"Do or do not, there is no try" - Yoda, "The Empire Strikes Back"
So, I knit my grandson a helmet style hat, to keep his head warm. I consulted my favourite knitting style experts, my library Kids Can Knit friends. They all agreed that Yoda was perfect for a one year old.
The pattern is from the book Monster Knits For Little Monsters, and the pattern is called Alien Elf. I got the pieces knit fairly quickly.
I love that the hat is knit without seams. When you are done, you are done, except for the ears. I spent three days trying to decide what Yoda's ears looked like.
This is the way the pattern suggested. That wasn't what I wanted.
Closer, but still not it.
Maybe more sideways? Nope.
I did an image search on line to see the shape of Yoda's ears, leaving no stone unturned. Then I had a eureka moment. It wasn't life changing but I started looking in another direction. I turned the ear sideways, putting the cast on edge at the top.
Okay, that looks more like the pictures of Yoda.
Next step was to make the second one a mirror of the first.
Then attach the ears, smoothly so my little boy won't feel them on the inside.
Bear volunteered to model, again. He loves to model baby things.
What can I say, I saw the first Star Wars movie when I was in university. In my opinion, it is still the best.
I am rather pleased with the cast off. I used an invisible rib cast off. I had to watch a YouTube video to figure it out, but it makes a really nice finish.
The yarn is Zara Plus Solid by Filitura Di Crosa, an aran weight superwash merino. It is lovely and soft. I used 3.25 mm needles to get a nice tight knit, to keep the wind out.