Clone Trooper Hat by Tanis Gray

Clone Trooper Hat

January 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Colorwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
S (L) Shown in size S. Circumference: 19¼ (22) in. / 49 (56) cm Length: 9 (9½) in. / 23 (24) cm
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Created from the DNA of bounty hunter Jango Fett, the clone army was secretly commissioned by Count Dooku and Chancellor Palpatine under false pretenses that it was necessary to protect the Republic from a potential future galactic war. Growing at an accelerated rate on the planet Kamino, the clone army numbered in the thousands and was trained to kill without hesitation. While identical in their appearances, a distinct white helmet and matching armor is worn by most phase one clones—a precursor to armor worn by stormtroopers later on.

Knit in the round from the bottom up, this bold unisex hat starts off with corrugated ribbing. High-contrast clone trooper helmets worked in stranded colorwork march across the body of the hat, just like they would in battle, while the crown decreases spiral upward in the main color. Attach a tassel or pompom to stand out from the other clones.

S (L)
Shown in size S.
Instructions are written for the smallest size, with larger sizes given in parentheses; when only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Circumference: 19¼ (22) in. / 49 (56) cm
Length: 9 (9½) in. / 23 (24) cm

Fingering weight (super fine #1) yarn, shown in The Fiberists Audubon Unum Fingering (100% superwash merino wool; 434 yd. / 397 m per 4 oz. / 114 g hank)
Color A: Graphite (black), 1 hank
Color B: Diamond (white), 1 hank

US 3 / 3.25 mm, 16 in. / 40 cm long circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

29 sts and 44 rnds = 4 in. / 10 cm in chart patt
Make sure to check your gauge.

The chart repeat border is incorrect. The red repeat line should go around sts 1-8 and rnds 1-7 for the bottom border.
The red repeat line should go around sts 1-8 and rnds 33-39 for the top border.
The red repeat line should be the entire middle section for the Clone Trooper helmet (as charted).