Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Princess Leia FREE Crochet Beanie Pattern

IN A GALAXY
FAR, FAR AWAY.......


I was just a young grade schooler when STAR WARS hit the big screen for the first time!!   All the girls were in LOVE with Luke Skywalker and Hahn Solo.  And ALL the girls wanted to be Princess Leia!!!!  

My husband and I managed to pass along this love of STAR WARS to our children!!  And now they are about to release another STAR WARS movie!!!!  YAY!!!!!!

So this Princess Leia Beanie is my gift to the STAR WARS fans of today!!!  ENJOY!!!

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PRINCESS LEIA BEANIE
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MATERIALS:
·         Worsted Weight Yarn, medium 4, Brown, approx. 3.5 ounces (178 yards)
·         Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook
·         Yarn/finishing needle
·         Small amount of polyester fiberfill or batting

GAUGE: 13 hdc = 4 inches, 5 hdc rows = 2 inches

STITCHES USED:
·         Ch = chain
·         Hdc = half double crochet
·         St (sts) = stitch (stitches)
·         Sc = single crochet
·         Sl st = slip stitch
·         Dc = double crochet
·         Dc dec = double crochet decrease

BEANIE:
Rnd 1:  Ch 2, hdc 8 times in 2nd ch from hook. DO NOT JOIN, hat is worked in continuous rounds. Place stitch marker in the last st of each rnd to mark your place.
Rnd 2:  2 hdc in each st around. (16)
Rnd 3:  [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] repeat around to marker. (24)
Rnd 4:  [2 hdc in next st, hdc next 2 sts] repeat around to marker. (32)
Rnd 5:  [2 hdc in next st, hdc next 3 sts] repeat around to marker. (40)
Rnd 6:  [2 hdc in next st, hdc next 4 sts] repeat around to marker. (48)
Rnd 7:  [2 hdc in next st, hdc next 5 sts] repeat around to marker. (56)
Rnd 8:  [2 hdc in next st, hdc next 6 sts] repeat around to marker. (64)
Rnd 9-18: Work 1 hdc in each st around. (64)
Rnd 19: Sc in each st around. Sl st in last st to join.  Finish off, weaving in end securely.

BUNS: make 2. 
Rnd 1:  Ch 2, (2 hdc, 10 dc) in 2nd ch from hook.  DO NOT JOIN, place stitch marker in the last st of each rnd to mark your place. (12)
Rnd 2:  2 dc in each st around to marker. (24)
Rnd 3:  [2 dc in next st, dc next st] repeat around to marker. (36)
Rnd 4:  [2 dc in next st, dc next 2 sts) repeat around to last 3 sts of rnd. (Dc, hdc) in next st, sc next st, sl st in last st. (48)
Rnd 5:  Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in each st around. Sl st in top of 1st dc to join. (48)
Rnd 6:  Ch 2, [dc in next 2 sts, dc dec over next 2 sts] around. Sl st in top of 1st dc to join. (36)
Rnd 7:  Ch 2, [dc in next st, dc dec over next 2 sts] around. Sl st in top of 1st dc to join. (24)
Rnd 8:  Ch 2, dc dec around.  Sl st in top of 1st st to join.  (12) 
Finish off leaving at least 36 inch tail for sewing. 

Stuff the bun lightly with fiberfill, or with several layers of batting cut into circles to fit.  Weave the tail through the stitches of the opening and pull lightly closed, securing with a small knot, do NOT cut tail. 

ATTACHING THE BUNS:
Using the pictures as a guide, stitch the bun to the side of the hat following the spiral row line.  I liked a flatter, more secure bun, so I followed from the center out.  If you want your bun a little more full, just stitch along the line between rows 3 and 4.  Weave ends in securely.  You may want to place the hat on your head to determine the placement of the second bun, or refer to the picture where it is laying on it’s side. 





MAKING THE PART:
Thread a long strand of yarn onto your finishing needle and double the lengths.  Stitch between the edge of the hat and row 4 in the center of the front, pulling tightly to pull rows together.  Weave all ends in securely. 

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Blessings!!!
Amy B