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Star Wars Twi'lek Hat
Star Wars Twi'lek Hat by Sara Jean
Crochet
Hooks & yarn
5.0 mm (H)
Red Heart Super Saver Solids
Notes

I totally ditched the pattern and didn’t even look at the photo of the pattern-I used an actual picture of Aayla Secura, Twi’lek Jedi. SO glad I wrote down what I did because I LOVE this hat!!!! ♥ I lovingly shaped the lekku so that they had a gentle curvature as I didn’t like the way some of the finished projects tended to bend…totally not a natural looking lekku. I also tried to better recreate the ears and the brown band around the base of the hat. The following is what I did to make my hat. I am very George McFlyish when it comes to confidence in my pattern writing (scared of rejection) but I want to know if I’ve done this in a way that others understand, so I’m gulping down my fear and sticking it out there:

Dec: YO, insert in next stitch, pull up loop, YO insert hook in next stitch, pull up loop, YO and pull through all loops on hook
BegDCCL: ch 2, YO, insert hook in next stitch, pull up loop, YO, drop 2 loops, YO and pull through remaining loops
DCCL: YO, insert in next stitch, pull up loop, YO, drop 2 loops, YO, insert in next stitch, pull up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO pull through remaining loops

Hat, adult hat circumference=22”

  1. With the blue you have chosen: Magic ring, 12 dc in ring; join
  2. Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same dc, %2dc in each dc around; join
  3. Ch 2, 2 dc in next dc,%dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from % around, join
  4. Ch 2, dc in next dc, %2dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from % around; join
  5. Ch 2, dc in next 4dc, %2dc in next dc, dc in next 8 dc; repeat from % around (just dc in the remaining stitches and in the very last stitch put 2dc -there is an odd number on this row); join (55 dc)
  6. Ch 2, dc in each dc around; join
  7. Repeat round 6 Repeat round 6
  8. Repeat round 6
  9. Repeat round 6
  10. Repeat round 6; finish off blue
  11. With brown, repeat round 6
  12. In BL ONLY, repeat round 6
  13. Ch 1, sl st around BP of beginning ch 2 of round 12, BPDC in each dc around; join (55 stitches)
  14. Repeat round 6
  15. Repeat round 13
  16. This begins the first earflap: ch 1, sl st around BP of beginning ch 2 of round 15, BPDC in next 10 stitches, leave the rest unworked (11 stitches)
  17. Turn, sl st in 1st stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, hdc in net 2 stitches, dc in next stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, sl in last stitch
  18. Sl in sc, sc in 2 stitches, hdc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, sl st in last stitch
  19. Dec, sc in 3 stitches, dec
  20. Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (5 sc)
  21. Repeat round 20 (continue repeating round 20 until your strap is 5” or desired length-it should reach about an inch past the center of underneath your chin; finish off Find placement for 2nd flap (this works best if you put the hat on and use a piece of yarn to mark where the next ear flap should be) place marker where you would like your second ear flap to begin and then repeat rows 16-21 do NOT finish off
  22. Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 3, skip next 3 sc, sc in last sc
  23. EDGING: ch 1, sc around the posts on the side of the ear flap, continue to sc along the back edge of the hat and around the posts of the side of the next ear flap. Place 3 sc in the corner of ear flap, sc along edge of ear flap, 3 sc in corner of ear flap, sc around posts of side of ear flap, along the front of the earflap BPDC in each stitch along front of hat, sc around posts of next ear flap, 3 sc in corner of ear flap, sc in next sc and in each chain, sc in sc, 3 sc in corner; Join with sl to first sc. Finish off. Sew a button onto the bottom.

Ears-make two (the little blue balls on either side of earflap)

  1. With blue Magic ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring; join
  2. Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, %2sc in next sc, sc in next sc; reapat from % around, join (15 sc)
  3. Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join (15 sc)
  4. Repeat round 3; finish off leaving a tail to sew in place. Lightly stuff and sew onto earflap using photo as guide

Lekku (Lek is singular or brain tails-sometimes called tchun-tchin by other species) (make two) VERY LIGHTLY stuff AS YOU GO-this makes it much easier to make sure you are only lightly stuffing it, while still getting it to the very tips of the lekku.

  1. Magic ring, ch 2 (counts as dc for the remainder of lekku), 4 dc in magic ring; join
  2. Ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc in net 3 dc; join (6 stitches)
  3. Ch 2, dc in each dc (6 stitches)
  4. Repeat round 3
  5. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (7 stitches)
  6. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (8 stitches)
  7. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (9 stitches)
  8. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (10 stitches)
  9. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (11 stitches)
  10. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (12 stitches)
  11. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (13 stitches)
  12. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (14 stitches)
  13. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (15 stitches)
  14. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (16 stitches)
  15. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (17 stitches)
  16. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (18 stitches)
  17. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (19 stitches)
  18. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (20 stitches)
  19. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (21 stitches)
  20. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (22 stitches)
  21. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (23 stitches)
  22. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (24 stitches)
  23. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (25 stitches)
  24. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (26 stitches)
  25. Ch 2, 2dc in next dc, dc in remaining dc (27 stitches)
  26. Ch 2, dc in remaining dc, (27 stitches)
  27. Repeat round 26
  28. Repeat round 26
  29. Repeat round 26
  30. Repeat round 26
  31. Repeat round 26
  32. Repeat round 26
  33. (shaping rounds) BegDCCL, DCCL, DCCL, dc in next 10 dc, 2dc in next 3 dc, dc in next 8 dc; join
  34. BegDCCL, DCCL, dc in next 11 stitches, 2dc in next 3 stitches, dc in next 7 stitches, DCCL; join
  35. Ch 2, dc in each dc (27 stitches)
  36. Repeat round 34
  37. BegDCCL, DCCL, dc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, 2 sc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, dc in next 3 stitches, DCCL; join
  38. BegDCCL, DCCL, dc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next 3 stitches, sc in 5 stitches dc in next 4 stitches, DCCL
  39. BegDCCL, DCCL, dc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, 2sc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, dc in next 4 stitches, DCCL; join
  40. Ch 2, dc in next 5 stitches, hdc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 10 stitches, hdc in next 3 stitches, dc in next 5 stitches; join (27 stitches)
  41. Repeat round 40; finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Look at photo for placement. Make sure to finish your lightly stuffing and then sew onto hat.

Decorative laces (make 2)
Chain 280 (or amount needed to start at base of blue on hat and wind up and around lekku and back down to the back of the hat secured to the base of blue in back.
I used some regular thread and a needle to tack these in place, even though they seem to want to stay, if you do plan on wearing this, they will slide down. I tacked it at each intersection

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January 15 2014
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by Red Heart
Aran
100% Acrylic
364 yards / 198 grams
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  • Project created: January 13, 2014
  • Finished: January 15, 2014
  • Updated: June 28, 2015