I recently finished my first R2D2 Crocheted (Slouchy) Beanie.
It’s a copy-written pattern from The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton.
I give my review of the pattern on Ravelry, but in a nut-shell, it’s not a pattern for beginners, and the gauge was a little off.
I used an old Red Heart royal blue yarn and silver Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn.
Again, I stress, I CANNOT put the pattern here on this website! Sorry, but I’m not breaking any copyright rules that way.
Just buy the book from Amazon, or put it on your wish list for your birthday. (That’s how I got it!)
~~~~~~~~~I do have personal photos of every round that I am going to share with you below.~~~~~~~~~
Few warnings: (1) Although I did the gauge, I should have used a size G-hook. (2) I made one mistake and very clearly marked it on the photo of that round. (3) I re-wrote several rounds. Those rounds are written here, but have NOT been checked for consistency. I’m not sure if I will make another hat, although I want to.
Let’s begin with gauge –
To do the gauge: Row 1 -ch 13, dc in third chain from the hook, turn; row 2-ch 3, dc in next st (counts as first dc) & across (12) dc sts
This is the H-hook gauge, closer to what is asked for in the book and what I used to actually make the beanie.
G-hook gauge compared to H-hook gauge
Here are the photos of my beanie, complete with descriptions. I hope it helps you!
End of round 1.
End of round 2.
End of round 3.
End of round 4.
End of round 5.
End of round 6.
Outside view of round 7 complete.
Inside view of round 7 complete.
End of round 8.
End of round 9. This row begins the blue part of the eye background.
As stated in the pattern, you will be carrying the yarn off and on throughout the remaining part of the hat.
Photo collage of round 10.
I re-wrote round 11 – Sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in the next 5 sts, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, sc with gray in the next st switching to blue, sc w/blue in next 10 sc, switch to gray in last st of blue, sc with gray in next st, ** sc in next 5sts, 2 sc in next st**, repeat from ** to ** 4 more times; join w/sl st to first st. (If sts are remaining, sc in each st to slip st to first sc of round.)
Round 11 – I MADE A MISTAKE! Don’t do it. you can get the eye section to match by ending the blue on the last stitch of blue.
Again, I’m not perfect, and I messed up this row. But I fixed it in the end.
Hints on round 12.
I re-wrote rounds 13 and 14:
Round 13 – Place a marker in the 19th gray dc to the left of LCS (eye patch.) Sc in joining st, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 3 more times, switching to blue in last st for LCS; carry and drop yarn as in previous rounds, w/blue sc in next 11 sts. Drop blue yarn but carry it under sts. W/gray, **sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st**, repeat from ** to ** once more; w/blue sc in next 2 sts, drop and carry blue yarn, w/gray sc in next 9sts, 2 sc in next st, w/blue sc in next st, w/gray sc in next st, w/blue, sc in next st, w/gray sc in until last st. Join w/sl st to first sc.
Note: The pattern suggests to finish off the blue yarn and re-start it. I chose to carry it through, and you can kind-of see it in the finished product. It’s your choice.
Round 14 – Place a marker 5 sc to the right of the right edge of the LCS (eye patch area). W/gray ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 2 more times; w/blue sc in next 4 sts, w/gray sc in next st, w/blue, sc in next 11 sts; finish off blue. W/gray **sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st**, repeat from ** to ** once more, sc until the last st of row, 2 sc in last st. Join w/sl st to first st.
This collage shows both rounds 13 and 14.
This collage shows the front and back of rounds 15 and 16.
This is the front of the crocheted part of the hat complete. I just need to weave in the ends. (I know you see the mistake!)
This is the back of the finished pattern of the beanie.
I sewed on buttons rather than crocheted embellishments for the eye and the red spot on the front.
I hope you make one too! I love mine and its currently too hot to wear it, but you bet I’ll be wearing it this winter. When and if I have time (hear me laughing in the background) I want to make one each for my family! <Big sigh. I can dream can’t I?>
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