This year’s Halloween theme is Star Wars. One of the little boys wants to be a storm trooper, and the other will be Yoda, ready to be carried on Luke Skywalker’s back when he gets tired!
I know there are plenty of patterns out there for Yoda Hats, but this one is free for all!
You will need:
- Materials: 1 skein Worsted Weight (4) yarn in light green
- Skills: Single Crochet, Working in the round (spiral)
- Tools: Crochet Hook J-10/6.0mm; Scissors; Yarn Needle
Step 1: Make a Beanie
- Use the hat pattern of your choice to make a beanie that fits the head of the child (or adult!) for whom the hat is intended.
- Use the J-10/6.0mm hook and two strands of yarn to match the ears!
- Before adding the ears, make sure to try on the hat!
Step 2: Make Yoda Ears.
- Use the J-10/6.0mm hook and two strands of yarn. This will make nice stiff ears that won’t droop!
- Leaving an 8″ tail, make a large slip knot. In the slip knot, Single Crochet 16. Pull on the tail to tighten.
- Rounds 1-4: SC 16.
- Round 5: [SC 6, sc2tog] x 2 (14 stitches)
- Round 6: [sc 5, sc2tog] x 2 (12 stitches)
- Round 7: [sc 4, sc 2 tog] x 2 (10 stitches)
- Round 8: [sc 3, sc2tog] x 2 (8 stitches)
- Round 9: [sc 2, sc2tog] x 2 (6 stitches)
- Round 10: [sc 1, sc2tog] x 2 (4 stitches)
- Slip stitch into the 1st stitch of the round. Cut yarn, leaving a 4″ tail. Using a yarn needle, thread yarn through each of stitch of the last round and cinch closed. Hide the yarn inside the ear.
Step 3: Attach Ears
- Pin Ears to either side of the hat, about 1/2″ above the bottom.
- Using a yarn needle and the long yarn tail at the base of the ear, whip stitch ear to hat, perpendicular to the rows.
- Weave the loose end of the tail into the inside of the hat. Trim.
- Repeat on the other side.
Step 4: Be Awesome
- Wear your Yoda Hat as part of a costume, or for everyday awesomeness! May the force be with you!
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