This project got its start thanks to the Chicago White Sox. On Friday the 29th they’ll be holding Star Wars night wherein $5 from each ticket sale goes to Stand Up to Cancer, and to top that off the first 750 people to purchase their ticket will get a Star Wars/White Sox beanie. My guy is a Star Wars fan and a White Sox fan through and through, and has quickly reminded me through his enthusiasm what I used to love so much about baseball – what a game! Once he saw the beanie he asked if I could make him one, so I went on the hunt for an R2D2 hat pattern. I found several patterns over the course of the ballgame and showed him a handful to choose from. He scrutinized and hemmed and hawed before conducting a search of his own, and it did not take him long to find The Yoda Hat. This is the first hat I have made in almost a year, and I have to admit that I miss hats!
So far I’m pretty close to finished. All that’s left are the ears and, of course, the final fitting!
Edit – 03/31/2015
Adding a photo of the finished product. My guy doesn’t want his face plastered up on the internet, and I apologize for the fuzziness. My phone camera is horrible, but it’s all I had with me at the time. I will try to get a better photo next time I’m there.