Look who showed up this week it’s BB-8. I have been a Star Wars fan since the beginning saga in the 70’s. The whole idea of a fantasy world is always fun. This past year Star Wars released their latest film “The Force Awakens.” I have to admit that the last few Star Wars movies (Not the original series) was not really my favorites. However, this last film “The Force Awakens” I really liked. I found it refreshening and fun. I really enjoyed the introduction of the new droid BB8. I have been wanting to make a hat inspired by his fun personality but with so many other things going around that it has taken me this long to get around to finally crocheting one. I was finally motivated to make one when a friends grandson asked if I could make him one. Who can say no to a cute little face? Now I think I want to make an Ewok. How fun would that be?
This hat should fit children and some adult. (It fits me.) Here I what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.
Small amounts of Medium weight yarn in Orange, white, black and grey
2 Stitch Markers
Large safety pins (to hold the cameras down while sewing to hat)
To Begin: (white yarn) Magic circle, ch 1, ch 3 (counts as dc here and thru-out), 11 dc, pull circle shut, sl st into 3rd ch
Round 2: ch 3, dc into same st, 2dc in each st, sl st into 3rd ch
Round 3: (change to gray), ch 3, 2 dc into each st, sl st into 3rd ch
Round 4: (change to white), ch 3, dc in next 4 st, *2dc, dc in next 5 st*, rep from * to *, sl st into 3rd ch
Round 5: (change to orange), ch 3, dc in next 23 st, (change to white), dc into next 10 st, (change to orange), 1 dc in ea st to end of round, sl st into 3rd ch
Round 6 – 9: (change to white), ch 3, dc in ea st, sl st into 3rd ch
Round 10 – 11: [You will be using both white and orange) In orange ch 3, dc into next 3, (white) *dc in next 2 st, (orange), dc in the next 4 st,* rep from * to * 3 times, (orange), dc in next st, (white) dc in the next 16 st, (orange) *dc in next 4 st, (white, dc in next 2 st,*rep from * to * 2 times, (orange) dc in remaining st, sl st into 3rd ch
Round 12: (gray) ch 3, dc in ea st, sl st into 3rd chain, fasten off.
Large camera in black: (In black) magic circle, ch 3 (counts as dc), 11 dc into circle, pull shut, sl st into 3rd ch
Round 2: ch 2, hdc into same st, 2hdc in ea st, sl st into 2nd ch
Round 3: ch 2, hdc into same st,* hdc, 2hdc in ea st*, sl st into 2nd ch, fasten off
Medium camera: (black), magic circle, ch 2 (counts as hdc), 11 hdc into circle, pull shut, sl st into 2nd ch
Round 2: (white), ch 2, hdc into same st, 2hdc in ea st, sl st into 2nd ch
Round 3: (gray), ch 1, sc into same st, *2sc, sc, * rep from * to * thru out round, sl st into 1st st, fasten off
Small camera: (white) magic circle, ch 1, 11 sc into circle, pull circle st, sl st into 1st st
Round 2: ch 1, sc into same st, 2sc into each st, sl st into 1st st,
Round 3: (gray) sl st into each st, fasten off
Putting it all together:
Please use the photo above as a reference for placement of cameras. In the large and medium cameras of my hat I added small white stitches on the black to duplicate light reflecting on the camera. If you add this dots please make sure they both face in the same direction on both lens when placing on the black.
Using color to match the camera you are sewing on use the yarn and a yarn needle and stitch the camera circle onto your hat. You will be placing the circles on the white section of the hat.
If you are more of a visual person I have also created a YouTube step-by-step Tutorial. The video tutorial is dividing into 4 videos. I try to make sure my direction are free of errors. If there is a mistake please let me know. Enjoy making your little ones this hat.