Knitted Yoda Hat
Finished size: 18-21” stretched to fit child or small adult (fits me!)
Gauge: 22 sts/4” on 4.5mm dpn or circulars
Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK in Shade 020
Quantity: 1 ball (125m /126 yards)
Cast on 88 stitches and join to knit in the round.
K2p2 rib for 1.5”
Knit every round for ½”
Knitting the forehead wrinkles - this is “freeform” . I knitted 3 ridges as follows:
Row1 and 2: purl 22 stitches knit rest of round
Row 3 and 4: knit round
Row 5 and 6: knit 2 purl 18 knit 2, knit rest of round
Row 7 and 8: knit round
Row 9 and 10: purl 22 stitches, knit rest of round
Knit all rounds until hat measures 5” (more if you have a bigger head!)
Start decreases as follows:
Row 1: (k9 k2tog) repeat
Row 2: knit
Row 3: (k8 k2tog) repeat
Row 4: knit
Row 5: (k7 k2tog) repeat
Row 6: knit
Row 7: (k6 k2tog) repeat
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: (k5 k2tog) repeat
Row 10: (k4 k2tog) repeat
Row 11: (k3 k2tog) repeat
Row 12: k2tog repeat
Row 13: k2tog break yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Secure.
Ears - Knit 2 the same. Following a suggestion of some of the knitters I knit the latest ears with the yarn held double which made them stiffer:
Cast on 11 stitches leaving approx 12” tail.
Knit every stitch working back and forth.
Knit 3 rows
Next row increase by knitting into the front and back of the first and last stitch
Knit 1 row
Next row increase by knitting into the front and back of the first and last stitch (15 stitches)
Knit 7 rows
Decreases as follows:
- Knit 6 k2tog knit 7 (14)
- Knit 6 k2tog knit 6 (13
- Knit 5 k2tog knit 6 12
- Knit 5 k2tog knit 5 11
- Knit 4 k2tog knit 5 10
- Knit 4 k2tog knit 4 9
- Knit 3 k2tog knit 4 8
- Knit 3 k2tog knit 3 7
- Knit 2 k2tog knit 3 6
- Knit 2 k2tog knit 2 5
- Knit 1 k2tog knit 2 4
- Knit 1 k2tog knit 1 3
- Knit 1 k2tog
- k2tog break thread and draw through stitch to secure. Hide thread by weaving through purl bumps
Weave in ends.
Use cast-on thread from ears to secure to hat at sides. I sewed the ears with a slight fold so that the top of the ear was slightly forward of the bottom of the ear to create a floppy appearance.
May the Force be with you.
If anyone knits one of these I would be interested to hear about it!