“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” ~ Princess Leia
This is a fun pattern that is fairly simple to knit. It is knit is 3 pieces (1 hat portion and 2 side coils). The hat portion is knit single stranded in the round with effortless shaping. The coils are knit double stranded in i-cord.
This pattern comes in 3 sizes: small, perfect for a new baby or great as a baby shower gift for Star Wars fans; medium, an ideal kid’s size; and large which will fit an adult!
To see more wonderful projects by Amanda Kaffka, please visit her website: thecraftyjackalope.com
Click to see the Yoda Hat as well.
Kit includes pdf & printed pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here. Yarn Loop has included some options for creating an "aged Leia" hairdo, too, for the truly fun at heart grandmas.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Rialto Ara by Debbie Bliss (100% Merino Wool; 50g/87yds): 2 (3, 3) Skeins. Shown in Chocolate. This yarn has been discontinued. Please select from the following:
ALTERNATE YARN: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/205 yds): 1 (1, 2) skeins. For a silkier, shinier wig, use this single ply merino yarn. Extremely soft merino wool for those who get itchy easily.
ALTERNATE YARN: Woolstok by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Fine Highland Wool; 50g/123yds): 2 (2, 3) Skeins. Beautifully heathered to make great "hair" for Leia.
SIZE: Baby (Child, Adult)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Circumference- 17 (19, 21)"
YARDAGE: 174-261 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner - introduction to I-Cord (knitting in the round), working 2 strands as one.
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm 16" circular needle and set Double Points, US 9 / 5.5mm Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: 2 stitch markers of different colors, Tapestry Needle
Images courtesy of Amanda Kaffka. Yarn Photos by Yarn Loop.