Crochet yoda hat

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Does it get much better than Star Wars and Crochet?

One of my first memories is playing star wars in my primary school playground and being in a complete strop because I wanted to be chewbacca not princess leia. Throughout my life I have religiously watched the films at least once a year and when my nephew Hanley was born, made it my mission to educate him in the ways of the Jedi.

IMG_2791       Hanley in his yoda hat 🙂

                         Then I made a Light-Saber to go with it – green of course!

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Followed by Yoda himself and a Jawa – utini!!

The second yoda hat I made was a gift for a friends nephew

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Here it is posing with the baby groot I made using Twinkie Chans pattern (which can be found here )

As I made the second hat for a much younger child than hanley I also changed they way I made the ears so they would not be quite so heavy.

This pattern is for the second hat I made.

You will need…

DK weight yarn – I used stylecraft special dk in meadow

a 3.5 crochet hook

A stitch marker or piece of yarn

darning needle for weaving in the ends

scissors

abbreviations:

CH = chain

SC = single crochet

SCDEC = single crochet decrease (you can find a how to video from Crochet Geek here )

HDC = half double crochet

SL ST = slip stitch

The hat is made in a continuous round so you do not join at the end of each round.

Hat

Make a magic ring – (for those unsure how to do this there is a fantastic youtube video by june gilbank of planetjune.com )

rd 1 – Crochet 9 HDC into the magic ring and place a stitch marker into the 9th HDC (9 st)

rd 2 – HDC twice in each stitch around and move marker into last stitch made (18 st)

rd 3 – (HDC in next stitch then 2 HDC in the next) – repeat till end of round – place marker in last stitch made (27 st)

rd 4 – (HDC in the next 2 stitches then 2 HDC in the next) – repeat till end of round – move marker to last stitch made (36 st)

rd 5 (HDC in the next 3 stitches then 2 HDC in the next) – repeat till end of round – move marker to last stitch made (45 st)

rd 6 (HDC in the next 4 stitches then 2 HDC in the next) – repeat till end of round – move marker to last stitch made (54 st)

rd 7 (HDC in the next 5 stitches then 2 HDC in the next) – repeat till end of round – move marker to last stitch made (63 st)

rd 8 (HDC in the next 6 stitches then 2 HDC in the next) – repeat till end of round – move marker to last stitch made (72 st)

rd 9 (HDC in the next 7 stitches then 2 HDC in the next) – repeat till end of round – move marker to last stitch made (81 st)

rd 10 (HDC in the next 8 stitches then 2 HDC in the next) – repeat till end of round – move marker to last stitch made (90 st)

rd 11 – 31 hdc in each stitch around moving your marker at the end of each round.

to fasten off SC in the next stitch after your last HDC then sl st into the next – break off yarn and weave in the ends.

This hat should end up measuring approx 16 inch around and 7 inches deep. For a smaller hat reduce the number of increases and HDC only rows to the size you desire – for a larger hat carry on increasing and do more HDC only rows till you get the desired size a good guide for hat sizes can be found here

Ears – make 2

chain 1 does not count as a stitch.

row 1 – Chain 25 then SC in second chain from hook then sc in each chain across ch 1 turn (24 st)

row 2 –  SCDEC  then SC in the next 20 stitches then SCDEC chain 1 turn  (22 st)

row 3 – SC across chain 1 turn (22 st)

row 4 –  SCDEC then SC in the next 18 stitches then SCDEC chain 1 turn (20 st)

row 5 – SC across, chain 1 turn (20 st)

row 6 – SCDEC then sc in the next 16 stitches then SCDEC chain 1 turn (18 st)

row 7 – SC across chain 1 turn (18 st)

row 8 – SCDEC then sc in the next 14 stitches then SCDEC chain 1 turn (16 st)

row 9 – SC across chain 1 turn (16 st)

row 10 – SCDEC then sc in the next 12 stitches then SCDEC chain 1 turn (14 st)

row 11  – SC across (14 st)

row 12 – SCDEC then sc in the next 10 stitches SCDEC chain 1 turn (12 st)

row 13 + 14 – SC across (12 st)

row 15 – SCDEC then sc in the next 8 stitches SCDEC chain 1 turn (10 st)

row 16 + 17 – SC across chain 1 turn (10 st)

row 18 – SCDEC then sc in next 6 stitches SCDEC chain 1 turn (8 st)

row 19 + 20 – SC across chain 1 turn (8 st)

row 21 – SCDEC then sc in next 4 stitches SCDEC chain 1 turn (6 st)

row 22 + 23 – SC across chain 1 turn (6 st)

row 24 – SCDEC then sc in next 2 stitches SCDEC chain 1 turn (4 st)

row 25 + 26 – SC across chain 1 turn (4 st)

row 27 – SCDEC twice, chain 1 turn (2 st)

row 28 + 29 – SC across chain 1 turn (2 st)

row 30 – SCDEC (1 st)

You should now have a triangle shape – SC around all three sides evenly.

For the first ear chain 1 and HDC along one side of the triangle

For the second ear chain 1 and HDC along the opposite side of the triangle.

to assemble the ears

fold the two bottom points into the centre of the bottom row ‘and sew the points together to keep them in place with the HDC row at the bottom.

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Fold the hat in half and attach the ears approx two rows up from the brim and about an inch in from the fold line by sewing the folded in part of the ears to the hat. Weave all ends in securely

You can also add a little spray starch to the ears to make them a bit stiffer. I havent found I needed to but I do crochet quite tightly.

and you should have yourself a rather awesome yoda hat 🙂

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This is the first pattern I have attempted to write down for others so apologies in advance for any mistakes.

Sadly my nephew has turned to the dark side…

IMG_2529I do not sell any star wars crochet creations as I do not have a license to do so.

anonymouse x
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