for each bun, which meant that each bun used just under 100 grams of yarn. Once I had the long tubes spool knitted, I coiled them into the bun shaped and sewed them into place. If you don't spool knit, you could crochet long tubes; I didn't because I find spool knitting a lot quicker! The buns have a diameter of about 5 inches and are about 2 inches tall.

Once the buns were sewn in to place, I sewed them onto the sides of the hat. Huzzah! Princess Leia hairstyle for the cold and short-haired ~_^

I hope you like it ^_^

If you'd like to see more pictures and read more of my blathering, my blog is here: http://teaandcraft.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/princess-leia-hat.html ^_^

« Last Edit: June 03, 2013 08:37:12 AM by lightninglisa » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012 09:53:54 AM »

Cool, that's loads of fun!

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012 10:39:34 PM »

Thanks Antidigger ^_^

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