R2D2 hat with adjustable stripe pattern by Ruby Copperhead

R2D2 hat with adjustable stripe pattern

February 2011
Adjustable for all sizes
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This pattern is available for free.

I’ve been drooling over R2D2 hats for a while and always wanted to make one for a friend. But when I wanted to get started, I realized that all those gorgeous hats I could find just freehanded the stripes. They did look good with it - but somehow, I couldn’t bring myself to do that. I wanted the stripe pattern to be accurate, or as close to it as possible.
One would assume that the internet would provide the world with at least one useful back view of R2D2. Ha. I actually had to rewatch the movie to check if the little toy I wanted to use as a reference matched the movie. Luckily it did. It’s unbelievable, a little cheap thing that had come out of a fast food restaurant’s paper bag held more information than the internet.

So I made hats, four so far, with different sized yarn and needles, and made the pattern adjustable for all sizes.

You need:

  • Blue and grey yarn,
  • Scraps of red and black yarn
  • Crochet hook in a size that matches your yarn