Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Boba Fett Hat Pattern

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.
darning needle
size 10 circular needle
stitch marker

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.)

Decrease Rounds:

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.


  1. Oooh! I think my son will like this. I considered the R2D2 a while back but my stranded knitting skills aren't that good.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you ...

  2. I am new to this. Could you give me easy directions? : ) thank you.

  3. I definitely will help you out in any way that I can. It would help if I knew exactly where you are at in your knitting knowledge and then we can break it down from there.

    Email me at katiedidcrafts@gmail.com and I can help you break this down.

  4. Are the directions for a kid's hat or adults? My husband wants one so I need to make sure I make it the right size. Thanks!

  5. This hat was made for an adult guy friend. So it was a pretty average size.

  6. Thanks Katie! Can't wait to make it for him.