Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Crocheted Yoda Hat/Cap

Yoda Hat/Cap

This is a Yoda cap I just finished for my daughters high school friend's baby...They went to school together back in the early 90's. One day my daughter posted a cute picture on Facebook, one of those pictures with a cute caption that floats around. Anyway I mentioned I could make one and Tim asked Mandy to beg me to make one for his new son. So here it is. I didn't have a pattern so I just went with a basic baby beanie cap and fashioned ears out of triangles that I shaped into Yoda ears. I think it turned out pretty well myself.

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn, a size H hook and your basic beanie for the cap, the ears are super simple to make too.

** Start with an 8-10 inch tail for sewing ear onto cap, tie it up to keep it out of the way.**

1. Chain 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch 1 & turn.

2. Sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn.

3. Sctog first 2 sc, sc to the 2nd from last sc. Sctog the last 2 sc, ch 1 turn 

Repeat steps 2 & 3 until you have 3 sc left. sctog these 3 sc, ch 1 turn and make a final sc, fasten off with a long tail for shaping top portion of ear. (8-10 inches)

Slightly roll outer portion of ear and use your fastened off tail to sew it in place along the edge, weave in end.

Using your beginning tail, sew along the bottom edge of the triangle to gather the ear so that it makes a cupped ear that you are satisfied with. Sew this onto your cap and weave in the ends on the inside of your cap.

I hope that you found this to be an easy pattern to follow and that your Yoda Hat came out just the way you hoped it would!