Thursday, February 28, 2013

Crochet Stormtrooper Beanie

So, my boyfriend and I have been into Star Wars lately. I thought it would be a cool idea to come up with a Stromtrooper beanie and this is what I came up with.

First things first we need a basic beanie. I used this pattern here. I used the medium sized hat pattern but it ended being a bit too small for my head. I also didn't add tassels to make it look more helmet-y.

For these appliqu├ęs they were fit for the hat size I made. If you decide to make a bigger hat you may have to adjust these to fit correctly. I think using a bigger hook should do the trick.

For the eyes, make two

Hook size H

Chain 11, turn
Row 2: SC 10, Ch 1, turn
Row 3: SC 2 together, SC in next six stitches, SC 2 together. Ch 1 and turn
Row 4: SC 2 together, SC in next four stitches, SC 2 together. Ch 1 and turn
Row 5: SC 2 together, SC in next two stitches, SC 2 together, Ch 1 and turn
Row 6: SC 2 together, SC 2 together
Finish off, leave long enough tail to sew the eyes on. 

For the black strip for the top of the beanie 

Hook size H

Ch 31, turn
Row 2: SC second chain from hook, 30, ch 1, turn
Row 3: SC 30
Finish off

For the chin

Hook size I

Ch 6, turn
Row 2: SC 5, Ch 1, turn
Row 3: SC 2 together, SC 1, SC 2 together, ch 1, turn
Row 4: SL stitch, 1 Sc, SL stitch
Finish off, leave tail long enough to sew on.

For the mouth, with gray 

Hook size H

Ch 20, turn
Row 2: SC second chain from hook, SC 19
Finish off.

Finishing the beanie





Sew the headpiece and eyes to the beanie. For the mouth, fold the piece in half to look like a V. Sew it on to look like the Stormtroopers mouth. With black yarn make lines going down on the mouth. I threaded through the back and wrapped it around the front and did that twice for each line to make it a little thicker. Sew on the chin piece.

That's it!

Here's what it looks like on!

                   I kind of like these action shots more than the posed ones. I was going to fall off that brick.  

If you have any questions feel free to ask.