Have you joined the Resistance? We are huge Star Wars fans and proud members of the Rebel Scum. When a dear friend asked if I could create a Princess Leia cap for her baby girl's photo shoot, I jumped at the chance. This crocheted hat is adorable, simple, and you can create it during a nap! Don't crochet? No problem, you could also adapt this to a pre-purchased knit or crocheted hat.
If you love to crochet, but need an easy beenie pattern, I found a fabulous one over at Left In Knots. There are multiple sizes, you could create matching Princess Leia caps for May the 4th!
I used a dark brown acrylic yarn, easy to wash and durable for little kids. I used Vanna's Choice in Chocolate.
Next you will cut 36 pieces of yarn measuring one yard. Pull out that yard stick and let the kiddos help. It doesn't have to be crazy accurate. Divide the stack in half - two sets of 18 pieces. Now with each set you will create a large braid - 3 groups of 6. Just a traditional braid - again, you could enlist you kiddos to help with this. It's a fabulous fine motor activity.
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. Make it nice and tight, don't worry about the seams showing - it all blends in.
Place the beanie on and decide placement of the braid buns, but they are basically low to the cuff and centered. Sew them on and call it a day!Wasn't that easy? Now you and your strong girls can join the Rebel Alliance or party hard on May the 4th Be With You! Have questions? Drop me an email or comment below.
Are you looking for more Star Wars fun? I have a fun baking blog over at Sweet Jenny Belle. I recently created a round up of all my galactic fun cookie and cupcake tutorials, recipes and ideas. Whether you are with the Rebel Alliance or have gone to the Dark Side, we always have cookies!