Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Crochet BB-8 Beanie Pattern


I've seen The Force Awakens three times. I think I saw all in about two weeks. It is absolutely one of the best movies I have ever seen. Feeling a little inspired with all the Star Wars awesomeness I decided to make a BB-8 beanie

For the beanie

Hook Size J /10-6.00 MM
Work in continuous rounds 
With white 

Chain 3, sl st together 

Round 1- 6 SC in center of circle 
Round 2- 2 DC in each stitch (12)
Round 3- 2 DC in each stitch (24) Change color to gray 
Round 4- 2 DC in each stitch (48) 
Round 5- 1 DC in each stitch, change color to white
Round 6- 1 DC in each stitch, change color to orange 
Round 7- 1 DC in each stitch, change color to white 
Round 8-11- 1 DC in each stitch
Round 12- There is a lot of color changes in this round. 13 DC in first 13 stitches, 1 orange stitch, 1 white, 1 orange, 1 white, 5 orange, 1 white, 1 orange, 11 white, 3 orange, 1 white, 1 orange, 7 white, change color to gray. 
Round 13- 1 DC in each, change color to white 
Round 14- 1 DC in each 
Round 15- 1 SC in each, sl st into second chain from hook, finish off sew in ends. 

For the big "eye"

Hook size G/6- 4.25 MM 
Work in continuous rounds 
With black

Ch 3, sl st together 
Round 1- 6 SC in center 
Round 2- 1 SC, 2 SC in second, repeat around the round (9)
Round 3- 1 SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the third (12)
Round 4- 1 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the fourth (15)
Round 5- 1 SC in next 4 stitches, 2 SC in fifth (18)
Round 6- 1 SC in next 5 stitches, 2 SC in the sixth (21)
Sl St second chain from hook, finish off, leave long tail to sew onto the hat. 

Use red yarn to give the "eye" a little light. 

For the smaller "eye"

Hook size G/6- 4.25 MM 
Work in continuous rounds 
With black

Ch 3, sl st together 
Round 1- 6 SC in center 
Round 2- 1 SC, 2 SC in second, repeat around the round (9)
Round 3- 1 SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in the third (12) Change color to white
Round 4- 1 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the fourth (15) Change color to black 
Round 5- 1 SC in next 4 stitches, 2 SC in fifth (18)
Sl st second chain from hook, finish off, leave long tail to sew onto hat 


I used poly fiber fill to stuff the eyes so they would hold their shape. If you don't want them so three dimensional you can join rounds instead of doing continuous rounds and they will lay more flat. 

Sew eyes onto the beanie and you're done!

I hope you enjoy the pattern and if you have any questions feel free to contact me. I am normally pretty quick to respond. :)

Download the printable PDF here. 

If you use my pattern send me pictures on Instagram @chocolatebearz or on tumblr. I would love to see what you come up with.