I was asked for a Boba Fett hat approximately a year ago. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift 2009. That obviously didn't happen unless I was severely behind on my blogging. Nope, just severely behind on my projects.
Fast forward to 2010. I decided it was time to buckle down and pump this hat out. Turns out waiting this long and mulling over a projects makes it better. I was so happy with how this hat turned out.
It is a very basic hat design with some colorwork on it. I tried to make it as simple as possible because I had so many projects to do.
To go into a little bit more detail on the colorwork I simply switched colors, making sure I twisted the strand when changing colors as to not have a hole. VERY IMPORTANT! Then once I was finished I tied the loose end up and trimmed them. I also attempted burning them slightly to make sure the knots stayed. This worked for me but can be risky.
What you need:
Worsted weight green, black and maroon yarn.
size 10 circular needle
Boba Fett Hat Pattern
Cast on 80 stitches
Join in the round making sure not to twist your stitches.
Round 1-3: Green 30, Maroon 6, Black 8, Maroon 6, Green 30. I worked these rounds in a K2, P2 pattern to the end.
Round 4-6:Continue in the same colorwork pattern as stated above with Knit the entire round (take out the Purl stitches)
Round 7-9: Maroon K36, Black K8, Maroon K36
Round 10-12: Black K to end
Round 13-15: Maroon K to end
Round 15- desired length of hat: Green K to end of round (I made my hat coming to about the middle of my ears aprox 5-6in.)
Round 1: *K8 K2tog* to end of round
Round 2 and all other even rounds: K
Round 3: *K7 K2tog* to end of round
Round 5: *K6 K2tog* to end of round
Round 7: *K5 K2tog* to end of round
Round 9: *K4 K2tog* to end of round
Round 11: *K3 K2tog* to end of round
Round 13: *K2 K2tog* to end of round
Round 15: *K2tog* to end of round
Take darning needle and tie off remain stitches and weave in ends.