Friday, October 28, 2016

Freebie Friday - Droid Beanies!

Crocheted using the Built For Speed Beanie pattern.  If you need a different size, or have trouble sizing your basic bucket, there is an appendix in the back that can help.

The Droid Beanies pattern is available on Ravelry HERE, or you can download a .pdf HERE.

For an adult hat I used:

About 150 yards soft worsted like Caron Simply Soft. If you use heavier worsted like Vanna’s Choice or I Love This Yarn, reduce your increase rounds by one (i.e. stop increasing at 60 st)

Circles and squares were made from remnants – use what you’ve got, right?

H/5mm hook

Let's Make BB-8!

White worsted yarn, small amount of light gray, scraps of orange, red and black.

There are some color changes within some of the rounds, if you aren't comfortable making color changes, just work the entire round in that color. It will be great!


1. With white. Use Magic Loop or Ch 3, 11 dc in first ch, join with sl st to top of ch3. 12 dc




















2. Ch 3, 2 dc in next st and each st around, dc in joining st, join with sl st to top of ch 3. 24 dc

3. Ch 3, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, dc in joining st, join with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc Change to gray by using it to finish your last dc.















4. Ch 3, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, dc in joining st, join with sl st to top of ch 3. 48 dc

5. Ch 3, *dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, dc in joining st, join with sl st to top of ch 3. 60 dc Change to white.

6. Ch 3, *dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, dc in joining st, joing with sl st to top of ch 3. 72 dc Change to orange.

7. Ch 3, dc in next 60 st around. Change to white and work last 12 dc, join. 72 dc







8-12. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. 72 dc

13-16. Post stitch ribbing = Alternate front post dc and back post dc around.

Work 1 round white, 2 rounds orange, 1 round gray. Fasten off.














If you want to get extra creative with the orange in rounds 15 and 16, try alternating with white changing colors within the row like this:

5W, 2O (1W,2O,1W,4O,2W,5O) three times, (1W, 2O, 1W, 3O) once, 13W = 72 st





It's ok to just let the unused yarn "float" along the inside.  Be sure to allow enough room for a little stretching so it fits ok.






Your hat should look something like this!











Using photos as guides, crochet embellishments separately and sew onto beanie.

Small gray sensor:

1. Magic Loop with 10sc (or Ch 2 and work 10sc in first chain). Join with a slip stitch and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto beanie.

Medium gray and black lens:

1. Start with black. Magic Loop with 12 hdc (or Ch 2 and work 12 hdc in first chain). Join with a slip stitch and change to gray. 12 hdc

2. 2 sc in each st. Join with a slip stitch and change back to black. 24 sc

3. Slip stitch into the back loop only around. 24 blo slst Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto beanie.

Large black and red lens:

1. With red, Magic Loop with 10sc (or Ch 2 and work 10sc in first chain). Join with a slip stitch and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto black lens. Set aside.

1-2. With black, work the first two rounds of the hat, i.e. 12 dc and 24 dc.

3. *black loop only sc in next st, 2 blo sc in next st*, repeat from * to * around. 36 blo sc Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto beanie.


To sew pieces into place, I use a simple whipstitch around the edge.







It will show from the inside, but unless you plan on wearing your hat inside out., that's ok!


Be sure to tie off the tail and weave in the end.






Not a bad likeness!  Now that you know how to customize your Built For Speed Beanie... the possibilities are endless!


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