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BB-8 Inspired Hat

Before the new Star Wars move opened in theatres, I made a few R2D2 hats for family. After I saw the movie I had to see if I could make up a BB-8 inspired hat, but there was no pattern. So I made my own chart.

BB-8 Inspired Hat

Based on this R2D2 Hat Pattern (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113657.0)

Knit in the round Intarsia in the round  or Flat Intarsia and seam up.

Needles: 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm or whatever gets you a hat that suits your need.

Yarn: Use medium weight yarn (I used a combination of Paton’s Décor and Red Heart Supersaver) in white (main colour), Grey, Black, Orange (I used Paton’s Décor Mandarin) and a very small bit of red.

Directions:

  • Cast on 90 stitches in Grey. Join carefully without twisting.
  • Knit one inch in non-rolling ribbing of your choice (I did k3, p 2).
  • Change to larger needle
  • Knit the chart starting on bottom right.BB8 Chart UPDATE JAN 1 2016  BB8 Chart NEW Dec 30 2015. Switch to Intarsia method for rows 7 – 17 and note the decreases right to the top. – The images here are of my second attempt… I intend to do less grey and more white on my third and that’s what the chart reflects.
  • Use Purl stitches to show the creases in the top of its head. I made two circles.
  • And then weave in your ends.

Let me know if there are any issues with this. I’m at caracastson@gmail.com. I intend no copyright infringement for Star Wars or Disney. Just a fun knitting project.

 

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I have three lots of yarn for sale – mostly because I have too much yarn and that I’m currently kind of on a lace knitting kick.  Prices do not include shipping – pick up or local drop off in Ottawa is preferred. Contact me by e-mail at caracastson <at> gmail <dot> com if you’re interested.

Lot 1 $30 – Brown Wool by Rainbow Rock 17 skeins

  • Colour: Brown (the photo comes out grey, but it is a kind of heather chocolate brown colour).  Most skeins have ball bands.
  • Colourway: G-00-29-c
  • 100g per skein
  • 100% Wool (looks a lot like Briggs and Little Heritage).  Made in Ontario – purchased near Carleton Place.
  • Gauge: 15 Sts = 10cm (4″) on 6mm needles or 13 sts. = 5 cm (2″) on 4.5 mm needles.
  • Smoke free home – skeins have scent of sheep

Brown Yarn with ball band Brown group

Lot 2 $30 – Beige Wool by Rainbow Rock 16 skeins

  • Colour: Beige/light natural tan –  Most skeins have ball bands.
  • Colourway: G-00-29-d
  • 100g per skein
  • 100% Wool (looks a lot like Briggs and Little Heritage). Made in Ontario – purchased near Carleton Place.
  • Gauge: 15 Sts = 10cm (4″) on 6mm needles or 13 sts. = 5 cm (2″) on 4.5 mm needles.
  • Smoke free home – skeins have scent of sheep

Beige group Beige with ball band

Lot 3 $40 –  Bale of Grey toned yarn – 30 skeins (no ball bands)

  • Colour: Grey (kind of a heather grey)
  • Colourway: Unknown
  • approx 100g per skein
  • believed to be 100% Wool (looks like Briggs and Little Heritage) – bale was purchased at the same time as the other lots so I am guessing that it is from Rainbow Rock too.
  • similar to other lots – Gauge: 15 Sts = 10cm (4″) on 6mm needles or 13 sts. = 5 cm (2″) on 4.5 mm needles.
  • Smoke free home – skeins have scent of sheep

Grey bale Bale Close up

Let me know if you’re interested.

Who’d have thought that was an option?  Nike is making a knit running shoe.

Sea Glass bracelets

I think I’m going to have to go into my Mom’s Feed Reader and remove my blog from her favourites… I’m never going to be able to surprise her for Birthdays or Christmas.  Hi Mom!

This summer’s trip to New Brunswick will be pretty busy, but one of my priorities is to find me some sea glass.  I will keep this sweet little craft idea in mind.

As found on Makezine.com http://makezine.com/craft/how-to-sea-glass-bracelet/

Crocheted flowers

I don’t have any need for a wedding bouquet, but this is a neat idea I’ll tuck away for later.  Maize Hutton has been making a Crocheted Flower Wedding Bouquet and has some simple but elegant flower patterns.

In addition, I just made one of her crocheted crowns!.  So Cute!

http://www.mrsjanuary.com/simple-living/unique-gifts-from-books/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mrsjanuary+%28MrsJanuary.com%29

I am always looking for unitque gift ideas… this is cool!

Weight Watchers

I’ve gone back.  Again.  This is my, uh, fifth (maybe sixth?) time going back since 1999.  I’m concerned that I’m overweight, single, unhappy with myself, and almost 40.  Perhaps this is the February blahs taking over, but it is four months till I turn 40.  14 Weeks – if I lost 1 pound per week, I’d be a lot further ahead than I am now.

today’s thing… Power Foods (likely only available to WW online subscribers). If I eat “real” food, and stop when I’m full, I can eat whatever I want.  I need to make it like a game.

Think good thoughts.