(I had a post with just the Leia hat, but I took some more pictures, so I wanted to make a new blog post.)
My son has a Chewbakka costome for Halloween, that he has had since I was first pregnant with him, because my husband and I are such Star Wars fans. He wanted to have a total Star Wars themed wedding, and dress up as Vader, but I drew the line at a wedding in costume, and allowed Star Wars themed music instead. So with my son being Chewbakka, since his costume finally fits, I decided that my daughter would be Leia for Halloween, and made her a Princess Leia hat. After completion, I liked it so much that I needed to make my son a Star Wars hat too, so they could match all winter long. So last night, and finishing up this morning, I made a Yoda hat.
I still want to add some straps, to tie under her chin so it stays in place better, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. The skein cost me $2.23 at Wal-Mart, and I have most of the skein still left. She'll be wearing a white sweatshirt, and some white pants, so she stays warm while we trick-or-treat. I got the idea for the buns here. It's not exactly the same, I had to modify it to fit a baby, but it's generally the same concept.
For my son's Yoda hat, I actually already had the perfect green. And his used less yarn than the Liea hat, even though his head isn't much bigger than my daughter's humongous noggin. I tried finding a pattern online, but as usual, I didn't find anything satisfying. I tried making the forehead bumpy/wrinkly, but it didn't turn out perfectly. I think I could do better. I sort of just randomly tried things as the hat progressed in size.
My daughter, she seems pretty happy with it, so that's all that matters.
My son in his hat, he loves hats. I can't ever get them away from him after I put them on him to snap a picture.
Well, that's my latest work. I actually have about 6 other projects to share, but they're gifts for people, and I'm afraid to post them, as they might stumble upon my blog and ruin the surprise. Soon though, soon. :-D
Until then, Happy Crocheting!