Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Presenting: The R2-D2 Hat
Nerd Wars 2 challenges, I decided to make a matching hat for my Nerd Wars 2 dissertation project & send them to Japan as well. So, I got the soy sauce dispenser out again, which I've been using as a model, & found some graph paper with smaller squares. I took the gauge from the mittens (5.5 stitches per inch with Knit Pick's Swish DK & size 5 needles) & decided to make the hat 104 stitches around. I charted half the hat, & decided to add some asymmetry by duplicate-stitch embroidering details, like the blue patch in the middle & the red patch at the bottom. Then I added crocheted accents as well.