Monday, May 4, 2015

Princess Leia - Crochet Beanie Mini Tutorial

When a dear friend asked if I could create a Princess Leia cap for her baby girl, I jumped at the chance. This hat is adorable, simple, and you can create it during a nap!

First, you will need to crochet a basic beanie in a dark brown hair color. You can use any basic beanie, I used a hdc pattern because I like that stitch.
Next you will cut 36 pieces of yarn cut to one yard. Divide the stack in half - so two sets of 18 pieces. With each set you will create a large braid - 3 sets of 6.
Then gently roll the braid into what kind of looks like a cinnamon roll. Using a yarn needle and another long piece of yarn, sew the bun layers together.

Place the beanie on and decide placement of the braid buns. Sew them on and call it a day!
SOOOOOOOO easy and check out the final results..

Is my friend's baby the *most* adorable Princess Leia ever? You can easily adapt this into any size. I'm considering making myself one for snowboarding season!

Having trouble locating a basic beanie tutorial? Let me know and I'll email you my favorite, or check out Ravelry.

**EDITED 9/6/12
I have received many emails requesting what pattern I use. For a basic HDC crochet beanie, Craftsy has an excellent & FREE one here.

Thank you for the pins and email love for this pattern!

10 comments:

Elisabeth Spivey said...

Thanks so much for your fabulous tutorial! It was sooo easy! I was glad to see you enjoyed the little post ;)

Anette said...

Thank you for the toturial - a little baby Lea in Denmark, will be wearing one soon.

misshollywood said...

hey thank you!! :)

A Girl and Her Yarn Boutique said...

thank you so much!!

Anonymous said...

Can you make this for an adult as well?

Rochelle said...

This is just precious!!!! I think I need to make this for my baby girl!

Yolanda Soto Lopez said...

This is so adorable. This is such a cute baby. Thanks for sharing

Morgan said...

Thank you! Best tutorial I could find.

Gemma said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial, I made a Princess Leia beanie for a friends newborn she looks so cute it in! This was the best I could find!

Linked to it in my blog ... https://crochetspider.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/learnt-to-make-hats-at-long-last-i-have-herh-herh-herh/

Lee Ann said...

How adorable!!! I love this Princess Leia Star Wars beanie! Thank you very much! :)

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