Monday, October 17, 2011

Crocheted R2D2 Earflap Hat {Pattern}


Materials/Tools:
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn in Blue, Grey, and small amounts of Black and Red. (I used Red Heart SuperSaver in "light grey" and "blue", you will have enough yarn from a 364yard skein for at least 3 hats)
- Using standard North American terms, you need to know how to make a "magic ring", a sc (single crochet), a hdc (half double crochet), increase, decrease, sl st (slip stitch), how to change colours by pulling through your last stitch with the new colour, and how to crochet over the string of the colour you're not using so you can carry it with you until the next colour switch (this makes it look really clean and seamless inside)

Fits 1 to 4 years (to my knowledge - I only tried it on Logan and Ella, but it does not fit myself)

Main Part of Hat:
Round 1: With blue, start with the magic ring & make 6 hdc into the ring, pull tail tightly to close.
Rnd 2: 2hdc in each st around
Rnd 3: *1hdc in first st, 2hdc in the next st* repeat around, switching to grey in last st
Rnd 4: *1hdc, 1hdc, 2hdc* repeat around, switching to blue in last st
Rnd 5: 1 blue hdc in the next 4 stitches, 1 grey hdc in the same st as last blue (so your increases for this round are half blue/half grey)
Rnd 6: 1 blue hdc in the next 5 stitches, 1 grey hdc in the same st as last blue (so your increases for this round are half blue/half grey)
Rnd 7: 1 blue hdc in the next 6 stitches, 1 grey hdc in the same st as last blue (so your increases for this round are half blue/half grey) switch to grey in last st, cut blue
Rnd 8: With grey, *1hdc in the next 6 stitches, 2hdc in the next st* repeat around
Rnd 9: *1hdc in the next 7 stitches, 2hdc* repeat around
Rnd 10: *1hdc ain the next 8 stitches, 2hdc* repeat around
Rnds 11-16: 1hdc in each stitch around
Rnd 17: 1 grey hdc in the next 3 stitches, 1 blue hdc in the next 2 st, 9 blue, 1 grey, 6 blue, 1 grey. 3 blue, 1 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 6 blue, 5 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 4 blue, 4 grey, 2 blue
Rnd 18: 2 blue, 1 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 9 blue, 1 grey, 6 blue, 1 grey. 1 blue, 1 grey. 1 blue, 1 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 6 blue, 5 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 4 blue, 4 grey, 2 blue
Rnd 19: 2 blue, 2 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 9 blue, 1 grey, 6 blue, 1 grey. 3 blue, 1 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 6 blue, 5 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 2 blue, 1 grey, 4 blue, 4 grey, 1 blue
Rnd 20: 3 blue, finish the round in grey.
Rnd 21 (Partial round): 4 grey hdc, 1 sc in the next st, sl st, cut grey but keep blue attached for edge.

Earflaps, (in grey) for right flap:
Row 1: Skip 7 st from sl st at back of head, sc in next 11 st, ch1 & turn
Row 2: sc 10
Row 3: dec, sc until the last 2 st, dec, ch1 & turn
Row 4: sc 8
Row 5: dec, sc until the last 2 st, dec, ch1 & turn
Row 6: sc 6
Row 7: dec, sc until the last 2 st, dec, ch1 & turn
Row 8: sc 4
Row 9: dec in first 2 st, dec in last 2, cut grey

For left ear flap:
Skip 23 stitches across the forehead from right earflap (Fold hat in half going by the sl st at the back of the head, just to make sure they're on equal sides of your hat)
Repeat the instructions for the right earflap

Go around the edge of the hat (including edges of earflaps) with a sc in blue (should be still attached), cut & weave in all loose ends.

Large Black Lens:
Round 1: With black, start with the magic ring & make 10 hdc into the ring, pull tail tightly to close hole in center.
Rnd 2: 2hdc in each st around. Cut yarn leaving long tail to sew onto blue square.

Blue Square Around Lens:
Row 1: Leave a long tail, ch 13, skip first 2 st from hook, hdc in 11 st across, ch2 & turn
Rows 2-7: skip first 2 st from hook, hdc in 11 st across, ch2 & turn, cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew onto hat, centered on the front.

Red Light in Front:
Round 1: With red, start with the magic ring & make 10 hdc into the ring, pull tail tightly to close hole in center. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew onto hat, off-center of the 6hdc blue rectangle in the front of the hat.

Projecting Lens:
Round 1: With black, start with the magic ring & make 10 hdc into the ring, switch to grey in last stitch. Pull tail tightly to close hole in center.
Rnds 2 & 3: Sc in each st around. Stuff with yarn scraps or polyester fibres if desired. Cut yarn leaving long tail to sew onto the 5hdc grey area in the front of the hat, to the right of the red light.

Add braided tie strings consisting of 3 grey and 3 blue strands of yarn 18" long, to the tips of the earflaps. Cut the yarn to length, fold in half, use a crochet hook through a stitch in the point of the earflap and pull the folded end though, then put the cut ends through the loop of the fold, then braid and knot.

6 comments:

  1. So freakin' awesome. I may have to commission one for Oz's xmas! I LOVE THIS. You are so talented.

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  2. That is amazing, so cute!

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  3. I'll add it to my to-do list Ashley! ♥

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  4. I just found this and I'm SO excited! My boys LOVE Star Wars and I've always wanted to make one. I can't wait to try it! Thanks so much.

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  5. I have just added this pattern to the Ravelry database so that people will find your blog if they search for R2D2 hats. I wanted to add it to my queue to make for my godson :-)

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  6. Line 17 has 59 stitches line 18 and line 19 has 60 stitches. Is there and error in one of these lines. I do not see an increase anywhere.

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