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R2-D2 Crochet Hat Tutorial

December 29, 2014
In: Crochet

R2-D2 Crochet Hat Tutorial | Oomanoot #free #tutorial #crochet #hat OK. So this hat will probably get the hard core Star Wars fan really upset. Because it IS NOT an exact replica of R2-D2’s head (or whatever you’d like to call his top half). BUT, lucky for me – my son is either unaware of these nuances or doesn’t care as long as his head is warm. I guess you could say it’s good enough for Jar-Jar.

Wow, so many levels of bad puns, sorry!

This hat is made with bulky weight yarn, so it makes up for a speedy project, perfect for a quick gift. Beep-do-beep-boo, so let’s get started.

Materials

  • 1 ball grey (MC) bulky weight yarn (you’ll only need about half)
  • 1 ball blue (CC) bulky weight yarn (you’ll need less than half)
  • 9mm hook
  • A small amount of worsted weight black yarn.
  • Even less worsted weight red yarn.
  • 4 – 4.5 mm hook
  • blunt needle for weaving in loose ends

Notes

  • This pattern was written for and tested on a 7 year old. However, you can make the hat to fit your child (or other recipient) by adjusting the yarn weight or hook size.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, do not cut yarn when changing color. Instead, carry the yarn across the back or crochet over it as you go.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, always join in the top of the first st of the round (not in the top of the ch). Then skip this stitch when crocheting the next round.
  • Buttons are worked in continuous rounds, do not join or turn. Place marker in the last st of each round, moving it up as you crochet.
  • I like to use half double crochet because it’s tight enough to be warm, while still softer than single crochet normally is.

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Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch.
  • To switch colors: use the next color for the final yarn over and pull through of the stitch.
  • [ … ] – repeat instructions in [ ] as many times as specified.

Instructions

1: With CC and 9 mm hook, ch 3. 10 hdc in third st from the hook, or use the magic loop method.
2: Switch to MC, ch 1. Work 2 sc in each st around, then 1 sc in top of first ch 3. 21 sc at the end of this round. Join in first sc of the round. (21)
Note: In the following rounds we will not crochet in the top of the ch in the beginning of the previous round, it’s only used here in order to increase to 21 stitches.
3: With CC, ch 2. [hdc twice in next st, hdc in next st, switch to MC, hdc in next st, switch back to CC] 7 times. Join in the first hdc. (28)
4: With CC ch 2. [hdc twice in next st, hdc in next 2 st, switch to MC, hdc in next st, switch back to CC] 7 times. Join in the first hdc. (35)
5: With MC ch 2. [hdc twice in next st, hdc in next 4 st] 7 times. Join in the first hdc. (42)
6: With MC ch 2. hdc in each st around. Join in the first hdc. (42)
7: With MC ch 2. hdc in next 16 st, switch to CC. hdc in next 6 st, switch to MC. hdc in remaining 20 st. Join in the first hdc. (42)
8: With MC ch 2. hdc in next 15 st, switch to CC. hdc in next 7 st, switch to MC. hdc in remaining 20 st. Join in the first hdc. (42)
9: With MC ch 2. hdc in next 14 st, switch to CC. hdc in next 8 st, switch to MC. hdc in remaining 20 st. Join in the first hdc. (42)
10: With MC ch 2. hdc in next 14 st, switch to CC. hdc in next 6 st, switch to MC. hdc in remaining 22 st. Join in the first hdc. (42)
11: With MC ch 2. hdc in each st around. Join in the first hdc. (42)
12-15:With MC ch 2. [hdc in next st, switch to CC, hdc in next 4 st, switch to MC] 4 times. With MC, hdc in next 2 st. [hdc in next st, switch to CC, hdc in next 4 st, switch to MC] 4 times. Join in the first hdc. (42)
16: With MC ch 1. sc in each st around. Join in first sc. (42)
17: With CC ch 1. sc in each st around. Join in first sc. (42)
Bind off both colors. Weave in loose ends.

Large Button

1: With black yarn and smaller hook, ch 2. sc 6 in 2nd chain from the hook, or use the magic loop method. (6)
2: sc twice in each st around. (12)
3: [sc twice in next st. sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
4: [sc twice in next st. sc in next 2 st] 6 times. (24)
Bind off.

Small Button

With black yarn and smaller hook, repeat round 1 & 2 of the large button. Bind off.

Red Button

With red yarn and smaller hook, repeat round 1 – 3 of the large button. Bind off.

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Enjoy!

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Comments:

  1. This looks like a nice quick & easy!
    What yarn did you use? Bulky like 5 or 6?

  2. Love the hat, Love the photos, and everything in between!